Boundary changes could mean a different political colour for Fitzrovia

Proposals for changing the size and shape of parliamentary constituencies mean that Fitzrovia would no longer be divided across a political boundary.

Constuency map of central London.

An expanded Cities of London and Westminster constituency would swallow part of Holborn and St Pancras.

Under the new constituencies Holborn and St Pancras would disappear and Fitzrovia would become part of an expanded Cities of London and Westminster “which retains ten wards from the existing constituency, and includes the Lancaster Gate ward from the existing Westminster North constituency, and the Camden borough wards of Bloomsbury, and Holborn and Covent Garden”, according to a report by the Boundary Commission.

The good news is that Camden voters will no longer have Labour’s Keir Starmer as an MP, but the bad news is they’ll have the Conservative’s Mark Field instead.

The West End Extra has a report and the Camden New Journal also has a report.

There will be public hearing on the proposals at Central Hall Westminster, Storey’s Gate, London SW1H 9NH on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 October 2016. More information and to comment on the proposals (until 5 December 2016)  visit the website of the Boundary Commission.

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