New electoral arrangements recommended for Hillingdon Council
Tuesday 4 June: The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England has published its final recommendations for new electoral arrangements for Hillingdon.
The commission's publication follows two rounds of public consultation and draws new boundaries for each council ward across the borough. All but two current council wards in Hillingdon will change as a result of the review.
The final recommendations mean that Hillingdon will have 12 fewer ward councillors than at present - 53 down from 65. There will be 12 wards with three-councillors, eight with two-councillors and one ward with a single councillor.
Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said: "We are extremely grateful to people across Hillingdon who took part in the review. The commission has looked at all the evidence that was put forward during the consultation. We believe these recommendations deliver electoral fairness for voters as well as reflecting community ties."
The proposed new arrangements must now be implemented by Parliament. A draft Order - the legal document which brings into force the recommendations - will be laid in Parliament in the coming months. The draft Order provides for the new electoral arrangements to come into force at the council elections in 2022.