Boundaries review in Newcastle - find out more, have your say

February 14, 2016 5:46 PM
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The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is carrying out an electoral review in Newcastle. After representations by the Labour party, it has reversed its provisional finding and now has recommended that Newcastle should continue to have 78 councillors. It is now seeking views about what the pattern of electoral wards should be in the city, which are aimed to equalise the size of the wards into the 2020's. Their consultation runs until 4 April 2016.

Newcastle Liberal Democrats wanted a reduction to 60 councillors to save at least £200,000 a year, but this has been rejected.

You can see the draft proposals at www.letstalknewcastle.co.uk (including maps) if you would like to have your say, including what you think the revised wards should be called, please complete a survey relating to each proposed ward you would like to comment on at www.letstalknewcastle.co.uk or by emailing us.