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The Eastleigh (Electoral Changes) Order 2016

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This Order makes changes to electoral arrangements for the district of Eastleigh following recommendations made by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England. The area of the district remains unchanged. The electoral changes in articles 3 and 4 apply in respect of local government elections to be held on and after the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2018. The electoral changes in articles 5 to 7 apply in respect of local government elections to be held on and after the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2019.

Article 3 abolishes the existing electoral wards of the district of Eastleigh and replaces them with 14 new ones. That article together with the map (as defined in article 2) also establish the names of the new electoral wards and the areas and number of councillors for each.

Article 4 makes provision for a whole district council election in 2018. Subsequently, the council will revert to the existing system of election by thirds. That article also provides for the order of retirement of councillors in 2019, 2020 and 2022 and the election of their replacements.

Articles 5 to 7 abolish the existing wards of the parishes of the Fair Oak & Horton Heath, Hound and West End respectively and replace them with new ones. Those articles together with the map also establish the names, areas and number of councillors of the new parish wards.

The map shows the area of the new district electoral wards and parish wards and is available at https://www.lgbce.org.uk/current-reviews/south-east/hampshire/eastleigh It is also available for inspection at reasonable times at the offices of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, 14th floor, Millbank Tower, London SW1P 4QP.

An impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no impact on the private or voluntary sectors is foreseen.

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