The public consultation period for the Boundary Commission review of electoral arrangements in Argyll & Bute comes to an end tomorrow, Tuesday 26th January.
The review came about as a result of the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018, which seeks to ‘recognise the unique needs of Scottish islands and the particular opportunities and challenges they face,' with Argyll & Bute is one of the local authorities with Islands having their electoral arrangements reviewed.
Peter Wallace, Chair of Argyll & Bute Conservatives said "How can a review brought about by legislation to recognise the unique needs of our islands bring forward recommendations which undermine the democratic representation of the very islands which it is meant to protect?
"Living and working on Bute I consider the proposals to be an attack on our community’s democratic representation and serve only to marginalise and side-line the community and its residents in the local governance of the area. The Isle of Bute is an important contributor to the economy of the region and should be properly represented.
"These proposals threaten island and rural democracy by giving greater influence to urban areas."
To have your say on these proposals visit: https://consult.lgbc-scotland.gov.uk/reviews/argyll_and_bute_council_area_public_consultation/