The Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland commences
its Fifth Reviews of Electoral Arrangements
The Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland has begun reviews of
Scotland’s local government electoral arrangements. The Commission today starts a
series of meetings with each individual council to discuss the reviews. The reviews
will result in recommendations for the number of councillors on each council and
the number and boundaries of wards for the election of those councillors. They will
not look at the external boundaries of council areas.
The last set of reviews was completed in 2006 following the introduction of multimember
wards for Scottish council elections. The number of councillors on each
council was last reviewed shortly after the councils’ establishment in 1996
The commission propose that the current 20 elected members in East Renfrewshire be reduced to 18.