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1. What is your name?

Name
Mark Servian

2. Do you support the Council's initial proposal for representation arrangements for 2019?

Please select one item
Yes
Ticked No
Please tell us why
1 - Council should have more than two wards, anything less means radically different communities are lumped together, risking under-representation by the weaker and smaller ones. 2 - If the Council is going to have two wards, they should be arranged north and south, as this reflects the actual political, social and economic divide in the city. This is seen most starkly in the electoral voting patterns for the 2017 General Election, as mapped by Chris McDowall for the SpinOff newsite. What is clear is that the Electoral Act's 'community of interest rules will, at some stage in the future turn the city's general electorates around to north-south, and the COuncil could demonstrate its wisdom by pre-empting this move for its elections. See https://fogonwater.carto.com/builder/ec6911f6-b509-4723-8a0e-b403f23861a4/embed?state=%7B%22map%22%3A%7B%22ne%22%3A%5B-37.86233686542099%2C175.2124579274096%5D%2C%22sw%22%3A%5B-37.692464909064284%2C175.33845737809318%5D%2C%22center%22%3A%5B-37.77744968050693%2C175.27545765275138%5D%2C%22zoom%22%3A12%7D%7D

3. The Council will hear verbal submissions on Tuesday 9 October 2018. Do you want to speak about your submission at this meeting?

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Yes
Ticked No