Review launched into number of councillors

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Electoral watchdogs have launched a review which could see the number of councillors in Sheffield cut.

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking for voters to voice their views as part of public consultation over the number, names and boundaries of council wards. Over the next six weeks the commission wants to hear residents’ thoughts on proposals which would mean the authority continue to be represented by 84 councillors.

Chairman Max Caller said: “This is a chance to shape the council for the future. We want to know if people think 84 is still the right number to be able to take decisions effectively and to represent the interests of all communities. If not, we want residents to tell us an alternative - whether there should be more, or fewer.”

Write to The Review Officer Sheffield, Local Government Boundary Commission for England, Layden House, 76-86 Turnmill Street, London, EC1M 5LG, or visit the website consultation.lgbce.org.uk to have your say.