The Local Government Boundary Commission are currently reviewing district council wards in East Hampshire. Their recommendations, once agreed, will take effect before the 2019 district elections. In some multi-councillor wards, Bramshott, Liphook and Headley for example, the electorate have 2 or even 3 votes, which is only advantageous to the biggest party. This is clearly unrepresentative and therefore most undemocratic!
Single-councillor wards, would:
- Enable all parties to compete equally on a level playing field making it easier for independent candidates to stand.
- Offer a direct and accountable link between the resident and their councillor.
- Give the community confidence that their views, however different, will be represented fairly at public meetings.
- Encourage more residents to engage in the democratic process rather than feeling left out and, therefore, not voting.
If you think that the boundary review should create single-councillor wards, please sign the petition.