Five county councillors set to be axed across Warwickshire

First published in News

PEOPLE in Warwickshire are being asked for their help in drawing up a new pattern of electoral divisions for Warwickshire County Council as it is recommended five councillors should be axed.

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is holding a consultation as the first part of an electoral review which will re-draw division boundaries across the whole county.

The commission has also announced that it is minded to recommend that the county council should have 57 county councillors in the future, five fewer than the current arrangements.

Max Caller, chair of the commission, said: “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, parishes or neighbourhoods should be part of the same county division, then we want to hear from you.

"If you think a road, river or railway makes for a strong boundary between communities in your part of Warwickshire, then this consultation is for you. Your views will make a difference."

Local people have until Monday, June 23 to submit their views.

Further information on the review and interactive maps of the existing boundaries can be found at consultation.lgbce.org.uk and lgbce.org.uk.

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