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The County of Gwynedd (Electoral Changes) Order 2002

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Welsh Statutory Instruments

2002 No. 3274 (W.312)

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, WALES

The County of Gwynedd (Electoral Changes) Order 2002

Made

6th December 2002

Coming into force in accordance with article 1(2)

In pursuance of sections 58(1) and 64 of the Local Government Act 1972(1) the Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales submitted proposals in September 1998 for the future electoral arrangements for the County of Gwynedd. The National Assembly for Wales having agreed with the proposals makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred on it by sections 58(2) and 67(4) and (5) of the Act.

Name, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order is called the County of Gwynedd (Electoral Changes) Order 2002.

(2) This Order will come into force—

(a)for the purposes of proceedings, preliminary or relating to any election to be held on the 6th May 2004, on the 9th October 2003, and

(b)for all other purposes, on 6th May 2004.

(3) In this Order—

  • “the Act” (“y Ddeddf”) means the Local Government Act 1972;

  • “electoral division” (“adran etholiadol”) means an electoral division of the County of Gwynedd constituted by the County of Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire Electoral Arrangements Order 1994(2);

Electoral Divisions

2.—(1) The existing electoral divisions of the County of Gwynedd specified in the Schedule to the County of Gwynedd Electoral Arrangements Order 1994 are abolished.

(2) For the purposes of the elections of councillors for the County of Gwynedd, that County shall be divided into 71 electoral divisions bearing the names specified in column (1) of the Schedule to this order, and each such electoral division shall comprise the area specified in column (2) of that Schedule.

(3) The number of councillors to be returned for each such electoral division shall be the number specified in relation to the division in column (3) of the Schedule to this order.

Register of Local Government Electors

3.  The registration officer shall make such re-arrangements or adaptation of the register of local government electors as may be necessary due to the coming into force of this order.

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales

E. Hart

Minister for Local Government, Finance and Communities

6th December 2002

Article 2

SCHEDULENames, areas and numbers of councillors for the electoral divisions of the County of Gwynedd

