The City Council currently consists of 120 councillors. The City is divided into 40 roughly equal ward areas each of which elects three councillors for four years with one councillor up for election in three years out of four e.g. 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016.
The government has decided that Birmingham should have fewer Councillors, elections every four years and smaller wards represented by one or two Councillors.
Labour is supporting the bulk of the scheme for new wards proposed by the Local Government Boundary Commission. The changes to ward boundaries and the switch to four yearly elections were initiated by HM Government.
We believe that the Commissions scheme, with our modified proposals centred on Balsall Heath, Hall Green and Moseley, best represent community interests within the imposed limitations of 19 less Councillors (101 instead of 120) and the move to mainly single councillor and some two councillor wards.
It is important that the voices of individuals and community groups are heard by the Boundary Commission if further detrimental changes are to be avoided.
We invite you to support the Boundary Commissions proposals, with our modifications, and to make your views known.
Petition to: The Boundary Commission
I support the Boundary Commissions's proposals with The Labour Party's amendments for revised boundaries to meet community concerns about the initial proposals for Balsall Heath, Hall Green and Moseley.