Thank you for deciding to take this survey.
Before starting the survey please take note of the following:
- Please look at the proposals for London by clicking here
- Please read the short report on how/why the Boundary Commission reached their proposals by clicking here.
- When responding to the questions, please note:
- The decision to reduce the number of constituencies from 73 to 68 cannot be changed.
- A constituency cannot be less than 71,031 electorates or greater than 78,501
- A list of the size of the electorate by ward is in the annex of the proposals
- The Boundary Commission will take into account the following statutory factors and the survey is based on these:
- Geographical considerations: i.e. size, shape and accessibility of the constituency
- Local government boundaries (i.e. retaining as far as possible borough boundaries).
- Boundaries of existing constituencies
- Local ties that would be broken by changes.
- Any natural boundaries (i.e. rivers (incl the River Lea) mountains, islands etc).
- Culture, history, socio-economic factors etc (this is viewed as 'local ties').
When thinking about your response, it's helpful if you think about the 'knock on effect' of neighbouring boundaries.
Below is an example
You might suggest instead of Stroud Green ward, we take Angel from Edmonton. This means:
- Tottenham is now covering two council boundaries instead of one.
- That those living in Angel will live in a ward in Edmonton but not be in Edmonton (local ties).
- Demographically, they may be culturally more aligned to Tottenham than Stroud Green and the transport links are better
- Taking Angel from Edmonton leaves Edmonton with too small of an electorate, so what ward would they take and what is the knock on effect to that constituency and does it mathematically fit? or does it have a flaw