Electoral Review 2019

We have requested that the Local Government Boundary Commission conduct an electoral review of the council, following the work of a Task and Finish Group.

The Commission advised that even without our request, its normal timetable had identified that we were due for a review.

Have your say on a new political map for New Forest District Council

New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in New Forest District Council.

The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the proposals. A 10 week consultation on the proposals will run until 7 September 2020.

For more information visit the Commission's website - https://www.lgbce.org.uk/

Icon for pdf new-forest-electoral-review-poster-2020 [688.93KB]

The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing New Forest to make sure councillors will represent about the same number of electors, and that ward arrangements will help the council work effectively. The Commission has published proposals for changes to New Forest. It is proposing that there should be 25 wards, divided into four three-councillor wards, 15 two councillor wards and six single-councillor wards. All ward boundaries will change. As part of the recommendations, the Commission has proposed that Boldre Parish remain entirely within Beaulieu, Boldre, East Boldre & Exbury & Lepe ward. The Commission received persuasive evidence arguing that splitting this parish would damage community ties in this area.

Proposal

The Task and Finish Group proposal includes a reduction from 60 to 48 councillors.

We will be supporting the review in collaboration with the commission through the Task and Finish group, chaired by the Leader of the Council.

Review details

The process of electoral review covers an examination of a council's electoral arrangements. This means:

  • the total number of councillors elected to the local authority
  • the number and boundaries of wards for the purposes of the election of councillors
  • the number of councillors for any ward of a local authority
  • the name of any ward.

Supporting documents

You can download all the supporting document for the electoral review below.

Icon for pdf Report to Cabinet 5 June 2019 [186.72KB] 

Icon for pdf Summary of Portfolios [504.21KB] 

Icon for pdf Summary of Financial Regulations  [53.81KB]

Icon for pdf Delegations [1.3MB]

Icon for pdf Scrutiny Panels - Terms of Reference [22.49KB]

Icon for pdf Task and Finish Groups [97.64KB]

Icon for pdf Report to Cabinet 2 October 2019 [493.1KB]

Icon for pdf Council Size Submission - Councillor Questionnaire Data [210.59KB]

Icon for pdf Warding Patterns - Presentation to Task and Finish Groups [976.48KB]

Icon for pdf Zone 1 - The West [1.16MB]

Icon for pdf Briefing Note - The West [206.84KB]

Icon for pdf Zone 2 - New Milton, Milford and Hordle [933.85KB]

Icon for pdf Briefing Note - New Milton, Milford and Hordle [249.95KB]

Icon for pdf Zone 3 - Lymington, Pennington and Rural Central [1.53MB]

Icon for pdf Briefing Note - Lymington, Pennington and Rural Central [253.11KB]

Icon for pdf Zone 4 - South Waterside [1.45MB]

Icon for pdf Briefing Note - South Waterside [251.13KB]

Icon for pdf Zone 5 - Totton and North East [1.92MB]

Icon for pdf Briefing Note - Totton and North East [252.85KB]

Icon for pdf Warding Pattern Proposals [239.11KB]

Icon for pdf Appendix A - Polling District Map [24.92MB]

Icon for pdf Appendix B - New Forest Map [25.34MB]

Supporting data

The preliminary data submitted to the boundary commission can be downloaded below. Further supporting data will be published here as it becomes available.

Icon for pdf Electoral Forecasting Proforma [569.33KB]

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