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Statutory Instruments

2009 No. 529

Local Government, England

The County of Shropshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2009

Made

6th March 2009

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

The Boundary Committee for England, in accordance with section 15 of the Local Government Act 1992(1) (“the 1992 Act”), have conducted a review of the county of Shropshire and have submitted to the Electoral Commission recommendations dated November 2008.

Six weeks have expired since the receipt of the recommendations.

The Electoral Commission have decided to give effect, with one modification, to the recommendations.

The Electoral Commission make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 17(1A) of the 1992 Act;

Citation and commencement

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the County of Shropshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2009.

(2) This Order, other than articles 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9, comes into force—

(a)for the purpose of proceedings preliminary or relating to the election of councillors for county electoral divisions, or for the election of councillors for the parish wards of Shrewsbury as the case may be, on the day following the day on which the Order is made;

(b)for all other purposes, on the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2009.

(3) Articles 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9 come into force—

(a)for the purpose of proceedings preliminary or relating to the election of councillors for parishes or parish wards, on 15th October 2012;

(b)for all other purposes, on the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2013.

Interpretation

2.  In this Order—

“map” means the map marked “Map referred to in the County of Shropshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2009”, of which prints are available for inspection at the principal office of the Electoral Commission: and any reference to a numbered sheet is a reference to the sheet of the map which bears that number;

“ordinary day of election of councillors” has the meaning given by section 37 of the Representation of the People Act 1983(2).

Electoral divisions of the county of Shropshire

3.—(1) The electoral divisions of the county of Shropshire are abolished and the County of Shropshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2004(3) is revoked.

(2) The county is divided into sixty-three electoral divisions each bearing a name listed in column 1 of the Table in the Schedule.

(3) Each electoral division comprises the area designated on sheet 1 of the map by reference to the name of the electoral division and demarcated by red lines.

(4) The number of councillors to be elected for each electoral division is the number specified in column 2 of the Table in the Schedule.

(5) 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 parish of Broseley

4.—(1) The existing wards of the parish of Broseley are abolished (4)

(2) The parish is divided into three wards named respectively—

(a)Broseley East;

(b)Broseley West;

(c)Broseley Wood.

(3) Each ward comprises the area designated on sheet 5 of the map by the name of the ward and demarcated by orange lines.

(4) Six councillors are to be elected for Broseley East parish ward.

(5) Four councillors are to be elected for Broseley West parish ward.

(6) One councillor is to be elected for Broseley Wood parish ward.

Wards of the parish of Ludlow

5.—(1) The existing wards of the parish of Ludlow are abolished (5)

(2) The parish is divided into seven wards named respectively—

(a)Bringewood;

(b)Clee View;

(c)Corve;

(d)Gallows Bank;

(e)Hayton;

(f)Rockspring;

(g)Whitcliffe.

(3) Each ward comprises the area designated on sheet 5 of the map by the name of the ward and demarcated by orange lines.

(4) Three councillors are to be elected for Gallows Bank parish ward.

(5) Two councillors are to be elected for each of the following parish wards—

(a)Bringewood;

(b)Clee View;

(c)Corve;

(d)Hayton;

(e)Rockspring;

(f)Whitcliffe.

Wards of the parish of Market Drayton

6.—(1) The existing wards of the parish of Market Drayton are abolished (6)

(2) The parish is divided into three wards named respectively—

(a)Market Drayton East;

(b)Market Drayton North;

(c)Market Drayton South.

(3) Each ward comprises the area designated on sheet 2 of the map by the name of the ward and demarcated by orange lines.

(4) Seven councillors are to be elected for Market Drayton North parish ward.

(5) Five councillors are to be elected for each of the following parish wards;

(a)Market Drayton East;

(b)Market Drayton South.

Wards of the parish of Oswestry

7.—(1) The existing wards of the parish of Oswestry are abolished (7).

(2) The parish is divided into six wards named respectively—

(a)Cabin Lane;

(b)Cambrian;

(c)Carreg Llwyd;

(d)Castle;

(e)Gatacre;

(f)Maserfield.

(3) Each ward comprises the area designated on sheet 2 of the map by reference to the name of the ward and demarcated by orange lines.

(4) Three councillors are to be elected for each parish ward.

Wards of the parish of Shrewsbury

8.—(1) The parish of Shrewsbury(8) is divided into seventeen wards named respectively—

(a)Abbey;

(b)Bagley;

(c)Battlefield;

(d)Belle Vue;

(e)Bowbrook;

(f)Castlefields and Ditherington;

(g)Column;

(h)Copthorne;

(i)Harlescott;

(j)Meole;

(k)Monkmoor;

(l)Porthill;

(m)Quarry and Coton Hill;

(n)Radbrook;

(o)Sundorne;

(p)Sutton and Reabrook;

(q)Underdale.

(2) Each ward comprises the area designated on sheets 3 and 4 of the map by reference to the name of the ward and demarcated by orange lines.

(3) One councillor is to be elected for each ward.

