The Boundary Commission for England is making a last appeal for feedback from anyone interested in commenting on initial proposals for a new constituency map for England.
This Commission is the independent public body that reviews all Parliamentary constituency boundaries in England every five years. The latest plans are for potentially substantial changes – reducing the total number of constituencies from 533 to 502 (and from 73 to 68 in London). This will ensure that each constituency has similar numbers of registered electors and to do this, existing boundaries are to be redrawn.
Proposed “Teddington and Hanworth” constituency
Locals have been feeding-back that the new name for constituency that will include Teddington (which will actually straddle Richmond and Hounslow boroughs) isn’t titled very clearly “Teddington & Hanworth”.
Written feedback is open until the 5th December so if you have any thoughts on local proposals then you can still have your say.
Some constituencies don’t quite correspond to exact London boroughs so these are grouped into sub-regions – where possible using practical groupings of geography and other associations.
Electorates by ward for proposed constituency
[Update 16/01/2013] The review of these changes has been postponed until 2018 after Lords rejected boundary changes that Vince Cable has described as ‘a distraction’.