This version of our Electoral Reviews: Policy and Practice document incorporates a number of changes that have resulted from the Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Act 2013.
The new legislation requires the Commission, before conducting the review, to consult the mandatory consultees on its intended procedure and methodology for the review and in particular, on how it proposes to determine the appropriate number of members for any principal council in the principal area or areas under review.
In order to meet this requirement the Commission has produced this booklet which sets out the procedures and methodology we proposed to adopt in respect of electoral reviews. The booklet also explains how we will be considering the issue of the appropriate number of elected members identified for each principal council.
This is a revised version of our Electoral reviews: Policy and Practice document that has been updated in preparation of a new programme of electoral reviews. This new programme is as a result of the statement made by the Welsh Government's Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government on 23rd June 2016.