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The Norfolk (Electoral Changes) Order 2021

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Mae hwn yn eitem o ddeddfwriaeth ddrafft. Mae’r drafft hwn, ers hynny, wedi cael ei wneud yn UK Statutory Instrument: The Norfolk (Electoral Changes) Order 2021 No. 1219

Draft Order laid before Parliament under section 59(9) of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009; draft to lie for forty days pursuant to section 6(1) of the Statutory Instruments Act 1946, during which period either House of Parliament may resolve that the Order be not made.

Draft Statutory Instruments

2021 No. 0000

Local Government, England

The Norfolk (Electoral Changes) Order 2021

Made

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Coming into force in accordance with article 1(2), (3) and (4)

Under section 58(4) of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009(1) (“the Act”) the Local Government Boundary Commission for England(2) (“the Commission”) published a report dated May 2021 stating its recommendations for changes to the electoral arrangements for the county of Norfolk. The Commission has decided to give effect to the recommendations.

A draft of the instrument has been laid before Parliament and a period of forty days has expired since the day on which it was laid and neither House has resolved that the instrument be not made.

The Commission makes the following Order in exercise of the power conferred by section 59(1) of the Act.

Citation, commencement, extent and application

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Norfolk (Electoral Changes) Order 2021.

(2) This article and article 2 come into force on 15th October 2024.

(3) Article 3 comes into force—

(a)for the purpose of proceedings preliminary or relating to the election of councillors, on 15th October 2024;

(b)for all other purposes, on the ordinary day of election of councillors in England(3) in 2025.

(4) Article 4 comes into force—

(a)for the purpose of proceedings preliminary or relating to the election of councillors, on 15th October 2026;

(b)for all other purposes, on the ordinary day of election of councillors in England in 2027.

(5) This Order extends to England and Wales but applies in relation to England only.

Interpretation

2.—(1) In this Order, “the map” means the map marked “Map referred to in the Norfolk (Electoral Changes) Order 2021”, held by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England(4).

(2) Where a boundary is shown on the map as running along a road, railway line, footway, watercourse or similar geographical feature, it is to be treated as running along the centre line of the feature.

Divisions of the county of Norfolk and number of councillors

3.—(1) The existing divisions of the county of Norfolk are abolished.

(2) The county of Norfolk is divided into the 84 divisions listed in Schedule 1.

(3) Each division comprises the area identified on the map by reference to the name of the division.

(4) The number of councillors to be elected for each division is one.

Wards of the parishes of Attleborough, Bradwell, Costessey, Thorpe St Andrew, and Wymondham

4.—(1) The existing wards of the parishes of Attleborough, Bradwell, Costessey, Thorpe St Andrew, and Wymondham are abolished.

(2) The parish of Attleborough is divided into the four parish wards listed in the first column of table 1 in Schedule 2.

(3) The parish of Bradwell is divided into the three parish wards listed in the first column of table 2 in Schedule 2.

(4) The parish of Costessey is divided into the three parish wards listed in the first column of table 3 in Schedule 2.

(5) The parish of Thorpe St Andrew is divided into the three parish wards listed in the first column of table 4 in Schedule 2.

(6) The parish of Wymondham is divided into the five parish wards listed in the first column of table 5 in Schedule 2.

(7) Each parish ward comprises the area identified on the map by reference to the name of the parish ward.

(8) The number of councillors to be elected for each parish ward is the number specified in relation to that ward in the second column of the relevant table in Schedule 2.

Sealed with the seal of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England

