Have your say on a new political map for Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.
The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the proposals. A 10-week consultation on the proposals will run until 10 October 2022.
Proposed wards for Tunbridge Wells
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Credit: contains Ordnance Survey data (c) Crown copyright and database rights 2022
The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Tunbridge Wells 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 Tunbridge Wells. It is proposing that there should be 13 three-councillor wards. The boundaries of all the existing wards will change; none will stay the same.
Proposed changes include:
- A uniform pattern of three-councillor wards – this is a change from the current warding pattern which has a mix of one, two and three member wards
Launching the consultation Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:
“We want people in Tunbridge Wells to help us.
“We have drawn up proposals for new wards in Tunbridge Wells. 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.
People can also give their views by e-mail at email@example.com, and by post:
Review Officer (Tunbridge Wells)
PO Box 133
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
An interactive map is available here.
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