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Statutory Instruments

2008 No. 177

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ENGLAND

The South Cambridgeshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2008

Made

25th January 2008

Coming into force in accordance with article 1(2) and 1(3)

South Cambridgeshire District 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 2007 for electoral changes to two wards of the district of South Cambridgeshire and two electoral divisions of the county of Cambridgeshire:

The Electoral Commission have decided to give effect to those proposals and, in relation to the changes made on 1st April 2004 affecting the parishes of Cambourne, Caxton and Knapwell(4), to make related alterations of the boundaries of Bourn, and Papworth and Elsworth wards of the district of South Cambridgeshire, and Bourn, and Papworth and Swavesey electoral divisions of the county of Cambridgeshire:

Accordingly, the Electoral Commission, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 14(5) and 23(6) of the 1997 Act, make the following Order:

Citation and commencement

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

(2) This Order, with the exception of article 4, comes into force--

(a) for the purpose of proceedings preliminary or relating to the elections of district councillors for the district wards of Bourn, and Papworth and Elsworth, 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.

(3) Article 4 comes into force--

(a) for the purpose of proceedings preliminary or relating to the elections of county councillors for the county electoral divisions of Bourn, and Papworth and Swavesey, to be held on the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2009, on 15th October 2008;

(b) for all other purposes, on the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2009.

Interpretation

2.   In this Order--

"county" means the county of Cambridgeshire;

"district" means the district of South Cambridgeshire;

"map" means the map marked "Map referred to in the South Cambridgeshire (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(7); and

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

Alteration of the areas of Bourn, and Papworth and Elsworth district wards

3. --(1) The existing Bourn, and Papworth and Elsworth district wards(9) shall be abolished.

(2) Bourn district ward shall comprise the areas of the parishes of Bourn, Cambourne, Caxton, Croxton, and Eltisley.

(3) Papworth and Elsworth district ward shall comprise the areas of the parishes of Conington, Elsworth, Fen Drayton, Graveley, Knapwell, Papworth Everard and Papworth St. Agnes.

(4) The number of councillors to be elected for Bourn district ward shall be three and for Papworth and Elsworth district ward shall be two.

Alteration of the areas of Bourn, and Papworth and Swavesey county electoral divisions

4. --(1) The area coloured and designated by the letter "A" on the map shall cease to be part of Bourn county electoral division(10) and shall become part of Papworth and Swavesey county electoral division(11).

(2) The area coloured and designated by the letter "B" on the map shall cease to be part of Papworth and Swavesey county electoral division and shall become part of Bourn county electoral division.

Map

5.   South Cambridgeshire District 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

6.   The registration officer for the district 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 Bourn, and Papworth and Elsworth wards of the district of South Cambridgeshire and Bourn, and Papworth and Swavesey electoral divisions of the county of Cambridgeshire as a result of changes to the boundaries of the parishes of Cambourne, Caxton and Knapwell made by the South Cambridgeshire (Parishes) Order 2004.

The new electoral arrangements apply in respect of district elections to be held on and after the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2008, and county elections to be held on and after the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2009.

Article 3 abolishes the existing Bourn, and Papworth and Elsworth district wards, establishes the names and areas of replacement wards and specifies the number of councillors for each ward.

Article 4 makes alterations to the areas of Bourn, and Papworth and Swavesey county electoral divisions.

Article 6 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 Bourn, and Papworth and Swavesey county electoral divisions. It is available at www.electoralcommission.org.uk/your-area/ParishEAOrders.cfm and, at all reasonable times, at the offices of South Cambridgeshire District 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 parish of Cambourne was created, and the areas of the parishes of Caxton and Knapwell were altered, by the South Cambridgeshire (Parishes) Order 2004 (S.I. 2004/399). Back [4]

( 5 )

This section has been amended by S.I. 2001/3962 and also otherwise in ways not relevant to this Order. Back [5]

( 6 )

This section has been amended by S.I. 2001/3962. Back [6]

( 7 )

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 [7]

( 8 )

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 [8]

( 9 )

See the District of South Cambridgeshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/2374), as amended by the South Cambridgeshire (Electoral Changes) (Amendment) Order 2003 (S.I. 2003/711). Back [9]

( 10 )

See the County of Cambridgeshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2005 (S.I. 2005/167). Back [10]

( 11 )

See S.I. 2005/167. Back [11]

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