The number of district councillors for Thanet could be axed by 20.
There are currently 56 councillors made up of 25 UKIP; 21 Conservative; 6 Labour; 2 Independent Group and 2 Independent councillors.
But at a meeting of the Boundary and Electoral Arrangements Working Party on September 28 a decision on whether to undertake a review to chop that number to 36 will take place.
The review by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England would examine the number, boundaries and names of wards and the number of councillors to be elected to each in Thanet.
A report to councillors outlines what an electoral review is and why the council is considering undertaking one. The report suggests a reduction in the number of councillors from 56 to approximately 36.
The council considered proposals for a single authority across Kent in March 2017, these proposals were not agreed by all of the four councils and so they did not progress.
Canterbury City Council (CCC) and Shepway District Council (SDC) have already undertaken electoral reviews to reduce the number of councillors and Dover District Council (DDC) has very recently agreed to undertake a review. This leaves Thanet as the only council in East Kent not to have taken the steps.
If changes are agreed that would likely be implemented at the May 2019 elections.
TDC has conducted some early comparisons with other local councils. TDC currently has a population to Cllr ratio of 2495:1 which is significantly higher than the ratios in both Canterbury and Shepway.
Canterbury has 39 councillors and Shepway has 30. Dover currently has 45 and is proposing to cut that to 33.
If councillors agree on the review the issue will then be considered by Full Council at its meeting on October 12.
If the review is passed at this meeting the process of examination and recommendations for new ward boundaries and councillor numbers will begin. Public consultation will follow.
The Boundary and Electoral Arrangements Working Party meeting takes place at 4.30 pm on Thursday, 28 September at the council offices in Margate.