(1)(2)(3)
Name of Electoral DivisionArea of Electoral DivisionNumber of Councillors
AberdaronThe Community of Aberdaron1
AberdoveyThe Communities of Aberdovey and Pennal1
AbererchThe Abererch and Y Ffôr wards of the Community of Llannor1
AbermawThe Community of Barmouth1
AbersochThe Abersoch ward of the Community of Llanengan1
ArllechweddThe Community of Aber and Llanllechid and the Llandygai ward of the Community of Llandygai1
BalaThe Community of Bala1
BethelThe Bethel ward of the Community of Llanddeiniolen1
BontnewyddThe Community of Bontnewydd1
BotwnnogThe Community of Botwnnog1
Bowydd and RhiwThe Bowydd and Rhiw and Tanygrisiau wards of the Community of Ffestiniog1
Brithdir and Llanfachreth/Ganllwyd/LlanelltydThe Communities of Brithdir and Llanfachreth, Ganllwyd and Llanelltyd1
Bryn-crug/ LlanfihangelThe Communities of Bryn-crug and Llanfihangel-y-Pennant1
CadnantThe Dwyrain ward of the Community of Caernarfon1
ClynnogThe Community of Clynnog1
Corris/MawddwyThe Communities of Corris and Mawddwy1
CricciethThe Community of Criccieth1
Cwm-y-GloThe Ceunant and Cwm-y-Glo wards of the Community of Llanrug1
DeiniolThe Deiniol ward of the Community of Bangor1
DeiniolenThe Clwt-y-bont, Deiniolen and Dinorwic wards of the Community of Llanddeiniolen1
DewiThe Dewi ward of the Community of Bangor1
Diffwys and MaenofferenThe Diffwys and Maenofferen ward of the Community of Ffestiniog1
DolbenmaenThe Bryncir, Garn, Golan, Penmorfa and Treflys wards of the Community of Dolbenmaen1
Dolgellau NorthThe Northern and Rural wards of the Community of Dolgellau1
Dolgellau SouthThe Southern ward of the Community of Dolgellau1
Dyffryn ArdudwyThe Community of Dyffryn Ardudwy1
Efail-newydd/BuanThe Community of Buan and the Efail-newydd and Pentre-uchaf wards of the Community of Llannor1
GarthThe Garth ward of the Community of Bangor1
GerlanThe Gerlan and Rachub wards of the Community of Bethesda1
GlyderThe Glyder ward of the Community of Bangor1
GroeslonThe Dinas Dinlle and Groeslon wards of the Community of Llandwrog1
HarlechThe Communities of Harlech and Talsarnau1
HendreThe Hendre ward of the Community of Bangor1
HiraelThe Hirael ward of the Community of Bangor1
LlanaelhaearnThe Communities of Llanaelhaearn and Pistyll1
LlanbedrThe Communities of Llanbedr and Llanfair1
LlanbedrogThe Community of Llanbedrog1
LlanberisThe Community of Llanberis1
LlandderfelThe Communities of Llandderfel and Llanycil1
LlanenganThe Llanengan and Llangian wards of the Community of Llanengan1
LlangelyninThe Communities of Arthog, Llanegryn and Llangelynin1
LlanllyfniThe Llanllyfni, Nantlle and Nebo wards of the Community of Llanllyfni1
LlanrugThe Llanrug ward of the Community of Llanrug1
LlanuwchllynThe Communities of Llanuwchllyn and Llangywer1
LlanwndaThe Community of Llanwnda1
LlanystumdwyThe Community of Llanystumdwy1
MarchogThe Marchog ward of the Community of Bangor2
Menai (Bangor)The Menai ward of the Community of Bangor2
Menai (Caernarfon)The Gogledd ward of the Community of Caernarfon1
Morfa NefynThe Edern and Morfa Nefyn wards of the Community of Nefyn1
NefynThe Nefyn Ward of the Community of Nefyn1
OgwenThe Ogwen ward of the Community of Bethesda1
Peblig (Caernarfon)The Deheuol ward of the Community of Caernarfon1
PenisarwaunThe Brynrefail, Penisarwaun and Rhiwlas wards of the Community of Llanddeiniolen1
PenrhyndeudraethThe Communities of Llanfrothen and Penrhyndeudraeth1
PentirThe Community of Pentir1
PenygroesThe Penygroes ward of the Community of Llanllyfni1
Porthmadog EastThe East and Ynys Galch wards of the Community of Porthmadog1
Porthmadog WestThe Gest, Morfa Bychan and West wards of the Community of Porthmadog1 1
Porthmadog-TremadogThe Community of Beddgelert, the Pren-teg ward of the Community of Dolbenmaen and the Tremadog ward of the Community of Porthmadog1
Pwllheli NorthThe North ward of the Community of Pwllheli1
Pwllheli SouthThe South ward of the Community of Pwllheli1
SeiontThe Gorllewin ward of the Community of Caernarfon2
TalysarnThe Carmel and Cesarea wards of the Community of Llandwrog and the Talysarn ward of the Community of Llanllyfni1
TeiglThe Conglywal and Cynfal and Teigl wards of the Community of Ffestiniog1
TrawsfynyddThe Communities of Maentwrog and Trawsfynydd1
Tregarth & Mynydd LlandygaiThe St. Ann’s and Tregarth wards of the Community of Llandygai1
TudweiliogThe Community of Tudweiliog1
TywynThe Community of Tywyn2
WaunfawrThe Communities of Betws Garmon and Waunfawr1
Y FelinheliThe Community of Y Felinheli1

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

The Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales was required by section 64(1) of the Local Government Act 1972 (as substituted by the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994) to review electoral arrangements as soon as practicable after the first elections to unitary authorities in May 1995.

This Order gives effect to the proposals made in the Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales' report of September 1998 for the County of Gwynedd.

Although the Order abolishes all existing electoral divisions within the County and replaces them with new electoral divisions, in practice the majority will remain the same.

