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News Release: New political map for Barking and Dagenham Borough Council

31st August 2021

 

Barking and Dagenham is set to have new boundaries for its council wards.

 

 

New wards for Barking and Dagenham

Credit: contains Ordnance Survey data (c) Crown copyright and database rights 2021

High resolution map available at  https://s3-eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/lgbce/BarkingDagenhamUnlabelled.jpg

 

The Local Government Boundary Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It has reviewed Barking and Dagenham 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 Barking and Dagenham. It says residents should be represented by 51 councillors, the same as present.

 

There will be 19 wards: six two-councillor wards and thirteen three-councillor wards. This is two more wards than there are now. The boundaries of all but Longbridge  ward will change.

  

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

 

“We are very grateful to people in Barking and Dagenham. 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.” 

 

46 submissions from residents and organisations helped decide the new wards. Changes in response to what local people said include: 

 

  • Revised boundaries for Barking Riverside, Eastbury, Goresbrook and Thames View wards based on evidence received 
  • Ward name changes, renaming Barking Town North, Barking Town South, Dagenham Dock and Riverside to Northbury, Abbey, Beam and Barking Riverside respectively 

 

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/barking-and-dagenham

   

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

 

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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/23785

 

 

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