New ward boundaries for Westminster? – No need really

Now that the Local Government Boundary Commission for England has announced that the numbers of councillors in the City of Westminster should be reduced down to 54 from 60, we now need to redefine the ward boundaries to accommodate this. Or do we? 

It would be far easier to keep the Ward boundaries as present, and reduce the representation of the less densely packed wards down to 2 councillors each from the 3 at the moment. So in effect the lowest six wards by population density should be reduced to two councillors each.

Now that may sound to easy a solution but are not the best solutions in life usually the simplest ones around.  


2 thoughts on “New ward boundaries for Westminster? – No need really

  1. db

    Over simplistic since population density does not necessarily reflect the amount of work eg west End Ward.

    1. Murad Post author

      I did think the West End Ward was quite different from the other six where we would reduce down to 2 and not sure why the population density is lower there in the first place. But nevertheless population density needs to be a major consideration of where the reduced numbers of councillors need to be.


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