Electoral boundary reviews
Details of the boundary reviews of our council wards, county council divisions and of the parliamentary constituency.
Review of County Council division boundaries
On 26 May 2015, the Local Government Boundary Commission for England started the first period of consultation for carrying out an electoral review of Hampshire County Council.
The aim of the review was to recommend electoral division boundaries that meant each county councillor would represent approximately the same number of voters. The Commission also aimed to make sure that the pattern of divisions would reflect the interests and identities of local communities, as well as promoting effective local government.
The Commission has now published its final recommendation which proposes that Hampshire County Council's 78 councillors should represent 74 single-member divisions and two-member divisions.
The recommendations must now be approved by Parliament and a draft order is being prepared. Subject to Parliamentary scrutiny, the new electoral arrangements will come into force at the local elections scheduled for 4 May, 2017.
You can find out more information on the Local Government Boundary Commission website.
Review of parliamentary constituency boundaries - consultation
The Boundary Commission for England has published its initial proposals for new constituency boundaries, the publication marks the start of twelve weeks of consultation on the proposals, during which the Commission is inviting people to view and comment on the new boundaries. The deadline for comments is 5 December, 2016. The consultation is the first of three rounds which will be undertaken before the final recommendations for new parliamentary boundaries are made to Parliament in September, 2018.
In the South East Region the Commission has allocated 83 constituencies - a reduction of one from the current number. The initial proposals make changes to the existing Aldershot Constituency but still includes all of the Borough of Rushmoor.
Details of the Commission's proposals are available for inspection at Rushmoor's Council Offices, Farnborough Road, Farnborough, during normal office hours. Further detailed information can also be found on the Commission's website.