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Fifth Electoral Review - Dumfries and Galloway

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Our Fifth Statutory Review of Electoral Arrangements: Final Recommendations for Dumfries and Galloway Council area presents an electoral arrangement of 43 councillors representing 5 3-member wards and 7 4-member wards, reducing councillor numbers in the area by 4.

Our Report and Final Recommendations to Scottish Ministers can be downloaded here: File icon (9.9 MB)

On 14 September 2016 Scottish Ministers made their decision on our final recommendations. SSI 2016/269: The Dumfries and Galloway (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2016 was laid before the Scottish Parliament on 14th September 2016 and will come into force on 30th September 2016. The Order applies only for the purposes of an election to be held on or after 4th May 2017. The SSI can be viewed here.

Final Recommendations Map pdfs: Council area | ward 1 | ward 2 | ward 3 | ward 4 | ward 5 | ward 6 | ward 7 | ward 8 | ward 9 | ward 10 | ward 11 | ward 12 You can also search and select the existing and recommended ward boundary layers on our web-map.

ward no.

ward name

councillors

electorate

Sept 13

actual variation from parity

forecast electorate

forecast variation from parity

1

Stranraer and the Rhins

4

11,615

8%

11,739

9%

2

Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

4

10,521

-2%

10,383

-3%

3

Dee and Glenkens

3

8,039

0%

7,855

-2%

4

Castle Douglas and Crocketford

3

7,467

-7%

7,332

-9%

5

Abbey

3

8,377

4%

8,172

2%

6

North West Dumfries

4

10,042

-7%

9,828

-8%

7

Mid and Upper Nithsdale

3

8,124

1%

8,181

2%

8

Lochar

4

10,140

-6%

10,528

-2%

9

Nith

4

10,461

-3%

10,465

-2%

10

Annandale South

4

10,886

1%

10,757

0%

11

Annandale North

4

11,486

7%

11,396

6%

12

Annandale East and Eskdale 

3

8,538

6%

8,646

7%

 

Totals

43

115,696

4%

115,282

4%

In 2014 we consulted with councils and the public on our proposals for councillor numbers. You can view the council's response to our proposals and responses to our public consultation can be viewed below. Representations have been redacted in accordance with our privacy policy. Public consultation: ID 281 | ID 286 | ID 300 | ID 465. Responses for all 32 council areas can be seen here: ID 399 | ID 431.

In 2015 we consulted with councils and the public on our proposals for wards. You can view the council's response to our proposals and responses to our public consultation can be viewed below. Representations have been redacted in accordance with our privacy policy. Public consultation: ID 874 | ID 925 | ID 1116 | ID 2272 | ID 603 | ID 614 | ID 709 |
ID 1049 | ID 1797 | ID 3016 | ID 3664 | ID 3761. Responses for all 32 council areas can be seen here: ID 4150 | ID 4188 | ID 4190.

More information

There is more information on the review on the Resources section and elsewhere on this website: you can follow the links above to different sections. The Guidance Booklet for this review contains a summary of the whole process.

Electorate

Details of the electorate for each council area used for this review is available on the Resources page.

Index | Timetable | Background | Resources

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