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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2013 No. 115

Local Government

The Aberdeen City (Electoral Arrangements) Variation Order 2013

Made

28th March 2013

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

3rd April 2013

Coming into force

1st June 2013

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 26 and 233 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973(1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.

In accordance with section 26(2) of that Act they sent copies of a draft Order to such local authorities, public authorities and community councils as appeared to them to be concerned and gave public notice that the draft Order has been prepared, that a copy of it was available for inspection at specified locations, that representations with respect to the draft Order might be made to them and of the timescales within which those representations could be made.

In accordance with section 26(3) of that Act the Scottish Ministers have considered the representations made with respect to the draft Order and have made this Order in the form of the draft with modifications.

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1.  This Order may be cited as the Aberdeen City (Electoral Arrangements) Variation Order 2013 and comes into force on 1st June 2013.

Variation of the Schedule to the Aberdeen City (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2006

2.  The following variations are made to column 2 of the Schedule to the Aberdeen City (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2006(2) (electoral wards)—

(a)for “Kingswells/Sheddocksley” substitute “Kingswells/Sheddocksley/Summerhill”;

(b)for “Northfield” substitute “Northfield/Mastrick North”;

(c)for “Hilton/Stockethill” substitute “Hilton/Woodside/Stockethill”; and

(d)for “Kincorth/Loirston” substitute “Kincorth/Nigg/Cove”.

DEREK MACKAY

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

28th March 2013

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order varies column 2 of the Schedule to the Aberdeen City (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2006 (electoral wards) by substituting new names for electoral wards 3, 4, 5 and 13 as set out in article 2.

The Order is not subject to any parliamentary procedure, in terms of section 26 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973. The Scottish Ministers published notification of a draft Order in two newspapers circulating in the Aberdeen area on 31st October 2012, made copies available electronically and copies were also made available at Aberdeen City Council offices, including offices in the relevant wards. Representations were invited by 31st December 2012.

Representations were received about the proposed renaming of one ward, which Ministers considered and determined that the ward name should remain unchanged. It is not included in this Order. No representations were received in respect of the four wards that this Order renames.

(1)

1973 c.65. There is an amendment to section 233(1) but it is not relevant to 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).

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