Electoral boundary reviews
Details of the boundary reviews of our council wards and of the parliamentary constituency.
Review of Parliamentary constituency boundaries
The Boundary Commission reviews all Parliamentary constituency boundaries in England every five years.
In 2011, the Commission issued a consultation on its initial proposals to reduce the number of constituencies in England from 533 to 502. The proposals also aimed to make sure that constituencies had a similar number of registered electors. Electorates would be no smaller than 72,810 and no larger than 80,473. In the south-east region, the number of constituencies would reduce from 84 to 83.
As a result of the consultation, the Commission issued revised proposals and in the south-east, 58 of the 83 constituencies proposed originally have been revised. There are substantial revisions in Hampshire, including the Aldershot constituency, where the revised proposals incorporate the Church Crookham East and West wards instead of Fleet North. This left an electorate of 79,493.
However, following a vote in Parliament, the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 received Royal Assent on 31 January 2013, which had the effect of delaying the Parliamentary constituency boundary review until 2018. The 2015 Parliamentary election will now take place on the existing boundaries. You can find out more on the Boundary Commission for England website.
Review of Rushmoor's ward boundaries - completed
The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England recommended reducing the number of wards and councillors for Rushmoor.
The commission made its recommendations for Rushmoor following a review of the number of wards and councillors.
These new ward arrangements came into effect at the local elections in May 2012, which meant all seats were up for election.
As a result of the changes, we also carried out a review of the locations of our polling stations.
The commission's proposals
- Reduce the number of wards in Aldershot and Farnborough from 14 to 13
- Reduce the number of councillors from 42 to 39
There are eight wards:
- Cove and Southwood
- St John's
- St Mark's
- West Heath
There are five wards:
- Aldershot Park
- Manor Park
- North Town
Background to the review
The commission carried out the review to make sure that all councillors represent a similar number of people and that we have the appropriate number of councillors to represent the area effectively.
In Rushmoor, 30% of our wards varied in their number of electors by more than 10% from the borough average. The review covered the whole of the borough.