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Local Boundary Review

The Local Government Boundary Commission (LGBC) 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.


Consultation on draft recommendations

On 11 May 2021, the LGBC published draft recommendations for the electoral review of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council.

From 11 May to 19 July 2021, the LGBC accepted opinions and comments about their recommendations. You can read the latest update on the LGBC website.

The LGBC began further limited draft consultation on 23 November, which ends on 10 January 2022.

The LGBC expects to publish it's final recommendations in March 2022.

You can see the timeline below:

27 October 2020 - 11 January 2021 Consultation on warding patterns
11 May 2021 - 19 July 2021 Consultation on draft recommendations
23 November 2021 Further limited draft consultation begins
10 January 2022 Further limited draft consultation ends
29 March 2022 Final recommendations published

Please note these dates have changed following the COVID-19 pandemic.