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A new political map for Walsall Council

Walsall is set to have new boundaries for its council wards. 


Proposed wards for Walsall Council

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

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The Local Government Boundary Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It has reviewed Walsall 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 Walsall. It says residents should be represented by 60 councillors. This is the same as the current arrangements. 

There will be 20 three-councillor wards. Most ward boundaries will change.


Publishing the recommendations Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:

“We are very grateful to people in Walsall. 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.” 

137 people and organisations made comments to help decide the new wards. Changes in response to what local people said include: 

  • Modifications to wards in the Willenhall and Short Heath area to reflect local evidence received  
  • Revised proposals for the Bloxwich area 


The Commission has made further changes to its earlier proposals. Details can be found on its website at:


The changes become law once Parliament has approved them. Staff at the council will ensure that the arrangements are in place for the 2026 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 


An interactive map is available at: 


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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