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New Basingstoke Council Boundaries Proposed

People living in Basingstoke and Deane can now have their say on new council boundaries.

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England's drawn up some proposals, which would mean changes to all but two wards in the borough.

The proposals include a reduction in the number of councillors by six, to 54.

Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said, “We are publishing proposals for a new pattern of wards across Basingstoke and Deane and we are keen to hear what local people think of the recommendations.
“Over the next ten weeks, we are asking local people to tell us if they agree with the proposals or if not, how they can be improved. 

Professor Mellors added, “Our review aims to deliver electoral equality for local voters. This means that each councillor represents a similar number of people, so that everyone’s vote in 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 Basingstoke and Deane and that the pattern of wards can help the council deliver effective local government for local people.
“We will consider all the submissions we receive, whoever they are from and whether your evidence applies to the whole borough or just a part of it.
The Commision's now inviting people's comments until the 15th of October - find out more here.

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