Residents asked to help draw up new political line-up for Newark and Sherwood District Council

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The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking residents for their help to draw up a new pattern of council wards for Newark and Sherwood District Council.

Following a six-week public consultation, the Commission has also announced that it will recommend the council should have 38 councillors in the future, eight fewer than the current arrangements.

In drawing up new boundaries, the Commission aims to deliver electoral equality for voters in council elections so that each councillor represents roughly the same number of voters.

The review also aims to ensure that the new council wards reflect, as far as possible, the interests and identities of communities across the district.

Max Caller, chairman of the Commission, said: “The starting point of an electoral review is for the Commission to take a view on the number of councillors who should represent the authority in future.

“Your views will make a difference. We will carefully consider all evidence that is provided during this phase of the review whoever it is from and whether it applies to the whole district or just a small part of it.”

Residents have until 5th August 2013 to submit their views.

For further info visit www.lgbce.org.uk.