New political map for North Tyneside Council
North Tyneside is set to have new boundaries for its council wards.
New wards for North Tyneside
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The Local Government Boundary Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It has reviewed North Tyneside 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 North Tyneside. It says residents should be represented by 60 councillors. This is the same as current arrangements.
There will be 20 wards and three councillors per ward. The boundaries of all wards should change.
Publishing the recommendations Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:
“We are very grateful to people in North Tyneside. 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.”
409 people and organisations made comments to help decide the new wards. Changes in response to what local people said include:
- We propose to adopt our further draft recommendations for Northwest North Tyneside after a further round of consultation, this warding pattern of six wards was proposed to us by North Tyneside Council during our consultation on our draft recommendations
We propose to make a small change to the boundary between Howdon and Wallsend Central to reflect the extent of the Howdon community. This ward will have 13% more electors that the average for the borough by 2028 but we are persuaded that the revised boundary is a better reflection of the Howdon community.
The Commission has made further changes to its earlier proposals. Details can be found on its website at www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/north-tyneside.
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/north-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