Hampshire’s ward boundaries are set to change under review

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CHANGES to ward boundaries in Gosport, Fareham and Havant are being proposed in a government review.

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has asked for feedback on the plan, which would see boundaries across Hampshire shift.

Commission chairman Max Caller said: ‘We are publishing proposals for a new pattern of electoral divisions across Hampshire and we are keen to hear what local people think of the recommendations.

‘Over the next eight weeks we are asking local people to tell us if they agree with the proposals or, if not, how they can be improved.’

Mr Caller said the number of councillors on the county council would stay at 78, with 72 single-member divisions and three two-member divisions.

He said: ‘Our review aims to deliver electoral equality for local voters.

‘This means that each county councillor represents a similar number of electors so that everyone’s vote in county council elections is worth roughly the same regardless of where you live.

‘We also want to ensure that our proposals reflect the interests and identities of local communities across Hampshire and that the pattern of divisions can help the council deliver effective local government to local people.

The plans can be seen online at consultation.lgbce.org.uk and will also be available to view at council buildings and libraries.