Cramlington Town Council Boundary Commission Submission
January 27, 2023
The Local Government Boundary Commission is conducting a review of electoral division boundaries
in Northumberland. These are the areas for which county and town councillors are elected.
Currently Cramlington has six electoral divisions. Ideally each division should have around 4,000
electors. But recent housing developments in Cramlington has led to wide variations in elector
numbers ranging from 5,100 in West division to 3,200 in East division. These variations are the
reason for the review.
The town council has submitted its views on changes to division boundaries. This was based on a
street-by-street analysis of current electoral numbers and projected electoral estimates to 2028.
Our proposals achieve a degree of electoral equality between proposed divisions whilst also
recognising the importance of community identity and, as far as possible, continuity with existing
electoral boundaries. We have also been conscious of the need where possible to ensure a mix of
private and social housing.
It has been suggested that the Commission might consider an additional electoral division for
Cramlington given the town’s recent development. So, in addition to a realignment of the existing 6
wards, we have also developed a proposal for seven divisions.
The plans show our suggested boundaries together with current and projected electoral numbers.
Any resident who has views on boundary changes can submit their views on-line to the Local
Government Boundary Committee for England. The closing date for submissions is the 30 th January
but further consultation will be undertaken when the Commission publishes its draft proposal later
7 Ward variant: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1mlsB9qxAFmwLH3MmRZrE5KLWqFrVUE8&usp=sharing
6 Ward Variant: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1nD2VC9XlTyoiGeds5t07keouNQydpWI&usp=sharing