Name

Chief Executive

Local Government Boundary Commission for England

Date

Article 3

SCHEDULE 1Divisions of the county of Norfolk

1.  Acle

2.  Attleborough

3.  Aylsham

4.  Blofield & Brundall

5.  Bowthorpe

6.  Breydon

7.  Catton Grove

8.  Clenchwarton & King’s Lynn South

9.  Coltishall & Spixworth

10.  Costessey

11.  Crome

12.  Cromer

13.  Dereham North & Scarning

14.  Dereham South

15.  Dersingham

16.  Diss & Roydon

17.  Docking

18.  Downham Market

19.  Drayton & Horsford

20.  East Depwade

21.  Eaton

22.  Elmham & Mattishall

23.  Erpingham

24.  Fakenham & The Raynhams

25.  Feltwell

26.  Forehoe

27.  Freebridge Lynn

28.  Gaywood North & Central

29.  Gaywood South

30.  Gorleston

31.  Guiltcross

32.  Hellesdon

33.  Henstead

34.  Hethersett

35.  Hingham

36.  Holt

37.  Hoveton

38.  King’s Lynn North & Central

39.  Lakenham

40.  Launditch

41.  Loddon

42.  Long Stratton

43.  Lothingland

44.  Magdalen

45.  Mancroft

46.  Marshland North

47.  Marshland South

48.  Mile Cross

49.  Nar & Wissey Valleys

50.  Nelson

51.  North Caister & Ormesby

52.  North Coast

53.  North Walsham East

54.  North Walsham West & Mundesley

55.  Old Catton

56.  Reepham

57.  Sewell

58.  Sheringham

59.  South Caister & Bure

60.  Sprowston

61.  Stalham

62.  Swaffham

63.  Taverham

64.  The Brecks

65.  The Fleggs

66.  Thetford East

67.  Thetford West

68.  Thorpe Hamlet

69.  Thorpe St Andrew

70.  Town Close

71.  University

72.  Watlington & The Fens

73.  Watton

74.  Waveney Valley

75.  Wells

76.  Wensum

77.  West Depwade

78.  Woodside

79.  Wroxham

80.  Wymondham

81.  Yare & Necton

82.  Yare Valley

83.  Yarmouth Nelson & Southtown

84.  Yarmouth North & Central

Article 4

SCHEDULE 2Names of parish wards and number of councillors

Table 1

Wards of the parish of Attleborough

(1)

Name of parish ward

(2)

Number of councillors

Burgh North6
Burgh South2
Queens North6
Queens South1

Table 2

Wards of the parish of Bradwell

(1)

Name of parish ward

(2)

Number of councillors

Bradwell Central3
Bradwell North8
Bradwell South4

Table 3

Wards of the parish of Costessey

(1)

Name of parish ward

(2)

Number of councillors

New Costessey8
Old Costessey6
Queen’s Hills5

Table 4

Wards of the parish of Thorpe St Andrew

(1)

Name of parish ward

(2)

Number of councillors

Thorpe St Andrew North East4
Thorpe St Andrew North West4
Thorpe St Andrew South East8

Table 5

Wards of the parish of Wymondham

(1)

Name of parish ward

(2)

Number of councillors

Central Wymondham4
East Wymondham2
North East Wymondham2
North Wymondham2
South Wymondham4

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order makes changes to electoral arrangements for the county of Norfolk following recommendations made by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England. The area of the county remains unchanged.

Article 3 abolishes the existing electoral divisions of the county of Norfolk and replaces them with the 84 new ones listed in Schedule 1 for the purpose of elections held on or after the ordinary day of election of councillors in England in 2025. It establishes the names and areas of the new electoral divisions; the number of councillors for each is one.

Article 4 makes changes to parish wards which are consequential on the changes made by article 3. The changes to parish wards introduced by article 4 come into force for the purpose of parish elections in 2027.

The area covered by each ward and division created by this Order is identified on a map which is available for inspection at reasonable times at the offices of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, 1st Floor, Windsor House, 50 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0TL.

The map may also be accessed at https://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/eastern/norfolk/norfolk-county-council.

A full impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no, or no significant, impact on the private, voluntary or public sectors is foreseen.

(2)

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England was established on 1st April 2010 by section 55(1) of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

(3)

The ordinary day of election of councillors in England is prescribed by section 37(1) of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (c. 2), as amended by section 18(2) of the Representation of the People Act 1985 (c. 50), renumbered by paragraph 5 of Schedule 3 to the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (c. 29), and further amended by section 6(16) of the Wales Act 2017 (c. 4).

(4)

Prints of the map are available for inspection at reasonable times at the principal office of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, 1st Floor, Windsor House, 50 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0TL. It is also accessible online at https://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/eastern/norfolk/norfolk-county-council.

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