Radical Changes Proposed for Brentford & Isleworth Constituency

Chiswick wards would be lost with parts of Heston and Whitton added

The boundaries of Ruth Cadbury's constituency could change
The boundaries of Ruth Cadbury's constituency could change

The Boundary Commission for England has published new proposals which would radically change the Brentford & Isleworth constituency.

Under this initial proposal, the part of Chiswick which is in Hounslow Borough, would be moved from the Brentford and Isleworth seat to a newly created Hammersmith and Chiswick constituency. The local authority wards Chiswick Gunnersbury (formerly Turnham Green ward), Chiswick Homefields and Chiswick Riverside would be part of a constituency that would include Ravenscourt Park, Brook Green, White City, Shepherd’s Bush Green and Hammersmith Broadway.

Although the Brentford & Isleworth constituency would remain its boundaries would be radically redrawn. To compensate for the loss of the three Chiswick wards areas of Whitton and Heston would be incorporated with the former coming from the Twickenham constituency and the Heston East ward being moved from Seema Malhotra’s Feltham and Heston seat.

The public are being invited to give feedback on the proposed changes as part of an eight-week consultation process.

Map showing new boundaries of the Brentford & Isleworth seat
Map showing new boundaries of the Brentford & Isleworth seat

The 2023 Review of Parliamentary constituencies was formally launched in January this year. The Commission is required to ensure that the number of electors in each constituency is more equal; in doing so, the number of constituencies in England will increase from 533 to 543. The boundaries of over 90% of constituencies would change if the proposals were adopted.

To make a comment visit www.bcereviews.org.uk and provide feedback before the consultation closes on 2 August 2021.

People can comment on anything from where the proposed new boundary lines are to the names of the constituencies. There will be a further two rounds of consultation in 2022. Following the conclusion of all three consultation periods, the Commission will look at all the evidence received and form its final recommendations.

Tim Bowden, Secretary to the Boundary Commission for England, said, “Today’s proposals mark the first time people get to see what the new map of Parliamentary constituencies might look like. But they are just the Commission’s initial thoughts. Help us draw the line to make the number of electors in each Parliamentary constituency more equal. Each constituency we recommend is required by law to contain between 69,724 and 77,062 electors, meaning there will be significant change to current boundaries. We want to hear the views of the public to ensure that we get the new boundaries for Parliamentary constituencies right.”

“We consider all feedback received during the consultation process, and it is your local knowledge that helps us to shape constituencies that best reflect your local area. It is easy to get involved - view our proposals and have your say on our online consultation portal - www.bcereviews.org.uk.”

Ruth Cadbury did not respond to a request for comment on the proposals.

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June 9, 2021