New parliamentary constituencies – again

10 Sep

Stop me if you’ve heard this before…

As part of the government’s drive to reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600 and make parliamentary constituencies more equally sized, the Boundary Commission has now published it’s final recommendations.

At the moment there are two seats in Newham – East Ham and West Ham. Each contains 10 of the 20 wards in the borough. But both seats are very large – in fact West Ham is the largest in London, with more than 80,000 voters. By contrast, the Kensington seat has only 55,000.

The Boundary Commission’s recommendation divides Newham between four seats, ripping apart West Ham and dividing it the bulk of it between three new constituencies. East Ham loses a couple of wards to a new seat, but gains Green Street West.

The exact make-up of the new constituencies, with wards, boroughs and current voters:

Poplar and Canning Town

Canning Town North Newham 8,333
Canning Town South Newham 8,543
Custom House Newham  6,971
Plaistow North Newham 8,215
Plaistow South Newham 8,290
Blackwall & Cubitt Town  Tower Hamlets 7,284  
Canary Wharf Tower Hamlets 6,517
Island Gardens Tower Hamlets 7,220
Lansbury Tower Hamlets 9,623
Limehouse Tower Hamlets 3,659
Poplar Tower Hamlets 3,418
  Total 78,073

East Ham

Boleyn Newham 8,696
East Ham Central Newham 8,867
East Ham North Newham 8,682
East Ham South Newham 8,347
Green Street East Newham 8,875
Green Street West Newham  8,752
Little Ilford Newham 8,873 
Manor Park Newham 8,636
Wall End Newham 8,418
  Total 78,146

Leyton and Stratford

Forest Gate North Newham 8,392
Forest Gate South Newham 8,862
Stratford & New Town Newham 12,471
West Ham Newham 8,073
Cann Hall Waltham Forest 6,921
Cathall  Waltham Forest 6,515 
Grove Green Waltham Forest 7,387
Leyton Waltham Forest 8,067 
Leytonstone Waltham Forest 7,691 
  Total 74,379

Barking and Beckton

Abbey  Barking & Dagenham 7,039 
Becontree Barking & Dagenham 7,631 
Eastbury  Barking & Dagenham 6,652 
Gascoigne  Barking & Dagenham 5,598 
Goresbrook  Barking & Dagenham 6,637 
Longbridge Barking & Dagenham 7,599 
Mayesbrook  Barking & Dagenham 6,013 
Parsloes  Barking & Dagenham 5,836 
Thames  Barking & Dagenham 6,625 
Beckton  Newham 7,335 
Royal Docks  Newham 6,081 
  Total 73,046

These recommendations now go to parliament. If they’re approved, the next general election will be fought on these boundaries.

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3 Responses to “New parliamentary constituencies – again”

  1. Alan Griffiths September 10, 2018 at 16:33 #

    Those electorate figures are hopelessly out of date.

    • Martin Warne September 10, 2018 at 16:34 #

      Indeed. Stratford and New Town is way off. But those are the figures the Boundary Commission used.

  2. Anon October 10, 2018 at 01:44 #

    Newham Recorder “The fourth constituency would see Beckton and Royal Docks wards coupled with wards in Barking and Dagenham and total 73,046 voters.”

    Effectively Beckton and Royal Docks, would be part of a Barking and Dagenham constituency.

    Stephen Timms is quoted in the Newham Recorder saying “If you live in Britannia Village you don’t feel an affinity with Barking and Dagenham because you’re part of Newham,” he said.”

    I find Stephen Timms highly remarks highly offensive. What did he do for Britannia Village, other then to stab the community in the back, by supporting more expansion at the London City Airport. An economy working for the few and not the many.

    It is only right he should loose representation and local s should get a new MP, who will stick up for residents.

    Source: http://www.newhamrecorder.co.uk/news/politics/mp-dismisses-constituencies-shake-up-1-5693218

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