Nuneaton and Bedworth Electoral Review
New boundaries proposed for council wards in Nuneaton and Bedworth
All public consultation is now closed.
The Commission is proposing that there should be:
- 38 councillors, with two councillors per ward (19 wards in total)
- Most wards’ boundaries will be changed (although Bulkington will remain unchanged)
- Amendments to the boundaries in Bedworth to better reflect community identity
- Significant changes to ward boundaries in the northeast of the borough, reflecting the significant development which has taken place since the last review and which is likely to occur in the near future
The role of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) is an independent body responsible for conducting reviews of local authority wards. The LGBCE has begun a statutory review of the wards in Nuneaton and Bedworth to make sure councillors represent about the same number of voters and that the pattern of wards in our Borough reflect the interests and identities of our local communities, as well as promote effective local government. One of the most important parts of the electoral review process is to propose a new pattern of wards or electoral divisions for the whole local authority area and the Commission is asking for your views on these proposals.
What is an electoral review?
An electoral review is an examination of a council’s electoral arrangements. This means the:
- total number of councillors elected to the local authority
- number and boundaries of wards or divisions for the purposes of the election of councillors
- number of councillors for any ward or division of a local authority
- name of any ward or division
The review process takes around a year to complete and involves two rounds of consultation. The second round of consultation closed on 10th April, 2023. The Commission will publish its final recommendations on 4th July, 2023, before submitting them to Parliament for approval in September 2023. The ward charges will take affect at the next local council elections in 2024.
Last updated Monday, 17th April 2023