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Final plans for new electoral arrangements in Telford & Wrekin are being submitted to The Electoral Commission today. The recommendations from The Boundary Committee for England mark the end of a year-long review. They include changes to ward boundaries across the district.
Pamela Gordon, Committee Chair said: 'The review of Telford and Wrekin began in March 2001. During Autumn 2001 a successful public consultation on the draft recommendations was carried out and the responses received have led us to confirm the proposals without modification.
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 improvements in electoral equality we are recommending today meet that objective without disrupting community interests.'
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.
The Committee is confirming the draft recommendations as final. The Committee's proposals are for 54 councillors for Telford and Wrekin (no change) representing 33 wards (reduced from 34).
The Committee's report is available at the Council offices and at public libraries. Copies of the report can also be obtained by writing to the Boundary Committee for England, Trevelyan House, Great Peter Street, London SW1P 2HW.
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