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Debra Williams has been appointed as Chair to the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales, Minister for Housing and Local Government, Julie James, has announced.

First published:
17 December 2019
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The Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales keeps under review the electoral arrangements for the 22 principal councils, including the number of councillors and wards in each council area.

The Commission makes electoral review recommendations to the Welsh Government, which it feels are in the interest of effective and convenient local government.

Announcing the appointment, Julie James said:

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Debra Williams as Chair of the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales.

As Chair, Debra will provide leadership to the Commission at a time when it faces the challenges associated with a significant review programme which will continue during the next two years.

The appointment has been made in accordance with the Governance Code for Public Appointments and will commence on 1 January 2020 for a two year term.

As Chair Debra Williams will be paid a daily fee of £478 per day with a time commitment of between 1 and 3 days per month.