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Elections Consultation

YOUR VIEW ON ELECTORAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR WYRE FOREST DISTRICT COUNCIL

We are consulting about the frequency of elections to Wyre Forest District Council and would like to hear your views. Please help us by completing our very short questionnaire by midday on Monday 15 February 2016.

On 24 February, a special meeting of the Council will be held to decide whether or not to move to “whole council elections” in May 2019. “Whole council elections” would see all 33 seats on the Council elected in May 2019 and then every four years in 2023, 2027 and so on.

Worcestershire County Council and all parish and town councils have elections every four years.

At the moment, the Council has elections by thirds which means that 11 Councillors would be elected in May 2019, and in May every year apart from the year when Worcestershire County Council elections are held (2021, 2025 etc).  

This table compares the number of District Council seats that would face election under current arrangements and under the proposal to introduce whole council elections in May 2019.

 

Current arrangements – elections by   thirds

Proposal - whole council elections

May 2019

11 seats

33 seats

May 2020

11 seats

No   elections

May 2021

No   elections – county council elections

No   elections – county council elections

May 2022

11 seats

No   elections

May 2023

11 seats

33 seats

May 2024

11 seats

No   elections

Across the period in the table, there would be three fewer sets of district council elections if whole council elections started in May 2019. This is estimated to save £200,000 across that period.

This survey can be completed online

You can download and print off a copy or pick up a paper copy (available from 21 January 2015) from:

  • Worcestershire Hub, Kidderminster Town Hall
  • Kidderminster Library
  • Stourport-on-Severn Library
  • Bewdley Library
  • Stourport Sports Centre
  • Wyre Forest Glades
  • Tourist Information Centre, Bewdley
  • Stourport Civic Centre
  • Wyre Forest Community Housing, Foley
  • Wyre Forest House, Finepoint Way, Kidderminster

Please post paper copies back to : Elections Consultation, Wyre Forest District Council, Wyre Forest House, Finepoint Way, Kidderminster, Worcestershire DY11 7WF or place in the box provided at the Worcestershire Hub, Kidderminster Town Hall.



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