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Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Act 2013

Section 29 – Review of electoral arrangements for principal area

35.This section places the Commission under a duty to conduct an electoral review of each principal area at least every ten years, though it could decide, either at the request of a council or at its own behest, to conduct one at any time.

36.However, no recommendations should be made or report published by the Commission in the 9 months before an ordinary council election. Following a review, the Commission must send a report to the Welsh Ministers.

37.The section also requires the Commission to send their proposed timetable for conducting electoral reviews to the Welsh Ministers.

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