Views wanted on plans to cut Lincolnshire councillors and redraw electoral boundaries

Local people have one last chance to have their say on proposals that would cut the number of Lincolnshire County Councillors and redraw the electoral division boundaries in the area.

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England’s consultation over the draft proposals closes on Monday, February 8.

Plans indicate Lincolnshire County Council would have 70 county councillors in the future, seven fewer than the current arrangements.

Those councillors would then represent 70 single-member electoral divisions across the county.

The recommendations propose changes to division boundaries throughout the county.

Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said: “We are asking local people to log on to our website to have a look at our proposals for new division boundaries for Lincolnshire.

“We are keen to hear what local people think of the recommendations and to tell us if they agree with the proposals.

“If you don’t agree with the boundaries we have drawn, we would like to hear your alternatives.

“Our review aims to deliver electoral equality for voters in elections to Lincolnshire County Council.

“This means that each county councillor represents a similar number of electors so that everyone’s vote in county council elections is worth roughly the same regardless of where you live.

“We also aim to ensure that the council’s divisions reflect, as far as possible, the interests and identities of local communities across the county.

“We will consider all the submissions we receive whoever they are from and whether your evidence applies to the whole of Lincolnshire or just a part of the county.”

Local people can visit the commission’s interactive consultation portal here to look at detailed maps of the proposals.

The full recommendations and detailed maps are also available on the commission’s main website.


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