Re-drawing the political map

North Kesteven is set to have new boundaries for its district council wards.

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North Kesteven is set to have new boundaries for its district council wards.

The Local Government Boundary Commission has reviewed the area to make sure councillors will represent about the same number of electors, and that ward arrangements will help the council work effectively.

The commission has published final recommendations for changes in North Kesteven.

It says residents should be represented by 43 councillors – the same number as there are now. This would be across 24 wards – two fewer than the current number.

Local people and organisations made 76 comments to help decide the new wards. Changes made in response to feedback included: Waddington Parish being united in one three-councillor ‘Waddington Rural’ ward, and the adoption of Hykeham Central and Hykeham Memorial as ward names.

Other changes to the earlier proposals can be found at www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/east-midlands/lincolnshire/north-kesteven

Parliament now needs to agree the changes, which would come into effect for the May 2023 elections.