Laura Sharman 18 October 2021

Welsh Government makes final decision on boundary changes

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The biggest ever changes to electoral boundaries in Welsh local government have been confirmed.

The Welsh Government has announced its final decision on the Electoral Review of Flintshire, bringing an end to the 10-year review programme.

The Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales submitted recommendations for all 22 principal councils in Wales in a review programme lasting from 2017 to 2021.

The programme had previously been suspended to consider reforms to local government in Wales.

the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales said the Welsh Government has approved every recommendation with the exception of some on ward names.

Chief executive of the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales, Shereen Williams, said: 'The decisions from Welsh Government to accept the commission’s recommendations mean that across Wales, people will have greater electoral parity in their local government elections.

'We’re grateful to every council, their councillors, and the public for their support and engagement as we’ve carried out this process.

'We’re already holding discussions with stakeholders on how we can improve the process in future, and are looking forward to increasing our engagement with the public and developing our cooperation with our local government partners as we look towards the next round of reviews following the 2022 elections.'

Photo: © Matt Harrop

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