Council ward boundaries could be moved
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 .”