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Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009

Section 60 – Transfer of functions relating to boundary change

137.This section transfers various functions from the Electoral Commission and the Boundary Committee for England to the new Local Government Boundary Commission for England. These functions are: the Boundary Committee for England’s functions in providing advice to the Secretary of State on unitary local government (the replacement of a two tier system of county and district councils with a single tier of local government) and conducting boundary reviews under Part 1 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007; the Electoral Commission’s function of considering whether an electoral review is necessary following a structural or boundary change order being made; the Electoral Commission’s functions for the review of constituencies of the Greater London Assembly under the Greater London Authority Act 1999, and its functions in relation to changes to local authorities’ electoral arrangements and parish reorganisation under Parts 2 and 4 of the 2007 Act.

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