Electoral Review of Rotherham - Consultation on Ward BoundariesPublished Tuesday, 28th February 2017
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is conducting an electoral review of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.
This will determine the future size of the council (the number of councillors) and the ward boundaries to be used in elections from May 2020.
Following representations made by the council, the Commission met on 21 February and was minded to recommend that the council should have 59 councillors rather than the current 63. This decision allows consideration of the pattern of wards to be used in the election of councillors from 2020.
On 28 February 2017, the Commission opened its first period of consultation on the future pattern of wards for Rotherham Council. Comments are now invited on the future ward boundaries for the authority until 8 May 2017.
There are currently 21 wards in Rotherham, each represented by three councillors. This will change in May 2020 and this consultation is the first step in deciding what the new warding arrangement will be. The number of wards, the boundaries of wards and the number of councillors per ward could all change.
This electoral review of Rotherham is a separate undertaking from the review of parliamentary constituency boundaries which is being carried out by a separate body (Boundary Commission for England) under different rules and legislation.
Members of the public can have their say on the new electoral arrangements for Rotherham Council by writing to:
The Review Officer (Rotherham),