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New pattern of electoral divisions in Dorset to be planned

PUBLISHED: 10:10 20 October 2014 | UPDATED: 10:10 20 October 2014

The Commission is asking people and organisations for their help to produce a new pattern of electoral divisions for 46 county councillors.

View interactive maps of current division boundaries at www.consultation.lgbce.org.uk

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Max Caller, Chair of the Commission, said: “We are asking local people and organisations to help us draw up a new pattern of electoral divisions for the whole county.

“We want to hear local views on where people think the focal point of their community is and where the natural boundaries between communities might lie.

“As we draw new boundaries, we will try to ensure that each county councillor represents roughly the same number of voters. We also aim to produce a pattern of divisions that reflects the interests and identities of communities.

“The Commission will carefully consider all evidence presented to it during this phase of the review whoever it is from and whether it applies to the whole county or just a small part of it.”

The Commission is gathering local views before it draws up draft recommendations for a new pattern of divisions which are due to be published in May 2015. Local residents and organisations will then get another chance to have their say in a further round of consultation.

This phase of consultation closes on 1 December 2014. Further information about the review and interactive maps of existing divisions can be found at www.consultation.lgbce.org.uk or www.lgbce.org.uk.

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