Have your say on a new political map for Stockport Council

New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Stockport.

The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the proposals. A 10 week consultation on the proposals will run until 10 January 2022.

The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Stockport 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 Stockport. It is proposing that there should be 21 wards and 3 councillors per ward. 16 wards will have their boundaries changed under the draft recommendations, while 5 will remain the same.

Proposed changes include:

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

Launching the consultation Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said: “We want people in Stockport to help us. We have drawn up proposals for new wards in Stockport. 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 email 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”

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 emailing reviews@lgbce.org.uk, and by post to:

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