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Local Boundary Review 2020

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is carrying out an electoral review of all local authorities that have not been reviewed in the last twelve years. This process includes Stockton-on-Tees, as the Council last took part in a review in 2003.

An electoral review proposes new electoral arrangements for a local authority. It will recommend:

  • The total number of Councillors that should be elected to the authority in the future (‘council size’).
  • The boundaries, names and number of Councillors to represent each ward.

The review process takes around a year and includes at least two phases of public consultation where proposals/comments on ward boundaries will be invited.

View more information about the review process, criteria and rules here.


Preliminary review stage

During this preliminary period of review, the Commission will gather initial information from the Council including electoral forecasts and other electoral data. They will also meet with Councillors, officers, group leaders and, where applicable, parish and town councils.

In future stages, the public will then be invited to give their views on the proposal. You can see the timeline below:

Before 15 September 2020 Preliminary period
27 October 2020 - 11 January 2021 Consultation on warding patterns
30 March 2021 - 7 June 2021 Consultation on draft recommendations
August 2021 Final recommendations published