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.
Consultation on warding arrangements: 3 September 2019 - 11 November 2019
Consultation on draft recommendations: 4 Februrary 2020 - 13 April 2020
Publication of final recommendations: 30 June 2020
Elected upon - 2022
For more information take a look at the Kingston page on the Boundary Commission’s website.