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The Report of the Mathias Review

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Glyn Mathias was appointed by the then Minister for Social Justice and Local Government to review the programme of work of the Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales.

A number of recommendations have been made to ensure the electoral review programme is delivered to a high standard in time for the 2016 local government elections.

The report makes recommendations addressed to the Welsh Government and to the Welsh Commission which recommend action to ensure the electoral review process is improved in the immediate future and longer term legislative changes are implemented.