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Ealing moving to Shepherd's Bush? Your guide to proposed boundary changes and how it will affect you

With a second consultation on constituency boundaries opening, we look at how west London will be affected

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A second consultation has opened asking the public their view on proposed changes to Parliamentary constituency boundaries - but how will it affect you?

Parliament had decided to reduce the number of constituencies in the UK, with London set from a reduction of 73 to 68.

There was an initial consultation in Autumn last year and now Boundary Commission for England (BCE) have launched a second, set to close on March 27.

The second has opened with the aim of giving people the chance to see how the public commented on the first.

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The changes mean:

Ealing and Acton Central constituency

The Ealing and Acton Central constituency will become Ealing Central and Shepherds Bush constituency.

Askew, Shepherd's Bush and Wormholt and White City from Hammersmith and Fulham Borough will be added.

Background: In the 2014 local elections, Labour was third behind the Liberal Democrats and Conservatives in Southfield.

MP Rupa Huq represents the Ealing Central and Acton constituency

Although it won Walpole, which would also be cut from the constituency, it triumphed in all three of the wards due to be added.

Brentford and Chiswick constituency

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Southfield and Northfield wards will be added to the new Brentford and Chiswick constituency (replacing Brentford and Isleworth), with the wards of Hounslow Heath, Hounslow South and Hounslow Central going.

MP Ruth Cadbury represents Brentford and Isleworth(Image: Tom Moore)

Background: At the general election Labour won with a majority of 465 over the Conservatives.

The three wards being lost are all Labour strongholds, based on the 2014 local election results, while Northfield was won by the Conservatives two years ago and Southfield by the Liberal Democrats ahead of the Tories.

Cities of London and Westminster

Westminster and City of London will be replaced with Cities of London and Westminster constituency.

It will retain 10 wards from the existing constituency, and will include Lancaster Gate ward from the Westminster North constituency, and Bloomsbury and Holborn and Covent Garden from Camden.

Ealing North

Retains six wards from the existing constituency, and adds the wards of Lady Margaret and Dormers Wells from the existing Ealing Southall constituency.

Feltham and Hounslow

Includes six wards from the existing Feltham and Heston constituency, and the Hounslow Heath, Hounslow South, and Hounslow Central wards from the existing Brentford and Isleworth constituency.

Hampstead and Golders Green

A new constituency of Hampstead and Golders Green would be formed.

Highgate, Childs Hill and Garden Suburb would be added, with Brondesbury Park and Queens Park removed.

Background:

Labour scored a big win at the 2014 local elections in Queens Park, which is being lost, while two of the three wards being added were won by the Conservatives two years ago.

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Hammersmith and Fulham

Will include six wards from the existing Chelsea and Fulham constituency, and six wards from existing Hammersmith constituency.

Askew, Wormholt and White City will be lost to Ealing Central and Shepherd's Bush constituency.

Harrow and Stanmore

A new constituency of Harrow and Stanmore would be formed, with Canons, Harrow Weald, Hatch End, Stanmore Park, and Wealdstone added to the current list of wards and Harrow on the Hill, Rayners Lane, Roxbourne, and Roxeth all removed.

Background: Labour won with a majority of 2,208 over the Conservatives.

Hillingdon and Uxbridge

Northolt West End and Northolt Mandeville will move into the Hillingdon and Uxbridge constituency.

Kensington and Chelsea

Retains 14 wards and includes wards of Chelsea Riverside, Redcliffe, Royal Hospital, and Stanley from existing Chelsea and Fulham constituency.

Kenton BC

Includes four wards from the existing Brent North constituency, and five Harrow borough wards – Kenton East, Kenton West, Queensbury, Belmont, and Edgware – from the existing Harrow East constituency.

Chris Summers spreviously said the changes 'are totally ridiculous and look like they have just been drawn up on the back of a cigarette'

Queens's Park and Regent's Park

A new constituency of Queen's Park and Regent's Park would be created.

Out would go the ward of Lancaster Gate and in would come those of Kilburn and Queens Park.

Background: Labour won with a majority of 1,977 over the Conservatives.

In the last local elections, Labour easily won the two wards being added to the constituency, while the Conservatives scored a resounding victory in Lancaster Gate, which is being removed.

Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner

Retains six wards from the existing constituency, and includes wards from the existing Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency, and the Rayners Lane ward from the existing Harrow West constituency.

Southall and Heston BC

Ealing's Elthorne, Norwood Green, Southall Broadway, Southall Green and Walpole wards will move into the new constituency of Southall and Heston BC, along with Cranford, Heston Central, Heston East and Heston West from Hounslow.

Wembley and Harrow on the Hill

Includes three Harrow borough wards from the existing Harrow West constituency, five wards from the existing Brent North constituency, and Tokyngton ward from the existing Brent Central constituency.

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