The Government has instructed the Boundary Commission to reduce the number and change the boundaries of Parliamentary seats.

For our area, the Commission have proposed that Shepherds Bush is split from Hammersmith and paired with Ealing or Brent.

Specifically, College Park & Old Oak Ward would be tagged onto Willesden as the only H&F ward in that new constituency. While Askew, Wormholt & White City and Shepherds Bush Green Wards would join an Ealing and Acton seat stretching beyond Ealing Broadway.

In a separate proposal the Conservatives have asked the Commission to put all four Shepherds Bush wards into a Brent constituency.

I am asking you to join me in objecting to the Commission’s proposal because:

•    Shepherds Bush wards would become the ‘poor relation’ as small parts of seats most of which are in much bigger boroughs
•    Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush would be divided roughly along the Goldhawk Road and south side of Shepherds Bush Green, with those north and south of this line being in different seats with different MPs.

If you want to see my full argument for keeping Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush together, you can read my counter-proposal here.

But all you need to do is leave a comment here.  This will be logged as a comment on my proposal, meaning you can put forward your own arguments or be as brief as saying ‘I support the proposal put forward by Andy Slaughter, MP for Hammersmith, which keeps communities in Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush together’.  

Either way, don’t forget the consultation closes next Monday 27 March, so make sure you have your say before then.

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