ELECTORAL REVIEW OF SUFFOLK: DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS

The consultation closes on 23 November 2020.

ELECTORAL REVIEW OF SUFFOLK: DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has published draft recommendations on
the future electoral arrangements for Suffolk County Council. Today is the start of a 10-week public
consultation on the Commission’s draft recommendations on new division boundaries across Suffolk
County Council. Kesgrave Town Council should comprise 16 councillors, as at present, representing
three wards:
The consultation closes on 23 November 2020.

View the draft recommendations
You can view the Commission’s draft recommendations at www.lgbce.org.uk , where you can find
interactive maps, a report and guidance on how to have your say. The Commission has not finalised
its conclusions and now invites representations on the draft recommendations.
The electoral arrangements for your parish or town council will change because of our
recommendations. Please note we cannot send hard copies which is why we have attached further
documentation alternatively. Please find attached a map outlining the new electoral arrangements
for your council, in addition to a summary outlining the Commission’s draft recommendations.
An interactive map of the Commission’s recommendations for Suffolk County Council, electorate
figures and guidance on how to propose new wards is available on the consultation area at:
https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk.
Further information about the review and the Commission’s work is also published on our website at
www.lgbce.org.uk.

Have your say
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 county councillor represents roughly the same
number of electors as others across the county.
• That the pattern of divisions 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
divisions. You can find additional guidance and information about previous electoral reviews on our
website to help you or your organisation make a submission.
Get in touch
The Commission welcomes comments on the report by 23, November 2020. Representations should
be made:
• Through our interactive consultation portal where you can explore the maps of the
recommendations, draw your own boundaries and supply comments at:
https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk.
By email to: reviews@lgbce.org.uk.
Or in writing to:
Review Officer (Suffolk)
LGBCE c/o Cleardata
Innovation House
Coniston Court
Riverside Business Park
Blyth
NE24 4RP
The Commission aims to publish every response it receives during phases of consultation. We will
remove all personal information from your submission before publication. You can find out more
about how we deal with consultation responses and your personal data at:
www.lgbce.org.uk/about-us/privacy.
This is the last opportunity to influence the Commission’s recommendations before they are
finalised. We therefore encourage local people to get in touch with us and have their say.

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