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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2006 No. 558

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The Na h-Eileanan an Iar (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2006

Made

20th November 2006

Coming into force

28th November 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, with modifications, to proposals submitted to them on 10th April 2006 by the Boundary Commission under section 17(1) of that Act regarding electoral arrangements for the area of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, hereby make the following Order:

Citation, commencement and application

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Na h-Eileanan an Iar (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2006 and shall come into force on 28th November 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 “Na h-Eileanan an Iar (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 Comhairle nan Eilean Siar shall be divided into 9 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

20th November 2006

Article 3

SCHEDULEELECTORAL WARDS

Column 1Column 2Column 3
Number of electoral wardName of electoral wardNumber of councillors to be returned
1Barraigh, Bhatarsaigh, Eirisgeigh agus Uibhist a Deas4
2Beinn na Foghla agus Uibhist a Tuath3
3Na Hearadh agus Ceann a Deas nan Loch3
4Sgir'Uige agus Ceann a Tuath nan Loch3
5Sgire an Rubha3
6Steòrnabhagh a Deas4
7Steòrnabhagh a Tuath4
8Loch a Tuath3
9An Taobh Siar agus Nis4

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order gives effect with minor modifications to proposals made by the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland for the future electoral arrangements for the area of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar. The area of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is divided into 9 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 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 Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.

(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).