Electoral review, ward boundary review and review of polling places
Each councillor serves a four year term. Previously, elections were held three out of four years, i.e. elections by 'thirds'. From May 2016, the council has agreed to now hold whole council elections once every four years, i.e. 'all out' elections.
This is as a result of the electoral cycle consultation. All residents were invited to give their views, as well as town and parish councils. More information can be found in the review of electoral cycle report.
Ward boundary review
The council put forward their suggestion to the Local Government Boundary Commission (LGBC) that the number of councillors should increase from 57 to 58. The Commission then consulted with parishes and local residents to help form their proposals for the council's size and new ward boundaries.
The Commission’s draft recommendations proposed that the council should have 58 councillors from May 2016, representing eight two-member wards and fourteen three-member wards across the borough. The draft recommendations [pdf] were presented and public opinion was considered to help develop final recommendations.
The final recommendations and boundary maps are available on the LGBC website. As some ward boundaries have changed, you may now be voting in a different ward than you have done in previous years.
In summary, for borough elections the new arrangements are:
|Bewsey and Whitecross||3 councillors|
|Burtonwood and Winwick||2 councillors|
|Chapelford and Old Hall||3 councillors|
|Culcheth, Glazebury and Croft||3 councillors|
|Fairfield and Howley||3 councillors|
|Great Sankey North and Whittle Hall||3 councillors|
|Great Sankey South||3 councillors|
|Latchford East||2 councillors|
|Latchford West||2 councillors|
|Lymm North and Thelwall||3 councillors|
|Lymm South||2 councillors|
|Penketh and Cuerdley||3 councillors|
|Poplars and Hulme||3 councillors|
|Poulton North||3 councillors|
|Poulton South||2 councillors|
|Rixton and Woolston||3 councillors|
|Stockton Heath||2 councillors|
Review of polling districts and polling places
Following the Boundary Review, the council carried out a review of its polling districts and polling places. Therefore, from May 2016 your polling station may be different to previous years, so please check your polling card for any elections after this date.