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Stockport awaits final decision on Local Government Ward Boundary Review

New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Stockport.

The Local Government Boundary Commission is the independent body that determines, following consultation, a Local Authority’s ward boundaries. It has conducted a review of Stockport’s wards to make sure councillors represent about the same number of electors, and that warding arrangements will help the council work effectively.

The Commission published draft proposals last year and a further round of consultation on these proposals concluded on 10th January 2022. The Boundary Commission have advised that their final recommendations will be published on the LGBCE website on 5th April 2022.

The Commission has agreed to retain the existing 21 wards and 3 councillors per ward. In the Commission’s draft recommendations the proposal was for 16 wards to have boundary changes with 5 remaining the same.

Proposed changes include:

• the creation of a Norbury ward as a result of the proposed abolition of Stepping Hill ward; and
• significantly different warding arrangements for the Cheadle and Cheadle Hulme areas based on the local evidence received.

However, the Commission takes into account the public feedback received as a part of the consultation, so these recommendations may change when the final recommendations are published on 5th April 2022.

 

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