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Labour’s deputy leader and Queen’s Park Councillor, Amanda Evans, wrote in Brighton & Hove News last week about the recent local boundary review recommendations. Here is an excerpt:

I have been fascinated to read the recommendations of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England.

The LGBCE is looking to redraw ward boundaries across Brighton and Hove before the local elections next year to better serve shifting population patterns…

…We have been noting which street has been taken out of one ward and added to another and who might find themselves living in a newly created or renamed ward, etc.

And this is borne out by looking at the submissions received during the first consultation period and seeing how few there were from ordinary residents.

This is understandable in many ways…

But there are things that might matter to some including, I suspect, residents of the southwest end of my ward…

The latest proposals would create a new ward containing bits of three others – to be called “Kemptown and Marina”.

This is a change that I would have thought some people at least would have strong views about.

If you’re one of them, or even just interested to have a look at the city-wide proposals and take part in the second and final consultation, you can follow the links and have your say here.

To read Cllr Evans’ Brighton & Hove News column in full click here.

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