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Have your say on new political map of Pendle

Published: Tuesday, 30th July 2019

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Issued on behalf of The Local Government Boundary Commission for England

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people across Pendle Borough Council to comment on its draft proposals for new council ward boundaries.

A 10-week public consultation on the recommendations begins today (30 July) and will end on 7 October 2019. The consultation is open to anyone who wants to have their say on new council wards, ward boundaries and ward names across Pendle.

The Commission’s draft recommendations propose that Pendle should have 33 councillors in future: this is 16 fewer than present. The recommendations also outline how those councillors should represent 11 three-councillor wards across the borough.

The full recommendations and detailed interactive maps are available on the Commission’s website at consultation.lgbce.org.uk and www.lgbce.org.uk. Hard copies of the Commission’s report and maps will also be available to view at Council buildings.

Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said: “We are publishing proposals for a new pattern of wards across Pendle and we are keen to hear what local people think of the recommendations.

“Over the next 10 weeks, we are asking local people to tell us if they agree with the proposals or if not, how they can be improved. 

“Our review aims to deliver electoral equality for local voters. This means that each councillor represents a similar number of people, so that everyone’s vote in council elections is worth roughly the same, regardless of where you live.

“We also want to ensure that our proposals reflect the interests and identities of local communities across Pendle and that the pattern of wards can help the council deliver effective local government for local people.

“We will consider all the submissions we receive, whoever they are from and whether your evidence applies to the whole borough or just a part of it."

The Commission wants to hear as much evidence as possible to develop final recommendations for Pendle. If you would like to make a submission to the Commission, please write or email us by 7 October 2019.

The Review Officer (Pendle)

Local Government Boundary Commission for England

1st Floor, Windsor House

50 Victoria Street

London SW1H 0TL

Email: reviews@lgbce.org.uk

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Have your say directly through the Commission’s consultation portal 

View the dedicated web page for the Pendle electoral review