Wandsworth ward boundaries set to change
Published: Friday, May 31, 2019
The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking local people for their help to draw up a new pattern of council wards for Wandsworth Council.
The consultation to consider re-drawing ward boundaries across the council is the second part of an electoral review taking place across London. It is twenty years since these arrangements were last considered, and there have been many change to local neighbourhoods in that time.
The commission has also announced that following the first part of the review Wandsworth should have 58 councillors in future - two fewer than the current arrangements.
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In drawing up new boundaries, the commission aims to deliver electoral equality for voters in council elections so that each councillor represents roughly the same number of voters. The review also aims to ensure that the new council wards reflect, as far as possible, the interests and identities of communities across Wandsworth.
Professor Colin Mellors, chair of the commission, said: “We are asking local people and organisations to help us draw up new wards for Wandsworth. As we develop the recommendations, we will take into account local community identities as well as ensuring electoral equality for voters.
“If you have a view about which communities or neighbourhoods should be part of the same council ward, then we want to hear from you. And if you think a road, river or railway makes for a strong boundary between communities in your part of Wandsworth, then this consultation is for you.
“If you are interested in the way the council is run, just log on to our website to explore our interactive maps and have your say.
Your views will make a difference. We will carefully consider all evidence that is provided during this phase of the review, whoever it is from and whether it applies to the whole of Wandsworth or just a small part of the council.
“Residents will then have a further chance to have their say after we publish our draft recommendations in October.”
Local people have until August 5, 2019 to submit their views in this consultation.