Last chance to comment on boundary changes which will see Chiswick moved into new consituency with Hammersmith

Image above: The Boundary Commission’s proposed Chiswick & Hammersmith constituency

Chiswick to become part of new parliamentary constituency with Hammersmith

Hounslow residents have a final chance to have their say in the last stage consultation on parliamentary boundary changes, which will see Chiswick moved into a new constituency with Hammersmith.

The Boundary Commission for England has published new revised proposals for parliamentary constituencies across the country, along with a month-long consultation, giving residents a last opportunity to send in their views.

Under the proposals, the local authority wards Chiswick Gunnersbury (formerly Turnham Green ward), Chiswick Homefields and Chiswick Riverside will be part of a constituency that will include Ravenscourt Park, Brook Green, White City, Shepherd’s Bush Green and Hammersmith Broadway, called ‘Chiswick and Hammersmith’.

The MP for most of Chiswick at present is Ruth Cadbury, MP for Brentford and Isleworth, but under the Boundary Commission’s proposals Hammersmith’s MP Andy Slaughter is expected to take over representing Chiswick.

Images above: Ruth Cadbury MP; Andy Slaughter MP

Over 45,000 responses sent into Boundary Commission nationwide

An independent review of all constituencies in England is being carried out by the boundary commission 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.

Over 45,000 comments have been sent in by the public to the commission across the country already, during the previous two stages of public consultation. Nearly half of the commission’s initial proposals have been amended based on this feedback. This third and final consultation on the new map of revised constituency proposals is open now until 5 December.

After this last 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.

You can view and comment on the new map at bcereviews.org.uk.

Boundary Commission encouraging residents to get involved 

Tim Bowden, Secretary to the Boundary Commission for England, said:

“Today we are announcing the publication of our revised proposals. Last year we published our initial proposals for new constituency boundaries – our first go at what the map should look like. We are delighted with the huge number of comments from members of the public on our initial proposals, many which included valuable evidence about local communities.

“Today’s publication is the culmination of months of analysis and we have revised nearly half of our initial proposals based on what people have told us. We now believe we are close to the best map of constituencies that can be achieved under the rules we are working to.

“However, we still want people to tell us what they think of this latest map before we submit our final recommendations to Parliament next year. This is our final consultation and I encourage you to participate in the 2023 Boundary Review.”

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