Local electoral arrangements finalised for Huntingdonshire District Council
The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England has published its final recommendations for new electoral arrangements for Huntingdonshire District Council.
Today’s publication follows public consultation on its draft proposals earlier this year and draws new boundaries for each council ward across Huntingdonshire.
The Commission’s final recommendations propose that Huntingdonshire should be represented by 52 district councillors in the future: the same as the current arrangement. The recommendations also propose that those councillors should represent eight three-member wards, ten two-member wards and eight single-member wards across the district.
Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said, “We are extremely grateful to people across Huntingdonshire who took part in the review. The Commission has looked at all the evidence that was put forward during all phases of consultation.
Full details of the final recommendations are available on the Commission’s website at www.lgbce.org.uk.
The proposed new arrangements must now be implemented by Parliament. A draft Order – the legal document which brings into force the recommendations – will be laid in Parliament in the coming months. The draft Order provides for the new electoral arrangements to come into force at the council elections in 2018.
For further information contact the Commission’s press office on: 0330 500 1525 / 1250 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to editors:
- The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is responsible for reviewing local authority electoral arrangements, e.g. defining boundaries for local elections and the number of councillors to be elected and – separately - for conducting reviews of local government external boundaries and structure.
- The review has only considered council ward boundaries. It is a separate undertaking from the review of parliamentary constituency boundaries which is led by a different organisation, under unrelated rules and on a different timetable.
- Full details of the Commission’s final recommendations (including maps) can be viewed at: /current-reviews/eastern/cambridgeshire/huntingdonshire .