Have your say on a new political map for Gateshead Council
New boundaries are being proposed for council wards on Gateshead Council
The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the proposals. A ten-week consultation on the proposals will run until 8 April 2024 .
Proposed wards for Gateshead Council
Credit: contains Ordnance Survey data (c) Crown copyright and database rights 2024
High resolution map available at https://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/gateshead
The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Gateshead 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 proposals for changes to Gateshead. It is proposing that there should be 22 three-councillor wards across the council area. Four wards will remain the same and 18 will have different boundaries.
Proposed changes include:
Minor changes to wards across the borough to better reflect the communities in Gateshead and provide electors with electoral equality (where each councillor represents approximately the same number of electors)
We propose to retain the existing Gateshead Council wards in Dunston and Teams in Central Gateshead, where we are interested to hear evidence from local people as to where they feel their community ties are located
Launching the consultation Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:
“We want people in Gateshead to help us.
We have drawn up proposals for new wards in Gateshead. We want to make sure these new electoral arrangements reflect communities. We also want them to be easy to understand and convenient for local people.
Residents and local organisations can help us do that. We would like them to let us know whether they agree with our proposals before we take final decisions.
It’s easy to get involved. Go to our website. Or you can e-mail or write to us.
Just tell us what you think and give us some details why you think that. It’s really simple, so do get involved”
The Commission has a dedicated section on its website where people can see the detail of the proposals and comment on the names of wards and their boundaries: https://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/gateshead
People can also give their views by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, and by post:
Review Officer (Gateshead)
PO Box 133
Notes to editors:
This consultation relates to arrangements for local government elections. It is separate from the review of parliamentary constituencies that has recently concluded.
For further information contact the Commission’s press office on 0330 500 1525 / 1250 or email email@example.com
An interactive map is available at https://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/gateshead
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
Reflect the electoral cycle so that each ward is represented by three councillors
Create boundaries that are appropriate, and reflect community ties and identities
Deliver reviews informed by local needs, views and circumstances