About electoral reviews:
A review takes around a year to complete and has three main parts:
The Commission will consider what the total number of Councillors that should be elected to the authority in future should be, to ensure effective Local Government.
Once the Commission has taken a view on Councillor numbers, they will re-draw ward boundaries to accommodate those Councillors according to three statutory criteria, namely: that the new wards deliver electoral equality for voters, that they reflect community interests, and that they promote effective Local Government.
Once the Commission has published final recommendations for each authority, they will lay a draft order - specific to each council - in Parliament.
The reviews will focus only on the internal electoral arrangements of each Council. The Commission will not look at the external boundaries of any authority.
Local Government Boundary Review
The Boundary Review for South Staffordshire was conducted in 2022, following a lengthy process, Parliament agreed the changes in preparation for the District and Parish Elections held in May 2023.