ALL but four of Scarborough's current council wards are set to change as a result of a review.

Last week the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England published its final recommendations for the new electoral arrangements for Scarborough Borough Council.

The Commission’s final recommendations propose that Scarborough should be represented by 46 borough councillors in the future - four fewer than the current arrangement.

The recommendations also propose that those councillors should represent eight three-councillor wards, ten two-councillor wards and two one-councillor wards across the borough.

Professor Colin Mellors, chair of the Commission, said: "We are extremely grateful to people across Scarborough who took part in the review. The Commission has looked at all the evidence that was put forward during the consultation.

"We believe these recommendations deliver electoral fairness for voters as well as reflecting community ties throughout Scarborough."

Full details of the final recommendations are available on the Commission’s website at

The proposed new arrangements must now be implemented by Parliament. A draft Order – the legal document which brings into force the recommendations – will be laid in Parliament in the coming months, and provides for the new electoral arrangements to come into force at the council elections in 2019.