Help decide new Corby Council wards

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Have your say

People in Corby are being asked to help draw up a new pattern of council wards for Corby Council.

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking residents for their views on potential new wards while keeping the number of councillors at 29.

In drawing up new boundaries, the commission aims to deliver electoral equality for council elections so that each councillor represents roughly the same number of voters. The review also aims to ensure that the new council wards reflect, as far as possible, the interests and identities of communities across the borough.

The chairman of the commission, Max Caller, said: “The starting point of an electoral review is for the commission to take a view on the number of councillors who should represent the authority in future. On the evidence presented to the commission, we are minded to recommend that Corby Borough Council should have 29 councillors in future, the same as the current set up.

“We are now asking local people and organisations to help us draw up new wards for the borough. As we develop the recommendations, we will take into account local community identities as well as ensuring electoral equality for voters.

“Your views will make a difference.

“We will carefully consider all evidence that is provided during this phase of the review whoever it is from and whether it applies to the whole borough or just a small part of it.”

Residents will have a further chance to have their say after the commission publishes its draft recommendations in January 2014.

Residents have until September 23 to submit their views. Further information on the review and interactive maps of the existing wards can be found at consultation.lgbce.org.uk and www.lgbce.org.uk.