The political map of St Albans is set to change as the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking for people to draw up a new pattern of council wards for St Albans City & District Council.

In drawing up new boundaries, the commission aims to deliver ‘electoral equality’ for voters so that each councillor represents approximately the same number of voters, as well as the new wards reflecting the interests and identities of communities across St Albans.

St Albans City & District Council will also have one less councillor, making a new total of 57 councillors.

Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said: “We are asking local people and organisations to help us draw up new wards for St Albans. As we develop the recommendations, we will take into account local community identities as well as ensuring electoral equality for voters.

“If you have a view about which communities or neighbourhoods should be part of the same council ward, then we want to hear from you. And if you think a road, river or railway makes for a strong boundary between communities in your part of St Albans, then this consultation is for you.”

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

Questions which the commission are asking are suggestions for the ward boundaries, which areas reflect participants identity as local community and where do people go to access local facilities such as shops and leisure centres.

Once the council publish their draft recommendations in March 2020, residents will be asked once again for their opinion.

The current consultation will be collecting the public’s opinion until November 4, 2019. Further information on the review and interactive maps of the existing wards can be found at: and