Views on revamp of county are sought

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RESIDENTS in West Sussex have been asked for their views on a revamp of the county’s division boundaries.

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has started an eight-week consultation on its plans, which include reducing the number of county councillors from 71 to 70.

Commission chair Max Caller said: ‘We are publishing proposals for a new pattern of electoral divisions across West Sussex.

‘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 West Sussex and that the pattern of divisions can help the council deliver effective local government to local people. We will consider all the submissions we receive whoever they are from.’

Visit to see the plans and leave feedback.