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Name, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order is called the County of Ceredigion (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 —

Electoral Divisions

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

(2) For the purposes of the elections of councillors for the County of Ceredigion, that County shall be divided into 40 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 maps 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

3rd December 2002