A new political map for Tandridge District Council
Tandridge is set to have new boundaries for its council wards.
The Local Government Boundary Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It has reviewed Tandridge to make sure councillors will represent about the same number of electors, and that ward arrangements will help the council work effectively.
The Commission has published final recommendations for changes in Tandridge. It says residents should be represented by 43 councillors. This is one more than current arrangements.
There will be 18 wards and 10 three-councillor, five two-councillor, three single-councillor wards. The boundaries of 10 wards will change and 10 will stay the same.
Publishing the recommendations Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said: “We are very grateful to people in Tandridge. We looked at all the views they gave us. They helped us improve our earlier proposals.
We believe the new arrangements will deliver electoral fairness while maintaining local ties.”
266 people and organisations made comments to help decide the new wards. Changes in response to what local people said include:
- To provide a stronger warding pattern, reflecting comments received we are increasing council size by one, to 43.
- We are moving away from three-member wards in the Limpsfield and Tatsfield area and also Chaldon, Caterham Valley and Whyteleafe, reflecting comments received.
The Commission has made further changes to its earlier proposals. Details can be found on the LGBC website.
The changes become law once Parliament has approved them. The council will ensure the arrangements are in place for the 2024 elections.