A consultation has been launched about proposed changes to polling districts in Charnwood.

All 92 polling districts, places and stations have been reviewed. 

The Council is required to carry out a full statutory review to polling districts every five years. An interim review was also carried out last year due to changes to borough and parish ward boundaries in Charnwood.

A polling district is a geographical area within a ward or constituency (there can be more than in each ward/constituency). Polling places are locations were polling stations are locate and a polling station is the actual room people vote in (there can be more than one polling station in a polling place).

There are a small number of changes proposed by Council officers in the review including creating additional polling stations inside Jubilee Hall in Anstey and Thurmaston Community Centre.

Overall, the number of polling districts, places and stations will broadly be the same.

Polling districts are reviewed for various reasons including to ensure all electors have reasonable facilities for voting, they are accessible for people with disabilities and so ideally there should be no more than 2,250 electors voting in person at the polling station, in line with the recommendations of the Electoral Commission.

The review also acknowledges changes to parliamentary constituency boundaries which are due to take effect from the next General Election.

Earlier this year, the Boundary Commission for England, an independent and impartial public organisation recently reviewed the Parliamentary constituency boundaries in England. Its recommended changes will see three parliamentary constituencies cover the borough: Loughborough, Mid-Leicestershire and Melton and Syston.

Currently the borough is covered by the Loughborough and Charnwood constituencies.

Find out more about parliamentary boundaries and the Commissions recommendations on the Parliamentary Boundaries web page.

Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations Review 2023/24

People can find out more by reading the Council’s Returning Officer’s comments and proposals for the Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations Review 2023 document below:

The deadline to submit representations and the end of the consultation period is Friday November 10, 2023.

The notice of review can be found below:

The Acting Returning Officer's final proposals can be found in the document below:

Correspondence sent to the Acting Returning Officer in connection with the review can be found in the document below:

Information about polling districts and the location of polling stations and places for elections in Charnwood can be found on the polling stations, districts and places webpage.

Last updated: Wed 17th January, 2024 @ 11:58