The Boundary Commission for England has published new revised proposals for parliamentary constituencies across the country and opens a final month-long consultation, giving the public a last opportunity to send in their views.
The Commission has taken into consideration over 45,000 comments sent in by the public during the previous two stages of public consultation, and has changed nearly half of its initial proposals based on this feedback. A third and final consultation on the new map of revised constituency proposals is open now until 5 December. The public are invited to view and comment on the new map at bcereviews.org.uk.
The Commission is undertaking an independent review of all constituencies in England as requested by Parliament. The number of electors within each constituency currently varies widely due to population changes since the last boundary review. The 2023 Boundary Review will rebalance the number of electors each MP represents, resulting in significant change to the existing constituency map. As part of the review, the number of constituencies in England will increase from 533 to 543.
After this final consultation has closed on 5 December, the Commission will analyse the responses and form its final recommendations. These will be submitted to Parliament by 1 July 2023.
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For Brent the change means there will be three constituencies: Wembley, Willesden and Queens Park and Little Venice. Harlesden will be in the latter constituency, separated from Willesden.
You can zoom in to your area on an interactive map that includes the wards by inserting your postcode HERE
Proposed Wembley Constituency
Proposed Willesden Constituency
Proposed Queens Park and Little Venice Constituency
Harlesden Town would have its constituency boundary with where world class public services are delivered and state grown Westminster and London Constituency instead, which can't be so bad?
Map zoom in here is also good for viewing the South Kilburn Public Open Space land use in detail, before 2022 Tall Building Zone "other ideas" overtakes it.
Until we get Fair Voting for Parliamentary Elections in the UK none of this will matter. The Conservatives won just 43.6 of the votes cast on a 67% turnout in the 2019 General Election. Hardly a mandate to have a free hand to destroy our country.
We of course need Fair Voting for local Elections too where the current distortion in representation on Brent Council is even worse.
Time for genuine democracy in our election results - now that would be a novelty!
Harlesden would do well being part of a new constituency. As it would enable a politician with some distance from Brent Council to challenge Brent Council on the ongoing neglect of the area.
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