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 Committee is confirming its draft recommendations, subject to the following amendments:
In Basingtoke & Deane the Committee is moving away from its draft recommendations for all divisions except for Loddon and Whitchurch & Clere division. In the remaining areas it is adopting a proposal put forward by a resident which will better reflect community identity and improve coterminosity ;
In East Hampshire it is proposing amendments to its Petersfield Rural and Petersfield Urban divisions to better reflect community identity;
In Eastleigh it is moving away from its Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh and Hiltingbury East & Eastleigh North divisions and is reverting to a locally generated proposal to better reflect community identity;
In Hart it is moving away from its Eversley & Yateley Hawley and Hawley, Frogmore & Hartley Wintney divisions in favour of an amendment put forward by a local town council to better reflect community identity;
Our final recommendations are for a council of 78 councillors, an increase of four, representing 75 divisions, an increase of one.
The boundaries of all existing divisions will be subject to change.
Map sheet 1illustrates in outline form the proposed divisions for Hampshire, including constituent borough wards and parishes.
Map sheet 2 includes 6 small maps illustrating the boundaries in Hampshire.
Map sheet 3includes 2 maps illustrating the boundaries in Hampshire.
Draft recommendations, published on 23 January 2004.
Large map 1illustrates in outline form the proposed divisions for Hampshire, including constituent borough wards and parishes.
Large map 2illustrates the proposed electoral divisions in Basingstoke & Deane, Havant, Hart and Rushmoor.
Large map 3illustrates the proposed electoral divisions in East Hampshire, Eastleigh and Gosport. A coterminous division is one which is made up of entire district or borough wards. Coterminosity across the county is calculated by the percentage of divisions that are made up of entire district or borough wards.
The Boundary Committee is a statutory committee of The Electoral Commission.