Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Electoral Boundary Review

The Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales have published draft report with recommendations to cut back on the number of Councillors in respect of Denbighshire, Neath Port Talbot and Newport and each could lose up to 10 Councillors. A review of Wrecsam Council will commence in January 2010. If Wrecsam were to lose 10 seats on the basis of the electorate they would be:

1. Gwenfro (Labour) - 1229
2. Plas Madoc (Labour) - 1249
3. Wynnstay (Labour) - 1392
4. Maesydre (Lib Dem) - 1490
5. Llangollen Rural (Ind) - 1548.
6. Bryn Cefn (Lib Dem) - 1574
7. Chirk South (Ind) - 1581
8. Queensway (Plaid) - 1585
9. Penycae (Labour) - 1598.
10. Pant (Ind) - 1601.

BBC News link


Anonymous said...

If you think the boundary commission is going to be fun - just wait until sitting councillors have to compete with each other for their party's nomination for new amalgamated seats!
The proposals for Denbighshire have left just one electoral ward unchanged!!

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

Don't think for a minute its going to be fun, and that wasn't the intention of the blog, rather it was to be factual. The Boundaries Commission do however have a point with the variation in population but that should be tempered by the actual size of the ward and logistics of representing each member of a rural ward equitably.

Anonymous said...

Harpers on her way! I hear there is a Tory who wants to stand in Whitegate. Plaid might not have a group after the next election!

Anonymous said...

I hear there's a Plaid candidate in Brymbo at the next election too...

Plaid Queensway said...

Anonymous isn't so 'anon' as usual...yawn.

Secretary J said...

Just been looking at past Plaid results in Brymbo, dont think its a gain for them!