The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has now completed a review of the electoral wards of Hull. The recommendations must now be approved by Parliament. A draft order, the legal document which brings into force their recommendations, will be laid in Parliament. Subject to parliamentary scrutiny, the new electoral arrangements will come into force at the local elections in 2018.
The proposals are as follows -
- Hull should be represented by 57 councillors, two less than there are now
- Hull should have 21 wards, two less than there are now
- the boundaries of all wards should change, none will stay the same
These changes mean the council has to carry out a review of its polling districts. These are geographical areas that are sub divisions of the Wards. A polling station will serve a polling district, so everyone living in a polling district will vote at the polling station for that district.
The council is conducting a review of the polling districts and polling places. This is required under section 18C of the Representation of the People Act 1983.
The council now invites local residents, disability groups, members of parliament and councillors to review the proposed arrangements. Feedback, comments and representations can be made by -
- selecting the survey button below
- email the Returning Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
- write to the Returning Officer, Ian Anderson, Hull City Council, Guildhall, Alfred Gelder Street, Hull HU1 2AA
Anyone making representations about specific polling station venues should, if possible, give alternative places that could be used as polling places. The Returning Officer will consider all submissions and following the conclusion of the review will issue his final decisions.
The consultation report and ward maps are available for inspection at the Guildhall, Alfred Gelder Street, Hull HU1 2AA.
|Publication of Final Recommendations||Tuesday 3 October|
|Polling district and station Consultation period||Friday 20 October to Friday 17 November|
|Publication of Returning Officer’s Final Determinations||Monday 20 November|
In order to provide feedback, we need to know what ward and what polling district/station you want to feedback about. To do this -
- find the ward you live in using the ward map (which may have changed)
- when you have found your ward, open the relevant ward map and note your polling station (this is a 4-digit code), which also may have changed.
- if you would like more information about your polling station (name/address of your polling station) you can use the Returning Officer’s Consultation Report.
Please include this information, including the polling station 4 digit code, in your feedback.
Returning Officer's consultation report
Hard copies are available to be viewed at Hull City Council, Guildhall, Alfred Gelder Street, Hull HU1 2AA