New political map for Bromley Council
Bromley is set to have new boundaries for its council wards.
New wards for Bromley Council
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High resolution map available at https://s3-eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/lgbce/Reviews/Greater%20London/Bromley/Final/Launch_LaunchMap_FinalRecs_A4P_NoLabels.pdf
The Local Government Boundary Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It has reviewed Bromley Council 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 in Bromley. It says residents should be represented by 58 councillors. This is two fewer than there are now.
There will be 22 wards, comprising one single-councillor ward, six two-councillor wards and 15 three-councillor wards. The boundaries of all existing wards will change.
Publishing the recommendations Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:
“We are very grateful to people in Bromley. 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.”
Local people and organisations made 665 comments to help decide the new wards. Changes in response to what local people said include:
- The Sundridge area will be part of a three-councillor Bickley and Sundridge ward
- The Knoll area will remain in a ward with the Petts Wood area
The Commission has also made further changes to its earlier proposals. Details can be found on its website at https://www.lgbce.org.uk/current-reviews/greater-london/bromley.
Parliament now needs to agree the changes. The new arrangements will then apply for the 2022 council elections.
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/17018
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