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Fifth Electoral Review - Scottish Borders

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Our Fifth Statutory Review of Electoral Arrangements: Final Recommendations for Scottish Borders Council area presents an electoral arrangement of 32 councillors representing 8 3-member wards and 2 4-member wards, reducing councillor numbers in the area by 2.

Our Report and Final Recommendations to Scottish Ministers can be downloaded here: File icon (9.5 MB)

On 14 September 2016 Scottish Ministers decided not to accept our recommendations for Scottish Borders Council area, see Scottish Government news release.

Final Recommendations Maps: Council area | ward 1 | ward 2 | ward 3 | ward 4 | ward 5 | ward 6 | ward 7 | ward 8 | ward 9 | ward 10 

ward no.

ward name

councillors

electorate Sept 13

actual variation from parity

forecast electorate

forecast variation from parity

1

Tweeddale West

3

7,716

-8%

7,717

-9%

2

Tweeddale East

3

8,247

-2%

8,320

-2%

3

Galashiels and District

4

10,862

-3%

10,530

-7%

4

Selkirkshire

3

7,926

-6%

8,238

-3%

5

Leaderdale and Melrose

3

8,427

0%

8,742

3%

6

Mid Berwickshire

3

8,310

-1%

8,635

1%

7

East Berwickshire

3

8,465

0%

8,990

6%

8

Kelso and District

3

8,952

6%

9,106

7%

9

Jedburgh and Denholm

3

8,576

2%

8,550

0%

10

Hawick and District

4

12,383

10%

12,059

6%

 

Totals

32

89,864

4%

90,887

5%

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 307 | ID 312.  Responses for all 32 council areas can be seen here: ID 399 | ID 431.

We consulted with the council on our ward boundary proposals between 19 March 2015 and 19 May 2015. You can view the council's response to our proposals and preferred option.

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 preferred option and responses to our public consultation can be viewed below. Representations have been redacted in accordance with our privacy policy. Public consultation: ID 572 | ID 573 | ID 574 | ID 577 | ID 595 | ID 642 | ID 868 | ID 1216 | ID 1232 | ID 1624 | ID 1675 | ID 1729 | ID 1813 | ID 1814 | ID 1818 | ID 2032 | ID 2061 | ID 2292 | ID 2293 | ID 2294 | ID 2295 | ID 2528 | ID 3224 | ID 3225 | ID 3478 | ID 3480 | ID 3758 | ID 4114. Responses for all 32 council areas can be seen here: ID 4170 | ID 4229 | ID 4230. The following representations were made outwith the public consultation period: ID 4263 ID 4264 ID 4265 ID 4266 ID 4267 ID 4268 ID 4269 ID 4270 ID 4271 ID 4272 ID 4273 ID 4274 ID 4275 ID 4276 ID 4277 ID 4278 ID 4279 ID 4280 ID 4282 ID 4283 ID 4284 ID 4285 ID 4286 ID 4287 ID 4288 ID 4289 ID 4290 ID 4291 ID 4292 ID 4293.

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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