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The Cheshire West and Chester (Electoral Changes) Order 2018

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Cheshire West and Chester (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) Articles 3 and 4 come into force—

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

(b)for all other purposes, on the ordinary day of election of councillors(1) in 2019.

Interpretation

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

(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 Cheshire West and Chester and number of councillors

3.—(1) The existing wards of the borough of Cheshire West and Chester are abolished.

(2) The borough of Cheshire West and Chester is divided into 45 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 Dodleston, Neston, Northwich and Winsford

4.—(1) The existing wards of the parishes of Dodleston, Neston, Northwich and Winsford are abolished.

(2) The parish of Dodleston is divided into the two parish wards listed in the first column of table 1 in Schedule 2.

(3) The parish of Neston is divided into the three parish wards listed in the first column of table 2 in Schedule 2.

(4) The parish of Northwich is divided into the five parish wards listed in the first column of table 3 in Schedule 2.

(5) The parish of Winsford is divided into the six parish wards listed in the first column of table 4 in Schedule 2.

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

(7) 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 the relevant table in Schedule 2.

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

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Jolyon Jackson

Chief Executive

Local Government Boundary Commission for England

20th June 2018

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