Local Government Boundary Review

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) reviewed the ward boundaries for Birmingham. The results of this review were made final in September 2016.

Before the changes, Birmingham had:

  • 120 councillors
  • 40 wards
  • Each ward had 3 councillors
  • 40 councillors were elected for a 4 year term each year for 3 years, followed by a fallow (no elections) year

Following the changes, Birmingham has:

  • 101 councillors
  • 69 wards
  • 37 wards have 1 councillor
  • 32 wards have 2 councillors

In order to move towards the new arrangements, we are undertook a full review of Polling Districts and Places in order to ensure that polling stations are located in the most suitable place within the new wards.

In order to move towards the new arrangements, we are undertook a full review of Polling Districts and Places in order to ensure that polling stations are located in the most suitable place within the new wards.

Consultation took place in two stages in 2017

Feedback received from members of the public, Elected Members, Political groups and any other interested parties was taken into account before the final recommendations were approved by the Council Business Management Committee on 23rd October 2017.

You can view the background documents.

The changes to wards and polling districts took effect from the Register of Electors published on 1st December 2017. However, the changes to the number of councillors in Birmingham and the wards they represent came into effect at the local elections held on Thursday 3rd May 2018.

You can now view the final versions of the 69 new ward maps in Birmingham showing the polling boundaries and the polling station locations.

View the councillors elected in May 2018

The next local elections will take place in May 2022.

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