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Have your say on plans to chop your elected representatives

PUBLISHED: 00:00 08 September 2015 | UPDATED: 09:37 08 September 2015

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Have your say while you still can

PEOPLE in Bexley are being asked to give their views on plans to cut their number of councillors by almost a third - and redraw all their council wards.

The Local Government Boundary Commission says it thinks the council should get rid of 18 of its members, leaving just 45.

This will save money, but will mean every voter is less well represented, as they will be sharing their councillor with more people.

People are now being asked for their views on the proposals, and on where the new wards - which will of course be bigger - should be.

“Each councillor should represent roughly the same number of voters,” a spokesperson for the Commission explained.

“The review also aims to ensure that the new wards reflect, as far as possible, the interests and identities of communities across Bexley.”

You can give your views at any time from now until November 16. Comments and suggestions will be published on the Commission’s website.

It will publish its draft recommendations in February, after which people will have a further opportunity to give their views.

For more information, including maps of the wards as they are now, visit www.consultation.lgbce.org.uk and www.lgbce.org.uk.


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