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Residents’ views on political boundaries changes sought
8:29am Thursday 25th October 2012 in News
RESIDENTS in Selby and York have been urged to have their say on local political boundaries.
A six-week consultation has been launched by the Local Government Boundary Commission to determine how many councillors should sit on Selby District Council, following a proposal to reduce them from 41 to 31.
In York, the commission has suggested the current number of 47 remain, but has urged the public to have their say on redrawing wards for City of York Council, to ensure each councillor represents roughly the same number of voters.
The current phase of consultation for Selby closes on December 3. York residents have until January 14. Final recommendations are due to be published in January and the new arrangements would come into effect for the council elections in 2015.
Residents should write to The Review Officer (Selby or York), Local Government Boundary Commission for England, Layden House, 76-86 Turnmill Street, London EC1M 5LG, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to consultation.lgbce.org.uk to have their say.
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