Brent Electoral Boundary Review

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is the independent body currently reviewing ward boundaries within Brent.

Local Government electoral reviews are conducted to look at whether the boundaries of wards or divisions within a local authority need to be altered in order to secure effective local government and electoral equality. Electoral equality is achieved when councillors represent roughly the same number of electors. Brent has triggered an electoral review because seven wards currently have a variance outside of 10% the average electoral ratio.

The Commission has proposed that Brent should have 57 councillors to represent the Borough in the future, a reduction of 6 from the previous council size.

During the next stage in the process, the Commission will ask the public for their views on the warding arrangements of Brent in the form of a ten-week consultation period. In particular, they want to hear your opinions on:

  • the number of wards or divisions
  • the names of wards or divisions
  • where the boundaries between wards or divisions should lie
  • the number of councillors for each ward or division.

The consultation period will be open from Tuesday 28 August 2018 to Monday 5 November 2018 and is open to anyone who wishes to have a say on the Borough’s warding arrangements going forward.

Here’s how you can get involved in the consultation:

You may also use Brent’s own constituency maps in order to help steer your thinking before you make a submission to the Commission.

In order to find out more information on Brent’s Electoral Review, you may also visit the Commission’s dedicated web page on Brent’s Electoral Review or to find more information on the Commission, please visit their website.

Brent Council's Returning Officer has drafted two ward pattern proposals for the General Purposes Committee to consider. View the proposals