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Electoral review, ward boundary review and review of polling places

Electoral review

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:

Ward  Represented by 
Appleton  3 councillors 
Bewsey and Whitecross  3 councillors 
Birchwood  3 councillors 
Burtonwood and Winwick  2 councillors 
Chapelford and Old Hall   3 councillors 
Culcheth, Glazebury and Croft 3 councillors
Fairfield and Howley 3 councillors
Grappenhall 2 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
Orford 3 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
Westbrook 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.