The Oxford (Electoral Changes) Order 2019

Document Number:2019 No. 1162
 
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2019 No. 1162

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Local Government, England

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24 th July 2019

Coming into force in accordance with articles 1(2) to (4)

Under section 58(4) of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009(1) (“the Act”) the Local Government Boundary Commission for England(2) (“the Commission”) published a report dated February 2019 stating its recommendations for changes to the electoral arrangements for the city of Oxford. The Commission has decided to give effect to the recommendations.

A draft of the instrument has been laid before Parliament and a period of forty days has expired since the day on which it was laid and neither House has resolved that the instrument be not made.

The Commission makes the following Order in exercise of the power conferred by section 59(1) of the Act.

Citation and commencement

  1. —(1) This Order may be cited as the Oxford (Electoral Changes) Order 2019.

    (2) This article and article 2 come into force on the day after the day on which this Order is made.

    (3) Articles 3 , 4 and 6 come into force—

    (a) for the purpose of proceedings preliminary or relating to the election of councillors, on the day after the day on which this Order is made;

    (b) for all other purposes, on the ordinary day of election of councillors in England(3) in 2020.

    (4) Article 5 comes into force—

    (a) for the purpose of proceedings preliminary or relating to the election of councillors, on the day after the day on which this Order is made;

    (b) for all other purposes, on the ordinary day of election of councillors in England in 2022.

    Interpretation

  2. —(1) In this Order, “the map” means the map marked “Map referred to in the Oxford (Electoral Changes) Order 2019”, held by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England(4).

    (2) Where a boundary is shown on the map as running along a road, railway line, footway, watercourse or similar geographical feature, it is to be treated as running along the centre line of the feature.

    Wards of the city of Oxford and number of councillors

  3. —(1) The existing wards of...

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