Welsh Government accepts LDBCW recommendations
Reforms to Vale of Glamorgan Council’s ward boundaries are to go ahead after the Welsh Government decided to accept the recommendations of the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales without modification.
The Commission’s Final Recommendations were submitted to the Welsh Government 5 February 2021 and minister for finance and local government, Rebecca Evans MS, has today confirmed that the decision has been made to accept the recommendations.
The changes accepted by the Welsh Government mean that the Vale of Glamorgan will gain 7 councillor, increasing the size of the council from 47 to 54 members. This results in an average of 1,775 electors per councillor, spread across 24 electoral wards.
11 wards will elect 2 councillors; 5 wards will elect 3 councillors; and 3 wards will elect 4 councillors.
13 current wards will see no change under these reforms.
Responding to the Welsh Government’s decision, Shereen Williams MBE OStJ, Chief Executive of the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales said:
“I’m delighted that the Welsh Government has accepted these recommendations in full, without modifications.
“These changes will mean greater electoral parity for the people of the Vale of Glamorgan.
“I’d like to thank everyone who contributed to the review, the members of the public, councillors, Vale of Glamorgan Council, and everyone else who sent us a representation or contributed in any other way.”
The boundary changes are expected to take effect from the 2022 local government elections.
The full list of retained wards:
- Dinas Powys
The Final Recommendations report for Vale of Glamorgan Council can be found here, along with maps of each proposed ward.
The Welsh Government’s Written Statement outlining its decision is available here.