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Local Government Act 1993 No 30
Current version for 8 January 2019 to date (accessed 18 June 2019 at 18:38)
210 Division of areas into wards
(1) The council may divide its area into divisions, called “wards”.(2) The council may abolish all wards.(3) The council may alter ward boundaries.(4) The council may name or rename a ward.(5) A council must not divide an area into wards or abolish all wards unless it has obtained approval to do so at a constitutional referendum.(6) A by-election held after an alteration of ward boundaries and before the next ordinary election is to be held as if the boundaries had not been altered.(7) The division of a council’s area into wards, or a change to the boundaries of a ward, must not result in a variation of more than 10 per cent between the number of electors in each ward in the area.