Ealing polling district and polling place review

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 is 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 is 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.

The proposals

Proposals for polling districts and polling places for each of the 24 new wards have been published by the (Acting) Returning Officer as amended by the Boundaries Panel Committee of Ealing Council on 31 August 2021.

The proposals are 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.

You can view:

Proposals 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.

Consultation

We would very much welcome the views of registered electors, residents, disabled residents, and any persons or bodies with expertise in access for persons with any type of disability on the review proposals, or on any other related matters in connection with the review.

Comments and representations, where possible, should include suggestions for alternative places that may be used as polling places, to assist the review process.

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

Local political parties, MPs and Councillors are also being consulted and views are also being invited from disability groups and other stakeholders.

The deadline for comments and representations to be received is 18 October 2021. All comments and representations should be made in writing to Electoral Services, Greenford Hall, Ruislip Road, Greenford UB6 9QN, or alternatively by email to elections@ealing.gov.uk.

Following consultation, the final proposals, including all representations, will be considered by Ealing’s Boundaries Panel Committee on 4 November 2021.

Further related information

Report to meeting of Boundaries Panel Committee 31 August
Minutes of meeting of Boundaries Panel Committee 31 August