The Local Government Boundary Commission have opened their consultation inviting proposals for a new pattern of electoral wards for Carlisle.
The Commission is recommending that 39 City Councillors should be elected to Carlisle City Council in future.
They are now inviting proposals from the council, interested parties and members of the public on a pattern of electoral wards to accommodate those councillors.
This phase of consultation closes on Monday 7 May 2018.
Once the Commission has considered all the proposals received during this phase of consultation, it plans to publish draft recommendations for new electoral arrangements in August 2018. Public consultation on the draft recommendations is scheduled to take place between August 2018 and October 2018. Once the Commission has considered the representations and evidence as part of that consultation, it intends to publish final recommendations in November 2018.
New electoral arrangements for the city are scheduled to come into effect at the City Council elections in 2019.
How to get involved
A copy of the Local Government Boundary Commission press release is attached.
Further details about the review are available at www.lgbce.org.uk, where there is information about how to get involved and the kind of evidence the Commission is seeking in support of any proposed warding patterns.
In addition, the Commission’s consultation portal allows visitors to interact with online maps of the current electoral wards, draw their own boundaries and feed views into the consultation process directly. The portal is available at https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk
Submissions can also be made by email to [email protected] and by post to:
The Review Officer (Carlisle)
14th floor, Millbank Tower
London SW1P 4QP
Please note that the electoral review of Carlisle City Council 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.