Number of councillors to be reduced in boundary shake-up

By Gareth Dennison | 01/11/2017

Number of councillors to be reduced in boundary shake-up

FINAL recommendations for new election boundaries in Rotherham have been announced for when the number of councillors is reduced.

There will be nine wards with three councillors and 16 represented by two, the Local Government Boundary Commission for England has said.

The arrangements — including cutting elected members by four to 59 — are set to be implemented by Parliament in time for the 2020 local polls.

Commission chairman Prof Colin Mellors said: “We are extremely grateful to people across Rotherham who took part in the review. We believe these recommendations deliver electoral fairness for voters as well as reflecting community ties throughout Rotherham.”

Changes made during consultation included adding Sledgate Lane and Moorlands to the new Thurcroft & Wickersley South ward and moving Golden Smithies Lane inside the Wath boundary.

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