Polling district, polling place and polling station review 2023
The Council’s wards are divided into Polling Districts, each of which has a Polling Station where electors go to vote. The schedule of polling stations is kept under review and alternative arrangements made where any polling stations are unavailable at the time of election.
The recent review of the ward structure in the Brentwood Borough by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) has made changes that will affect where some people go to vote. Therefore, the Council has carried out a review of the polling districts and polling places in preparation for the new ward pattern which comes into effect in May 2024.
The public consultation on the proposals closed on 23 October 2023. The responses were analysed and amendments to the proposals were made through cross-party discussions.
The revised schedule of polling districts, polling places and polling stations was considered and approved by Ordinary Council on 13 December 2023. You can find out more in the report to Ordinary Council:
Agenda – Ordinary Council 13 December 2023 Agenda for Ordinary Council on Wednesday, 13th December, 2023, 7.00 pm
A revised version of the full electoral register for 2024 will be published on 4 January 2024.
Notice of intention to publish a revised version of the Register of Electors.
Review process and proposal documents
Find out about the review process in the published Notice of Review of Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations (PDF).
You can see the Acting Returning Officer’s recommendations below.
You can also view the proposal documents Introduction to Polling District Proposal Document (PDF) and Proposed schedule of polling districts, polling places and polling stations (PDF).
- Blackmore and Doddinghurst (PDF)
- Brentwood North (PDF)
- Brentwood South (PDF)
- Brentwood West (PDF)
- Brizes, Stondon Massey and South Weald (PDF)
- Herongate, Ingatestone & West Horndon (PDF)
- Hutton East (PDF)
- Hutton North (PDF)
- Hutton South (PDF)
- Ingatestone, Fryerning and Mountnessing (PDF)
- Pilgrims Hatch (PDF)
- Shenfield (PDF)
- Warley (PDF)
The Acting Returning Officer (ARO) is responsible for running UK Parliamentary elections in the Brentwood and Ongar Constituency. As part of this process, he has to allocate polling stations within the Borough and is consulted when polling districts and polling places are reviewed.
Consultation on the Council’s ward structure and the number of Borough Councillors
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) has carried out a review of the ward structure in the Brentwood Borough. A change to the ward pattern was proposed, with three councillors for each ward.
The LGBCE published its final recommendations on the new electoral arrangements for Brentwood in March 2023. It recommended a new 13-ward structure for the Borough and that the number of councillors should be increased from 37 to 39.
- New electoral arrangements for Brentwood Borough Council Final Recommendations March 2023 (PDF)
- LGBCE Final Recommendations for Brentwood Summary sheet (PDF)
The Order has now been approved by Parliament and the new ward pattern is scheduled to take effect with all-out elections in May 2024.
The names of the new wards will be:
- Blackmore and Doddinghurst
- Brentwood North
- Brentwood South
- Brentwood West
- Brizes, Stondon Massey and South Weald
- Herongate, Ingatestone & West Horndon
- Hutton East
- Hutton North
- Hutton South
- Ingatestone, Fryerning and Mountnessing
- Pilgrims Hatch
Consultation on Essex County Council’s electoral division structure
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) has begun a review of the electoral division boundaries for Essex County Council. Draft proposals were published in November 2023, followed by a public consultation which closes on 19 February 2024.
For more information,
For more information on the proposals, including interactive maps and details of how to respond to the consultation, visit Have your say on a new political map for Essex County Council | LGBCE
Review of UK Parliamentary Constituencies
The Boundary Commission for England has been carrying out a review of the Parliamentary Constituencies.
Their final recommendations have been submitted to Parliament and the Government will draft an Order with the recommendations of all four Parliamentary Boundary Commissions. Once the draft Order is approved by the Privy Council, the new constituencies will be used for the next General election following that date.
You can view the proposals and general information about the 2023 Boundary Review.