PROPOSED electorial boundary changes for Anglesey Council have been given the go-ahead.
The changes, which had been widely opposed by Anglesey Council, were confirmed by the Minister for Local Government and Communities yesterday.
Anglesey Council Leader, Bryan Owen, said: “These proposals will represent both a significant geographical and cultural change for the electors of Ynys Môn. However, we accept the Minister’s decision and move on.
“The Authority will now focus on informing the Anglesey electorate of these changes and their implications as part of our wider efforts to improve local democracy.”
The plans put forward by the Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales will see the number of wards on the Island reduced to 11, with the number of representitives scaled back from 40 to 30.
The Commission found that the current arrangement of many smaller wards each with their own representitive was not in line with the target ratio of one councillor per 1,750 electors.
The new arrangement will organize the Island into a smaller number of significantly larger wards, however, each will now be jointly represented by two to three councillors.
The changes will be implemented in time for the local elections for in May 2013.