Local people are being asked to help identify new ward boundaries for Ealing Council.
The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is consulting on the first part of an electoral review which will re-draw ward boundaries across the borough.
By re-drawing 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 Ealing as well as providing effective and convenient local government.
Resident’s views on where boundaries should be, particularly on barriers that a ward should possibly not cross, such as a very busy road or river, will be taken into consideration. The commission is also keen to know if there are ‘natural communities’ which should form all or part of a ward. A natural community could be streets located around key areas such as a school, high street or park.
The 2022 local elections will be held using these new boundaries.
The commission has also announced that Ealing should continue to have 69 councillors.
Councillor Julian Bell, leader of Ealing Council said: “I encourage local people to take part in the consultation. Resident’s views on where boundaries should be are very important to inform the commission’s decision. The council will also be pulling together its own proposal for the commission to consider.”
The review in Ealing is part of a three-year programme of work by the Commission that will see changes to ward boundaries in 25 London boroughs.
Local people have until 5 November 2018 to submit their views in this consultation.
If you would like to submit your views to inform the council’s proposal to the commission, please email Keith Fraser at firstname.lastname@example.org