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PROPOSALS FOR ELECTORAL ARRANGEMENTS IN EAST SUSSEX

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Final plans for new electoral arrangements in East Sussex are being submitted to The Electoral Commission today (av...
Final plans for new electoral arrangements in East Sussex are being submitted to The Electoral Commission today (available here). The recommendations from The Boundary Committee for England mark the end of a review which began in December 2002. They include changes to division boundaries across the area.

Pamela Gordon, Chair of the Committee said: In January 2004, an eight-week period of public consultation on the draft recommendations began. The responses lead to some changes to our original proposals. The aim of the review has been to ensure that, as far as possible, one persons vote should have the same value as anothers. The improvements in electoral equality we are recommending today meet that objective without disrupting community interests.

The Electoral Commission is now responsible for deciding the outcome of the Committees recommendations and all further correspondence should be addressed to The Secretary, The Electoral Commission, Trevelyan House, Great Peter Street, London SW1P 2HW.

All divisions are based on district wards which have changed as a result of district council reviews and therefore the boundaries of all divisions will be subject to change. The Committee is confirming its draft recommendations subject to the following amendments:

In Lewes district the Committee is proposing five new division names, in Rother district it is proposing four new division names and in Wealden district it is proposing two new division names;

In Wealden district, the Committee is proposing that the single-member Crowborough North and Crowborough divisions should be replaced with a two-member Crowborough division. It is also proposing that a two-member Hailsham & Herstmonceux division should replace the existing single-member Hailsham North, Herstmonceux & Ninfield and Hailsham South divisions;

Our final recommendations are for a council of 49 councillors representing 44 divisions.

Notes

Map 1illustrates the proposed electoral divisions for East Sussex, including constituent district wards and parishes.

Map 2illustrates the proposed divisions in Newhaven in Lewes district.

Draft recommendations, published on 13 January 2004.

Map 1illustrates the proposed electoral divisions for Newhaven, in Lewes district.

Large map 1illustrates in outline form the proposed divisions for East Sussex, including constituent district wards and parishes.

The Boundary Committee is a statutory committee of The Electoral Commission.

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