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The Boundary Committee announces proposals for electoral arrangements in North Wiltshire

12th September 2006

The Boundary Committee announces proposals for electoral arrangements in North Wiltshire

12th September 2006

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Final plans for new electoral arrangements in North Wiltshire are being submitted to The Electoral Commission today. The recommendations from The Boundary Committee for England mark the end of a review which began in July 2005. They include changes to ward boundaries across the district.

Pamela Gordon, Chair of the Committee said: 'In January 2006, a 12-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 person's vote should have the same value as another's.'

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

As part of its final recommendations, the Committee proposes an increase in council size from 53 to 54 councillors.

The Committees' reports are available on its website at www.boundarycommittee.org.uk or at council offices and at public libraries. Copies of the reports can also be obtained by writing to The Boundary Committee for England, Trevelyan House, Great Peter Street, London  SW1P 2HW.

For further information contact:

Anna McGlynn on 020 7271 0530 or Tabitha Cunniffe on 020 7271 0529

Out of Office hours 07789 920 414, Fax: 020 7271 0528

www.electoralcommission.org.uk

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Notes to editors:

1.  PDFs of maps are available on The Boundary Committee's website www.boundarycommittee.org.uk  For copyright permission, contact Ordnance Survey's helpline on 023 8030 5092.

2.  The present review of North Wiltshire began on 21 June 2005. Draft recommendations were published 31 January 2006 and are also available on the Committee's web site at www.boundarycommittee.org.uk

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