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Residents urged to give their views on boundary shake up

Lambeth council wards are set to be radically re-drawn, with every ward changing under a new review. 

Following a first-stage consultation with Lambeth residents, community groups and organisations and the voluntary sector in the borough, the Local Government Boundary Commission for England – the independent body which helps redraw  political constituencies – has drawn up proposals which make changes to the current electoral wards. 

It is proposing that there should be 26 wards and 1-3 councillors per ward. All wards will change.

Proposed changes include the creation of a new South Bank & Waterloo ward to address the over representation in the existing Bishop’s ward, and significantly different new wards across the whole borough. 

The Commission published its proposals for new Lambeth electoral wards on 2 February 2021.

The council has responded to the first stage of the consultation and expects to submit a response to the second stage by 12 April 2021. Consultation responses are published on the Commission’s website.

Residents can comment on the proposed scheme from 2 February to 12 April 2021.

Boundary redrawing is often highly contested, as it can dramatically change different parties’ chances of keeping or winning a seat.  

People can also give their views by e-mail at [email protected] and view the full proposals here.

-Josiah Mortimer

 

 

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