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Have your say on a new political map for Vale of White Horse District Council

9 July 2024

New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Vale of White Horse.

The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the proposals. A 10-week consultation on the proposals will run until 16 September 2024.

Proposed wards for Vale of White HorseCredit: contains Ordnance Survey data (c) Crown copyright and database rights 2023. High resolution map available on the Boundary Commission website.

The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Vale of White Horse to make sure councillors will represent about the same number of electors, and that ward arrangements will help the council work effectively.

The Commission has published proposals for changes to Vale of White Horse. It is proposing that there should be 39 councillors, with 5 three-member, 9 two-member and 6 single-member wards.

Proposed changes include:

  • Abingdon will now have 3 three-member wards, instead of 5 two-member wards 
  • Faringdon and Stanford will now be together in a larger three-member ward

Launching the consultation Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:

“We want people in Vale of White Horse to help us.

We have drawn up proposals for new wards in Vale of White Horse. We want to make sure these new electoral arrangements reflect communities. We also want them to be easy to understand and convenient for local people.

Residents and local organisations can help us do that. We would like them to let us know whether they agree with our proposals before we take final decisions.

It’s easy to get involved. Go to our website. Or you can e-mail or write to us.

Just tell us what you think and give us some details why you think that. It’s really simple, so do get involved”

The Commission has a dedicated section on its website where people can see the detail of the proposals and comment on the names of wards and their boundaries.

People can also give their views by e-mail at, and by post – Review Officer (Vale), LGBCE, PO Box 133, Blyth, NE24 9FE

Notes to editors:

This consultation relates to arrangements for local government elections. It is separate from the review of parliamentary constituencies that has recently concluded.

For further information contact the Commission’s press office on 0330 500 1525 / 1250 or email

An interactive map is available on the Boundary Commission website.

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is an independent body accountable to Parliament. It recommends fair electoral and boundary arrangements for local authorities in England. In doing so, it aims to:

  • Make sure that, within an authority, each councillor represents a similar number of electors
  • Create boundaries that are appropriate, and reflect community ties and identities
  • Deliver reviews informed by local needs, views and circumstances