Councillor numbers cut as Rotherham boundary changes go through

COUNCILLORS have overwhelmingly approved cutting four of their number as changes are made ward boundaries from 2020.

Rotherham Borough Council has been working with the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) to redraw wards so that each councillor represents roughly the same number of voters.

On Wednesday, Elected members agreed the changes, which will see the number of seats fall from 63 to 59, despite protests from some councillors.

Several wards which currently have three councillors will have just two in future.

Council leader Cllr Chris Read said: “We have been engaged with the LGBCE for a number of months now.

Read on… http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/view,councillor-numbers-cut-as-rotherham-boundary-changes-go-through_24935.htm

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