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Boundary review 2024 ward proposals

New boundaries are being proposed for council wards on Gateshead Council.

The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the proposals and a 10-week consultation will run until 8 April 2024. 

The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Gateshead to make sure councillors will represent about the same number of electors, and that ward arrangements will help the council work effectively.

The Commission has published proposals for changes to Gateshead. It is proposing that there should be 22 three-councillor wards across the council area. Four wards will remain the same and 18 will have different boundaries. Proposals include:

  • Minor changes to wards across the borough to better reflect the communities in Gateshead and provide electors with electoral equality (where each councillor represents approximately the same number of electors) 
  • Retaining the existing Gateshead Council wards in Dunston and Teams in Central Gateshead, where we are interested to hear evidence from local people as to where they feel their community ties are located

Read the full proposals and see the interactive map

Launching the consultation Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:

We want people in Gateshead to help us. We have drawn up proposals for new wards in Gateshead. We want to make sure these new electoral arrangements reflect communities. We also want them to be easy to understand and convenient for local people. Residents and local organisations can help us do that. We would like them to let us know whether they agree with our proposals before we take final decisions. It's easy to get involved. Go to our website. Or you can e-mail or write to us. Just tell us what you think and give us some details why you think that. It's really simple, so do get involved.

This consultation relates to arrangements for local government elections. It is separate from the review of parliamentary constituencies that has recently concluded.

The Commission has a dedicated section on its website where people can see the detail of the proposals and comment on the names of wards and their boundaries

People can also give their views by e-mail at reviews@lgbce.org.uk, or by post:

Review Officer (Gateshead)
LGBCE
PO Box 133
Blyth
NE24 9FE 

Boundary review 2024 ward proposals
06 February 2024

New boundaries are being proposed for council wards on Gateshead Council.

The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the proposals and a 10-week consultation will run until 8 April 2024. 

The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Gateshead to make sure councillors will represent about the same number of electors, and that ward arrangements will help the council work effectively.

The Commission has published proposals for changes to Gateshead. It is proposing that there should be 22 three-councillor wards across the council area. Four wards will remain the same and 18 will have different boundaries. Proposals include:

  • Minor changes to wards across the borough to better reflect the communities in Gateshead and provide electors with electoral equality (where each councillor represents approximately the same number of electors) 
  • Retaining the existing Gateshead Council wards in Dunston and Teams in Central Gateshead, where we are interested to hear evidence from local people as to where they feel their community ties are located

Read the full proposals and see the interactive map

Launching the consultation Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:

We want people in Gateshead to help us. We have drawn up proposals for new wards in Gateshead. We want to make sure these new electoral arrangements reflect communities. We also want them to be easy to understand and convenient for local people. Residents and local organisations can help us do that. We would like them to let us know whether they agree with our proposals before we take final decisions. It's easy to get involved. Go to our website. Or you can e-mail or write to us. Just tell us what you think and give us some details why you think that. It's really simple, so do get involved.

This consultation relates to arrangements for local government elections. It is separate from the review of parliamentary constituencies that has recently concluded.

The Commission has a dedicated section on its website where people can see the detail of the proposals and comment on the names of wards and their boundaries

People can also give their views by e-mail at reviews@lgbce.org.uk, or by post:

Review Officer (Gateshead)
LGBCE
PO Box 133
Blyth
NE24 9FE 

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