A twelve week consultation has been launched by the Boundary Commission for England for residents to have their say on proposed parliamentary boundary changes.
The proposals see a reduction in the number of constituencies in London. The reduction will see the 73 MPs who serve in London reduced to 68. The plans are part of reforms which would see a loss of 50 constituencies across the country and therefore a reduction of 50 MPs serving in the House of Commons.
Four of the proposed constituencies include parts of Brent:
- Kenton – the Brent wards of Barnhill, Fryent, Kenton and Queensbury plus five Harrow wards
- Queen’s Park and Regent’s Park – the Brent wards of Kilburn and Queen’s Park plus nine wards in the City of Westminster
- Wembley and Harrow on the Hill – the Brent wards of Alperton, Northwick Park, Preston, Sudbury, Tokyngton and Wembley Central plus three Harrow wards
- Willesden – the Brent wards of Brondesbury Park, Dollis Hill, Dudden Hill, Harlesden, Kensal Green, Mapesbury, Stonebridge, Welsh Harp and Willesden Green plus one Hammersmith and Fulham ward
The proposals do not affect council wards or councillors. The proposals do not make much sense at all and will just make MP and Council interactions even more complicated. The mish mash of wards split between different Council seats and MP constituencies are mind boggling!
If you would like more information or to respond to the consultation, please visit www.bce2018.org.uk.