Boundary Commission Electoral Review of Newham 

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has today published its final recommendations for new electoral arrangements for Newham Council.

You can read the Commission’s report here.

A Newham Council spokesperson said:

“Today’s Boundary Commission Electoral Review report outlines the future size and shape of Newham Council, with an additional four wards and six councillors from May 2022 – bringing the total number of wards to 24, and the total future number of councillors to 66.  The changes are designed to ensure that Newham’s residents have equal representation on the council.

“We thank the Boundary Commission and all those who participated in the review for their work. We are determined that local people are at the heart of democracy in Newham, and work is already underway to ensure we are well prepared for the changes outlined in the report.

“The new boundaries will mean moving a number of electors between existing wards, or into new wards. In addition to conducting a polling place review to agree polling station locations for new wards, we will launch a publicity campaign to ensure local electors are fully aware of the changes ahead of the council elections in May 2022.

“While there will be no changes to existing ward boundaries or councillor numbers in advance of the next local elections, from May 2022 
any ward-based services will of course be adapted to reflect the new boundaries and ward names.”

Published: 17 Nov 2020