The electorate in South Ribble are being asked how many councillors they think should represent South Ribble Borough Council in the future.

The six-week public consultation is the first part of an electoral review by the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England which will also consider changes to the number, names and boundaries of the council’s wards.

The commission has considered evidence submitted to it by the council and is now consulting residents on a proposal that would see the authority represented by 50 councillors in future, five fewer than at the moment.

Max Caller, chair of the commission, said: “If you don’t agree that South Ribble should be represented by 50 councillors, we want you to tell us your alternative and why you think there should be more, or fewer, members of the council in the future.

“Once we have taken a view on the number of councillors, we will re-draw ward boundaries to accommodate those elected members and we will ask local people to have their say during that process as well.”

Further information about the review is online at

Residents can have their say at or email