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The North Kesteven (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 North Kesteven (Electoral Changes) Order 2021 No. 1052

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 North Kesteven (Electoral Changes) Order 2021

Made

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

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 January 2021 stating its recommendations for changes to the electoral arrangements for North Kesteven District Council. 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 and commencement, extent and application

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the North Kesteven (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(3) 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 North Kesteven (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.

Wards of the district of North Kesteven and number of councillors

3.—(1) The existing wards of the district of North Kesteven are abolished.

(2) The district of North Kesteven is divided into the 24 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 North Hykeham and Sleaford

4.—(1) The existing wards of the parishes of North Hykeham and Sleaford are abolished.

(2) The parish of North Hykeham is divided into the six parish wards listed in the first column of table 1 in Schedule 2.

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

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

(5) 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 1Names of wards and number of councillors

(1)

Name of ward

(2)

Number of councillors

Ashby de la Launde, Digby & Scopwick1
Bassingham Rural1
Billinghay Rural2
Bracebridge Heath2
Branston2
Cranwell, Leasingham & Wilsford2
Heckington Rural2
Heighington & Washingborough3
Helpringham & Osbournby1
Hykeham Central3
Hykeham Fosse2
Hykeham Memorial1
Kirkby la Thorpe & South Kyme1
Metheringham Rural2
Navenby & Brant Broughton2
Ruskington2
Skellingthorpe & Eagle2
Sleaford Castle1
Sleaford Holdingham1
Sleaford Navigation1
Sleaford Quarrington & Mareham3
Sleaford Westholme1
Waddington Rural3
Witham St Hughs & Swinderby2

Article 4

SCHEDULE 2Names of parish wards and number of councillors

Table 1

Wards of the parish of North Hykeham

(1)

Name of parish ward

(2)

Number of councillors

North Hykeham Forum2
North Hykeham Grange2
North Hykeham Meadow2
North Hykeham Memorial3
North Hykeham Moor6
North Hykeham Witham3

Table 2

Wards of the parish of Sleaford

(1)

Name of parish ward

(2)

Number of councillors

Sleaford Castle3
Sleaford Holdingham2
Sleaford Navigation3
Sleaford Quarrington7
Sleaford Westholme3

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

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

Article 3 abolishes the existing electoral wards of the district of North Kesteven and replaces them with 24 new ones for the purpose of elections held on or after the ordinary day of election of councillors in England in 2023. It establishes the names and areas of the new electoral wards and the number of councillors for each.

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 2023.

The area covered by each ward 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/east-midlands/lincolnshire/north-kesteven.

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) and 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/east-midlands/lincolnshire/north-kesteven.

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