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Statutory Instruments

2015 No. 114

Local Government, England

The Doncaster (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 Doncaster. 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 Doncaster (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 Doncaster (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 Doncaster and number of councillors

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

(2) The district of Doncaster is divided into 21 district wards, each listed by name in the first column of the table in the Schedule.

(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 the Schedule.

(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 Barnby Dun with Kirk Sandall and number of councillors

4.—(1) The existing wards of the parish of Barnby Dun with Kirk Sandall are abolished.

(2) The parish of Barnby Dun with Kirk Sandall is divided into two parish wards named respectively—

(a)Barnby Dun;

(b)Kirk Sandall.

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

(4) Five councillors are to be elected for each of Barnby Dun and Kirk Sandall parish wards.

Wards of the parish of Sprotbrough & Cusworth and number of councillors

5.—(1) The existing wards of the parish of Sprotbrough & Cusworth are abolished.

(2) The parish of Sprotbrough & Cusworth is divided into seven parish wards named respectively—

(a)East;

(b)Central;

(c)Cusworth;

(d)Danum;

(e)Park;

(f)Stadium;

(g)Stonecross.

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

(4) Four councillors are to be elected for each of East and Cusworth parish wards.

(5) Two councillors are to be elected for each of Central, Park, Stadium and Stonecross parish wards.

(6) One councillor is to be elected for Danum parish ward.

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

SCHEDULENames of district wards and number of councillors

(1)

Name of district ward

(2)

Number of councillors

Adwick le Street & Carcroft3
Armthorpe3
Balby South2
Bentley3
Bessacarr3
Conisbrough3
Edenthorpe & Kirk Sandall2
Edlington & Warmsworth2
Finningley3
Hatfield3
Hexthorpe & Balby North2
Mexborough3
Norton & Askern3
Roman Ridge2
Rossington & Bawtry3
Sprotbrough2
Stainforth & Barnby Dun2
Thorne & Moorends3
Tickhill & Wadsworth2
Town3
Wheatley Hills & Intake3

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order makes changes to electoral arrangements for the district of Doncaster, which is a metropolitan district with borough status, 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 Doncaster and replaces them with 21 new ones. That article, the map (as defined in article 2) and the Schedule also establish the names, areas and number of councillors of the new district wards.

Articles 4 and 5 abolish the existing wards of the parishes of (i) Barnby Dun with Kirk Sandall and (ii) Sprotborough & Cusworth respectively and replace them with new ones. Those articles and the map 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/yorkshire-and-the-humber/south-yorkshire/doncaster-fer. The map is also available for inspection at all reasonable times at the offices of Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster DN1 3BU 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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