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Eastleigh residents are being asked for their views on proposals that could see a new pattern of council wards in the borough.
The independent Local Government Boundary Commission has started a public consultation that could see the number of Eastleigh Borough Councillors reduced to 39 – five fewer than at present – together with re-drawn ward boundaries to accommodate the new number - and reflect (as far as possible) the interests and identities of communities across the borough.
The aim of the commission is to deliver electoral equality for voters in council elections so that each councillor represents roughly the same number of voters.
Local people have until 1 February 2016 to submit their views.
Further information on the review and interactive maps of the existing wards can be found at www.consultation.lgbce.org.uk and www.lgbce.org.uk .