The County Council Elections in May are introducing some changes.
At the 2013 election Arkholme, Gressingham and Whittington were all in the Lancaster Rural East Division. We elected Susie Charles. Our neighbouring Division was Lancaster Rural North, who elected Alyicia James, both representing the Conservative Party. Alycia James ceased to be a County Councillor in September 2016, the seat is currently vacant.
For the 2017 election there have been boundary changes and Arkholme has been moved to the Rural North Division. There are other realignments, which I understand have been introduced in order to better balance the electorates.
The Parishes which now make up Lancaster Rural East are as follows: Burrow-with-Burrow; Cantsfield; Caton-with-Littledale; Claughton; Ellel; Halton-with-Aughton; Hornby-with-Farelton; Ireby; Leck; Melling-with–Wrayton; Over-Wyersdale; Quernmore; Roeburndale; Scotforth; Tatham; Tunstall; Wennington; Whittington; Wray-with-Bolton.
And Lancaster Rural North is: Arkholme-with-Cawood; Carnforth; Nether Kellet; Over Kellet; Priest Hutton; Borwick; Silverdale; Warton; Yealand; Conyers; Yealand Redmayne.