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2015 No. 111

Local Government, England

The Lichfield (Electoral Changes) Order 2015

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2nd February 2015

Coming into force in accordance with article 1(2)

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 November 2014 stating its recommendations for changes to the electoral arrangements for the district of Lichfield. 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 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 Lichfield (Electoral Changes) Order 2015.

(2) This Order comes into force—

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

(b)for all other purposes, on the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2015.

Interpretation

2.  In this Order—

“map” means the map marked “Map referred to in the Lichfield (Electoral Changes) Order 2015”, prints of which are available for inspection at the principal office of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England;

“ordinary day of election of councillors” has the meaning given by section 37 of the Representation of the People Act 1983(3).

Wards of the district of Lichfield and number of councillors

3.—(1) The existing wards of the district of Lichfield are abolished.

(2) The district of Lichfield is divided into 22 district wards, each listed by name in the first column of the table in Schedule 1.

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

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

(5) 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 parish of Burntwood and number of councillors

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

(2) The parish of Burntwood is divided into seven parish wards, each listed by name in the first column of table 1 in Schedule 2.

(3) Each parish ward comprises the area designated 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 table 1 in Schedule 2.

Wards of the parish of Lichfield and number of councillors

5.—(1) The existing wards of the parish of Lichfield are abolished.

(2) The parish of Lichfield is divided into nine parish wards, each listed by name in the first column of table 2 in Schedule 2.

(3) Each parish ward comprises the area designated 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 table 2 in Schedule 2.

Wards of the parish of Shenstone and number of councillors

6.—(1) The existing wards of the parish of Shenstone are abolished.

(2) The parish of Shenstone is divided into three parish wards, each listed by name in the first column of table 3 in Schedule 2.

(3) Each parish ward comprises the area designated 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 table 3 in Schedule 2.

Sealed with the seal of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England on the 2nd day of February 2015

Legal seal

Max Caller

Chairman

Local Government Boundary Commission for England

2nd February 2015

Article 3

SCHEDULE 1Names of district wards and number of councillors

(1)

Name of district ward

(2)

Number of councillors

Alrewas & Fradley3
Armitage with Handsacre3
Boley Park2
Boney Hay & Central3
Bourne Vale1
Chadsmead2
Chase Terrace2
Chasetown2
Colton & the Ridwares1
Curborough2
Fazeley2
Hammerwich with Wall2
Highfield2
Leomansley3
Little Aston & Stonnall2
Longdon1
Mease Valley1
Shenstone1
St John’s3
Stowe3
Summerfield & All Saints3
Whittington & Streethay3

Articles 4 to 6

SCHEDULE 2Names of parish wards and number of councillors

Table 1

Wards of the parish of Burntwood and number of councillors

(1)

Name of parish ward

(2)

Number of councillors

Boney Hay & Central5
Chase Terrace4
Chasetown3
Gorstey Ley2
Highfield1
Hunslet2
Summerfield & All Saints5

Table 2

Wards of the parish of Lichfield and number of councillors

(1)

Name of parish ward

(2)

Number of councillors

Boley Park3
Burton Old Road1
Chadsmead4
Curborough3
Garrick Road1
Leomansley5
Pentire Road1
St John’s6
Stowe4

Table 3

Wards of the parish of Shenstone and number of councillors

(1)

Name of parish ward

(2)

Number of councillors

Little Aston & Stonnall8
Shenstone6
Shenstone Woodend1

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order makes changes to electoral arrangements for the district of Lichfield following recommendations made by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England. The area of the district remains unchanged. The electoral changes apply in respect of local government elections to be held on and after the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2015.

Article 3 abolishes the existing wards of the district of Lichfield and replaces them with 22 new ones. That article, the map (as defined in article 2) and Schedule 1 also establish the names, areas and number of councillors of the new district wards.

Articles 4 to 6 abolish the existing wards of the parishes of (i) Burntwood, (ii) Lichfield and (iii) Shenstone respectively and replace them with new ones. Those articles, the map and Schedule 2 also establish the names, areas and number of councillors of the new parish wards.

The map defined in article 2 shows the new district and parish wards. It is available at https://www.lgbce.org.uk/current-reviews/west-midlands/staffs/lichfield-fer. The map is also available for inspection at all reasonable times at the offices of Lichfield District Council, District Council House, Frong Lane, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6YY and at the offices of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England at Layden House, 76 – 86 Turnmill Street, London EC1M 5LG.

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)

1983 c.2; section 37 has been amended by section 18(2) of the Representation of the People Act 1985 (c.50), paragraph 5 of Schedule 3 to the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (c.29) and section 60(1) of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (c.28).

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