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Andrew Scallan appointed Commission Deputy

22nd July 2019


Andrew Scallan CBE has been appointed Deputy Chair of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England.

Mr Scallan was first appointed as a Commissioner in November 2017 and takes up his enhanced role with immediate effect.

Chair of the Commission, Professor Colin Mellors OBE, said: “We are delighted that Andrew Scallan has taken up the position of Deputy Chair of the Commission. His insight and expertise in electoral law and practice are already enormous assets to the Commission and I am looking forward to working with him closely in his new role.”

Andrew Scallan commented: “I am looking forward to working with Colin and fellow Commissioners to make local democracy fairer and help councils across England to deliver effective local government to the people they represent.”

Andrew served as Director of Electoral Administration at the Electoral Commission for 10 years until January 2017 and was the Deputy Chief Counting Officer at the referendum on membership of the European Union in 2016. Before joining the Electoral Commission, he worked for Manchester City Council in a range of roles including democratic and regulatory services. He is also an Honorary Member of the Association of Electoral Administrators and is a former joint editor of Schofield's Election Law.

He was appointed CBE in January 2016 for services to electoral democracy.


Notes to editors:

1. The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is responsible for reviewing local authority electoral arrangements: defining ward and division boundaries for local elections and the number of councillors to be elected, as well as advising the Secretary of State on local government external boundaries and structures.