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Polling district review

Interim polling district and polling places review 2017

We are conducting an interim review of polling districts and polling places.

This is in response to recommendations outlined in the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) review of South Lakeland electoral arrangements.

Notice of Review for the interim polling district and polling places review (PDF/82KB/1 page) sets out the areas to be considered as part of the polling district review.

The Returning Officer's comments and proposals (PDF/184KB/9 pages) have been published and there are maps of the affected areas below. Not every area in South Lakeland is affected, the main proposed changes are in Kendal, Ulverston and Windermere.

Maps of the areas affected by the review

Map 1: Lingmoor Rise and Mayfield Road, Kendal (PDF/3.5MB/1 page)
Map 2: Wasdale Close, Kendal (PDF/2.8MB/1 page)
Map 3: Kendal Stainbank (PDF/2.6MB/1 page)
Map 4: Wattsfield, Kendal (PDF/2.3MB/1 page)
Map 5: Ulverston East (PDF/2.9MB/1 page)
Map 6: Windermere Bowness North and South (PDF/3.2MB/1 page)

Comment on the review

Any registered elector may make representations on the current and proposed arrangements.

Comments and submissions must be made no later than 15 November 2017.

Send a written submission to: Policy Team, South Lakeland House, Lowther Street, Kendal LA9 4DQ or email: policy@southlakeland.gov.uk.

Background on the review

Each local authority must carry out reviews of the polling districts and polling places in its area.

The next compulsory review is due to take place between 1 October 2018 and 31 January 2019 (in accordance with The Representation of the People Act 1983).

In 2015, the LGBCE commenced a further electoral review for South Lakeland. The recommendations are in the process of being implemented and the revised warding arrangements will take effect from May 2018. This review also recommended changes to the parish council warding arrangements in Kendal and Windermere.

We are holding the interim review to make sure we can successfully administer future elections in the area.

This interim review will consider polling districts which require a change as a result of the LGBCE review. A full review of polling districts and polling places will start in 2018 during the statutory timeframe. If you have any comments about polling districts or polling places not covered by this interim review, you can still tell us about them and they will be considered in the planning of the full review in 2018 to 2019.

Polling districts

A council’s area is divided into polling districts. One or more polling districts can make up a district ward. Polling districts in South Lakeland follow parish boundaries or boundaries of parish wards.

The review suggests polling district changes in Kendal and Windermere where the LGBCE have altered parish ward boundaries.

Polling places

A polling place is an area or building within a polling district in which a polling station is situated. We are reviewing arrangements for two areas where the designated polling station is no longer available for use. Where possible people making representations should suggest alternative places that may be used as polling places.