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Local Elections 2019: Changes to councillor numbers and wards

1st May 2019

Boundary changes for wards across 57 English councils will come into effect at Thursday’s (2 May 2019) local elections.

 

All the councils listed below have been the subject of an electoral review by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England since their last elections in 2015. Most of the authorities have also seen changes to the number of councillors elected to the council.

 

Details of the reviews and the changes to councillor numbers are available on dedicated web pages for each council on this website. The authorities, and changes to councillor numbers, are summarised below.

 

 

  Councillor numbers pre-2019 Councillor numbers 2019
Allerdale 56 49
Ashford 43 47
Babergh 43 32
Bath and North East Somerset 65 59
Bolsover 37 37
Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole N/A – new authority 76
Carlisle 52 39
Cheshire West and Chester 75 70
Chichester 48 36
Copeland 51 33
Crawley 37 36
Dartford 44 42
Dorset N/A – new authority 82
Dover 45 32
East Cambridgeshire 39 28
East Devon 59 60
East Hampshire 44 43
East Suffolk N/A – new authority 55
Eastbourne 27 27
Forest of Dean 48 38
Harborough 37 34
Hastings 32 32
Hertsmere 39 39
Horsham 44 48
King's Lynn and West Norfolk 62 55
Lewes 41 41
Mid Suffolk 40 34
North Devon 43 42
North East Derbyshire 53 53
North Norfolk 48 40
Norwich 39 39
Nottingham 55 55
Preston 57 48
Redcar and Cleveland 59 59
Reigate and Banstead 51 45
Ribble Valley 40 40
Richmondshire 34 24
Rother 38 38
Runnymede 42 41
Rutland 26 27
Scarborough 50 46
Somerset West & Taunton N/A – new authority 59
South Gloucestershire 70 61
South Norfolk 46 46
South Somerset 60 60
Surrey Heath 39 35
Teignbridge 46 47
Tendring 60 48
Test Valley 43 43
Tewkesbury 38 38
Torbay 36 36
Torridge 36 36
Warwick 46 44
Wealden 55 45
West Berkshire 52 43
West Suffolk N/A – new authority 64
Windsor and Maidenhead 57 41