New political map for Epping Forest District Council
Epping Forest is set to have new boundaries for its council wards.
New wards for Epping Forest
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The Local Government Boundary Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It has reviewed Epping Forest 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 Epping Forest. It says residents should be represented by 54 councillors. This is four fewer than the current arrangements.
There will be 18 wards represented by three councillors each. Most of the existing wards will change, one will remain the same; Buckhurst Hill West.
Publishing the recommendations Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:
“We are very grateful to people in Epping Forest. We looked at all the views they gave us.
“We believe the new arrangements will deliver electoral fairness while maintaining local ties.”
74 people and organisations made comments to help decide the new wards.
The Commission has now confirmed the changes contained in its earlier proposals. Details can be found on its website.
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 is currently taking place.
For further information contact the Commission’s press office on 0330 500 1525 /1250 or email email@example.com
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