Conclusion of Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places

Conclusion of review of polling districts and polling places

Background to the review

On 2 July 2019, the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) published its final recommendations for new electoral ward arrangements for Ealing Council on the LGBCE website.

They proposed that Ealing Council should be represented by 70 councillors in future and that those councillors should represent 22 three-councillor wards and 2 two-councillor wards across the council. The recommendations were subsequently approved by Parliament on 28 January 2020 with the new ward arrangements to come into force at the local elections in May 2022.

You can view the new wards on the council's interactive map.

You can undertake a property look up search to show existing and new ward information.

As a result of the new ward arrangements, it was necessary for the authority to undertake a full review of all polling districts and polling places for the new wards:
Notice of Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places.

Each new ward was required to be divided into a number of smaller polling districts, with each district to be served by a polling place, such as a community centre, library or school. A polling station is the room or building within the polling place where voting takes place.

Initial proposals for polling districts and polling places for each of the 24 new wards were published by the (Acting) Returning Officer on 17 September 2021.

The proposals were based on the following key considerations:

  • The suitability and availability of polling places for use as polling stations
  • The accessibility of every polling place to electors who are disabled
  • The designation of a polling place is within a reasonable reach of all electors from across a polling district
  • Physical barriers such as parks, railway lines and main roads
  • To have due regard to the number of electors allocated to a polling station.

Views were invited on the proposals via public consultation. The consultation took place between 17 September and 18 October 2021. 

Conclusion of the review

At a meeting of Boundaries Panel held on 4 November 2021, the council considered all representations and resolved to approve the new designation of polling districts and polling places for the new wards.

The Notice of Conclusion of Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places was published on 30 November 2021.

You can view the new polling districts and polling place designations by ward, either by summary table or PDF map or interactive map

The new arrangements may also be viewed in-person by visiting the offices of electoral services at Greenford Hall, Ruislip Road, Greenford UB6 9QN between 9am and 5pm on any working day.

Further related information

The appeal process

Following the conclusion of this review, certain persons have a right to appeal by making representations to the Electoral Commission. The Commission will only consider representations where this review has failed to meet the reasonable requirements of the electors in the constituency or take sufficient account of the accessibility for disabled persons of a polling station within a designated polling place. 

Any representations must be made in writing either by post, email, or fax to:

Legal Counsel, The Electoral Commission, 3 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8YZ
Telephone:  020 7271 0500
Fax:  020 7271 0505
Email: appeals@electoralcommission.org.uk