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Other terms used in this ScheduleE+W

3(1)In this Schedule—E+W

  • electoral arrangements” (“trefniadau etholiadol”) means—

    (a)

    in relation to an area under review—

    (i)

    the number of councillors of the principal council for the area;

    (ii)

    the number, type and boundaries of the electoral wards into which the area is divided for the purpose of the election of councillors of the principal council;

    (iii)

    the number of councillors to be elected for each electoral ward;

    (iv)

    the name of each electoral ward;

    (b)

    in relation to a community in an area under review—

    (i)

    the number of councillors of a council for the community;

    (ii)

    its division into community wards for the purpose of the election of councillors of a council for the community;

    (iii)

    the number, type and boundaries of any community wards;

    (iv)

    the number of councillors to be elected for any community ward;

    (v)

    the name of any community ward;

  • relevant consequential changes” (“newidiadau canlyniadol perthnasol”), in relation to an area under review, means—

    (a)

    changes in the boundaries of communities in the area;

    (b)

    changes to the name of a community, or the council for a community, for which a boundary change is recommended;

    (c)

    changes to the electoral arrangements for a community in the area.

(2)In sub-paragraph (1), in the definition of “electoral arrangements” the references to the type of ward are to whether the ward is a single member ward or a multiple member ward; and for this purpose—

  • multiple member ward” (“ward amlaelod”) means a ward in respect of which a specified number (greater than one) of councillors are to be elected for the ward;

  • single member ward” (“ward un aelod”) means a ward in respect of which only one councillor is to be elected.

(3)Section 149 makes provision about the meanings of terms used in this Schedule.

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