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York Ward Boundaries Consultation

City of York Council

10:31am 21st December 2012

Time is running out for residents to give their views in a public consultation on ward boundaries for City of York Council.

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is re-drawing local ward boundaries so that each councillor represents roughly the same number of voters.

The Commission is asking local people to put forward their suggestions for new electoral arrangements before 14 January 2013.

In September, the Local Government Boundary Commission for England agreed that the city should retain 47 councillors. The Commission is now re-drawing ward boundaries to ensure that each councillor represents a similar number of voters so that the value of your vote is the same regardless of where you live in York.

Max Caller, Chair of the Commission, said: “This is your last chance to influence the review before we publish draft recommendations for new ward boundaries across York.

“We are asking local people to help us make sure the new boundaries reflect the interests and identities of local communities. We also want to ensure that each councillor represents roughly the same number of voters.

“It doesn’t matter whether your views apply to the whole of the city or just a small part of it. We will take your evidence into account as we draw up our draft recommendations.”

Interactive maps of the current boundaries and more information on the review are available on the Commission’s website at consultation.lgbce.org.uk and www.lgbce.org.uk.

The Commission say they will consider all submissions made to it before it draws up draft recommendations which will be published in April 2013 when residents will have a further opportunity to have their say.

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