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Views invited on proposals for changes to polling arrangements in Leeds


People are being invited to comment on the initial proposals for changes to polling arrangements for the Leeds City Council area and the governance of all parish and town councils.



The initial proposals have been drawn up following a public consultation which began in February.



The joint review of polling districts, places and stations will not affect Leeds City Council’s boundary, the boundaries of its eight parliamentary constituencies or its 33 city wards.



What may be affected are the venues where voting takes place, the catchment areas and arrangements for town and parish councils.



Interested parties, especially those with an expertise in disability access issues, are being invited to comment again on the new proposals.



Full details about the review and the initial proposals, including a map of areas concerned and with contact information on how to submit feedback can be viewed here: polling district review



Representations should be made no later than 16 September 2013. The council will agree final proposals in November 2013 and will publish a Final Notice of Joint Review on 25 November 2013.



Maps and other information are also available for inspection by appointment at the Leeds City Council electoral services office at the Town Hall by calling 0113- 395 2858 or emailing electors@leeds.gov.uk



ENDS

For media enquiries, please contact:

Emma Whittell, Leeds City Council press office, on (0113) 2474713

Email: emma.whittell@leeds.gov.uk