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The Scarborough (Electoral Changes) Order 2018

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This is a draft item of legislation. This draft has since been made as a UK Statutory Instrument: The Scarborough (Electoral Changes) Order 2018 No. 853

Draft Order laid before Parliament under section 59(9) of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009; draft to lie for forty days pursuant to section 6(1) of the Statutory Instruments Act 1946, during which period either House of Parliament may resolve that the Order be not made.

Draft Statutory Instruments

2018 No.

Local Government, England

The Scarborough (Electoral Changes) Order 2018

Made

Coming into force in accordance with article 1(2) and (3)

Under section 58(4) of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009(1) (“the Act”) the Local Government Boundary Commission for England(2) (“the Commission”) published a report dated April 2018 stating its recommendations for changes to the electoral arrangements for the borough of Scarborough. The Commission has decided to give effect to the recommendations.

A draft of the instrument has been laid before Parliament and a period of forty days has expired since the day on which it was laid and neither House has resolved that the instrument be not made.

The Commission makes the following Order in exercise of the power conferred by section 59(1) of the Act.

Citation and commencement

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Scarborough (Electoral Changes) Order 2018.

(2) This article and article 2 come into force on the day after the day on which this Order is made.

(3) Articles 3 and 4 come into force—

(a)for the purpose of proceedings preliminary or relating to the election of councillors, on the day after the day on which this Order is made;

(b)for all other purposes, on the ordinary day of election of councillors(3) in 2019.

Interpretation

2.—(1) In this Order, “the map” means the map marked “Map referred to in the Scarborough (Electoral Changes) Order 2018”, held by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England(4).

(2) Where a boundary is shown on the map as running along a road, railway line, footway, watercourse or similar geographical feature, it is to be treated as running along the centre line of the feature.

Wards of the borough of Scarborough and number of councillors

3.—(1) The existing wards of the borough of Scarborough are abolished.

(2) The borough of Scarborough is divided into 20 wards as listed in the first column of the table in Schedule 1.

(3) Each ward comprises the area identified on the map by reference to the name of the ward.

(4) The number of councillors to be elected for each ward is the number specified in relation to that ward in the second column of the table in Schedule 1.

Wards of the parish of Whitby

4.—(1) The existing wards of the parish of Whitby are abolished.

(2) The parish of Whitby is divided into the seven parish wards listed in the first column of the table in Schedule 2.

(3) Each parish ward comprises the area identified on the map by reference to the name of the parish ward.

(4) The number of councillors to be elected for each parish ward is the number specified in relation to that ward in the second column of the table in Schedule 2.

Sealed with the seal of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England

Name

Chief Executive

Local Government Boundary Commission for England

Date

Article 3

SCHEDULE 1Names of wards and number of councillors

(1)

Name of borough ward

(2)

Number of councillors

Burniston & Cloughton1
Castle3
Cayton2
Danby & Mulgrave2
Derwent Valley & Moor2
Eastfield3
Esk Valley2
Falsgrave & Stepney3
Filey3
Fylingdales & Ravenscar1
Hunmanby2
Mayfield2
Newby3
Northstead3
Scalby2
Seamer2
Streonshalh2
Weaponness & Ramshill3
Whitby West Cliff2
Woodlands3

Article 4

SCHEDULE 2Names of parish wards and number of councillors

Wards of the parish of Whitby

(1)

Name of parish ward

(2)

Number of councillors

Abbey5
Ruswarp2
Stakesby5
Town North2
Town South1
West Cliff3
White Leys1

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order makes changes to electoral arrangements for the borough of Scarborough following recommendations made by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England. The area of the borough of Scarborough remains unchanged. The changes made by this Order apply in respect of local government elections held on and after the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2019.

Article 3 abolishes the existing electoral wards of the borough of Scarborough and replaces them with 20 new ones. It establishes the names and areas of the new electoral wards and the number of councillors for each.

Article 4 makes changes to parish wards which are consequential to the changes made by article 3.

The area covered by each ward created by this Order is identified on a map which is available for inspection at reasonable times at the offices of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, 14th floor, Millbank Tower, London SW1P 4QP. The map may also be accessed at http://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/yorkshire-and-the-humber/north-yorkshire/scarborough

An impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no impact on the private or voluntary sectors is foreseen.

(2)

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England was established on 1st April 2010 by section 55(1) of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

(3)

The ordinary day of election of councillors in England is prescribed by section 37 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (c. 2), as amended by section 18(2) of the Representation of the People Act 1985 (c. 50) and section 6(16) of the Wales Act 2017 (c. 4).

(4)

Prints of the map are available for inspection at reasonable times at the principal office of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, 14th floor, Millbank Tower, London, SW1P 4QP. It is also accessible online at http://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/yorkshire-and-the-humber/north-yorkshire/scarborough

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