Electoral boundaries

Electoral boundaries define the area that each councillor represents.

Parliamentary Constituency Boundary Review

The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) has been asked to make independent recommendations about where the boundaries of English constituencies should be.

Have your say on their proposals.

Boundaries in Richmond

The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames is divided by the river Thames into two constituencies, Twickenham and Richmond Park. Richmond Park also takes in some parts of Kingston.

These constituencies are represented by two Members of Parliament elected in General Elections.

The Borough is divided into 18 wards, each represented by three local Councillors. These Councillors are elected every four years in Local Elections.

You can find out your current electoral areas and polling station in My Richmond.

The Ordnance Survey website allows you to create useful maps showing borough and ward boundaries.

Changes to boundaries

Any changes to electoral boundaries are made independently by the Boundary Commission for England (BCE) and the Local Government Boundary Commission.

Parliamentary Constituency Boundary Review

Section 6 of the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 postponed the next Parliamentary Constituencies boundary review until 2018 with effect from 23 April 2013.

The Boundary Commission for England are holding a independent consultation on this review.

Find out how you can get involved in the Parliamentary Constituencies boundary review.

Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places

Regulations require all local authorities to review their polling districts and polling places every four years.

In accordance with the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013, every Council in England and Wales must undertake and complete a review of all of the polling districts and polling places in its area within a 16 month period commencing from 1 October 2013.

The last public consultation for this review ran from 1 October to 8 November 2013.

Proposed ward name change consultation

In 2009, proposals were received to change the name of two wards. These were the subject of a public consultation and then debated by Council who determined that the proposal to change the name of Hampton Wick and Fulwell and Hampton Hill wards be rejected.

View the report from the Extraordinary Council Meeting held on Tuesday 20 October 2009.

Updated: 1 March 2018