NewBoundariesSectionEarlier this year the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland consulted on and then submitted their Fifth Electoral Review Final Recommendations to the Scottish Government for consideration.

In terms of Glasgow the Commission recommended a new electoral arrangement of 85 councillors representing 7 3-member wards and 16 4-member wards, increasing councillor numbers in the local authority by 6.

Last week the Scottish Government considered these recommendations and they have accepted the recommendations in 27 of the 32 Scottish local authorities including Glasgow.

In terms of the local area the specifics recommendations were:

  • Changing the boundary between Ward 13 Garscadden/Scotstounhill and Ward 12 Partick West in the Whiteinch/Scotstoun area
  • Reducing the geographical size of existing Ward 12 Partick West (new Ward 12 to be called Victoria Park) and reducing the number of Councillors in the Ward by 1 in part creating a new Ward 23 Dowanhill/Kelvindale (new Ward 23 to be called Partick East/Kelvindale)
  • Potential changes to the community council boundaries in particular between Scotstoun and Whiteinch.

You can see the changes for the North West area on the before and after maps shown below. More information the Commission website and the Scottish Government website.

Before showing the Ward boundaries in pink and community councils in dark blue:

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After showing ward boundaries in red and community council boundaries in light blue

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