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Fifth Electoral Review - Aberdeenshire

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Our Fifth Statutory Review of Electoral Arrangements: Final Recommendations for Aberdeenshire Council area presents an electoral arrangement of 70 councillors representing 6 3-member wards and 13 4-member wards, increasing councillor numbers in the area by 2.

Our Report and Final Recommendations to Scottish Ministers can be downloaded here: File icon (12.4 MB)

On 14 September 2016 Scottish Ministers made their decision on our final recommendations. SSI 2016/266: The Aberdeenshire (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2016 was laid before the Scottish Parliament on 14th September 2016 and will come into force on 30th September 2016. The Order applies only for the purposes of an election to be held on or after 4th May 2017. The SSI can be viewed here.

Final Recommendations Map pdfs: Council area | ward 1 | ward 2 | ward 3 | ward 4 | ward 5 | ward 6 | ward 7 | ward 8 | ward 9 | ward 10 | ward 11 | ward 12 | ward 13 | ward 14 | ward 15 | ward 16 | ward 17 | ward 18 | ward 19 Click here to view current and historic ward boundaries.

ward no.

ward name

councillors

electorate  Sept 13

actual variation from parity

forecast electorate

forecast variation from parity

1

Banff and District

3

8,850

5%

8,869

2%

2

Troup

3

7,876

-6%

7,876

-10%

3

Fraserburgh and District

4

11,748

5%

11,870

2%

4

Central Buchan

4

10,548

-6%

10,917

-6%

5

Peterhead North and Rattray

4

11,408

2%

12,027

3%

6

Peterhead South and Cruden

3

8,996

7%

9,100

4%

7

Turriff and District

4

10,579

-5%

10,659

-8%

8

Mid Formartine

4

11,083

-1%

11,398

-2%

9

Ellon and District

4

11,517

3%

12,010

3%

10

West Garioch

3

8,689

4%

8,829

1%

11

Inverurie and District

4

10,659

-5%

11,682

0%

12

East Garioch

4

9,806

-12%

11,026

-5%

13

Westhill and District

4

11,343

1%

11,509

-1%

14

Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of Alford

4

11,700

5%

11,865

2%

15

Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

3

8,824

5%

9,061

4%

16

Banchory and Mid Deeside

3

8,568

2%

9,074

4%

17

North Kincardine

4

11,248

1%

12,765

10%

18

Stonehaven and Lower Deeside

4

11,009

-2%

11,369

-2%

19

Mearns

4

11,397

2%

11,867

2%

 

Totals

70

195,848

4%

203,773

4%

 In 2014 we consulted with councils and the public on our proposals for councillor numbers. You can view the council's response to our proposals and  responses to our public consultation can be viewed below. Representations have been redacted in accordance with our privacy policy. Public consultation: ID 324. Responses for all 32 council areas can be seen here: ID 399 | ID 431.

In 2015 we consulted with councils and the public on our proposals for wards. You can view the council's response to our proposals responses to our public consultation can be viewed below. Representations have been redacted in accordance with our privacy policy. Public consultation: ID 1286 | ID 1598 | ID 1599 | ID 2274 | ID 3080 | ID 3081 | ID 3083 | ID 3085 | ID 3087 | ID 3088 | ID 3089 | ID 3090 | ID 3091 | ID 3092 | ID 3093 | ID 3094 | ID 3212 | ID 3213 | ID 3215 | ID 3216 | ID 3217 | ID 3218 | ID 3219 | ID 3220 | ID 3221 | ID 3222 | ID 3824 | ID 3940 | ID 3941 | ID 579 | ID 1906 | ID 2013 | ID 2073 | ID 2232 | ID 2234 | ID 3056 | ID 3667. Responses for all 32 council areas can be seen here: ID 4145 | ID 4178 | ID 4179. The following representations were made outwith the public consultation period: ID 2958 | ID 2959 | ID2960 | ID 2961.

More information

There is more information on the review on the Resources section and elsewhere on this website: you can follow the links above to different sections.

Electorate

Details of the electorate for each council area used for this review is available on the Resources page.

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