New political map for Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Dudley is set to have new boundaries for its council wards.
New wards for Dudley
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The Local Government Boundary Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It has reviewed Dudley 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 Dudley. It says residents should be represented by 72 councillors. This is the same as now.
There will be 24 wards and 24 three-councillor wards. The boundaries of nine wards should change; 15 will stay the same.
Publishing the recommendations Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:
“We are very grateful to people in Dudley. We looked at all the views they gave us. They helped us improve our earlier proposals.
We believe the new arrangements will deliver electoral fairness while maintaining local ties.”
42 people and organisations made comments to help decide the new wards. Changes in response to what local people said include:
- Belmont Road, Crabbe Street, Hill Bank, King Street and Pearson Street included in Lye & Stourbridge North ward;
- Brierley Hill ward renamed Brierley Hill & Wordsley South, Wordsley ward renamed Wordsley North, Cradley & Wollescote renamed Cradley North & Wollescote.
The Commission has made further changes to its earlier proposals. Details can be found on its website at www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/dudley
The changes become law once Parliament has approved them. Staff at the council will ensure that the arrangements are in place for the 2024 elections.
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 www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/dudley
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