A consultation is being held into proposals to reduce the number
of councillors and electoral wards in Knowsley.
Knowsley Council has
put forward a plan to cut the number of wards in the borough
from 21 to 15 and reduce the number of elected members from 63 to
Following the council’s invitation to carry out the review which
would be required to enact such changes, the Local Government
Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) has now
launched a consultation into the proposals until Monday 3
Knowsley Council’s proposed new ward boundaries would:
- Generate financial savings for the council;
- Ensure that each councillor represents approximately the same
number of voters;
- Reflect the interests and identities of our local communities;
- Promote effective local government.
The council’s alternative plans can be viewed on the LGBCE
website and comments can be left online until
Monday 3 November.
If taken forward, the changes would come into effect from the
2016 local elections, which is the earliest date possible.