Bound­ary Com­mis­sion sug­gests South Bucks loses 12 coun­cil­lors

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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.”


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