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Pendle Council consults on a move to four yearly elections

Published: Monday, 30th July 2018


Pendle Council is considering whether to change its current cycle of elections from yearly to every four years.

This would mean all councillors would be up for election at the same time every four years, rather than a third of councillors every year.

A consultation has been launched to inform its decision and the Council is asking for views ahead of a special meeting to discuss this change on Tuesday 25 September.

Councillor Paul White, Leader of Pendle Council, said: “We pledged to move to four yearly elections in our manifesto, helping us to reduce the cost of running elections.

“If the change is made it is likely the first elections under the new system would be in May 2020.”

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Pendle Council is also proposing to reduce the number councillors from 49 to 30 from May 2020.

The Local Government Boundary Commission will carry out a formal electoral review and make recommendations.

These would then be the subject of a public consultation before a final decision is made.