Boundary review

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) has published its final recommendations setting out new electoral arrangements for Gravesham. 

Details of the recommended changes are contained in a report which explains how they have been developed, including how they considered local views.

The recommendations only become law once they have received parliamentary approval. The formal document (a draft Order) to start that process will be laid in Parliament. The draft Order will provide for the new electoral arrangements for Gravesham to come into effect for local elections in 2023.

The council will now begin to review the changes to ensure that the local elections in 2023 are run against these new boundaries. This will, amongst other things, require a polling place review which will take place in summer/autumn 2022.