Boundary commission - Sydenham to combine with Dulwich

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KPR
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Boundary commission - Sydenham to combine with Dulwich

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New constituency boundaries for consultation - Sydenham, Bellingham, Perry Vale and Forest Hill combine with Dulwich to form new Dulwich and Sydenham constituency.

Sounds posher than Lewisham West and Penge, though I probably have more interaction with Penge than with Dulwich to be honest.

https://boundarycommissionforengland.in ... ham-BC.pdf
simon
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Re: Boundary commission - Sydenham to combine with Dulwich

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I'm now living in Penge and it is proposed we become part of the Beckenham constituency, which I'm not keen on at all. Its bad enough having Bromley as my council (they're useless) and now it is proposed I have a Tory MP.
alywin
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We always were part of the Beckenham constituency - until the last time the boundaries were changed. A dead cert Labour MP versus a dead cert Tory one - not much of a choice.
Robin Orton
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We're only just over the hill from Dulwich. ('Dulwich borders' is what we shall tell the estate agent.) So quite happy with this. (I think it' s the same proposal that the Boundary Commission made on the last round, which was never implemented.)
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alywin wrote: 9 Jun 2021 00:27A dead cert Labour MP versus a dead cert Tory one - not much of a choice.
A consequence of FPTP for most of the country. Any other vote is a wasted vote an ensures we will always be run by a government representing only 40% of the electorate or even less.. We moan about it endlessly. But then we voted to keep FPTP less than a decade ago. A democratic vote to stay less democratic?

I can see the Bellinghaites raising a petition to both rename their station as 'Lower Dulwich' and be elevated to zone 3?

Stuart
mikej
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Re: Boundary commission - Sydenham to combine with Dulwich

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Alywin commented "We always were part of the Beckenham constituency - until the last time the boundaries were changed. A dead cert Labour MP versus a dead cert Tory one - not much of a choice."

Actually, adding three Labour wards (Crystal Palace, Clock House, Penge and Cator) and losing a couple of staunch Tory wards might well make Beckenham actually marginal in future. especially as its MP is not well regarded in the area.

I have my hopes, anyway!
simon
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Missed that bit MikeJ, thanks. So there is hope, but the idea of Beckenham being a marginal is something I'm struggling to get my head around :?
Syd_Stone
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Re: Boundary commission - Sydenham to combine with Dulwich

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All this angst about boundaries, none about multi member districts. We always tend towards the issues about our democracy that the established powers are happy for us to discuss.
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