The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England has published its final recommendations for new electoral arrangements for Ealing Council.
Today’s publication follows two rounds of public consultation and draws new boundaries for each council ward across Ealing.
Every current council ward will change as a result of the review.
The Commission’s final recommendations propose that Ealing should be represented by 70 borough councillors in the future: one more than the current arrangement. The recommendations also propose that those councillors should represent 22 three-councillor wards and two two-councillor wards across the borough.
Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said, “We are extremely grateful to people across Ealing who took part in the review. The Commission has looked at all the evidence that was put forward during the consultation.
“We believe these recommendations deliver electoral fairness for voters as well as reflecting community ties.”
In response to local feedback during public consultation, the Commission has made changes to some of the proposals it published in February 2019.
In central Ealing, the Commission has decided to change its draft plans so that Copley Close will be part of Pitshanger ward rather than North Hanwell ward. The Commission has also amended its recommendations so that the boundary between Pitshanger and Ealing Broadway wards remains as it is currently drawn.
In Acton, the Commission has also listened to local views and has amended the proposed boundary between North Acton and South Acton wards. The change means that the community to the south of Creffield Road, who are part of the wider Creffield Conservation Area, will be included in North Acton ward.
The Commission has also agreed to change the name of its proposed Acton Green ward to Southfield to reflect the representations made to it by local people during the consultation.
The Commission has made further minor amendments to the wards it originally proposed after listening to local feedback. The changes, and the full recommendations, are available on the Commission’s website at www.lgbce.org.uk.
The proposed new arrangements must now be implemented by Parliament. A draft Order – the legal document which brings into force the recommendations – will be laid in Parliament in the coming months. The draft Order provides for the new electoral arrangements to come into force at the council elections in 2022.