Impact of Boundary Commission proposals on Carshalton and Wallington

September 14, 2011 9:50 AM

On Monday the Boundary Commission announced proposals to redraw constituencies in England, in line with the Coalition Agreement to reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600.

If adopted, these proposals would see the London Borough of Sutton covered by three Parliamentary constituencies, all of which would include wards from neighbouring boroughs. In Carshalton and Wallington the constituency would be divided into two new constituencies, Central Croydon and St Helier, and Purley and Carshalton. For more details about these proposals please visit the Boundary Commission website;

I am concerned about the impact these changes will have on local democracy, especially as it will lead to historic communities, such as Beddington and Wallington, being separated. Working with local people and groups we will be looking at these proposals in detail and will be submitting a response to the Boundary Commission that will include viable alternatives that will protect historic local links.

I will keep you updated on the submission we will be making to the Boundary Commission, together with information about how you can ensure that any changes strengthen our local communities.

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