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Tory threat to Boundary Commissioners over council map

Inside Croydon

WALTER CRONXITE reports on a significant development which could influence the political control of the borough for decades to come

The Boundary Commissioners have brought forward the publication date for the latest revision to proposals for Croydon’s council electoral wards to Tuesday this week, strongly suggesting that their documents include significant changes from their initial consultation.

How will the map of Croydon look when the present 24 wards are overhauled?

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England was supposed to be publishing its proposals on July 11. By bringing the publication date forward by seven days suggests that the Commission is freeing up to time for a further, exceptional extra public consultation on its findings.

The Commissioners are up against the clock: following delays over the initial consultation,  Croydon’s political map now needs to be redrawn in time for local elections in May 2018, with the parties still to select…

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