Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee November 26, 2012Posted by irishelectionliterature in Uncategorized.
Amidst the last few weeks events you may have missed this, the terms of the Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee
The Committee will review and make recommendations on local electoral area boundaries in the context of the results of census 2011 and the Action Programme for Effective Local Government published on 16 October 2012. The Minister has asked the committee to report to him as soon as possible and in any event no later than 31 May 2013.
I had a quick look at the terms and the following should be of benefit to Smaller Parties….. which should benefit the Left and be a Godsend to The Greens and Fianna Fail in Dublin especially.
The number of councillors representing a local electoral area should typically be 7 and not more than 10 or less than 6
Aside from larger LEAs there will also be more Council seats in some areas ,
The number of members shall be fixed at 63 in Dublin City Council.
Of course it will impact other areas of the country in a different fashion.