In August 2010, the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) announced that it would be conducting an electoral review of Surrey County Council. The review was triggered by the fact that levels of electoral representation have changed since the last review was completed in 2000 and 26 divisions (33%) have an electoral variance greater than 10%.
Following several stages of consultation, on 17 January 2012 the Commission published final recommendations for future electoral arrangements in Surrey County Council. The Surrey (Electoral Changes) Order 2012, to implement these recommendations for new division boundaries in Surrey, was then made on 10 July 2012 and published on 20 July 2012.
Full details of the review, including the County Council's responses to both stage 1 and stage 3 of the review, are available here.
The new electoral division arrangements for Surrey will come into force at the next scheduled county elections on 2 May 2013.