Changes planned to Exmouth council wards after review

PUBLISHED: 06:30 18 June 2017

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Final recommendations have been made for the number of district and town councillors in the Exmouth area.

A review by the independent Local Government Boundary Commission has concluded East Devon District Council should have 60 councillors, one more than there is now, across 30 wards, a reduction of two.

Exmouth would keep the same five wards, with minor boundary changes, but with the number of councillors in Withycombe Raleigh reduced from three to two.

The current Raleigh ward will disappear, being amalgamated with Woodbury and Lympstone and the renamed Budleigh and Raleigh.

Changes are also planned for Exmouth Town Council, with the number of councillors for Withycombe Raleigh reducing from five to three, and the number for Brixington and Littleham increasing from five to six.

Now the commission has made its final recommendations, it falls to Parliament to implement them, with a draft order planned in the coming months to implement the changes for elections in 2019.

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