The Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales has published its draft proposals for the future electoral arrangements for the City and County of Cardiff.
The Commission's proposals can be seen in Welsh, here - and in English, here. If you want to comment on the proposals you will need to do so by 13 April, the closing date for the consultation.
Will this change things in Radyr and Morganstown?
Quite possibly. At present, we have 5,259 electors, represented by one councillor (currently, Cllr Rod McKerlich). This number would be 67% above the proposed average number of electors-per-councillor across Cardiff. As such, it was agreed to include an additional councillor in the Commission's proposals, in order to address the fact that we are currently under-represented on Cardiff Council.
If these proposals are agreed, we will have two councillors representing us on Cardiff Council, rather than the one we have at present. This will give Radyr and Morganstown a higher profile on the Council and a stronger voice.
It was for this reason that Radyr and Morganstown Community Council supported the call for an extra councillor when the Commission began its review.
An extract from the Commission's document, discussing Radyr and Morganstown, can be seen below.
Can I make my views known?
Yes. The Commission is inviting responses to its consultation by 13 April. Responses can be sent to:
This is what the Commission has to say about Radyr:
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