Proposed new boundaries
The Boundary Commission is determined to split up the wards of West Norwood into two separate parliamentary constituencies giving us two MPs. The new proposals put Thurlow Park ward into the Streatham & Brixton South constituency and Gipsy Hill & Knights Hill wards into the new Norwood & Thornton Heath constituency. There was much local opposition last autumn to splitting Knights Hill ward off from the rest of West Norwood. ( See our earlier posts 25/9/16 & 21/3/17. )
Check this map to see the latest proposed new constituencies: https://www.bce2018.org.uk/
Deadline for comments is 10th December 2017.
The Boundary Commission is aiming to give each MP between 71,000 and 79,000 constituents. Despite London’s rising population this means a drop from 73 MPs in London down to 68 MPs.
This weekend is the last chance to comment on the proposal Knights Hill ward moving to Streatham & Mitcham.
The Boundary Commission has received a huge number of comments objecting to Knights Hill ward splitting away from the other West Norwood wards . They are now asking for comments on the comments!
Deadline for this secondary consultation is this Sunday 26th March
Knights Hill, one of the 3 wards in West Norwood, is to move under the new Streatham & Mitcham MP’s constituency according to latest proposals by the Boundary Commission. Check this map to see your new constituency https://www.bce2018.org.uk/node/6485?postcode=SE270HS
The Boundary Commission is aiming to give each MP the same number of constituents, between 71,000 and 79,000. Despite London’s rising population that means a drop from 73 MPs in London down to 68 MPs.
Helen Hayes MP for West Norwood
The calculations are based on the number of registered electors at the end of 2015. In London a high proportion of people move each year and do not always re-register immediately. A new process of registration had just been introduced for 2015 requiring new electors to provide their NI number for the first time. This also reduced the number of residents registered to vote.
Across the country it is estimated 2m voters were not counted in the figures used by the Boundary Commission. The highly respected Electoral Reform Association argues the new boundaries for MP’s constituencies should be based on the number of residents not the number of registered voters – http://www.electoral-reform.org.uk/boundary-reform#sthash.JSFDcjmb.dpuf
To comment on the proposals for the new constituencies for MPs go to https://www.bce2018.org.uk/node/add/informed-representation/6485
Deadline for comments is 5th December 2016.