The Local Government Boundary Commission is currently carrying out a review of ward boundaries within the High Peak with the aim of delivering ‘electoral equality’ for voters in future local elections.
The overall aim of the review is to recommend ward boundaries that mean each councillor represents approximately the same number of electors.
At present, (since their last review in 1998) there are some areas of the High Peak where some councillors represent many more, or fewer, electors than other elected members elsewhere in the borough which means the value of your vote varies depending on where you live in High Peak with one of highest variances been Padifeld which will be 20% above the average.
In theory as well as addressing the number of voters per ward, the review is also supposed to ensure that ward boundaries reflect the interests and identities of local communities.
On 15 April 2014 the LGBC published draft recommendations for the High Peak, which in area propose moving some parts of Glossop Road, from their current ward of Hadfield South to St John’s, with the current Gamesley Ward, been combined with the current Hadfield South Ward to form a joint Gamesley and Hadfield South Ward. They also propose splitting the current 2 member Old Glossop Ward into two single ones.
The closing date for responses to their proposal’s is Tuesday 24 June 2014 and the Local Government Boundary Commission is inviting comments on their draft recommendations.
If you want to find out more and provide feedback on their please click on the following link to go to their consultation website:
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