|Meeting To Discuss Wimbledon Boundary Plans|
Air your views on proposed constituency changes
A meeting is taking place tonight (Monday October 17) to discuss the proposed shake-up of MPs' boundaries which is set to divide Wimbledon across two seats.
The Boundary Commission proposals move much of the existing Wimbledon constituency into a new seat, also covering New Malden.
But two wards in the current Wimbledon seat will be moved into a new Mitcham constituency, under the proposals published last month.
The overhaul could see England's 533 seats reduced to 502, with 90% of London constituencies being changed. The capital's 73 constituencies could be reduced to 68.
Their report said as Kingston was considered two small for two constituencies, it proposes taking seven Kingston wards and seven Merton wards and merging them into a new Wimbledon and New Malden constituency.
Meanwhile the current Wimbledon wards of Abbey and Trinity would be moved to a new Mitcham constituency, where they would be joined by Streatham South ward, alongside Mitcham wards.
The Abbey and Trinity wards cover much of Wimbledon town centre, including the New Wimbledon Theatre, the former Wimbledon Town Hall, the Centre Court Shopping Centre and Wimbledon station.
There has been some criticism about Wimbledon town centre being divided across two constituencies and local councillors have organised a meeting to discuss the proposals. It is understood alternative propositions will be put to the Boundary Commission.
Trinity borough councillor Krystal Miller said: "Effectively people are worried that lobbying on issues affecting the town centre will be almost impossible as you will have two MPs with two different agendas."
The meeting takes place in the Methodist church hall (junction of Merton Rd and Griffiths Rd), 7.30-9.00pm tonight (Monday October 17).
What do you think? Why not add to the boundary thread on our forum?October 17, 2011