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News Release: A new political map for Mansfield

News Release from the Local Government Boundary Commission for England

Embargoed until: 00:01 01 February 2022

 


New political map for Mansfield District Council

Mansfield is set to have new boundaries for its council wards.

Map of final recommendation wards in Mansfield

New wards for Mansfield
Credit: contains Ordnance Survey data (c) Crown copyright and database rights 2022
High resolution map available at https://s3-eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/lgbce/Mansfield_F_SO.pdf

 

The Local Government Boundary Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It has reviewed Mansfield to make sure councillors will represent about the same number of electors, and that ward arrangements will help the council work effectively.

The Commission has published final recommendations for changes Mansfield District Council. It says residents should be represented by 36 councillors. This is the same as current arrangements. These councillors will continue to represent 36 single-councillor wards.

  

Publishing the recommendations Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:

“We are very grateful to people in Mansfield. We looked at all the views they gave us. They helped us improve our earlier proposals.

 “We believe the new arrangements will guarantee electoral fairness while maintaining local ties.” 

 

56 responses from local residents and organisations helped decide the new wards. Changes in response to what local people said include: 

  • Minor amendments to the boundaries between Rufford and West Bank wards and Southwell and Oak Tree wards. 
  • We propose to rename Quarry ward to Oakham ward. 

The Commission has made further changes to its earlier proposals. Details can be found on its website at https://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/east-midlands/nottinghamshire/mansfield

Parliament now needs to agree the changes. The new arrangements will then apply for the 2023 council elections.  

 

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Notes to editors: 

For further information contact the Commission’s press office on 0330 500 1525 / 1250 or email [email protected]

An interactive map is available at https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/25056

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is an independent body accountable to Parliament. It recommends fair electoral and boundary arrangements for local authorities in England. In doing so, it aims to:

  • Make sure that, within an authority, each councillor represents a similar number of electors
  • Create boundaries that are appropriate, and reflect community ties and identities
  • Deliver reviews informed by local needs, views and circumstances