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Statutory Instruments

2018 No. 36

Local Government, England

The Test Valley (Electoral Changes) Order 2018

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15th January 2018

Coming into force in accordance with article 1(2) and (3)

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 October 2017 stating its recommendations for changes to the electoral arrangements for the borough of Test Valley. The Commission has decided to give effect to those recommendations.

A draft of the instrument has been laid before each House of Parliament, a period of forty days has expired since the day on which it was laid 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 Test Valley (Electoral Changes) Order 2018.

(2) This article and article 2 come into force on the day after the day on which this Order is made.

(3) The remainder of this Order comes into force—

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

(b)for all other purposes, on the ordinary day of election of councillors in England and Wales(3) in 2019.

Interpretation

2.—(1) In this Order “the map” means the map marked “Map referred to in the Test Valley (Electoral Changes) Order 2018”, held by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England(4).

(2) 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 borough of Test Valley

3.—(1) The existing wards of the borough of Test Valley are abolished.

(2) The borough of Test Valley is divided into 20 wards as listed in the first column of the table in Schedule 1.

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

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

Wards of the parishes of Abbotts Ann, Andover, Enham Alamein, Michelmersh & Timsbury, Smannell, Romsey, Romsey Extra and Valley Park

4.—(1) The existing wards of the parishes of Abbotts Ann, Andover, Enham Alamein, Michelmersh & Timsbury, Smannell, Romsey, Romsey Extra and Valley Park are abolished.

(2) Each of the parishes mentioned in paragraph (1) is divided into the parish wards listed in the entries in the second column of the table in Schedule 2 which relate to that parish.

(3) Each parish ward comprises the area identified 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 by the entry in the third column of the table in Schedule 2 which relates to that parish ward.

Sealed with the seal of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England

Legal seal

Jolyon Jackson

Chief Executive

Local Government Boundary Commission for England

15th January 2018

Article 3

SCHEDULE 1Names of borough wards and number of councillors

(1)

Name of borough ward

(2)

Number of councillors

Ampfield & Braishfield1
Andover Downlands2
Andover Harroway3
Andover Millway3
Andover Romans3
Andover St Mary’s3
Andover Winton2
Anna2
Bellinger1
Blackwater2
Bourne Valley1
Charlton & the Pentons1
Chilworth, Nursling & Rownhams3
Harewood1
Mid Test3
North Baddesley3
Romsey Abbey2
Romsey Cupernham3
Romsey Tadburn2
Valley Park2

Article 4

SCHEDULE 2Names of parish wards and number of councillors

(1)

Name of parish

(2)

Name of parish ward

(3)

Number of councillors

Abbotts AnnAbbotts Ann4
Abbotts AnnBurghclere Down3
AndoverDownlands2
AndoverHarroway4
AndoverMarlborough1
AndoverMillway3
AndoverPicket Piece1
AndoverRomans1
AndoverSt Mary’s East2
AndoverSt Mary’s West2
AndoverWinton3
Enham AlameinEast Anton2
Enham AlameinEnham5
Michelmersh & TimsburyCasbrook1
Michelmersh & TimsburyMichelmersh6
SmannellAugusta Park6
SmannellSmannell1
RomseyAbbey6
RomseyCupernham4
RomseyTadburn5
Romsey ExtraAbbotswood1
Romsey ExtraBroadlands1
Romsey ExtraCrampmoor1
Romsey ExtraHalterworth & Whitenap1
Romsey ExtraLee1
Romsey ExtraWest1
Romsey ExtraWoodley1
Valley ParkNorth7
Valley ParkSouth-east1
Valley ParkSouth-west1

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order makes changes to electoral arrangements for the borough of Test Valley following recommendations made by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England. The area of the borough remains unchanged. The changes which articles 3 and 4 introduce begin to apply to local government elections in 2019.

Article 3 abolishes the existing electoral wards comprising the borough of Test Valley and provides that the borough is divided into 20 wards; Schedule 1 specifies the names of those wards and the respective number of councillors for each of them.

Article 4 and Schedule 2 make provision in respect of parish wards which is consequential to certain of the changes made by article 3.

The area covered by each ward created by this Order is identified on a map which is available for inspection at reasonable times at the offices of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, 14th floor, Millbank Tower, London SW1P 4QP. The map may also be accessed at https://www.lgbce.org.uk/current-reviews/south-east/hampshire/test-valley

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)

The ordinary day of election of councillors is prescribed by section 37(1) of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (c.2) as amended by section 18(2) of the Representation of the People Act 1985 (c.50).

(4)

Prints of the map are available for inspection at reasonable times at the principal office of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, 14th floor, Millbank Tower, London SW1P 4QP. It is also accessible online at https://www.lgbce.org.uk/current-reviews/south-east/hampshire/test-valley

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