The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is the independent body currently reviewing ward boundaries in Kingston upon Thames.
Local Government electoral reviews are conducted to look at whether the boundaries of wards or divisions within a local authority need to be altered in order to secure effective local government and electoral equality. Electoral equality is achieved when councillors represent roughly the same number of electors.
The review 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.
The first phase (preliminary period) allows the council to put forward its case for the total number of councillors that should be elected to the council in the future: the ‘council size’.
More information on the review process, criteria and rules can be viewed on the Local Government Boundary Review website.
October 2018 - April 2019 - Preliminary period / number of councillors
23 April 2019 - 1 July 2019 - Consultation on warding patterns
1 October 2019 - 9 December 2019 - Consultation on draft recommendations
February 2020 - Published
Mid-2020 - Order made
2022 - Elected upon
For more information take a look at the Kingston page on the Boundary Commission’s website.