The Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales (LDBC) has published its draft proposals for the future electoral arrangements for the Vale of Glamorgan County Borough Council.
The commission, which has a duty to review all of Wales' 22 Principal Councils every ten years, is completing the work in time for new arrangements to be put in place for the 2022 local government elections.
Major changes proposed in the draft include an increase in the current number of Councillors in the Vale of Glamorgan, from 47 to 53 over 23 electoral wards. Each Councillor would represent an average of 1,809 electors.
The proposals suggest that the Plymouth Ward, within Penarth is the largest under-represented, in terms of electoral variance, with Rhoose at present the greatest under-representation.
Across the county the commission is proposing 19 multi-member wards in the county, consisting of: ten two-member electoral wards; seven three-member electoral wards; and, two four-member electoral wards.
During its work, the commission received a total of 18 representations from the Vale of Glamorgan County Borough Council, one MP, eight community and town councils, two Councillors, three interest groups and three residents.
The LDBC has made available a Map of Draft Proposals Variance from Proposed Council Size via Google Maps.
The summary of draft proposals also suggests:
The commission has now launched a 12-week consultation period commencing on the 20th February and closing on 13th May 2020.
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