Review gets the go ahead to even electors

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District councillors have voted in favour of seeking a boundary review - so they will end up representing the same number of electors.

Babergh District Council has agreed to ask The Local Government Boundary Commission for England to carry out an electoral review alongside Mid Suffolk District Council.

Babergh Leader, councillor Jennie Jenkins said: “At present there is some inequality in the number of electors each councillor represents, so we thought it timely to start the review process now so that any changes can be incorporated in time for the next district elections.

“The last time Babergh underwent a review was in 2001 and, because of the unique nature of Babergh and Mid Suffolk’s shared services model with a single workforce and a joint strategic plan, it made sense to carry out the two in tandem but well and truly based on two, individual, sovereign council areas.

“Babergh is committed to ensuring its residents and electors are fairly represented.”

It will not cost the council anything, as electoral reviews are centrally funded.

The review could take up to two years to complete.