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Consultation opens on Newham Council’s new ward boundaries

30 October 2019 in Community neighbourhoods and Council and democracy
The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England wants Newham residents’ opinions on its draft proposals for new council ward boundaries.
The Commission’s plans would mean changes to all but one ward in Newham. Proposals include:
  • Six more councillors, meaning Newham would be represented by 66 members;
  • Four more wards, meaning Newham would have 24 wards;
  • Changes to the boundaries of the 19 existing wards, with just West Ham remaining the same.
A 10-week public consultation on the recommendations began on 29 October and will end on 6 January, 2020. The consultation is open to anyone who wants to have their say on new council wards, ward boundaries and ward names across Newham.

The recommendations also outline how those councillors should represent 18 three-councillor wards and 6 two-councillor wards across the borough.

Althea Loderick, chief executive of Newham Council, said: “Proposed changes to the ward boundaries in Newham are an important step in ensuring our residents have the representation they deserve.

“Plans to increase the number of councillors will ensure our residents are better represented than ever before by Newham Council.

“This administration has pledged to make Newham a beacon of participatory democracy and these proposed changes to the political map of the borough will help to achieve this goal.”

The Council’s Boundary Commission Committee will be looking at the review and responding on behalf of the Council.

To view the full recommendations, detailed interactive maps, and take part in the consultation, visit The Local Government Boundary Commission for England website. Hard copies of the Commission’s report and maps will also be available to view at council buildings.