§ Mr. Rendel
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the size of the electorate, and the name of(a) the largest and (b) the smallest of the three member wards in each of the metropolitan authorities in England; and which is the party of the councillors in each of these wards. 
§ Sir Paul Beresford
All wards in metropolitan authorities in England are three-member wards. The table shows, for each authority, the name and size of electorate of the largest and the smallest ward. Electorate numbers are based on 1995 electoral registers.29W
Largest Smallest District Ward Population Ward Population Dudley Amblecote 14,309 Netherton and Woodside 7,201 Sandwell Tipton Green 11,146 St. Paul's 8,147 Solihull Shirley South 13,510 Kingshurst 6,227 Walsall Bloxwich West 11,424 Pheasey 7,393 Wolverhampton Bilston North 10,991 Heath Town 8,123 West Yorkshire Bradford Odsal 12,790 Keighley South 9,816 Calderdale Greetland and Stainland 9,056 Illingworth 7,429 Kirklees Birstall and Birkenshaw 13,931 Deighton 10,067 Leeds Morley South 20,691 Hunslet 11,086 Wakefield Stanley and Altofts 13,773 Castleford Whitwood 9,776
The Department does not keep records of party political affiliations.