A twelve week consultation was launched yesterday (Tuesday) 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.
Carolyn Downs, Chief Executive of Brent Council, said:
"I would encourage our residents in Brent to have a look at these proposals and feedback to the consultation if they have any comments. They are available on the Boundary Commission's website and there is a hard copy of the proposals here at the Civic Centre should anyone want to have a look.
"The proposals will also be discussed at the upcoming Brent Connects meetings and there will be five public hearings across London on the proposals which last two days. The local one is on 24 and 25 October at Kenton Hall from 10am to 8pm. Please visit the Boundary Commission's website to reserve a speaking slot."
If you would like more information or to respond to the consultation, please visit www.bce2018.org.uk.