Electoral review of Lincolnshire: Draft recommendations
The Local Government
Boundary Commission for England has published draft recommendations on the
future electoral arrangements for Lincolnshire County Council. Today is the
start of an eight week public consultation on the Commission's draft
recommendations on new division boundaries across Lincolnshire. The consultation
closes on 8 February 2016.
The draft recommendation affecting Welton is:
54. As a result of our proposed division boundaries and having regard to the statutory criteria set out in schedule 2 to the 2009 Act, we are providing revised parish electoral arrangements for Welton parish. Draft recommendation Welton Parish Council should comprise nine councillors, as at present, representing two wards: Well (returning four members) and Ryland (returning five members). The proposed parish ward boundaries are illustrated and named on Map 1.
Please respond at https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/5183 as soon as possible.
View the draft recommendations
You can view the Commission's draft recommendations at https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/5183 where you can find interactive maps, a report and guidance on how to have your say. The Commission has not finalised its conclusions and now invites representations on the draft recommendations.
A summary outlining the Commission's draft recommendations, a copy of the letter to the Chief Executive of Lincolnshire County Council, an interactive map of the Commission's recommendations for Lincolnshire, electorate figures and guidance on how to propose new wards is available on the consultation area at: https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/5183. Further information about the review and the Commission’s work is also published on our website at: http://www.lgbce.org.uk/current-reviews/east-midlands/lincolnshire/lincolnshire-county-council.
Have your say
We encourage everyone who has a view on the draft recommendations to contact us whether you support them or whether you wish to propose alternative arrangements.
Before finalising the recommendations, the Commission will consider every representation received during consultation whether it is submitted by an individual, a local group or an organisation. We will weigh each submission against the criteria the Commission must follow when drawing up electoral arrangements:
· To deliver electoral equality where each county councillor represents roughly the same number of electors as others across the county.
· That the pattern of divisions should, as far as possible, reflect the interests and identities of local communities.
· That the electoral arrangements should provide for effective and convenient local government.
In addition, the council has also asked the Commission to conduct a ‘single-member division review’. Following the council’s request for such a review, the draft recommendations provide for 70 single member divisions across the county.
It is important that you take account of the criteria if you are suggesting an alternative pattern of divisions. You can find additional guidance and information about previous electoral reviews on our website to help you or your organisation make a submission.
Get in touch
The Commission welcomes comments on the recommendations report by 8 February 2016. Representations should be made:
Through our interactive consultation portal where you can explore the maps of the recommendations, draw your own boundaries and supply comments at: https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/5183.