People Urged to Give Views on York Council Boundary Changes
11:50am 14th June 2013
The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is currently consulting local people on its draft proposals for new ward boundaries across York. The consultation closes on 5 August 2013.
The Commission’s draft recommendations propose that City of York Council should have 47 councillors in the future, the same as the current arrangements. The proposals mean those councillors would represent four single-member, eight two-member and nine three-member wards across the city.
The recommendations propose changes to ward boundaries across York.
Max Caller, Chair of the Commission, said: “We are asking local people to log on to our website and have a look at our proposals for new boundaries across York. We are keen to hear what local people think of the recommendations and to tell us if they agree with the proposals. If you don’t agree with the boundaries we have drawn, we would like to hear your alternatives.
“Our review aims to deliver electoral equality for voters in local elections. This means that each councillor represents a similar number of electors so that everyone’s vote in council elections is worth roughly the same regardless of where you live. We also aim to ensure that the council’s wards reflect, as far as possible, the interests and identities of local communities across York.
“We will consider all the submissions we receive whoever they are from and whether your evidence applies to the whole city or just a part of it.”
Local people can visit the Commission’s interactive consultation portal at consultation.lgbce.org.uk to look at detailed maps of the Commission’s proposals and get all the advice they need to make a submission during the consultation.
The full recommendations and detailed maps are also available on the Commission’s main website at: www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/yorkshire-and-humberside/north-yorkshire/city-of-york-fer
Hard copies of the Commission’s report and maps have also been made available to view at council buildings and libraries.
The Commission wants to hear as much evidence as possible in order to develop final recommendations for York. If you would like to make a submission to the Commission, please write to us or email by 5 August 2013:
The Review Officer (York)
Local Government Boundary Commission for England
76-86 Turnmill Street
London EC1M 5LG
Or email: email@example.com
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