A consultation on ward boundaries for Pendle has begun

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is carrying out an electoral review of Pendle Council.

The aim of the review is to recommend ward boundaries so that each councillor represents approximately the same number of voters.

It also aims to ensure that the ward boundaries reflect the interests and identities of local communities, as well as promoting effective local government.

To achieve these aims, the Commission needs to redraw ward boundariesacross Pendle.

How to get involved

The Commission would like to hear from you about where you think the boundaries should be drawn.

It's currently proposing that 33 councillors should be elected to Pendle Council - adecrease of 16 from the current number.

And it's now inviting proposals to help draw the wards which would accommodate 33 councillors.

This consultation closes on 6 May 2019.

Find out more and have your say

Once all comments have been considered, the Commission will publish its draft recommendations in July 2019. A further consultation will then be held on the draft recommendations.

Final recommendations are expected to be published in December 2019.

The new electoral arrangements will come into effect at the local elections in 2020.