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The South Lanarkshire (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2006

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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2006 No. 377

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The South Lanarkshire (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2006

Made

22nd June 2006

Coming into force

14th July 2006

The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 17(2) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973(1) and giving effect to proposals submitted to them on 6th March 2006 by the Boundary Commission under section 17(1) of that Act regarding electoral arrangements for the area of South Lanarkshire Council, hereby make the following Order:

Citation, commencement and application

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the South Lanarkshire (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2006 and shall come into force on 14th July 2006.

(2) This Order shall apply only for the purposes of elections to be held after the date on which section 1 of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004(2) comes into force.

Interpretation

2.  In this Order–

(a)a reference to an electoral ward is a reference to that electoral ward as constituted in this Order; and

(b)“the deposited data” means the data recorded on the DVD-ROM–

(i)entitled “South Lanarkshire (Electoral Arrangements) 2006”; and

(ii)deposited with the Scottish Ministers at their offices at Victoria Quay, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ.

Electoral arrangements

3.—(1) The area of South Lanarkshire Council shall be divided into 20 electoral wards.

(2) The number and name of an electoral ward is as specified in columns 1 and 2 respectively of the Schedule to this Order.

(3) The number of councillors to be returned for an electoral ward is as specified in the entry in column 3 of the Schedule to this Order corresponding to that electoral ward.

(4) The boundaries of the electoral wards are as described by the deposited data.

TOM MCCABE

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

22nd June 2006

Article 3

SCHEDULEELECTORAL WARDS

Column 1Column 2Column 3
Number of electoral wardName of electoral wardNumber of councillors to be returned
1Clydesdale West4
2Clydesdale North3
3Clydesdale East3
4Clydesdale South3
5Avondale and Stonehouse4
6East Kilbride South3
7East Kilbride Central South3
8East Kilbride Central North4
9East Kilbride West3
10East Kilbride East3
11Rutherglen South3
12Rutherglen Central and North3
13Cambuslang West3
14Cambuslang East3
15Blantyre4
16Bothwell and Uddingston3
17Hamilton North and East3
18Hamilton West and Earnock4
19Hamilton South4
20Larkhall4

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order gives effect to proposals made by the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland for the future electoral arrangements for the area of South Lanarkshire Council. The area of South Lanarkshire Council is divided into 20 electoral wards as described in the Schedule to the Order. The proposals follow on the review of the whole of Scotland undertaken by the Commission in terms review under section 4(1) of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004. The Order applies only for the purposes of elections held after the coming into force of section 1 of that Act.

The Order describes the boundaries of the new electoral wards by means of data stored on a DVD-ROM. Copies of the DVD-ROM are to be deposited with and maps of the boundaries of the electoral wards are available (in hard copy or on line) from the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland and South Lanarkshire Council.

(1)

1973 c. 65. The functions of the Secretary of State transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46).

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