Boundary Commission seeks your views

Published: Wednesday, 25th July 2018

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people and organisations to comment on their draft recommendations for new ward boundaries across Oxford.

The Commission is open to suggestions to change and improve the recommendations and will consider all the submissions it receives, whoever they are from and whether the evidence applies to the whole of Oxford or just a part of it.

Anita Bradley, Head of Law and Governance at Oxford City Council, said: "Changes in the electorate mean that, instead of all wards in Oxford having roughly the same number of voters, significant differences have arisen between them. This review by the Boundary Commission will seek to correct that. It will only be looking at internal ward boundaries. It will not consider Oxford's external boundary."

The Commission has already recommended that the Council retains its current membership of 48 councillors.

The last ward boundary review was carried out in 2001 and introduced in May 2002.

To see the proposals for Oxford in detail please visit the Commission website

You can compare the proposals with the existing boundaries and search across the whole of Oxford down to street level. You can also click on any ward to find out how many voters are included in it and how many councillors the Commission is proposing should represent it.

You can submit comments to the Commission or upload a document by clicking on the 'Have your say' link on the page. You can also draw your own boundaries and annotate the map by clicking on the button.

This stage of the consultation closes on 13 August.

The Commission will publish its final recommendations on 2 October after which Parliament will scrutinise the proposals. If they agree them any changes will take effect at the next City Council elections, due in May 2020.