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The Cornwall (Electoral Arrangements and Consequential Amendments) Order 2009

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Cornwall (Electoral Arrangements and Consequential Amendments) Order 2009.

(2) This Order shall come into force on the day after that on which it is made.

Interpretation

2.—(1) In this Order—

“county” means the county of Cornwall; and

“existing”, in relation to an electoral division, means the electoral division as it exists on the date on which this Order is made.

(2) In this Order—

(a)any reference to a numbered sheet is a reference to the sheet which bears that number and is marked “Sheet referred to in the Cornwall (Electoral Arrangements and Consequential Amendments) Order 2009”, and of which prints are available for inspection at—

(i)the Library and Information Centre, Communities and Local Government, 1/C8 Ashdown House, 123 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6DE; and

(ii)the principal and area offices of the council of the county; and

(b)any reference to a numbered map is a reference to the map bearing that number and contained within a numbered sheet.

Electoral divisions of the county of Cornwall and number of councillors

3.—(1) The existing electoral divisions of the county shall be abolished.

(2) The county shall be divided into 123 electoral divisions which shall bear the names set out in column (1) of the Schedule.

(3) The electoral divisions shall comprise the areas illustrated on sheet 1 and specified in column (2) of the Schedule by reference to parishes, or described in that column by reference to parts of parishes or other areas indicated on a numbered sheet, a numbered map or both a numbered sheet and a numbered map.

(4) One councillor shall be elected for each electoral division.

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

(6) Paragraph (1) does not affect the term of office of any person elected for an existing electoral division of the county; and any such person shall continue in office until the fourth day after the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2009.

Inspection of numbered sheets

4.  The council of the county shall make a print of the numbered sheets available for inspection by any member of the public, free of charge and at any reasonable time at—

(a)its principal office; and

(b)each of its area offices.

Electoral registers

5.  The electoral registration officer(1) shall make such rearrangement or adaptation of the register of local government electors as may be necessary for the purposes of, or in consequence of, this Order.

Consequential amendment of the County of Cornwall (Electoral Changes) Order 2005

6.  The County of Cornwall (Electoral Changes) Order 2005(2) is amended by the omission of paragraphs (2) and (3) of article 1, article 3, articles 6 to 8 and the Schedule.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

John Healey

Minister of State

Department for Communities and Local Government

30th March 2009

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