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Fifth Electoral Review - Orkney Islands

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Our Fifth Statutory Review of Electoral Arrangements: Final Recommendations for Orkney Islands Council area presents an electoral arrangement of 21 councillors representing 3 3-member wards and 3 4-member wards, retaining existing councillor numbers in the area.

Our Report and Final Recommendations to Scottish Ministers can be downloaded here: File icon (7.4 MB)

On 14 September 2016 Scottish Ministers accepted our recommendations for Orkney Islands Council area that there be no change to ward boundaries, see Scottish Government news release.

Final Recommendations Maps: Council area | ward 1 | ward 2 | ward 3 | ward 4 | ward 5 | ward 6

ward no.

ward name

councillors

electorate  Sept 13

actual variation from parity

forecast electorate

forecast variation from parity

1

Kirkwall East

4

3,404

6%

3,492

7%

2

Kirkwall West and Orphir

4

3,376

5%

3,569

10%

3

Stromness and South Isles

3

2,193

-9%

2,244

-8%

4

West Mainland

4

3,431

7%

3,386

4%

5

East Mainland, South Ronaldsay and Burray

3

2,587

8%

2,582

6%

6

North Isles

3

1,839

-24%

1,808

-26%

 

Totals

21

16,830

9%

17,081

10%


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 298 | ID 396.  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. Responses for all 32 council areas can be seen here: ID 4167 | ID 4223 | ID 4224.

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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