Northfield District (constituency) would have fewer councillors, serving 9 smaller wards, as part of proposals to change ward boundaries across the city.
Northfield District currently has twelve councillors, with four wards – Northfield, Longbridge, Kings Norton and Weoley – each having three councillors on the city council.
Proposals would see the creation of 9 smaller wards, 8 with a single councillor with a newly boundaried Weoley ward having two – 10 councillors in total across the district.
The proposals come after a recommendation by the Kerslake Review into the performance of Birmingham City Council. It is suggested that smaller wards with a single councillor (or in same cases to) representing for four years would provide better consistency and stability in local governance.
The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people across Birmingham to comment on its draft proposals.
Current wards in Northfield District (each with 3 councillors):
- Kings Norton
Proposed wards in Northfield District (number of councillors in brackets):
- Allens Croft (1)
- Frankley (1)
- Hawkesley (1)
- Kings Norton (1)
- Northfield East (1)
- Northfield West (1)
- Rubery & Rednal (1)
- Weoley (2)
- West Heath (1)