Boundary Commission suggests South Bucks loses 12 councillors
A REPORT has recommended cutting 12 councillors from South Bucks District Council.
The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England has published its final recommendations for new electoral arrangements.
A draft order to implement the recommendations will be brought before parliament in a few months, ready for the 2015 elections.
The report follows a 12- week public consultation and draws new boundaries for each council ward.
The commission recommened South Bucks be represented by 28 councillors, 12 fewer than it has currently.
The recommendations also suggest six threemember wards, four twomember wards and two one-member wards.
Chairman Max Caller said: “The commission considered every piece of evidence it received before finalising recommendations.
“Across the district, we have sought to balance the views expressed to us by local people with the criteria we must apply when we are deciding on new electoral arrangements.
“As such, we believe these recommendations deliver electoral equality for voters as well as reflecting the identities of communities across South Bucks.”