Setting new political boundaries

PEOPLE across Derbyshire are being asked to have their say on draft proposals for new electoral arrangements for Derbyshire County Council.

A ten-week public consultation on the recommendations ends on June 8 and the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is urging people to have their say on new electoral divisions, division boundaries and division names across the county.

The Commission’s draft recommendations propose that Derbyshire County Council should have 64 county councillors in the future – the same as the current arrangements.

The proposals would mean those councillors would represent 60 single-member and two two-member electoral divisions across Derbyshire.

The full recommendations and detailed maps are available on the Commission’s website at www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/east-midlands/derbyshire/derbyshire-electoral-review. Hard copies will also be available to view at council buildings and libraries.

Max Caller, Chair of the Commission, said: “Our review aims to deliver electoral equality for Derbyshire’s voters. This means that each county councillor represents a similar number of people so that everyone’s vote in county council elections is worth roughly the same regardless of where you live.”

To have your say, write to The Review Officer (Derbyshire), Local Government Boundary Commission for England, Layden House, 76-86 Turnmill Street, London, EC1M 5LG or email reviews@lgbce.org.uk.