There is no change to the divisions of Aberdaron, Aberdovey, Abererch, Abersoch, Bala, Bethel, Bontnewydd, Botwnnog, Bowydd and Rhiw, Cadnant, Clynnog, Corris/Mawddwy, Criccieth, Deiniol, Deiniolen, Dewi, Dyffryn Ardudwy, Efail-newydd/Buan, Garth, Glyder, Harlech, Hendre, Hirael, Llanaelhaearn, Llanbedr, Llanbedrog, Llanberis, Llandderfel, Llanengan, Llanuwchllyn, Llanwnda, Marchog, Menai (Bangor), Nefyn, Ogwen, Peblig (Caernarfon), Penygroes, Pwllheli North, Pwllheli South, Seiont, Trawsfynydd, Tudweiliog, Tywyn, Waunfawr, Y Felinheli.

However the following new electoral divisions are to be created:

  • Abermaw to comprise of the Community of Barmouth and be represented by one councillor. Arllechwedd to comprise of the Communities of Aber and Llanllechid and the Llandygai ward of the Community of Llandygai and represented by one councillor.

  • Brithdir and Llanfachreth/Ganllwyd/ Llanelltyd to comprise of the Communities of Brithdir and Llanfachreth, Ganllwyd and Llanelltyd and be represented by one councillor.

  • Bryn-crug/Llanfihangel to comprise of the Communities of Bryn-crug and Llanfihangel-y-Pennant and be represented by one councillor.

  • Cwm-y-Glo to comprise of the Communities of Ceunant and Cwm-y-Glo wards of the community of Llanrug, represented by one councillor.

  • Diffwys and Maenofferen division to comprise of the Diffwys and Maenofferen ward of the Community of Ffestiniog and be represented by one councillor.

  • Dolbenmaen to comprise of the Bryncir, Garn, Golan, Penmorfa and Treflys wards of the Community of Dolbenmaen and represented by one councillor.

  • Dolgellau North to comprise of the Northern and Rural wards of the Community of Dolgellau and represented by one councillor.

  • Dolgellau South to comprise of the Southern ward of the Community of Dolgellau and represented by one councillor.

  • Groeslon to comprise of the Dinas Dinlle and Groeslon wards of the Community of Llandwrog and represented by one councillor.

  • Llanystumdwy to comprise of the Community of Llanystumdwy and be represented by one councillor.

  • Morfa Nefyn to comprise of the Edern and Morfa Nefyn wards of the Community of Nefyn and represented by one councillor.

  • Teigl to comprise of the Conglywal and Cynfal and Teigl wards of the Community of Ffestiniog and represented by one councillor.

  • Tregarth and Mynydd Llandygai to comprise of the St. Ann’s and Tregarth wards of the Community of Llandygai and represented by one councillor.

The composition of the following existing divisions will change:

  • Gerlan to comprise of the Gerlan and Rachub wards of the Community of Bethesda and represented by one councillor.

  • Llangelynin to comprise of the Communities of Arthog, Llanegryn and Llangelynnin and be represented by one councillor.

  • Llanllyfni to comprise of the Llanllyfni, Nantlle and Nebo wards of the Community of Llanllyfni and be represented by one councillor.

  • Penisarwaun to comprise of the Brynrefail, Penisarwaun and Rhiwlas wards of the Community of Llanddeiniolen and be represented by one councillor.

  • Porthmadog East to comprise of the East and Ynys Galch wards of the Community of Porthmadog and be represented by one councillor.

  • Porthmadog West to comprise of the Gest, Morfa Bychan and West wards of the Community of Porthmadog and be represented by one councillor.

  • Porthmadog-Tremadog to comprise of the Community of Beddgelert, the Prenteg ward of the Community of Dolbenmaen and the Tremadog ward of the Community of Porthmadog and be represented by one councillor.

  • Talysarn to comprise of the Carmel and Cesarea wards of the Community of Llandwrog and the Talysarn ward of the Community of Llanllyfni and be represented by one councillor.

There is also a change in the number of councillors for the following divisions:

  • Llanrug representation reduced from two to one councillor.

  • Menai (Caernarfon) representation reduced from two to one councillor.

  • Penrhyndeudraeth representation reduced from two to one councillor.

  • Pentir representation to be reduced from two to one councillor.

(2)

The name of the County has been changed from Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire to Gwynedd in accordance with section 74 of the Local Government Act 1972. This Order was made on the 19th December 1994 by the Secretary of State for the Home Department.

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