Council size changes: learning lessons from submissions and implementation
This paper, the product of research commissioned by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England and carried out by the Centre for Governance and Scrutiny, relates to key aspects of the process of electoral review in England.
It aims to:
- Explore the most effective approaches that councils (and others) have taken to prepare submissions prior to electoral reviews;
- Explore the approaches that councils have taken to implement the outcome of reviews, once concluded.
It supports the revision of guidance on these issues by LGBCE in autumn 2022.