Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland's 5th Review

 

Evidence

The Local Government and Communities Committee has agreed to take evidence on the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland’s (LGBCS) 5th Review and the Scottish Government’s response to that review. This includes the 25 Scottish Statutory Instruments laid in the Scottish Parliament on 14 September and which give effect to the recommendations of the LGBCS in relation to 25 Local Authorities. (see below)

Aberdeen City (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2016 (SSI 2016/265);
Aberdeenshire (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2016 (SSI 2016/266);
Angus (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2016 (SSI 2016/267);
Clackmannanshire (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2016 (SSI 2016/268);
Dumfries and Galloway (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2016 (SSI 2016/269);
City of Edinburgh (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2016 (SSI 2016/270);
East Ayrshire (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2016 (SSI 2016/271);
East Dunbartonshire (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2016 (SSI 2016/272);
East Lothian (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2016 (SSI 2016/273);
East Renfrewshire (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2016 (SSI 2016/274);
Falkirk (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2016 (SSI 2016/275);
Fife (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2016 (SSI 2016/276);
Glasgow City (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2016 (SSI 2016/277);
Highland (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2016 (SSI 2016/278);
Inverclyde (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2016 (SSI 2016/279);
Midlothian (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2016 (SSI 2016/280);
Moray (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2016 (SSI 2016/281);
North Ayrshire (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2016 (SSI 2016/282);
North Lanarkshire (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2016 (SSI 2016/283);
Perth and Kinross (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2016 (SSI 2016/284);
Renfrewshire (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2016 (SSI 2016/285);
South Ayrshire (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2016 (SSI 2016/286);
South Lanarkshire (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2016 (SSI 2016/287);
Stirling (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2016 (SSI 2016/288);
West Dunbartonshire (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2016 (SSI 2016/289);

Written Submissions

Committee Report

The Committee's report on the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland's Fifth Electoral Reviews was published on 25 November 2016:

The Scottish Government responded to the Committee's report on 30 March 2017:

Timetable

The Committee took evidence from the following:

5 October 2016

- The Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland

Professor Ailsa Henderson, Commissioner, Isabel Drummond-Murray, Secretary, and Laura Cregan, Secretariat, Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland

Read the Official Report of the meeting of 5 October 2016

26 October 2016

- Argyll and Bute Council, Fife Council, the Electoral Reform Society and COSLA

Charles Reppke, Head of Governance and Law, Argyll and Bute Council; Paul Vaughan, Head of Community and Corporate Development, Fife Council; Katie Gallogly-Swan, Campaigns Organiser, Electoral Reform Society, Cllr David O'Neill, President, COSLA.

- The Scottish Government

Joe FitzPatrick, Minister for Parliamentary Business, and Brian Peddie, Relationship Manager, Local Government Policy and Relationships Unit, Scottish Government.

Read the Official Report of the meeting of 26 October 2016

 

Contact:

For further information on the work of the Committee you can contact the Clerks on 0131 348 6037 or by e-mail at: LGCCommittee@parliament.scot.

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