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New political map for Rushcliffe Borough Council

31st May 2022

Rushcliffe Borough Council is set to have new boundaries for its council wards.

 

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New wards for Rushcliffe

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/Final%20Recs%20no%20Labels.pdf

 

The Local Government Boundary Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It has reviewed Rushcliffe 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 Rushcliffe. It says residents should be represented by 44 councillors. This is the same number of councillors as there are now.

 

There will be twenty four wards with one, two, or three councillors per ward. Two wards will remain the same, twenty two will have different boundaries.

  

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

 

“We are very grateful to people in Rushcliffe. 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.” 

 

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

 

  • The retention of a Lady Bay ward in response to significant local evidence on community identity;
  • The adoption of a proposal from parish councils for revised Gotham and Soar Valley wards in the south-west of the borough.

 

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/rushcliffe

   

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

 

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For further information contact the Commission’s press office on 0330 500 1525 / 1250 or email press@lgbce.org.uk

 

An interactive map is available at https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/have-your-say/27236

 

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