Representation Review 2021

Consultation on our representation review closed on 17 September 2021.

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A representation arrangement review considers whether councillors are elected by electors of wards, ‘at large’ or a mixture (wards/’at large’), the total number of councillors, whether there are community boards etc. The current arrangements are the mayor, eight councillors elected from four wards and 20 community board members elected from five community boards.

This statement of proposal sets out the reason for the review of the representation arrangements and it also explains how you can give us feedback. 

The consultation for the review of the representation arrangements ran from Monday 9 August to Friday 17 September 2021. 

You can find a copy of the public notice about the Council's intial proposal here public notice.

The process and timetable:

  • The initial proposal was presented at the 3 August 2021 Council meeting.
  • Formal consultation on Council's initial proposal started 9 August and ran for one month.
  • Our Council will meet to consider the submissions received and to hear from verbal submitters in hearings later in 2021.
  • The final proposal will feature at a Council meeting.
  • This decision will be followed by a month of public appeal/objection process which will allows the public to object to the Council's final proposal. 
  • All material is forwarded to Local Government Commission before the end of 2021.

Council’s next steps:

  • Council explored potential scenarios that were presented at the 3 August 2021 – Council meeting. A copy of the report can be found here Agendas, Report and Minutes page.

You can find more information about Representation Reviews on the Election Services website