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Review of Polling Districts, Places and Stations 2018

The Borough Council of Wellingborough is required to divide its area into polling districts for the purposes of Parliamentary elections, and to designate polling places for each of those districts.

The last review of polling districts and polling places took place in 2014 and under electoral legislation the council must complete a review of all polling districts and polling places by 31 January 2019. A review was undertaken in 2018 so that any changes could have been implemented prior to the local government elections that were scheduled for May 2019.

Some of the proposed polling districts are very small in area; this is because the boundaries for the borough wards are not the same as the boundaries for county council electoral divisions. The polling districts are designed to prevent any confusion at the polling station which might result in electors being given the wrong ballot paper.

Although this review does not have to include polling stations, we think about their suitability after each election. The last election was in June 2017 and feedback from this election was generally positive which is why no changes to stations were proposed. Polling stations are inspected using an accessibility checklist so that every effort can be made to make the polling station accessible to disabled electors or those with limited mobility.

A two month consultation period began on 18 January 2018 and concluded on 19 March 2018. Representations were published on 20 March 2018 and the reviewed proposals were submitted to Resources Committee on 13 June 2018.

The Acting Returning Officers for the proposed Wellingborough, Daventry & Lutterworth and Kettering Constituencies were consulted and their representations were published here.

Representations were invited between 18 January and 19 March 2018. All comments received on the consultation have been collated, redacted and uploaded to the website. You can view them by clicking this link.

All representations were considered and a full report was submitted to Resource Committee for approval on 13 June 2018.

Download the notice of review
View a list of proposed polling places and stations for each district
View maps of the proposed polling districts and stations
Download the terms of reference of the review
View the consultation responses