Implementing the Final Recommendations from the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE)
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Chief Exectutive, John Hooton, and the Head of Assurance and Business Development, Emily Bowler, introduced the report which summarised the next steps for implementing the final recommendations from the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) on the future electoral arrangements for Barnet Council.
The Committee noted that the proposed approach to implementing the recommendations and the four proposed workstreams covering: Electoral Services; Governance; Insight; and Stakeholder Engagement.
Details relating to the Member Working Group would be developed in the new year. The Committee noted the request that the Liberal Democrat Group be involved in the Group and that the membership of the Group should be drawn from members of this Committee.
RESOLVED that the Committee notes that, following Parliamentary approval of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) recommendations, council officers in consultation with Barnet’s Returning Officer, will complete a programme of work to implement the new electoral arrangements in the London Borough of Barnet. This will include completing the new set of polling districts and polling places to facilitate the administration of statutory elections within the new ward boundaries. There will be engagement with elected members throughout the process.
Publication date: 15/10/2020
Date of decision: 12/10/2020
Decided at meeting: 12/10/2020 - Constitution and General Purposes Committee