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New Electoral Arrangements for Selby District Council.

Selby District Council

11:06am 19th January 2014

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England published their final recommendations on Tuesday for new council ward borders in the Selby region.

The announcement has followed a twelve-week public consultation on draft proposals and reflects the changing needs of the constituency’s voters.

Chair of the Commission, Max Caller said: “We are extremely grateful to the people of Selby who took the time to send us their views.

“The Commission considered every piece of evidence it received before finalising  these recommendations.”

Selby Council is currently represented by 41 councillors but the Commission has suggested cutting this by ten in its new proposals.

Furthermore, in their final recommendations they would like to see these councillors representing eleven single-member, four two-member, and four three-member wards across the district.

Mark Crane, Leader of the Council told Minster FM: “This is a positive announcement for the district and will help us provide a better value for money for taxpayers’ in the area and reflect the needs of the electorate.”

The proposed new arrangements now have to be implemented by Parliament through a draft order over the next few months in the hope that they will come into force at the council elections in 2015.

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