Have your say in review of county electoral boundaries

Have your say

HELP is needed for a project to redraw electoral divisions of Hampshire County Council.

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people for their help to draw up a new pattern of electoral divisions after recommending that the council have 78 county councillors in future, the same as the current arrangements.

The commission now needs information from people and groups across Hampshire to help it produce a new pattern of divisions to accommodate 78 county councillors.

The aim of the project is to have each county councillor representing roughly the same number of voters.

The review also aims to ensure that the new county divisions reflect the interests and identities of the various communities.

Max Caller, chairman of the commission, said: ‘As we develop the recommendations, we will take into account local community identities as well as ensuring electoral equality for voters.

‘We will carefully consider all evidence that is provided during this phase of the review.

‘Your views will make a difference.’

Anyone who wants to become involved has until Monday, August 3 to submit their views.

Further information on the review and interactive maps of the existing divisions can be found at consultation.lgbce.org.uk and lgbce.org.uk