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Lib Dems at Three Rivers District Council likely to seek reduction in number of wards from 20 to 13
5:35pm Monday 15th October 2012 in News
The number of district councillors representing Three Rivers will fall from 48 to 39 as part of boundary changes in the borough.
It is not clear yet how the number will affect the political landscape but it is understood the ruling Liberal Democrat council will seek to reduce the number of wards from 20 to 13.
Councillor Ann Shaw, leader of the council, said the Local Government Boundary Commission’s decision was a backing of the Liberal Democrats’ proposals.
The Conservative party had applied for a more severe reduction to 30 councillors covering 10 wards while Labour had sought a smaller reduction to 42 councillors.
The first elections based on the new wards system will take place from May 2014.