What is The Local Government Boundary Commission for England?

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is an independent body

established by Parliament in April 2010. We are not part of government and are

accountable to Parliament through the Speaker’s Committee.

Our organisation consists of the Chair of the Commission and five Commissioners

who are supported by approximately 20 members of staff.


What is an Electoral Review?

An electoral review examines and proposes new electoral arrangements for the whole local authority. These are:

• The total number of councillors to be elected to the council: council size.

• The names, number and boundaries of wards.

• The number of councillors to be elected from each ward.

The review is likely to have implications for the whole local authority not just areas with high levels of electoral inequality.

Why The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames?

Electoral reviews look at whether the boundaries of wards or divisions within a local authority need to be altered. They might conduct these reviews either to ensure fairer representation at local government elections after any significant changes in the distribution of electors, or at the request of a local authority for other reasons.

This is a periodic electoral review as the last review of Kingston-upon-Thames Council was completed in 1999.

The Commission will seek to deliver electoral equality for voters in local elections.

Further information

If you'd like to know more about the process please visit the Local Government Boundary Commission website.