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Consultation on ward boundaries in Rutland

December 5, 2017 4:04 PM
Originally published by Rutland & Melton Liberal Democrats

A consultation on draft recommendations​ for ward boundaries in Rutland has begun

Local Government Boundary Commission for England

Have your say now via our consultation portal

On 5 December 2017, we published draft recommendations for new wards, ward boundaries, and ward names for Rutland County Council. We are now inviting comments on those recommendations.

The consultation closes on 19 February 2018.

If you represent a local organisation or community group in Rutland, please pass this message on to your members or anyone you think might be interested in the review. You can share the message by email or through social media by using the buttons at the bottom right of the page.

Draft recommendations report

Draft recommendations map

Summary of the draft recommendations

Have your say

You can take part in the consultation by clicking the button at the top of this message or through our interactive consultation portal.

Our website includes further information about the Commission and the review.

We encourage everyone who has a view on the draft recommendations to contact us, whether you support them or whether you wish to propose alternative arrangements.

Before finalising the recommendations, the Commission will consider every representation received during consultation, whether it is submitted by an individual, a local group or an organisation. We will weigh each submission against the legal criteria the Commission must follow when drawing up electoral arrangements:

  • to deliver electoral equality: where each councillor represents roughly the same number of electors as others across Rutland;
  • that the pattern of wards should, as far as possible, reflect the interests and identities of local communities;
  • that the electoral arrangements should provide for effective and convenient local government.

It is important that you take account of the criteria if you are suggesting an alternative pattern of wards. You can find additional guidance and information about previous electoral reviews on our website to help you or your organisation make a submission.

Parish and Town Councils with electoral and boundary changes:

Get in touch

The Commission welcomes comments on the recommendations report by 19 February 2018. Representations should be made:

- Through our interactive consultation portal, where you can explore the maps of the recommendations, draw your own boundaries and make comments;

- By email to;

- Or in writing to Review Officer (Rutland), Local Government Boundary Commission for England, 14th Floor, Millbank Tower, Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP