Electoral boundaries

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is responsible for administering local government electoral arrangements.

The boundary commission is an independent non-departmental public body. The Commission is required by the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986 to review the parliamentary constituencies in England every five years.

Regular reviews are made of parliamentary, borough and county electoral boundaries in consultation with the local council, political parties and local residents.

Review of polling districts and polling places

Under the Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places (Parliamentary Elections) Regulations 2006, all local authorities are required to carry out a review of polling districts and polling places on a regular four-yearly cycle.

The Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 introduced a change to the timing of compulsory reviews of UK parliamentary polling districts and polling places. The next compulsory review must now be started and completed between 1 October 2013 and 31 January 2015 (inclusive).

The Epsom & Ewell parliamentary constituency consists of the whole of the Epsom & Ewell borough plus the Ashtead wards from Mole Valley District Council and Tattenhams and Nork wards from Reigate and Banstead Borough Council. This council conducts reviews on the polling districts/places within the Epsom & Ewell Borough Boundaries only. The other polling districts/places which make up the rest of the parliamentary constituency are reviewed by the relevant council concerned.

The purpose of these reviews is to seek to ensure that:

  • All electors have reasonable access to voting facilities
  • Polling places are accessible to all electors including those with disabilities

2011 review

The last review undertaken by the council was in 2011 on the polling Districts/places within the Epsom & Ewell Borough boundaries only.

The information published for the 2011 review can be viewed below:-

Views were invited from electors within the district as well as from persons or bodies with expertise in relation to access to premises or facilities for persons with any form of disability and those representations that were received are available above.

The consultation closed at 5pm on 12 August 2011 and a report was presented to the strategy and resources committee on 15 November 2011. Following that committee a recommendation went to the council meeting on 13 December 2011. Minutes of the strategy and resources committee and council meeting can also be viewed

The outcome of the review resulted in no changes to any of the existing polling districts at this time however, there is an electoral review of Surrey County Council division boundaries currently being undertaken which may result in some changes at a later date. It was agreed to change one polling place in West Ewell ward and this new polling place will be used at all future elections held in the borough with immediate effect.

2014 review

The 2014 review was undertaken in July 2014 and views are invited from electors within the district as well as from persons or bodies with expertise in relation to access to premises or facilities for persons with any form of disability and those representations that were received are available below. 

Consultation documents from the 2014 review are available below:-

2018 Parliamentary boundary review

Information can be viewed regarding the review at the Town Hall, Epsom from 13 September to 5 December 2016 or on the Boundary Commission for England website.

Changes outside of reviews

Changes to polling places/stations can be made outside of a statutory review, if circumstances change to effect existing arrangements.  Smaller reviews maybe undertaken at anytime if required.  In the event of a change to an existing polling place/station, either permanent or temporary, voters will be notified of the change by the Returning Officer on the official poll card.

Need more help?

If you need more advice, please contact electoral services at the Town Hall, The Parade, Epsom Surrey, KT18 5BY Tel: 01372 732120 or 732152 or email: electoralservices@epsom-ewell.gov.uk