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The Mid Devon (Electoral Changes) Order 2021

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This is a draft item of legislation. This draft has since been made as a UK Statutory Instrument: The Mid Devon (Electoral Changes) Order 2021 No. 889

Citation, commencement, extent and application

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

(2) This article and article 2 come into force on the day after the day on which this Order is made.

(3) Articles 3 and 4 come into force—

(a)for the purpose of proceedings preliminary or relating to the election of councillors, on the day after the day on which this Order is made;

(b)for all other purposes, on the ordinary day of election of councillors in England(1) in 2023.

(4) 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 Mid Devon (Electoral Changes) Order 2021”, held by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England(2).

(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.

Wards of the district of Mid Devon and number of councillors

3.—(1) The existing wards of the district of Mid Devon are abolished.

(2) The district of Mid Devon is divided into the 22 wards listed in the first column of the table in Schedule 1.

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

(4) The number of councillors to be elected for each ward is the number specified in relation to that ward in the second column of the table in Schedule 1.

Wards of the parishes of Crediton, Cullompton and Tiverton

4.—(1) The existing wards of the parishes of Crediton, Cullompton and Tiverton are abolished.

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

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

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

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

(6) 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

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Chief Executive

Local Government Boundary Commission for England

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