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Final chance to have your say on a new political map for South Tyneside Council

Following concerns with the forecast figures identified by a number of respondents in response to our draft recommendations, on 26 March 2024 we announced that we would publish a set of New Draft Recommendations. The New Draft Recommendations take into account all the evidence received to date.

The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the new proposals. A final 10-week consultation on the proposals will run until 15 July 2024. This follows two previous periods of consultation.

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Proposed wards for South Tyneside

Credit: contains Ordnance Survey data (c) Crown copyright and database rights 2023

High resolution map available at: https://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/south-tyneside

The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing South Tyneside to make sure councillors will represent about the same number of electors, reflect community identity, and that ward arrangements will help the council work effectively. 

The commission is proposing 54 councillors in South Tyneside, consisting of 18 three-councillor wards.

Launching the consultation Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:

“We are publishing further recommendations for a new pattern of wards across South Tyneside and we are keen to hear what local people think of the recommendations.

We want people in South Tyneside to help us. 

We have drawn up final proposals for new wards in South Tyneside. 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 have already helped us in refining our earlier proposals. Now 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”


People can give their views via our website at: https://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/south-tyneside


People can also give their views by e-mail at reviews@lgbce.org.uk, and by post:


Review Officer (South Tyneside)


PO Box 133


NE24 9FE




Notes to editors: 

This consultation relates to the arrangements for local government elections. It is separate from consultations that are currently taking place across England on arrangements for parliamentary elections.


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://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/south-tyneside

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


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