Polling District & Polling Station Review 2021

Closes 1 Oct 2021

Opened 23 Aug 2021

Overview

Please note, for Carshalton South and Clockhouse ward, the correct polling station for polling district PC is Hillcrest Hall, not Beddington Infants' School (as stated in the consultation).

We would like to hear your views about proposed changes to polling districts and polling stations for wards within the London Borough of Sutton.

Why your views matter

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) reviewed wards in Sutton through 2019 and 2020. As a result, there will be an increase in the number of wards, from 18 to 20, and some ward boundaries will change. The new wards will come into effect for the May 2022 local elections. 

Full details of the changes to ward boundaries in Sutton are available on the LGBCE's website. No further changes can be made.

Each ward is divided into polling districts. Each polling district has a polling station, where voting takes place. There may be more than one polling station in a polling place.

As a result of the new wards, we have proposed changes to polling districts. We have also looked at the location of polling stations to make sure they are accessible, and for a small number, have proposed changes. 

The aim of the review is to: 

  • Make sure that no polling station has more than 2,500 in-person electors allocated to it;
  • Ensure an equal electoral quota for member representation;
  • Review whether polling stations are fit for purpose, and identify suitable alternatives if not; and
  • Make sure polling stations are accessible and inclusive to all.

Views are invited on the proposed polling district boundaries and the location of polling stations within the London Borough of Sutton. We would like to hear from residents, political groups and organisations with experience of working with residents who have accessibility concerns. 

Comments and representations can be sent to Electoral Services until Friday, 1 October 2021:

  • By post: Polling Review, Electoral Services, Floor 1A, Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA

  • By email: polling.review@sutton.gov.uk

  • Online: via this consultation.

Please note that all proposals and comments received will be published and available to view on the council’s website at the conclusion of the review.

Proposals will also be available to view in person, by appointment. To make an appointment please email polling.review@sutton.gov.uk or phone 020 8770 4179.

Give us your views

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Community groups / organisations
  • Voluntary groups / organisations
  • All residents
  • Carers
  • Older people
  • People with disabilities
  • People with learning difficulties

Interests

  • Democracy and participation