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SCHEDULE 11E+W Rules to be Observed in Considering Electoral Arrangements

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CountiesE+W

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[F2Welsh counties and county boroughs]E+W

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F2Sch. 11 para. 1A and preceeding cross-heading inserted (5.7.1994) by 1994 c. 19, ss. 7(3), 66(2)(a) (with ss. 54(5)(7), 55(5), Sch. 17 paras. 22(1), 23(2))

[F31A(1)This paragraph applies to the consideration by the Secretary of State or the Welsh Commission of the electoral arrangements for elections of councillors for principal areas in Wales.E+W

(2)Subject to any direction under sub-paragraph (3) below, the Welsh Commission shall, when considering the arrangements for elections of councillors for any principal area in Wales, provide for there to be a single member for each electoral division.

(3)The Secretary of State may give a direction to the Welsh Commission requiring it to consider the desirability of providing for multi-member electoral divisions for the area to which the direction relates (which may be the whole or a specified part of a principal area in Wales).

(4)For the purposes of this paragraph, an electoral division is a multi-member division if the arrangements made for the elections of councillors provide for a specified number of councillors (greater than one) to be elected for that division.

(5)Having regard to any change in the number or distribution of the local government electors of the principal area likely to take place within the period of five years immediately following the consideration—

(a)subject to paragraph (b), the number of local government electors shall be, as nearly as may be, the same in every electoral division in the principal area;

(b)where there are one or more multi-member divisions, the ratio of the number of local government electors to the number of councillors to be elected shall be, as nearly as may be, the same in every electoral division in the principal area (including any that are not multi-member divisions);

(c)every ward of a community having a community council (whether separate or common) shall lie wholly within a single electoral division; and

(d)every community which is not divided into community wards shall lie wholly within a single electoral division.

(6)Subject to sub-paragraph (5) above, in considering the electoral arrangements referred to in sub-paragraph (1) above, regard shall be had to—

(a)the desirability of fixing boundaries which are and will remain easily identifiable; and

(b)any local ties which would be broken by the fixing of any particular boundary.]

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C2Sch. 11 para. 1A: power to transfer or modify functions conferred (30.11.2000 for specified purposes otherwiseprosp.) by 2000 c. 41, ss. 20(3)(b), 163(2)(3)(d) (with s. 156(6))

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Districts and London boroughsE+W

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Parishes and communitiesE+W

4(1)This paragraph applies to the consideration F6. . ., F7. . . [F8 by a Welsh principal council] or by a district council of the electoral arrangements for a parish or community having a parish or community council (whether separate or common).E+W

(2)In considering whether any such parish or community is to be divided into parish or community wards, regard shall be had to the questions whether—

(a)the number or distribution of the local government electors for the parish or community is such as to make a single election of parish or community councillors impracticable or inconvenient; and

(b)it is desirable that any area or areas of the parish or community should be separately represented on the parish or community council.

(3)Where it is decided to divide any such parish or community into parish or community wards, in considering the size and boundaries of the wards and in fixing the number of parish or community councillors to be elected for each ward, regard shall be had to—

(a)any change in the number or distribution of the local government electors of the parish or community which is likely to take place within the period of five years immediately following the consideration;

(b)the desirability of fixing boundaries which are and will remain easily identifiable; and

(c)any local ties which will be broken by the fixing of any particular boundaries.

(4)Where it is decided not to divide the parish or community into parish or community wards, in fixing the number of councillors to be elected for each parish or community regard shall be had to the number and distribution of the local government electors of the parish or community and any change in either which is likely to take place within the period of five years immediately following the fixing of the number of parish or community councillors.

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F6Words in Sch. 11 para. 4(1) omitted (1.4.2002) by virtue of S.I. 2001/3962, art. 9, Sch. 2 para. 2(4)

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