Boundary commission looking for thoughts on plans to redraw ward boundaries in Huntingdonshire
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The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking for the views of people in Huntingdonshire as it begins re-drawing ward boundaries across the district.
The commission has recommended that Huntingdonshire District Council retains all 52 of its councillors – but it is looking for advice from residents as to how the ward boundaries should be divided up in future.
The consultation is the first part of an electoral review currently taking place across the district.
In drawing up new boundaries, the commission says it aims to deliver electoral equality for voters in council elections so that each councillor represents roughly the same number of voters.
Professor Colin Mellors, chairman of the boundary commission, said: “We are asking local people and organisations to help us draw up new wards for Huntingdonshire. As we develop the recommendations, we will take into account local community identities as well as ensuring electoral equality for voters.
“If you have a view about which communities or neighbourhoods should be part of the same council ward, then we want to hear from you. And if you think a road, river or railway makes for a strong boundary between communities in your part of Huntingdonshire, then this consultation is for you.
“Your views will make a difference. We will carefully consider all evidence that is provided during this phase of the review whoever it is from and whether it applies to the whole of Huntingdonshire or just a small part of the district.”
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The draft findings of the commission’s consultation will be published in June, after which residents will be given another chance to have their say.
Residents have until April 4 to submit their views. Further information on the review and interactive maps of the existing wards can be found at www.consultation.lgbce.org.uk and www.lgbce.org.uk