Sheffield residents urged to have their say on councillor numbers

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Have your say

Views are being sought on the number of councillors residents in Sheffield think should be elected onto the city council in the future.

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England has launched a six-week public consultation period as the first part of an electoral review which will also consider changes to the number, names and boundaries of the council’s wards.

The Commission has considered evidence submitted to it by the council and is now consulting residents on a proposal that would see the authority continue to be represented by 84 councillors in future.

It is asking local people whether they think 84 is still the right number of councillors for Sheffield.

Max Caller, Chairman of the Commission, said: “This is your chance to shape your council for the future.”

“If you don’t agree that Sheffield should be represented by 84 councillors, we want you to tell us your alternative and why you think there should be more, or fewer, members of the council in the future.”

Visit www.lgbce.org.uk for more details.