Have your say on a new political map for Essex County Council

New boundaries are being proposed for Essex County Council divisions.

The Local Government Boundary Commission has launched a consultation on the proposals. This will run until Monday 19 February 2024.

The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Essex to make sure councillors will represent about the same number of electors.

The Commission's proposals for Essex would see 78 single-member divisions.

Key points for the proposals include:

  • retaining five councillors in Castle Point, to better reflect the communities in this borough
  • bringing Loughton within two divisions rather than three
  • ensuring that Clacton-on-Sea is covered by divisions focussed on the town.

Here is a map of the proposed new boundaries:

A map of the proposed new boundaries for Essex. Credit: contains Ordnance Survey data (c) Crown copyright and database rights 2023

Residents can view an interactive map of the proposals

Find out more and give your thoughts in the consultation

People can also give their views by e-mail at reviews@lgbce.org.uk, and by post to: Review Officer (Essex), LGBCE, PO Box 133, Blyth, NE24 9FE.