We are carrying out a review of our polling districts and polling places in readiness for the 5 May 2022 ward elections.
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) reviewed the electoral arrangements for Enfield for the first time since 2000. The London Borough of Enfield Order was made in Parliament in October 2020. For more information on their recommendations visit LGBCE - Enfield.
The LGBCE has created 25 wards, four more than there are currently. The number of councillors will remain the same. The 63 councillors will represent 13 three-councillor wards and 12 two-councillor wards across the borough.
Click on the map to see what is being proposed for each ward.
View the notice of review (PDF).
Publish a notice of the holding of the review and Acting Returning Officer (ARO) representation
Consultation materials forwarded for comment to key stakeholders including:
General Purposes Committee (GPC) to consider draft recommendations
Council to consider recommendations from GPC
Publish revised register with new polling districts
The aim of the review is to ensure that:
At the start of the process, a notice must be published with details of the review, including when and where comments or representations can be made about the review.
Ian Davis, as Acting Returning Officer for Edmonton, Enfield North and Enfield Southgate parliamentary constituencies, has suggested amendments to the polling district and polling place scheme to reflect the new ward arrangements. The representations are provided for public consultation - you can view the full representations (PDF) or select by ward on the interactive map.
The public consultation runs from 5 August 2021 to 20 September 2021.
This is a chance for electors, community groups and other interested parties to give their views on the polling district boundaries and polling places in Enfield, and where possible make alternative suggestions for consideration.
We also welcome comments or representations from any elected members in the area, local political representatives and any person or body with expertise in access for persons with any type of disability.
To take part in the consultation, you can:
At the end of the public consultation, all representations received will be considered by the General Purposes Committee. The committee will make recommendations for the new Polling Scheme to be put before council for their final decision.
Once the review is complete:
A polling district is a geographical area created by the subdivision of a UK Parliamentary constituency. All wards within Enfield are divided into polling districts, which form the basis upon which the register of electors is produced.
A polling place is the building or area in which polling stations will be selected by the (Acting) Returning Officer (the official in each constituency who conducts an election).
A polling station is the room or area within the polling place where voting takes place. Unlike polling districts which are fixed by the local authority, polling stations are chosen by the relevant Returning Officer for the election.
We welcome comments from electors, community and disability groups and any other interested parties.
The public consultation was launched on 5 August 2021 and is due to close on 20 September 2021.
The following information has been compiled to assist the Acting Returning Officer to produce the proposed scheme for polling districts and polling places:
Elections will be held on Thursday 5 May 2022 for all the new wards.
When carrying out an electoral review the Local Government Boundary Commission for England has three main considerations:
As a result, the LGBCE has created 25 wards, four more than there are currently. The number of councillors will remain the same. The 63 councillors will represent 13 three-councillor wards and 12 two-councillor wards across the borough.
|Ward name||Number of councillors||Electorate (2025 forecast)||Number of electors per councillors|
|Bush Hill Park||3||10,965||3,655|
Your polling place may change. Please check the information on the map to see if this proposal suggests a change to your polling place.
All feedback will be considered by the General Purposes Committee who will put forward recommendations to Full Council on 17 November 2021.
No, the review is only concerned with polling districts and polling places. The review will not affect your council services, such as bin collections or school catchment area.
No, the review will not consider parliamentary constituencies.
The Commission does not have a role in the review process. However, it does play a role after the conclusion of the review.
Once the local authority has published the results of its review, specified interested parties may make representations to the Commission to reconsider any polling districts and polling places. The Commission may direct the authority to make any alterations to the polling places that they think necessary and, if the alterations are not made within two months, they may make the alterations themselves.
If you have any queries about the polling districts and polling places review, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 020 3880 2433 or write to us at:
Polling Review Team
Chief Executives Unit
Enfield Civic Centre