The Democratic and Electoral
Services Manager introduced the report, highlighting the amendments
since it was presented to the Committee in January 2021. The
financial considerations had changed due to the election cycles
changing, and reference was made to the statement on 10 June 2021
to the House of Commons outlining the Government’s preference
for whole council elections. At least one whole council election
would take place due to the local government boundary review, which
would be in 2024.
In response to questions, the
Democratic and Electoral Services Manager confirmed that whole
council elections would be synchronised with Parish Council
elections, and the Police and Crime Commissioner elections would
also fall into the same cycle.
1.The medium consultation option, as set out in
Appendix 2 to the report, be undertaken; and
2.The outcome of the consultation be reported back to
the Committee in September 2021 for a recommendation to be made to
Council in September 2021.