The boundary review is a national review aiming to bring MP’s constituency size to a more uniform, and reduce the number of MP’s and has recommended changes which could affect South Ruislip and the wards that make up the seat.
Cavendish and South Ruislip wards which the SRRA covers, currently form a constituency with Uxbridge. And that has changed in recent times. However the boundary review is proposing a change to include with the Hillingdon and Uxbridge constituency the Ealing wards of Northolt West End and Northolt Mandeville.
We see our MP’s being better able to represent us when they come under one council, namely the London Borough of Hillingdon and not tagged on with a small part of Ealing to make up the numbers.
Thus we support the council’s counter proposal of a seat which includes other parts of Ruislip.
For a more detailed discussion of the debate on the boundary change it may well be worth watching the recent Council meeting from early November where this is debated.
Skip to 58 minutes for this part but being able to see local democracy in action is well worth a watch.
These are our thoughts but whether you agree or disagree we would encourage you as local residents to let the boundary commission know what your feelings are on the subject.
Closing dates for submissions are the 5th December so get cracking.
Submissions to the Boundary Commission are very easy to leave using their website www.bce2018.org.uk/