Your chance to push the boundaries

Aerial shot of Harrow

Harrow's electoral wards up for review

Harrow’s ward boundaries will soon change to make sure each has roughly the same number of voters – and you can help say how.

The redrawing of Harrow's internal boundaries comes as part of a review being conducted by England's Boundary Commission, which is currently engaged in reviewing local electoral areas right across the country - the commission is interested to hear from anyone with a view.

Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said: “We are asking local people and organisations to help us draw up new wards for Harrow. As we develop the recommendations, we will take into account local community identities as well as ensuring electoral equality for voters.

“If you have a view about which communities or neighbourhoods should be part of the same council ward, then we want to hear from you. And if you think a road, river or railway makes for a strong boundary between communities in your part off Harrow, then this consultation is for you.

“If you’re interested in the way the Borough is run, just log on to our website to explore our interactive maps and have your say.

“Your views will make a difference. We will carefully consider all evidence that is provided during this phase of the review, whoever it is from and whether it applies to the whole of Harrow or just a small part of the Borough.

“Residents will then have a further chance to have their say after we publish our draft recommendations in January 2019.”

Local people have until 8 October to submit their views in this consultation. Further information on the review and interactive maps of the existing wards can be found on the Boundary Commission's website.