New wards for Lewisham
The LGBCE published their final recommendations on 30 June 2020.
The LGBCE have recommended we have 54 councillors. This is the number of councillors we currently have, so no change is required.
The recommendations also suggests having:
- 16 wards with three councillors
- three wards with two councillors.
The boundaries of two wards will stay the same, all others will change.
You can see the complete recommendations below.
How did the LGBCE determine these new wards?
The LGBCE held a public consultation from June to September 2019, where residents and local parties were encouraged to submit their own proposals.
They published their initial proposals in December 2019 which were consulted on until March 2020.
You can also read why each submission was accepted or rejected.
When will these new wards be used?
The new wards will come into effect after a Parliamentary order is made. They will be used for all elections from May 2022 onward.