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The County of Monmouthshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2002

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Welsh Statutory Instruments

2002 No. 3275 (W.313)

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, WALES

The County of Monmouthshire (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 March 2000 for the future electoral arrangements for the County of Monmouthshire. 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 Monmouthshire (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 to be held on the 6th May 2004, on the 9th October 2003, and

(b)for all other purposes, on 6 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 Monmouthshire as constituted by the County of Monmouthshire Electoral Arrangements Order 1994(2);

“map” (“map”) means the map marked “map of the County of Monmouthshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2002” and deposited in accordance with Regulation 5 of the Local Government Area Changes Regulations 1976(3).

Electoral Divisions

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

(2) For the purposes of the elections of councillors for the County of Monmouthshire, that County shall be divided into 42 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, as designated on the map and demarcated by red lines.

(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 Monmouthshire

(1)(2)(3)
Name of Electoral DivisionArea of Electoral DivisionNumber of Councillors
CaerwentThe Community of Caerwent1
Caldicot CastleThe Caldicot Castle ward of the of the Community of Caldicot1
CantrefThe Cantref ward of the Community of Abergavenny1
CastleThe Castle ward of Abergavenny1
CroesonenThe Croesonen East and Croesonen West wards of the Community of Llantilio Pertholey1
CrucorneyThe Communities of Crucorney and Grosmont1
DevaudenThe Communities of Devauden and Llangwm1
DewstowThe Dewstow ward of the Community of Caldicot1
Dixton with OsbastonThe Dixton with Osbaston ward of the Community of Monmouth1
DrybridgeThe Drybridge and Town wards of the Community of Monmouth1
Goetre FawrThe Community of Goetre Fawr1
Green LaneThe Green Lane ward of the Community of Caldicot1
GrofieldThe Grofield ward of the Community of Abergavenny1
LansdownThe Lansdown ward of the Community of Abergavenny1
LarkfieldThe Larkfield ward of the Community of Chepstow1
LlanbadocThe Communities of Gwehelog Fawr and Llanbadoc1
Llanelly HillThe Community of Llanelly2
Llanfoist FawrThe Llanellen, Llanfoist and Llanwenarth Citra wards of the Community of Llanfoist Fawr1
Llangybi FawrThe Communities of Llangybi, Llanhennock and Llantrisant Fawr1
LlanoverThe Communities of Llanarth and Llanover1
Llantilio CrossennyThe Communities of Llangattok-Vibon-Avel and Llantilio Crossenny1
Llanwenarth UltraThe Llanwenarth Ultra ward of the Community of Llanfoist Fawr1
MardyThe Mardy, Pantygelli, Sgyrrid East and Sgyrrid West wards of the Community of Llantilio Pertholey1
MillThe Mill, Denny and Salisbury wards of the Community of Magor with Undy1
Mitchel TroyThe Community of Mitchel Troy1
OvermonnowThe Overmonnow ward of the Community of Monmouth1
PortskewettThe Community of Portskewett1
PrioryThe Priory ward of the Community of Abergavenny1
RaglanThe Community of Raglan1
RogietThe Community of Rogiet1
SevernThe Severn ward of the Community of Caldiciot1
ShirenewtonThe Communities of Mathern and Shirenewton1
St. ArvansThe Communities of St. Arvans and Tintern1
St. Christopher'sThe St. Christopher’s ward of the Community of Chepstow1
St. KingsmarkThe St. Kingsmark ward of the Community of Chepstow1
St. Mary'sThe St. Mary’s ward of the Community of Chepstow1
The ElmsThe Elms ward of the Community of Magor with Undy1
ThornwellThe Thornwell ward of the Community of Chepstow1
Trellech UnitedThe Community of Trellech United1
UskThe Community of Usk1
West EndThe West End ward of the Community of Caldicot1
WyeshamThe Wyesham ward of the Community of Monmouth1

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 March 2000 for the County of Monmouthshire.

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

There is no change to the divisions of:

  • Croesonen, Crucorney, Goetre Fawr, Larkfield, Llanbadoc, Llanelly Hill, Llanfoist Fawr, Llangybi Fawr, Llanover, Llantilio Crossenny, Llanwenarth Ultra, Mardy, Mitchel Troy, Overmonnow, Portskewett, Raglan, Rogiet, St. Arvans, St. Christopher's, St. Kingsmark, St. Mary's, Thornwell, Trellech United, Usk, Wyesham.

The existing community of Abergavenny is to be divided to create five electoral divisions each returning one councillor:

Cantref, Castle, Grofield, Lansdown, Priory.

The existing community of Caldicot is to be divided to create five electoral divisions each returning one councillor:

Caldicot Castle, Dewstow, Green Lane, Severn, West End.

The existing division of Caerwent presently includes the communities of Caerwent and Mathern. Under the new arrangements the electoral division of Caerwent comprises of the Community of Caerwent. The division will return one councillor.

The existing division of Shirenewton presently comprises the communities of Devauden, Llangwm and Shirenewton. Under the new arrangements the electoral division of Shirenewton comprises of the communities of Mathern and Shirenewton and returns one councillor.

New electoral divisions are created for:

  • Devauden, returning one councillor. The division to comprise of the communities of Devauden and Llangwm.

  • Dixton with Osbaston to return one councillor. The division to comprise of the Dixton with Osbaston ward of the Community of Monmouth.

  • Drybridge, returning one councillor. The division to comprise of the Drybridge and Town wards of the Community of Monmouth.

  • Mill, returning one councillor. The division to comprise of The Mill, Denny and Salisbury wards of the Community of Magor with Undy.

  • The Elms, returning one councillor. The division to comprise of The Elms ward of the Community of Magor with Undy.

The areas of the new divisions are demarcated on the detailed map described in Article 2, prints of which may be inspected at all reasonable times at the offices of Monmouthshire County Council and at the offices of the National Assembly for Wales, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NQ (Local Government Modernisation Division).

(2)

This Order was made on the 19th of December 1994 by the Secretary of State for the Home Department.

(3)

S.I. 1976/246, as amended by the Local Government Area Changes (Amendment) Regulations 1978 (S.I. 1978/247).

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