Bargate (ward)

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Bargate Ward

The Bargate, from which the area takes its name.
Bargate Ward is located in Southampton
Bargate Ward
Bargate Ward
Bargate Ward shown within Southampton
Area 3.7 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Population 20,926 [1][2]
• Density 5,656/km2 (14,650/sq mi)
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district SO14
Dialling code 023
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
50°54′N 1°24′W / 50.90°N 1.40°W / 50.90; -1.40Coordinates: 50°54′N 1°24′W / 50.90°N 1.40°W / 50.90; -1.40

Bargate Ward is an Electoral Ward in the Unitary Authority of Southampton, England. It covers Southampton City Centre, and stretches as far as Ocean Village and St Mary's to the east, and West Quay and The Polygon to the west. Bargate Ward had 18,762 residents in the 2011 Census, which had risen to an estimated 20,926 in mid 2015.[1] [3]

The ward takes its name from the Bargate, the northern gate of the old City Walls which still stands today, and is bounded by (clockwise from West) Freemantle Ward, Bevois Ward, Peartree Ward and Woolston Ward.

Boundary Changes[edit]

Under the Boundary Committee Review recommendations, implemented in 2002, Bargate Ward was reduced in size to deal with rapid population growth. In 1999 there had been 12,714 registered voters, and this figure was expected to rise to 14,025 by 2004. The boundary changes resulted in almost a quarter of its electorate being shifted to Bevois and Freemantle wards, making the adjusted electorate 9,746 in 1999, with a projected 10,801 in 2004.[4]

As part of the size reduction, Southampton City Council had proposed that the ward be renamed Town Ward. The Labour Party suggested that “the name Bargate may be more appropriate", and with support from the Conservative Party, the original name stood.[4]


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