Mapped: how boundary changes have reshaped Birmingham for the 2018 election

Ahead of this week’s local elections in Birmingham we’ve put together a map showing the new political boundaries of the city — and the old political landscape it is about to replace.

You can explore the interactive map above. It has two layers: on top in black are the boundaries of the new wards for this week’s elections — with a number indicating how many councillors that ward will elect to Birmingham City Council. This has been superposed on a second layer showing the old wards (boundaries in white) and the winning party in the 2016 council elections.

Areas where colours bleed over the new black boundaries show where voters might see a change in representation.

To see which ward you now live in, use the zoom and pan controls.

Information on the new wards in this map is courtesy of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England.

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