Should there be fewer county councillors?

Lincolnshire County Council offices in Lincoln.  Photo by Rob Foulkes.
Lincolnshire County Council offices in Lincoln. Photo by Rob Foulkes.

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people across Lincolnshire to comment on its proposals to reduce the number of county councillors.

The Commission’s recommendations propose the authority should have 70 county councillors, seven fewer than the current arrangements, representing single-member divisions.

An eight-week public consultation will end on February 8. It is open to anyone who wants to have their say on new electoral divisions, boundaries and names across Lincolnshire.

Details are available at www.consultation.lgbce.org.uk and www.lgbce.org.uk or to view at council buildings and libraries.

Max Caller, chairman of the Commission, said: “Our review aims to deliver electoral equality for local voters.”

Write to: The Review Officer (Lincolnshire), LGBCE, 14th floor, Millbank Tower, London, SW1P 4QP or email: reviews@lgbce.org.uk