Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Four new constituencies proposed to cover Brent. What constituency would you be in?

The Boundary Commission has published far-reaching proposals on the borough's parliamentary constituencies.  In today's proposals they aim to reduce the total number of seats in England and Wales by 50, evening out the numbers in each constituency. London would be reduced by 5 constituencies.

 Brent wards would be spread over no less than four constituencies: Kenton, Wembley & Harrow on the Hill, Willesden, Queen's Park and Regent's Park.

These would replace the present Brent North, Brent Central and Hampstead and Kilburn constituencies.

The Brent ward constituencies would be as follows:



Ward
Proposed Constituency Current Cllrs
Alperton (3)
Wembley & Harrow on the Hill 3 Lab
Barnhill (3)
Kenton 3 Lab
Brondesbury Park (3) Willesden 3 Con
Dollis Hill (3) Willesden 3 Lab
Dudden Hill (3) Willesden 3 Lab
Fryent (3)
Kenton 3 Lab
Harlesden (3) Willesden 3 Lab
Kensal Green (3) Willesden 3 Lab
Kenton (3)
Kenton 3 Con
Kilburn (3)
Queen's Park & Regent's Park 3 Lab
Mapesbury (3) Willesden 2 Lab 1 Lib
Northwick Park (3) Wembley & Harrow on the Hill 3 Lab
Preston (3)
Wembley & Harrow on the Hill 3 Lab
Queens Park (3) Queen's Park & Regent's Park 3 Lab
Queensbury (3) Kenton 3 Lab
Stonebridge (3) Willesden 3 Lab
Sudbury (3)
Wembley & Harrow on the Hill 3 Lab
Tokyngton (3) Wembley & Harrow on the hill 3 Lab
Welsh Harp (3) Willesden 3 Lab
Wembley Central (3) Wembley & Harrow on the Hill 3 Lab
Willesden Green (3 Willesden 3 Lab

Kenton Constituency
Wembley and Harrow on the Hill



Queen's Park and Regent's Park


In its commentary the Boundary Commission states:

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In the borough of Brent, we propose
a Willesden constituency, which includes eight wards from the existing Brent Central constituency, and the Hammersmith borough ward of College Park and Old Oak from the existing Hammersmith constituency, and Brondesbury Park ward from the existing Hampstead and Kilburn constituency.
We propose two further constituencies that include wards from the borough of Brent. We propose a Kenton constituency, which includes four wards from the existing Brent North constituency, and five Harrow borough wards – Kenton
East, Kenton West, Queensbury, Belmont, and Edgware – from the existing Harrow East constituency. (It should be noted
that there is already a Queensbury ward from the borough of Brent in the Brent North constituency, making two in the proposed Kenton constituency.) 
We also propose a Wembley and Harrow on the Hill constituency, which includes three Harrow borough wards from the existing Harrow West constituency, five wards from the existing Brent North constituency, and Tokyngton ward from the existing Brent Central constituency.
The electorate of the existing Westminster North constituency is currently below the electoral quota. To bring this constituency within range, we propose including the Brent borough wards of Queens Park and Kilburn from the existing Hampstead and Kilburn constituency. (It should be noted that there is already a Queen’s Park ward from Westminster in the existing constituency, making two in the proposed constituency.) To reflect the change we propose this constituency is called Queen’s Park and Regent’s Park.
The consultation on the proposals is HERE

6 comments:

  1. I thought graphics/maps were supposed to illustrate the information, in order to make the topic easier to absorb!

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    1. What ever gave you that idea?

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  2. The original tables were from the Boundary Commission. I have now added my own table of the wards in alphabetical order and the propsoed new constituency and current party representation on the council. I hope this helps.

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  3. Perhaps underlying the Boundary Commission proposals is the idea that identities of areas are controlled by the State, and the more centralised a national political party is, the greater the prospects of it running a successful campaign in any parliamentary constituency?

    Alan Wheatley

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  4. On second thoughts, maybe it is more the case that offshore owners of land in connivance with Conservative & Unionist Part Government control locality identities?

    That is, unless locals decide to become active participants in 'public consultations'?

    Alan Wheatley

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