Boundary Commission publishes final recommendations

Released on 31 March 2022

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Boundary Commission for England

The Boundary Commission has published final recommendations for changes in South  Staffordshire.

It says residents should be represented by 42 councillors. This is seven fewer than the current arrangements.

There will be 20 wards, five fewer than there are now.

Councillors will represent six three-councillor wards, 10 two-councillor wards and four one-councillor wards.

Only three wards will stay the same: Essington, Himley & Swindon and Huntington & Hatherton. 

Publishing the recommendations Professor Colin Mellors, chairman of the Commission, said: “We are very grateful to people in South Staffordshire. We looked at all the views  they gave us. They helped us improve our earlier proposals.

“We believe the new arrangements will guarantee electoral fairness while maintaining local ties."

A total of 81 people and organisations made comments to help decide the new wards. Changes in response to what local people said include changing the name of the proposed Blymhill & Brewood ward to Brewood, Coven & Blymhill.

The Commission has made further changes to its earlier proposals. Further details can be found on its website here ?

Parliament now needs to agree the changes. The new arrangements will then apply  for the 2023 council elections.  

Contact details

For further details contact
South Staffordshire District Council
Council Offices,
Wolverhampton Road,
South Staffordshire,

Tel: 01902 696000

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