Polling district review consultation to open on 7th July 2022

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) has completed its ward boundary review for Stockport.

This was published in April and means that some ward boundaries will change for next year’s local elections. You can see the new ward boundaries on the LGBCE website.

Stockport Council is now carrying out a polling districts review to make sure that polling districts and polling stations are in the right places for the new wards, and we want to hear your views. Find out about the review and how to comment.

So, what is the difference between a ward, a polling district and a polling station? A ward is the area that is represented by a councillor. In Stockport in 2023 there will be 21 wards, each represented by three councillors. Each ward is divided into a number of polling districts, this helps the council to manage the election process smoothly. Each polling district will have a polling station (some polling districts share a polling station) and this is the place you vote at.

The ward boundary review may mean that the ward you vote in has changed. It also means that your polling station may change, so you may be voting in a different place in the 2023 local elections.

The council wants to get residents’ views on the proposed polling district and polling station changes, and is asking for you to make your voice heard. We want to hear what you think of the proposals, and how they will impact you and the people you live with.

Caroline Simpson, Chief Executive and Returning Officer at Stockport Council, commented: “It’s so important that we understand residents’ views on the changes proposed by the polling district review. This will affect the practicalities of how you vote, so it’s vital that we are able to understand any issues or concerns that may arise from the proposals. You can have your say online, via the physical forms located in public buildings across Stockport, or by post.”

Once the consultation is finished, the council will publish final recommendations which will show the new polling districts and polling stations for future elections.

The first consultation period runs from 7th July to 18th August 2022. Have your say:

Electoral Services
Room 132, Town Hall
Edward Street