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New political map for Newham Council

18th November 2020

Newham is set to have new boundaries for its council wards.

 

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New wards for Newham Council

Credit: contains Ordnance Survey data (c) Crown copyright and database rights 2020

High resolution map available at http://s3-eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/lgbce/Reviews/Greater%20London/Newham/Final/Final%20Recommendations%20with%20no%20labels.jpg

 

The Local Government Boundary Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It has reviewed Newham to make sure councillors will represent about the same number of electors, and that ward arrangements will help the council work effectively.

 

The Commission has published final recommendations for changes in Newham. It says residents should be represented by 66 councillors. This is six more than under the current arrangements.

 

There will be 18 three-councillor wards, and six two-councillor wards. All wards except for West Ham will change. 

  

Publishing the recommendations Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:

“We are very grateful to people in Newham. We looked at all the views they gave us. They helped us improve our earlier proposals.

“We believe the new arrangements will guarantee electoral fairness while maintaining local ties.” 

 

213 comments from people and organisations helped us decide the new wards. In response to what local people said: 

The boundary between Forest Gate North and Maryland has changed from the Commission’s most recent proposals. It is now further west, at the boundary of Forest Lane Park and behind properties on the eastern side of St James Road.’

The most recent proposals for the Manor Park area - increasing the size of Manor Park ward to include areas which people argued were part of that community - have been confirmed, based on the positive response received in our consultation.

 

The Commission has made further changes to its earlier proposals. Details can be found on its website at https://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/greater-london/greater-london/newham

   

Parliament now needs to agree the changes. The new arrangements will then apply for the 2022 council elections.  

 

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Notes to editors: 

For further information contact the Commission’s press office on 0330 500 1525 / 1250 or email press@lgbce.org.uk

An interactive map is available at https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/16829

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is an independent body accountable to Parliament. It recommends fair electoral and boundary arrangements for local authorities in England. In doing so, it aims to:

  • Make sure that, within an authority, each councillor represents a similar number of electors
  • Create boundaries that are appropriate, and reflect community ties and identities
  • Deliver reviews informed by local needs, views and circumstances