The Borough of Slough (Electoral Changes) Order 2002
Statutory Instrument number 2600
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 Dated  12 October 2002
 Effective  15 October 2003 & 6 May 2004

Explanatory Notes

 

This Order gives effect to recommendations by the Boundary Committee for England, a committee of the Electoral Commission, for electoral changes in the borough of Slough.

The changes have effect in relation to local government elections to be held on and after 6th May 2004.

Article 3 abolishes the existing wards of the borough and provides for the creation of 14 new wards. That article and Schedule 1 also make provision for the names and areas of, and numbers of councillors for, the new wards.

Article 4 makes provision for a whole council election in 2004 and for reversion to the established system of election by thirds in subsequent years.

Schedule 2 provides for the order of retirement of councillors.

Article 6 obliges the Electoral Registration Officer to make any necessary amendments to the electoral register to reflect the new electoral arrangements.

Article 7 revokes the Borough of Slough (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1980 (S.I. 1980/429), with the exception of articles 8 and 9(6).

The areas of the new borough wards are demarcated on the map described in section 2. Prints of the map may be inspected at all reasonable times at the offices of Slough Borough Council and at the principal office of the Electoral Commission at Trevelyan House, Great Peter Street, London SW1P 2HW.

 

The Borough of Slough (Electoral Changes) Order 2002

 

Whereas the Boundary Committee for England, acting pursuant to the Local Government Act 1992, section 15(4) amended by S.I. 2001/3962 has submitted to the Electoral Commission recommendations dated June 2002 on its review of the borough of Slough (the non-metropolitan district of Slough has the status of a borough):

  • And whereas the Electoral Commission have decided to give effect to those recommendations:
  • And whereas a period of not less than six weeks has expired since the receipt of those recommendations:

Now, therefore, the Electoral Commission, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by the Local Government Act 1992, section 17 amended by S.I. 2001/3962 and section 26 amended by S.I. 2001/3962 of and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Order:


The Boundary Committee for England is a committee of the Electoral Commission, established by the Electoral Commission in accordance with section 14 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (c. 41). The Local Government Commission for England (Transfer of Functions) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/3962) transferred to the Electoral Commission the functions of the Local Government Commission for England.

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 to 15 and 17 of the Local Government Act 1992, to the extent that they relate to electoral changes within the meaning of that Act, were transferred with modifications to the Electoral Commission on 1st April 2002 (S.I. 2001/3962).

 

Sections

 

1 (1) This Order may be cited as the Borough of Slough (Electoral Changes) Order 2002.
(2) This Order shall come into force - 
(a) for the purpose of proceedings preliminary or relating to any election to be held on 6th May 2004, on 15th October 2003;
(b) for all other purposes, on 6th May 2004.
        
2  In this Order
"borough" means the borough of Slough;
"existing", in relation to a ward, means the ward as it exists on the date this Order is made; and
any reference to the map is a reference to the map marked "Map referred to in the Borough of Slough (Electoral Changes) Order 2002", of which prints are available for inspection at 
(a) the principal office of the Electoral Commission; and
(b) the offices of Slough Borough Council.
        
3 (1) The existing wards of the borough created by the Borough of Slough (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1980 (S.I. 1980/429) shall be abolished.
(2) The borough shall be divided into fourteen wards which shall bear the names set out in column (1) of Schedule 1.
(3) The wards shall comprise the areas described in column (2) of that Schedule by reference to a parish or, where an area is not so described, the area designated on the map by reference to the name of the ward and demarcated by red lines; and the number or councillors to be elected for each ward shall be the number specified in respect of the ward in column (3) of that Schedule.
(4) Where a boundary is shown on the map as running along a road, railway line, footway, watercourse or similar geographical feature, it shall be treated as running along the centre line of the feature.
 
4 (1) Elections of all councillors for all wards of the borough shall be held simultaneously on the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2004
(2) The councillors holding office for any ward of the borough immediately before 10th May 2004 shall retire on that date and the newly elected councillors for those wards shall come into office on that date.
(3) The order of retirement of councillors shall be as set out in Schedule 2.
(4) Where the number of councillors elected in 2004 for any ward of the borough is two or more
(a) the first to retire shall, subject to paragraphs (6) and (7), be the councillor elected by the smallest number of votes; and
(b) the second to retire shall, subject to those paragraphs, be the counciller elected by the next smallest number of votes.
(5) In the case of an equality of votes between any persons elected which makes it uncertain which of them is to retire in any year, the person to retire in that year shall be determined by lot.
(6) If an election of councillors for any ward is not contested, the person to retire in each year shall be determined by lot.
(7) Where under this article any question is to be determined by lot, the lot shall be drawn at the next practicable meeting of the council after the question has arisen and the drawing shall be conducted under the direction of the person presiding at the meeting.
 
 

This provides for a single election of all the councillors and for reversion to the system of election by thirds, as established by S.I. 1980/429 articles 8 and 9(6)

For the ordinary day of election of councillors of local government areas, see the Representation of the People Act 1983, section 37 amended by the Representation of the People Act 1985 section 18(2) and the Greater London Authority Act 1999 section 17 and Schedule 3 paragraphs 1 and 5.

 
5 Slough Borough Council shall make a print of the map marked "Map referred to in the Borough of Slough (Electoral Changes) Order 2002" available for inspection at its offices by any member of the public at any reasonable time.
        
6 The Electoral Registration Officer (As to electoral registration officers and the register of local government electors, see the Representation of the People Act 1983, sections 8 to 13) for the borough 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.
 
7 The Borough of Slough (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1980 S.I. 1980/429 is revoked, save for articles 8 and 9(6).
 
Signed by the members of the Electoral Commission

 

Schedule 1 - New Names & Areas of Wards & Numbers of Councillors

 

(1) Name of Ward (2) Area of Ward (3) Number of Councillors
Baylis and Stoke  

3
Britwell     

3
Central     

3
Chalvey     

3
Cippenham Green     

3
Cippenham Meadows     

3
Colnbrook with Poyle The parish of Colnbrook with Poyle

2
Farnham     

3
Foxborough     

3
Haymill     

3
Kedermister     

3
Langley St Mary's     

3
Upton     

3
Wexham Lea     

3

 

Schedule 2 - Retirement of Councillors

 

(1) Ward

(2) in 2006

(3) in 2007

(4) in 2008
Colnbrook with Poyle 0 1 1
All other wards 1 1 1

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