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West Norfolk and King’s Lynn could lose councillors following review

PUBLISHED: 07:30 03 April 2018

King's Court, The King's Lynn and Borough Council offices. Picture: Ian Burt

King's Court, The King's Lynn and Borough Council offices. Picture: Ian Burt

King’s Lynn could lose seven councillors if recommendations published today by an election watchdog are accepted.

This map shows the proposed boundaries for wards across King's Lynn and West Norfolk according to a review published by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England. Image: LGBCEThis map shows the proposed boundaries for wards across King's Lynn and West Norfolk according to a review published by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England. Image: LGBCE

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has reviewed ward boundaries across King’s Lynn and West Norfolk and all but four areas could change.

This publication comes after a public consultation and the organisation’s final recommendation is that the region be represented by 55 councillors, seven fewer than the current arrangement.

It is also proposed those councillors should be organised as two three-councillor wards, sixteen two-councillor wards and seventeen one-councillor wards across the borough.

Chairman Prof Colin Mellors said: “We are extremely grateful to people across King’s Lynn and West Norfolk who took part in the review.

“We believe these recommendations deliver electoral fairness for voters as well as reflecting community ties throughout the area.”

Full details of the final recommendations are available on the Commission’s website at www.lgbce.org.uk

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