Rt Hon Sir David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, has expressed his “strong support” for the “sensible” proposals put forward by the Boundary Commission for new Parliamentary seats in Bexley.
This morning (8 November), the Boundary Commission for England published its revised proposals for constituencies in England, commencing the final consultation period during this constituency review, which will close on 5 December. In Bexley, the Commission have not altered the proposals put forward in the initial stage of the review, which had strong local support and largely follows the existing arrangement in the borough. The changes would see Parliamentary constituencies tidied up to realign with the new local government wards implemented in 2018.
As a result, the entirety of the Northumberland Heath and West Heath wards will be in the new Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency, whilst East Wickham and Falconwood and Welling will be transferred to the Old Bexley and Sidcup constituency.
Sir David commented: “There was a great deal of support for the Commission’s initial proposals, so I am delighted to see that there have not been any changes at this stage of the review.
“These changes are relatively minor but very sensible and would see community links maintained across our borough.”