Local Views Sought On Number Of District Councillors

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking local people how many councillors they think should represent South Bucks District Council in the future. 

The six-week public consultation is the first part of an electoral review which will also consider changes to the number, names and boundaries of the council’s wards. 

The Commission has considered evidence submitted to it by the council and is now consulting residents on a proposal that would see the authority represented by 28 councillors in the future, twelve fewer than the current arrangement.

The Commission is asking local people whether they think 28 is the right number of councillors for South Bucks.

Max Caller, Chair of the Commission, said: “This is your chance to shape your council for the future.

“We are asking people across the district whether they agree that 28 councillors is the right number to represent South Bucks.

“We want to know if you think 28 is the right number of councillors to be able to take decisions effectively and whether it’s the right number to represent the interests of all the district’s communities.

“If you don’t agree that South Bucks should be represented by 28 councillors, we want you to tell us your alternative and why you think there should be more, or fewer, members of the council in the future.

“Once we have taken a view on the number of councillors, we will re-draw ward boundaries to accommodate those elected members and we will ask local people to have their say during that process as well.”

Further information about the review is available at www.lgbce.org.uk.

Residents can have their say directly at www.consultation.lgbce.org.uk