Local electoral arrangements finalised for Salford City Council
The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England has published its final recommendations for new electoral arrangements for Salford City Council.
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Today’s publication follows two rounds of public consultation and draws new boundaries for each council ward across Salford.
All but one of Salford’s current council wards will change as a result of the review.
The Commission’s final recommendations propose that Salford should be represented by 60 city councillors in the future: the same as the current arrangements. The recommendations also propose that those councillors should represent twenty three-councillor wards.
Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said, “We are extremely grateful to people across Salford who took part in the review. The Commission has looked at all the evidence that was put forward during the consultation.
“We believe these recommendations deliver electoral fairness for voters as well as reflecting community ties throughout Salford.”
In response to local feedback during public consultation, the Commission has made changes to some of the proposals it published in November. In south west Salford, local people and organisations argued that Parrin Lane would be a better north eastern boundary for the Barton & Winton ward rather than the M602 as previously proposed. The Commission agreed that the community between Parrin Lane and the motorway should be part of the Barton & Winton ward and has changed its recommendations accordingly.
Local people also persuaded the Commission that properties on Langland Drive should be part of the Barton & Winton ward rather than the Higher Irlam & Peel Green ward as previously proposed. The change would better reflect community ties in this part of the city.
The proposed new arrangements must now be implemented by Parliament. A draft Order – the legal document which brings into force the recommendations – will be laid in Parliament in the coming months. The draft Order provides for the new electoral arrangements to come into force at the council elections in 2020.
For further information contact the Commission’s press office on: 0330 500 1525 / 1250 or email: [email protected]
Notes to editors:
- The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is responsible for reviewing local authority electoral arrangements, e.g. defining boundaries for local elections and the number of councillors to be elected and – separately - for conducting reviews of local government external boundaries and structure.
- Full details of the Commission’s final recommendations (including maps) can be viewed at: https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/13206.