Decision details

Staffordshire Electoral Review - Council Size Submission

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Phase 1 of the Electoral Review- submission of the Council Size Paper.


“We believe that our proposals will best serve our communities and ensure we can continue efficient and effective running of the county council over the coming years.


All our councillors are involved in the process and we have worked closely with our district and borough colleagues as we continue to strengthen those partnerships.”


Alan White, Leader of the Council


Reasons for the Decision – To consider the progress on the County’s Electoral Review and the Council Size Submission which is due to be considered by Full Council on 13th October.


Decision (a) That the progress and timescales for Staffordshire’s Electoral Review be noted.


(b) That the following proposals within the Council Size Submission be agreed.


That the County Council:


          i.        Retains the current council size of 62 Elected Members

         ii.       Requests a single member per division review


(c) That the Council Size Submission be referred to the County Council for approval on 13th October 2022.


(d) That the Leader of the Council and the Deputy Chief Executive and Director for Corporate Services be authorised to finalise the details of the Council Size Submission prior to submitting to the Boundary Commission.

Report author: Katie Marshall

Publication date: 22/09/2022

Date of decision: 21/09/2022

Decided at meeting: 21/09/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 28/09/2022

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