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The West Lothian (Electoral Arrangements) Councillor Numbers Order 2011

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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2011 No. 332

Local Government

The West Lothian (Electoral Arrangements) Councillor Numbers Order 2011

Made

13th September 2011

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

15th September 2011

Coming into force

3rd November 2011

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 17(2) and 24(4) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973(1) and all other powers enabling them to do so and giving effect without modifications to proposals submitted to them on 14th June 2011 by the Boundary Commission under section 16(3) of that Act regarding electoral arrangements for the area of West Lothian Council.

Citation, commencement and application

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the West Lothian (Electoral Arrangements) Councillor Numbers Order 2011 and comes into force on 3rd November 2011.

(2) This Order applies only for the purposes of elections to be held on or after 3rd May 2012.

Number of Councillors

2.  The number of councillors to be returned for West Lothian Council local government electoral ward number 8, Bathgate, is 4(2).

Amendment of the West Lothian (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2006

3.  In the Schedule to the West Lothian (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2006(3) (electoral wards) in column 3 of the entry for ward number 8, Bathgate, for “3” substitute “4”.

AILEEN CAMPBELL

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

13th September 2011

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order sets the number of councillors to be returned for the West Lothian Council electoral ward of Bathgate at 4 and amends the entry relating to councillor numbers in the West Lothian (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2006 (electoral wards) accordingly.

(1)

1973 c.65. Section 24 has been amended but those amendments are not relevant for the purposes of this Order. The functions of the Secretary of State were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c.46).

(2)

The numbers and names of electoral wards for West Lothian are specified in the Schedule to the West Lothian (Electoral Arrangements) Order (S.S.I. 2006/535).

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