In a speech to the AGM of the Bexleyheath and Crayford Conservatives held virtually on Friday evening (25 June), Rt Hon Sir David Evennett MP backed the recently published initial proposals from the Parliamentary Boundary Commission for new constituencies in the London Borough of Bexley. He called the plans “proportionate and sensible”.
Sir David backed the proposals for bringing the Parliamentary boundaries in alignment with the new Bexley Council ward boundaries, which would mean that the whole of West Heath and Northumberland Heath wards would be included in the new Bexleyheath and Crayford Parliamentary constituency. The whole of the Falconwood and Welling and East Wickham wards would transfer into the Sidcup and Welling Parliamentary constituency. Sir David commented: “these proposals are good for local communities and organisations, and they also maintain historic ties. These proposals would ensure that our important major towns like Bexleyheath, Welling and Thamesmead are not split between Parliamentary constituencies”.
The Parliamentary Boundary Commission have opened their proposals for consultation and constituents can make their views known by visiting https://www.bcereviews.org.uk/ then entering their postcode and clicking the ‘Make a comment’ button.