Nearly a quarter of all councils having elections on 2 May (five new merged councils, nine unitaries and 42 districts) will be using a new set of ward boundaries next week. Is that relevant? Yes.
We’re in the biggest year of the local electoral cycle. No fewer than 248 councils in England have elections.
The good news for anyone thinking the UK has too little democracy is that there are going to be two rounds of major elections in May.