Decision details

Decision details

Parliamentary Boundary Review 2018

Decision Maker: City Executive Board (became Cabinet on 13 May 2019)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The report will detail the proposals from the Boundary Commission and the comments of the party groups on the City Council.


The Chief Executive submitted a report which asked the Board to consider the views of party groups and formulate a response to the Boundary Commission for England’s proposals on parliamentary boundaries in Oxfordshire.


The Electoral Services Manager said the number of electors in the proposed boundaries do not accurately reflect the actual number of electors in Oxford as they are based on figures from 1 December 2015. On current numbers, Oxford East should lose a ward rather than gain two.  All political groups had been consulted and their opinions were listed in Appendix 2.


Cllr Price asked whether the Boundary Review will revise its proposals using more up to date figures.  The Electoral Services Manager said that the Boundary Commission had a legal requirement to make their recommendations based on the number of electors on 1 December 2015. The Electoral Commission had made a strong case to government not to use the figures from 1 December 2015 but the decision had been made.


The Electoral Services Manager said that the Boundary. Commission would hold a further 8 week consultation of proposals in late spring. This would be another opportunity for the Board to raise their views.


The City Executive Board resolved to:


1. Agree the Labour Group’s response to the initial proposals of the Boundary Commission for England on parliamentary constituencies as they affect Oxfordshire and in drawing up that response to have regard to the comments made by party groups.


Report author: Martin John

Publication date: 21/11/2016

Date of decision: 17/11/2016

Decided at meeting: 17/11/2016 - City Executive Board (became Cabinet on 13 May 2019)

Effective from: 24/11/2016

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