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LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN NORTHUMBERLAND AND LINCOLNSHIRE ELECTORAL ARRANGEMENTS

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New electoral arrangements for the district and borough councils in ...
New electoral arrangements for the district and borough councils in

Northumberland are on the way following the signing of Orders by local government minister Hilary Armstrong.

The Orders give effect to recommendations made by the Local

Government Commission for England in March last year, following a

programme of periodic electoral reviews in Northumberland. They

abolish the existing wards in the authorities and create new wards.

They also provide for the names and areas of, as well as numbers of

councillors for, the new wards.

The whole council elections due on 6 May 1999 will introduce the new

arrangements.

Alnwick

Changes Order creates 16 wards from the 17 at present.

Eleven of the existing wards are modified. Three are to be

represented by three members, eight by two members and five by a

single member giving a total of 30 councillors.

Berwick-upon-Tweed

Changes Order creates 17 new wards from the 16 at present.

Eleven of the existing wards are modified. Three are to be

represented by three members, six by two members and eight by a

single member giving a total of 29 councillors.

Blyth Valley

Changes Order creates 20 new wards from the 18 at present.

Thirteen of the existing wards are modified. Ten wards are to be

represented by three members and ten by two members giving a total of

50 councillors.

Castle Morpeth

Changes Order creates 20 new wards from the 21 at present.

Eleven of the existing wards are modified. Thirteen are to be

represented by two members and seven by a single member giving a

total of 33 councillors.

Tynedale

Changes Order creates 31 new wards from the 32 at present.

Fourteen of the existing wards are modified. Seventeen are to be

represented by one member, seven by two members and seven by three

members giving a total of 52 councillors.

Wansbeck

Changes Order creates 16 new wards. Fourteen of the

existing wards are modified. Thirteen are to be represented by three

members and three by two members giving a total of 45 councillors.

NEW ELECTORAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE DISTRICT AUTHORITIES IN LINCOLNSHIRE

Orders give effect to recommendations made by the Local

Government Commission for England in March last year, following a

programme of periodic electoral reviews in Lincolnshire. They abolish

the existing wards in the authorities and create new wards. They also

provide for the names and areas of, as well as numbers of councillors

for, the new wards.

Orders also make provision for whole council elections on 6 May

1999 on the basis of the new wards and provides for those districts

that elect by thirds (West Lindsey and Lincoln City) to return to

their normal electoral cycle in later years. They also provide for

some parish council elections to be rescheduled so that they continue

to coincide with the district wards in which they are placed.

of Boston

Changes Order creates 18 new wards from the 17 at present.

Three of the existing wards are unmodified. Two are to be represented

by three members, ten by two members and 6 by a single member giving

a total of 32 councillors.

Lincoln

Changes Order creates 11 new wards; 3 of the existing wards

are unmodified. All wards are to continue to be represented by three

members giving a total of 33 councillors.

East Lindsey

Changes Order creates 48 new wards. Thirteen of the

existing wards are unmodified. One is to be represented by three

members, ten by two members and 37 by a single member giving a total

of 60 councillors.

North Kesteven

Changes Order creates 30 wards. Six of the existing wards

are unmodified. Two are to be represented by three members, six by

two members and 22 by a single member giving a total of 40

councillors. It also includes an amendment to the boundaries of the

parishes of North Hykeham and Skellingthorpe.

South Holland

Changes Order creates 22 new wards from the 23 at present.

Nine of the existing wards are unmodified. Four are to be represented

by three members, eight by two members and 10 by a single member

giving a total of 38 councillors.

South Kesteven

Changes Order creates 34 new wards. Seven of the existing

wards are unmodified. Seven are to be represented by three members,

ten by two members and 17 by a single member giving a total of 58

councillors.

West Lindsey

Changes Order creates 25 new wards from the 26 at present.

Five wards are unmodified. Two wards are to be represented by three

members, eight by two members and 15 by a single member giving a

total of 37 councillors (as now).

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