Basingstoke and Deane recommendations to be published March 2019

Basingstoke and Deane recommendations to be published March 2019

The Commission has delayed the publication of final recommendations for new electoral arrangements for Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.

New electoral arrangements for Basingstoke and Deane will now be published on 5 March 2019. New wards and ward boundaries will come into effect at the scheduled local elections in May 2020.

Shortly before the scheduled publication of its final recommendations, the Commission became aware that, due an administrative error, two submissions made during public consultation had not been made available to it during its consideration of final proposals.

Given the importance of considering every local voice fairly and equally, the Commission has decided to take a fresh look at every submission made during public consultation on the review. After taking into account all the submissions, the Commission will decide the final recommendations.

Review timetable

27/02/18 - 07/05/18

Consultation on new boundaries

07/08/18 - 15/10/18

Consultation on draft recommendations

03/12/19

Final recommendations published