Boundary Review Arrangements Finalised for Bristol City Council (12 May 2015)

Today (12 May 2015), the independent Local Boundary Commission for England has published its final recommendations for new electoral arrangements for Bristol City Council, following a ten-week public consultation on its draft proposals and draws new boundaries for each council ward across Bristol.

The Commission’s final recommendations propose that Bristol should be represented by 70 city councillors in the future: the same as the current arrangement. The recommendations also propose that those councillors should represent five three-member wards, 26 two-member wards and three single-member wards across the city. A Press Release from the Boundary Commission can be seen here: Local electoral arrangements – final

If the current 14 Neighbourhood Partnerships remain and serve the current Wards, then our existing Partnership of three Wards will become a partnership of two Wards with five councillors representing Westbury-on-Trym & Henleaze (a new Ward with three councillors) and Stoke Bishop (a slightly enlarged Ward with two councillors). 

A summary of the Commission’s report setting out our final recommendations for Bristol City Council and a full copy of the report is available on the Commission’s website, http://www.lgbce.org.uk/current-reviews/south-west/bristol/bristol An interactive map of the final recommendations is available at https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/3535 

However, the changes proposed for Bristol City Council must now be implemented by order subject to Parliamentary scrutiny. A draft Order – the legal document which brings into force the recommendations – will be laid in Parliament. The draft Order will provide for new electoral arrangements for Bristol to be implemented at the local elections in 2016.

The new boundaries can also be seen on the Council’s mapping system: www.tinyurl.com/pt8rfpd

 

 

 

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