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Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Act 2013

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This report recommends action to ensure the electoral review process is improved in the immediate future and longer term legislative changes are implemented.
This Act became law in Wales on 30 July 2013.


The Act will make improvements to the democratic process in local government. It will ensure local authorities are democratically representative of their communities by reforming the functions of the Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales.


The Act will:

  • Reform the functions and organisation of the Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales
  • Improve access to information about Town and Community Councils
  • Improve the Chairing of County and County Borough Councils.

More information

Full details of the Act are available from the National Assembly for Wales (external website).