A new political map for Wychavon District Council
Wychavon is set to have new boundaries for its council wards.
New wards for Wychavon District Council
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The Local Government Boundary Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It has reviewed Wychavon 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 Wychavon District Council. It says residents should be represented by 43 councillors. This is two fewer than the current arrangements.
There will be two three-councillor wards, 12 two-councillor wards, and 13 single-councillor wards. This is five fewer wards than there are now. The boundaries of most wards have been changed in our final recommendations; eight will stay the same.
Publishing the recommendations Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:
“We are very grateful to people in Wychavon. We looked at all the views they gave us. They helped us improve our earlier proposals.
“We believe the new arrangements will guarantee electoral fairness while maintaining local ties.”
403 local residents and organisations made comments to help decide the new wards. Changes in response to what local people said include:
- Great Comberton and Little Comberton parishes placed in a Bredon Hill ward
- Wick parish placed in a Fladbury ward, rather than a Pershore ward
The Commission has made further changes to its earlier proposals. Details can be found on its website.
Parliament now needs to agree the changes. The new arrangements will then apply for the 2023 council elections.
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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
- Create boundaries that are appropriate, and reflect community ties and identities
- Deliver reviews informed by local needs, views and circumstances