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Residents asked to help shape new political map 

 Published on: 21st August 2018   |   By: Dean Shaw   |   Category: Uncategorized

Residents in Pinner are being asked to have their input as the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking local people for their help to draw up a new pattern of council wards for Harrow Council.

The consultation is the first part of an electoral review which will re-draw ward boundaries across the borough with residents having until October 8 to share their thoughts.

The commission has also announced that Harrow Council should have 55 councillors in future, eight fewer than the current arrangements.

The review in Harrow, which includes Pinner, is part of a three-year programme of work by the commission that will see changes to ward boundaries in 25 London boroughs.

In drawing up new boundaries, the commission aims to deliver electoral equality for voters in council elections so that each councillor represents roughly the same number of voters. The review also aims to ensure that the new council wards reflect, as far as possible, the interests and identities of communities across Harrow.

Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the commission, said: “We are asking local people and organisations to help us draw up new wards for Harrow. As we develop the recommendations, we will take into account local community identities as well as ensuring electoral equality for voters.

“If you have a view about which communities or neighbourhoods should be part of the same council ward, then we want to hear from you. And if you think a road, river or railway makes for a strong boundary between communities in your part off Harrow, then this consultation is for you.”

Local people have until October 8 to submit their views in this consultation. Further information on the review and interactive maps of the existing wards can be found at consultation.lgbce.org.uk and www.lgbce.org.uk

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