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 STOKE-ON-TRENT, NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME, STAFFORDSHIRE MOORLANDS, SOUTH CHESHIRE

County council set to propose retaining its current size









The number of county councillors should remain the same, the authority is set to propose.

 

In a submission to the Local Government Boundary Commission, the county council will say it should retain its current number of 62 councillors. The proposal will need approval by cabinet and full council.

 

The Local Government Boundary Commission has initiated an Electoral Review of Staffordshire, due to the county council’s changing population and the length of time since its last review.

 

In addition to requesting the number of councillors remains the same, the proposal will also ask for each division has one member as part of the review.

All councillors and residents will be consulted throughout the process, and the county council has worked closely with district and borough councils.

 

The review is expected to have been completed in late 2023, with new divisions in place for the 2025 elections. A decision on councillor numbers is expected on January 10 2023.

 

Staffordshire County Council leader Alan White said:

“We believe that our proposals will best serve our communities end ensure we can continue efficient and effective running of the county council over the coming years.

“All our councillors and residents are involved in the process and we have worked closely with our district and borough colleagues as we continue to strengthen those partnerships.”

 

The last Staffordshire Electoral Review was undertaken between 2010 and 2012.

 

The proposals will be discussed at next Wednesday’s cabinet meeting, before going to full council in October.

 

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