Coun­cil ward bound­aries could be moved

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang’s coun­cil ward bound­aries are set to be moved.

the Lo­cal govern­ment Boundary Com­mis­sion for scot­land sub­mit­ted their find­ings from a re­view of ward bound­aries across scot­land.

pro­posed changes to the lo­cal wards have been in­cluded in the sub­mis­sion.

also in­cluded was a cut in sLC coun­cil­lor num­bers to 64, although this will not af­fect the lo­cal area.

If the pro­posed changes are adopted by the scot­tish govern­ment, large parts of Burn­side will be­come part of the Ruther­glen south ward.

Cur­rently, the boundary runs down Burn­side Road and stonelaw Road to grey­stone av­enue.

un­der the new plans, this would ex­tend east­wards to part of East Kil­bride Road and run down Hawthorn Walk. Ruther­glen Cen­tral and north’s boundary would be ex­tended south­wards to in­cor­po­rate over­toun park and parts of Calder­wood.

Cam­bus­lang East would lose Vi­car­land, with the new bor­der with Cam­bus­lang West ex­tend­ing as far east as the rail­way bridge on Hamilton Road.

un­der the re­view, Ruther­glen south would have an elec­torate of 10,865, Ruther­glen Cen­tral and north will be 11,322, Cam­bus­lang West 11,937 and Cam­bus­lang East 11,568.

Lo­cal govern­ment Boundary Com­mis­sion for scot­land say the pro­pos­als would en­sure rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the elec­torate within coun­cil ar­eas will be more evenly shared be­tween coun­cil­lors.

they also say across scot­land there will be greater eq­uity in elec­toral rep­re­sen­ta­tion. Com­mis­sion chair Ron­nie Hinds said: “the leg­is­la­tion which gov­erns our re­views places equal­ity of rep­re­sen­ta­tion at the heart of what we do and we have de­liv­ered a set of rec­om­men­da­tions that sig­nif­i­cantly im­proves elec­toral par­ity across scot­land and so pro­vides for fairer lo­cal democ­racy and more ef­fec­tive lo­cal govern­ment .”

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