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2018 No. 741

Local Government, England

The Cheshire West and Chester (Electoral Changes) Order 2018

Made

20th June 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 March 2018 stating its recommendations for changes to the electoral arrangements for the borough of Cheshire West and Chester. 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 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, commencement and application

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(3) 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(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 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

Legal seal

Jolyon Jackson

Chief Executive

Local Government Boundary Commission for England

20th June 2018

Article 3

SCHEDULE 1Names of wards and number of councillors

(1)

Name of borough ward

(2)

Number of councillors

Blacon3
Central & Grange2
Chester City & the Garden Quarter3
Christleton & Huntington2
Davenham, Moulton & Kingsmead2
Farndon1
Frodsham2
Gowy Rural2
Great Boughton2
Handbridge Park2
Hartford & Greenbank2
Helsby1
Lache1
Ledsham & Manor2
Little Neston1
Malpas1
Marbury3
Neston1
Netherpool1
Newton & Hoole3
Northwich Leftwich1
Northwich Winnington & Castle2
Northwich Witton1
Parkgate1
Rudheath1
Sandstone1
Saughall & Mollington1
Shakerley1
Strawberry1
Sutton Villages2
Tarporley1
Tarvin & Kelsall2
Tattenhall1
Upton2
Weaver & Cuddington3
Westminster1
Whitby Groves1
Whitby Park1
Willaston & Thornton1
Winsford Dene1
Winsford Gravel1
Winsford Over & Verdin3
Winsford Swanlow1
Winsford Wharton1
Wolverham1

Article 4

SCHEDULE 2Names of parish wards and number of councillors

Table 1

Wards of the parish of Dodleston

(1)

Name of parish ward

(2)

Number of councillors

Dodleston9
Lache Lane1

Table 2

Wards of the parish of Neston

(1)

Name of parish ward

(2)

Number of councillors

Little Neston6
Neston6
Parkgate5

Table 3

Wards of the parish of Northwich

(1)

Name of parish ward

(2)

Number of councillors

Northwich Belmont1
Northwich Greenbank2
Northwich Leftwich5
Northwich Winnington & Castle8
Northwich Witton5

Table 4

Wards of the parish of Winsford

(1)

Name of parish ward

(2)

Number of Councillors

Winsford Dene2
Winsford Gravel2
Winsford Over3
Winsford Swanlow2
Winsford Verdin3
Winsford Wharton3

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order makes changes to electoral arrangements for the borough of Cheshire West and Chester following recommendations made by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England. The area of the borough of Cheshire West and Chester remains unchanged. The changes made by this Order apply in respect of local government elections held on and after the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2019.

Article 3 abolishes the existing electoral wards of the borough of Cheshire West and Chester and replaces them with 45 new ones. It establishes the names and areas of the new electoral wards and the number of councillors for each.

Article 4 makes changes to parish wards which are consequential to 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 http://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/north-west/cheshire/cheshire-west-and-chester

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 in England is prescribed by section 37 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) and section 6(16) of the Wales Act 2017 (c. 4).

(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 http://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/north-west/cheshire/cheshire-west-and-chester

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