Wards of the parish of Whitchurch Urban

9.—(1) The existing wards of the parish of Whitchurch Urban are abolished (9).

(2) The parish is divided into three wards named respectively—

(a)Whitchurch Urban North;

(b)Whitchurch Urban South;

(c)Whitchurch Urban West.

(3) Each ward comprises the area designated on sheet 6 of the map by reference to the name of the ward and demarcated by orange lines.

(4) Five councillors are to be elected for each ward.

Sealed with the seal of the Electoral Commission on the 6th March 2009.

Legal seal

Peter Wardle

Chief Executive of the Electoral Commission

6th March 2009

Article 3

SCHEDULENAMES OF ELECTORAL DIVISIONS AND NUMBERS OF COUNCILLORS

Column (1)Column (2)
Name of Electoral DivisionNumber of Councillors
Abbey1
Albrighton1
Alveley and Claverley1
Bagley1
Battlefield1
Bayston Hill, Column and Sutton3
Belle Vue1
Bishop’s Castle1
Bowbrook1
Bridgnorth East and Astley Abbotts2
Bridgnorth West and Tasley2
Broseley1
Brown Clee1
Burnell1
Castlefields and Ditherington1
Cheswardine1
Chirbury and Worthen1
Church Stretton and Craven Arms2
Clee1
Cleobury Mortimer2
Clun1
Copthorne1
Corvedale1
Ellesmere Urban1
Harlescott1
Highley1
Hodnet1
Llanymynech1
Longden1
Loton1
Ludlow East1
Ludlow North1
Ludlow South1
Market Drayton East1
Market Drayton West2
Meole1
Minsterley1
Monkmoor1
Much Wenlock1
Oswestry East2
Oswestry South1
Oswestry West1
Porthill1
Prees1
Quarry and Coton Hill1
Radbrook1
Ruyton and Baschurch1
Selattyn and Gobowen2
Severn Valley1
Shawbury1
Shifnal North1
Shifnal South and Cosford1
St Martin’s1
St Oswald1
Sundorne1
Tern1
The Meres1
Underdale1
Wem2
Whitchurch North2
Whitchurch South1
Whittington1
Worfield1

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order makes changes to the electoral arrangements for the county of Shropshire following recommendations made by the Boundary Committee for England to the Electoral Commission. The Shropshire (Structural Change) Order 2008 provides for the establishment, on 1st April 2009, of a single tier of local government in the county of Shropshire. The area of the county remains unchanged.

The Electoral Commission accepted the Boundary Committee’s recommendations with one modification. The modification concerns the boundary between Quarry and Coton Hill electoral division and Castlefields and Ditherington electoral division.

The electoral changes apply in respect of local government elections to be held on and after the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2009.

Article 3 abolishes the existing electoral divisions of the county and replaces them with 63 new ones. That article, the map and the Schedule also establish the names and areas of the new county electoral divisions and the numbers of county councillors for each electoral division.

Article 4 abolishes the parish wards of the parish of Broseley and replaces them with 3 new ones. That article and the map also establish the names and areas of the new parish wards and the numbers of parish councillors for each ward.

Article 5 abolishes the parish wards of the parish of Ludlow and replaces them with 7 new ones. That article and the map also establish the names and areas of the new parish wards and the numbers of parish councillors for each ward.

Article 6 abolishes the existing parish wards of the parish of Market Drayton and replaces them with 3 new ones. That article and the map also establish the names and areas of the new parish wards and the numbers of parish councillors for each ward.

Article 7 abolishes the existing parish wards of the parish of Oswestry and replaces them with 6 new ones. That article and the map also establish the names and areas of the new parish wards and the numbers of parish councillors for each ward.

Article 8 establishes 17 parish wards for the parish of Shrewsbury. That article and the map also establish the areas of the new parish wards and the numbers of parish councillors for each ward.

Article 9 abolishes the existing parish wards of Whitchurch Urban and replaces them with 3 new ones. That article and the map also establish the names and areas of the new parish wards and the numbers of parish councillors for each ward.

The map defined in article 2 shows the new county electoral divisions and parish wards. It is available at www.electoralcommission.org.uk/boundary-reviews/all-reviews/west-midlands/shropshire/shropshire-electoral-review and, at all reasonable times, at the offices of the council of the county of Shropshire and at the principal office of the Electoral Commission at Trevelyan House, Great Peter Street, London SW1P 2HW.

(4)

The parish wards that are abolished were established by the District of Bridgnorth (Electoral Changes) Order 2000 (S.I 2000/1417).

(5)

The parish wards that are abolished were established by the District of South Shropshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/1420).

(6)

The parish wards that are abolished were established by the District of North Shropshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/1419).

(7)

The parish wards that are abolished were established by the Borough of Oswestry (Electoral Changes) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/1418).

(8)

The parish of Shrewsbury was created by the Shrewsbury and Atcham (Parish) Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/1321).

(9)

The parish wards that are abolished were established by the District of North Shropshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/1419).

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