Electoral review of Liverpool City Council: warding arrangements

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has today launched a public consultation inviting proposals for a new pattern of electoral wards for Liverpool.

The Commission is minded to recommend that 85 councillors should be elected to the council in future. There are currently 90.

The proposals stem from a recommendation in the council’s Best Value inspection report earlier this year.

A public consultation inviting proposals will run from 7 October 2021 to 15 December 2021.

In drawing up a pattern of electoral wards, the Boundary Commission will seek to:

  • Make sure that, within an authority, each councillor represents a similar number of electors
  • Create boundaries that are appropriate, and reflect community ties and identities
  • Deliver reviews informed by local needs, views and circumstances

Decisions made by the Boundary Commission will be based on the strength of the argument and not merely on assertion.

For example, giving details of community interests such as the location and use made of local facilities, services and local organisations to support a proposal will carry greater weight than a proposal that simply asserts that an area has a community identity.

All proposals will be considered on their merits. A well-evidenced proposal from an individual which addresses the three statutory criteria will be more persuasive than one which does not, even if the latter is from an elected individual or body.

The consultation site is at https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/30069 which contains links to useful guidance and maps of the current wards.

Views can be submitted through the site or by email: reviews@lgbce.org.uk

Or by post:        
Review Officer (Liverpool)
LGBCE
PO Box 133
Blyth
NE24 9FE

The Boundary Commission will carefully consider all views received during this phase of consultation, and plan to publish proposals for new electoral arrangements in March 2022.

Public consultation on these proposals are scheduled to take place between March 2022 and June 2022.

The commission will again take time to carefully consider views made to them during that consultation and intend to publish final recommendations in September 2022.

New electoral arrangements for the city are scheduled to come into effect at the city council elections in 2023. 

Liverpool Waterfront