Ward Boundaries

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.

Maps:

Labour's initial proposals (red) compared with the Boundary Commission's initial proposals (black).

Labour's response to the Boundary Commission's initial proposals, including some renaming of wards.

Labour's detailed response centred on changes in Balsall Heath, Hall Green and Moseley.

 

Boundary Commission website link.


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.

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signed 2016-08-12 09:44:03 +0100
Agree with the submission.
signed 2016-06-15 23:54:25 +0100
My proposals for Aston and Newtown , Lozeels and east Handsworth shuold be remaing.
signed 2016-05-26 21:28:08 +0100
signed 2016-05-03 12:07:14 +0100
signed 2016-02-20 19:21:31 +0000
signed 2016-02-08 00:18:38 +0000
signed via 2016-02-06 22:30:36 +0000
signed 2016-02-03 20:22:57 +0000
I support the proposed boundary changes as I think they have done the best they can to keep communities together. Especially in the Chester Road area.
signed 2016-02-03 20:17:29 +0000
I am happy with the proposals as I think they are drawn on community lines.
signed 2016-02-03 19:31:16 +0000
Erdington does not need 3 full time councilors especially as they are invisible.
signed 2016-02-03 12:16:58 +0000
They should not destroy Moseley which has a real community for beurocratic purposes or political party news,
signed via 2016-02-03 11:18:47 +0000
I fully support the Labour Party’s amendments.
signed 2016-02-02 14:27:19 +0000
I agree with earlier comments that The Labour Party revised boundary makes more sense!
signed 2016-02-02 12:04:40 +0000
signed 2016-02-02 11:28:24 +0000
signed 2016-02-02 10:31:38 +0000
Peter Underwood
signed 2016-02-02 10:30:53 +0000
signed 2016-02-01 18:20:00 +0000
Valerie EDDEN
signed 2016-02-01 10:56:57 +0000
signed 2016-02-01 00:26:32 +0000
signed 2016-01-31 18:39:09 +0000
Having Moseley as a two Member Ward with the boundaries proposed by the Labour Party on the latest (3rd) Map makes much more sense! The area around the southern stretch of Moor Green Lane and Elizabeth Road should definitely be included in Moseley , together with Highbury Park, and also Moseley Bog on the eastern side of Moseley. It would be sensible to include Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Edgbaston and this small boundary change would make no difference to ‘numbers’.
signed 2016-01-30 17:36:30 +0000
signed 2016-01-30 17:09:12 +0000
signed 2016-01-30 09:32:48 +0000
signed 2016-01-30 00:25:53 +0000
This proposal makes far more sense for the residents of Kings Heath and Moseley
signed 2016-01-29 23:04:10 +0000
I believe this is a very good idea as the current system offers efficient enough support and we get a more expressive community within the areas that we have.
signed 2016-01-29 19:19:19 +0000
@Connor_Webster1 tweeted link to this page. 2016-01-29 18:02:51 +0000
signed via 2016-01-29 18:02:21 +0000
signed 2016-01-29 16:31:33 +0000

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