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The Borough of Wellingborough (Electoral Changes) Order 1998

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Borough of Wellingborough (Electoral Changes) Order 1998.

(2) This Order shall come into force for all purposes on 6th May 1999, except that for the purpose of all proceedings preliminary or relating to an election to be held on or after that date this Order shall come into force on 10th October 1998.

(3) In this Order–

“the borough” means the borough of Wellingborough;

“existing”, in relation to a ward, means the ward as it exists on the date this Order is made;

any reference to “the map” is a reference to the map prepared by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions, marked “Map of the Borough of Wellingborough (Electoral Changes) Order 1998”, and deposited in accordance with regulation 27 of the Local Government Changes for England Regulations 1994(1);

and any reference to a numbered sheet is a reference to the sheet of the map which bears that number.

Wards of Wellingborough

2.—(1) The existing wards of the borough(2) shall be abolished.

(2) The borough shall be divided into sixteen wards which shall bear the names set out in column (1) of the Schedule.

(3) The wards shall comprise the areas described in column (2) of the Schedule by reference to parishes, or, where no area is so described, the area designated on the map by reference to the name of the ward and demarcated by red lines; and the number of councillors to be elected for each ward shall be the number specified in respect of the ward in column (3) of the Schedule.

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

Wards of the parish of Great Doddington

3.—(1) The parish of Great Doddington shall be divided into two parish wards which shall bear the names Great Doddington North and Great Doddington South.

(2) The parish wards shall comprise the areas designated on sheet 3 by reference to the name of the ward and demarcated by orange lines; and the number of councillors to be elected for the Great Doddington North and Great Doddington South parish wards shall be three and nine respectively.

Revocation

4.  The Borough of Wellingborough (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1979 is hereby revoked.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State

Hilary Armstrong

Minister of State,

Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions

8th October 1998

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