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Statutory Instruments

2008 No. 173

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ENGLAND

The Bradford (Electoral Changes) Order 2008

Made

25th January 2008

Coming into force in accordance with article 1(2)

Bradford City Council, under section 9(1) of the Local Government and Rating Act 1997(2) ("the 1997 Act"), have made to the Electoral Commission(3) proposals dated October 2006 for electoral changes to two wards of the city(4) of Bradford:

The Electoral Commission have decided to give effect to those proposals and, in relation to the changes made on 1st April 2006 affecting the parishes of Denholme and Oxenhope(5), to make related alterations of the boundaries of Bingley Rural and Worth Valley wards of the city of Bradford:

Accordingly, the Electoral Commission, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 14(6) and 23(7) of the 1997 Act, make the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1. --(1) This Order may be cited as the Bradford (Electoral Changes) Order 2008.

(2) This Order comes into force--

(a) for the purpose of proceedings preliminary or relating to the elections of city councillors for the city wards of Bingley Rural and Worth Valley, to be held on the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2008, on the day after that on which it is made;

(b) for all other purposes, on the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2008.

Interpretation

2.   In this Order--

"city" means the city of Bradford;

"map" means the map marked "Map referred to in the Bradford (Electoral Changes) Order 2008", of which prints are available for inspection at the principal office of the Electoral Commission;

"ordinary day of election of councillors" has the meaning given by section 37 of the Representation of the People Act 1983(8); and

"registration officer" means an officer appointed for the purpose of, and in accordance with, section 8(9) of the Representation of the People Act 1983.

Alteration of the areas of Bingley Rural and Worth Valley city wards

3.   The area coloured and designated by the letter "A" on the map shall cease to be part of Bingley Rural city ward(10) and shall become part of Worth Valley city ward(11).

Map

4.   Bradford City Council shall make a print of the map available for inspection at its offices by any member of the public at any reasonable time.

Electoral register

5.   The registration officer for the city shall make such rearrangement of, or adaptation of, the register of local government electors as may be necessary for the purposes of, and in consequence of, this Order.

Sealed with the seal of the Electoral Commission on the 25th day of January 2008

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Bob Posner

Legal Counsel to the Commission

25th January 2008

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order gives effect to proposals made to the Electoral Commission for related alterations of the boundaries of Bingley Rural and Worth Valley wards of the city of Bradford as a result of changes to the boundaries of the parishes of Denholme and Oxenhope made by the Bradford (Parishes) Order 2006. The Bradford (Parishes) (No. 2) Order 2006, the Bradford (Parish Electoral Arrangements) Order 2006 and the Bradford (Parish Electoral Arrangements) Order 2007 also implemented parish reviews by Bradford City Council.

The new electoral arrangements apply in respect of city elections to be held on and after the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2008.

Article 3 makes alterations to the areas of Bingley Rural and Worth Valley city wards.

Article 5 obliges the Electoral Registration Officer to make any necessary amendments to the electoral register to reflect the new electoral arrangements.

The map defined in article 2 shows the related alterations of the boundaries of Bingley Rural and Worth Valley city wards. It is available at www.electoralcommission.org.uk/your-area/ParishEAOrders.cfm and, at all reasonable times, at the offices of Bradford City Council and at the principal office of the Electoral Commission at Trevelyan House, Great Peter Street, London SW1P 2HW.

( 1 )

This section has been amended by the Local Government Commission for England (Transfer of Functions) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/3962). Back [1]

( 2 )

1997 c.29. Back [2]

( 3 )

The Electoral Commission was established by the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (c.41). The functions of the Secretary of State, under sections 13, 14 and 17(4) of the 1997 Act (c.29), to the extent that they relate to electoral arrangements within the meaning of that Act, were transferred with modifications to the Electoral Commission on 1st April 2002 (S.I. 2001/3962). Back [3]

( 4 )

The metropolitan district of Bradford has the status of a city. Back [4]

( 5 )

The areas of the parishes of Denholme and Oxenhope were altered by the Bradford (Parishes) Order 2006 (S.I. 2006/505). Back [5]

( 6 )

This section has been amended by S.I. 2001/3962 and also otherwise in ways not relevant to this Order. Back [6]

( 7 )

This section has been amended by S.I. 2001/3962. Back [7]

( 8 )

1983 c.2, section 37 has been amended by section 18(2) of the Representation of the People Act 1985 (c.50), section 17 of the Greater London Authority Act l999 (c.29) and section 60 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (c.28). Back [8]

( 9 )

Section 8 has been amended by the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 (c.19) and the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c.39). Back [9]

( 10 )

See the City of Bradford (Electoral Changes) Order 2004 (S.I. 2004/122). Back [10]

( 11 )

See S.I. 2004/122. Back [11]

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