Venue: Council chamber – Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden SM4 5DX
From July 2018, the Commission is beginning a three-year programme of electoral reviews of London Boroughs, that it has not reviewed in the last 5 years.
An electoral review recommends new ward boundaries that mean each councillor will represent approximately the same number of voters. We also aim to ensure that the pattern of wards reflect the interests and identities of local communities as well as promoting effective local government.
All London boroughs, except Southwark Council, Tower Hamlets Council, the London Borough of Bexley, Croydon Council, Redbridge Council, Hackney Council, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and the City of London, will be reviewed by 2020.
For more information, please see this link.
The Boundary Commission will carry out two phases of public consultation.
The first round of consultation, to be launched on 23 April 2019, will ask for proposals on new ward boundaries. The Boundary Commission will use responses to that consultation to draw up draft recommendations for new ward boundaries across the borough.
They will hold a second round of consultation, to be launched on 1 October 2019, on those proposals asking for comments on the proposals and receiving alternative proposals.
Commission Meeting – council size decision – Commission 16 April 2019
Develop warding/division patterns proposal – Council / groups / public – 23 April 2019-1 July 2019
Warding patterns – Commission Meeting – draft recommendations – Commission 17 Sep
Consultation on draft recommendations – Council / groups / public – 1 October 2019-9 December 2019
Commission Meeting – final recommendations – Commission 21 January 2020
Final recommendations published – Commission 11 February 2020
Order laid – Commission April 2020
Implementation Council – 2022