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During a review of the local ward boundaries in Leeds, a number of submissions were received from residents that recommended that Rodley be once again unified in one ward, as it was prior to the last review in 2004.

In the submissions to the consultation, residents were confused at why the boundaries split Rodley in half, leaving some properties and businesses in the Calverley and Farsley ward, and others in the Bramley and Stanningley ward – whereas on the ground there is no boundary between the two halves.

The submissions received also focussed on the close relationship between Rodley and Farsley, with many residents feeling they have more of a stake in the local services and businesses in Farsley than they do in those in the more distant town of Bramley.

We’re very happy that the Commission listened to the submissions by local residents, and following the local elections in May the areas of Rodley that were contained in Bramley and Stanningley ward will move to Calverley and Farsley to reunite Rodley, and to bring it closer to its nearest neighbours.

This means this area will unfortunately no longer be represented by the excellent Labour councillors in Bramley and Stanningley, but we will be working with the councillors to ensure this transition is as smooth as possible, and trying to get a Labour councillor elected in the new ward to continue their work in this area.

These changes do not affect the parliamentary boundaries, so those properties which reside within the Leeds West constituency will still be represented in parliament by the excellent local MP Rachel Reeves.

If you have any questions about how the boundary changes will affect you, please get in touch.

You can find more information about the review at http://www.lgbce.org.uk/current-reviews/yorkshire-and-the-humber/west-yorkshire/leeds

Posted on by Peter Carlill / Posted in Elections, Rodley.
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