The Local Government Boundary Commission for England released its recommendations on Mole Valley Ward Boundaries on 6 September 2022
These recommendations will now go to Parliament for approval but can be considered as being final, coming into effect for the May 2023 local elections. For years, we have had elections in three years out of four but the Independents argued in favour of having one election every four years, and having one Councillor for each ward. This would be less confusing for the electorate and they would get to know their own Councillor more easily.
The Liberal Democrat Administration at Mole Valley District Council refused repeated requests by the Ashtead Independents (supported by the Conservatives) to change the system as outlined above so we will continue to have elections three years out of four. This is supposed to allow all electors to have a chance to vote every year there is an election; but this has been a source of confusion for many voters where some wards had an election and others not.