New election boundaries could see Richmond's constituency change shape

  Posted: 08.06.21 at 11:24 by Ellie Brown

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Plans to change the electoral boundary of Richmond Park constituency have been revealed (8 June).

The proposals, put forward by the Boundary Commission for England as part of a redrawing of the UK's electoral map, would see Richmond Park lose some voters to Kingston and change the shape of the constituency.

If the plans are approved residents in areas of North Kingston on roads near Coombe and Norbiton station will n longer be represented by Sarah Olney in Richmond Park but move to Kingston and Surbiton, which currently has Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey as its MP.

A full map of the changes across England can be viewed here .

Members of the public have been invited to give their feedback on the new boundaries and can do this on the website HERE .

The deadline to give feedback is August 2 2021.

nother map shows the proposals (red) against the current boundaries (purple/blue) / Credit: Boundary Commission for England

More consultations are planned for 2022 and the Commission will then present their final recommendations to the government in July 2023.

Tim Bowden, Secretary to the Boundary Commission for England, said: “Today’s proposals mark the first time people get to see what the new map of Parliamentary constituencies might look like.

"But they are just the Commission’s initial thoughts.

"Help us draw the line to make the number of electors in each Parliamentary constituency more equal.

"Each constituency we recommend is required by law to contain between 69,724 and 77,062 electors, meaning there will be significant change to current boundaries.

"We want to hear the views of the public to ensure that we get the new boundaries for Parliamentary constituencies right."

What do you think of the plans? Do you agree? Let us know: @RichmondNubNews


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