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The Fife (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2016

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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2016 No. 276

Local Government

The Fife (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2016

Made

13th September 2016

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

14th September 2016

Coming into force

30th September 2016

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 17(2) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973(1) and all other powers enabling them to do so. This Order gives effect to proposals submitted to them on 26th May 2016 by the Boundary Commission under section 17(1) of that Act regarding electoral arrangements for the area of Fife Council.

Citation, commencement and application

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Fife (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2016 and comes into force on 30th September 2016.

(2) This Order applies only for the purposes of an election to be held on or after 4th May 2017.

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 “Fife (Electoral Arrangements) 2016”; and

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

Electoral arrangements

3.—(1) The area of Fife Council is divided into 22 electoral wards.

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

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

JOE FITZPATRICK

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

13th September 2016

Article 3

SCHEDULEELECTORAL WARDS

Column 1

Number of electoral ward

Column 2

Name of electoral ward

Column 3

Number of councillors to be returned

1West Fife and Coastal Villages3
2Dunfermline North3
3Dunfermline Central4
4Dunfermline South4
5Rosyth3
6Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay4
7Cowdenbeath4
8Lochgelly, Cardenden and Benarty4
9Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy3
10Kirkcaldy North3
11Kirkcaldy Central3
12Kirkcaldy East3
13Glenrothes West and Kinglassie3
14Glenrothes North, Leslie and Markinch4
15Glenrothes Central and Thornton3
16Howe of Fife and Tay Coast3
17Tay Bridgehead3
18St Andrews4
19East Neuk and Landward3
20Cupar3
21Leven, Kennoway and Largo4
22Buckhaven, Methil and Wemyss Villages4

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 Fife Council. The area of Fife Council is divided into 22 electoral wards as described in the schedule of the Order. This Order applies only for the purposes of an election to be held on or after 4th May 2017.

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 Fife Council.

(1)

1973 c.65. 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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