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Local Council Elections

Transport, Local Government and the Regions written question – answered on 1st May 2002.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Shadow Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions when he expects to lay regulations enabling local authorities to switch to alternative year elections where they have reduced the number of councillors representing wards from three to two.

Photo of Alan Whitehead Alan Whitehead Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Transport, Local Government and Regions)

holding answer 29 April 2002

In the White Paper, "Strong Local Leadership—Quality Public Services" the Government said that they would invite the Electoral Commission to propose options to simplify the current cycle of local elections. Meanwhile, we will, before the summer recess make regulations under Part IV of the Local Government Act 2000 to introduce elections by halves in a number of authorities that following periodic electoral reviews have two-member wards, and have requested such a change.

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