08-Nov-2016

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England has published its final recommendations for new electoral arrangements for Huntingdonshire District Council.

Today’s publication follows public consultation on its draft proposals earlier this year and draws new boundaries for council wards across Huntingdonshire.

The Commission’s final recommendations propose that Huntingdonshire should be represented by 52 district councillors in the future - the same as the current arrangement. The recommendations also propose that those councillors should represent eight three-member wards, ten two-member wards and eight single-member wards across the district.

Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said: "We are extremely grateful to people across Huntingdonshire who took part in the review. The Commission has looked at all the evidence that was put forward during all phases of consultation."

Full details of the final recommendations are available on the Commission’s website.

The proposed new arrangements must now be implemented by Parliament. A draft Order – the legal document which brings into force the recommendations – will be laid in Parliament in the coming months. The draft Order provides for the new electoral arrangements to come into force at the council elections in 2018.