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Significant differences will be in place for Worcester City Council elections when the polls open on 2 May 2024.

Major changes are being made to the electoral ward boundaries, following a review by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE). The LGBCE’s recommendations have now received Parliamentary assent and have been written into law.

This means that some residents will be voting in a different ward on 2 May 2024 to the one they last cast their vote in.

The number of city councillors will remain at 35 but that they will be split across 16 wards, instead of the current 15.

The main changes to Worcester’s electoral wards are:

  • The current Cathedral ward will be split in two new wards, named Fort Royal and Cathedral
  • The current Gorse Hill and Warndon wards will be merged to form a new ward named Warndon & Elbury Park
  • The boundary between the current wards of Bedwardine and St John are being significantly changed to allow the creation of a new ward, named Dines Green & Grove Farm. The southern part of the old Bedwardine ward will be renamed Lower Wick & Pitmaston.

Some wards are also being renamed, and there are minor boundary changes between most of the remaining wards.

Further information is available on the LGBCE website.


Explore the changes to the ward boundaries in the interactive map


Ward name Number of councillors
Arboretum 2
Battenhall 2
Cathedral 2
Claines 3
Dines Green & Grove Farm 2
Fort Royal 2
Leopard Hill 2
Lower Wick & Pitmaston 2
Nunnery 3
Rainbow Hill 2
St Clement 2
St John’s 2
St Nicholas 2
St Peter’s Parish 2
St Stephen 2
Warndon & Elbury Park 3
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