10:56AM, Tuesday 17 October 2017
The leader of Slough council has said he is ‘absolutely delighted’ that Chalvey has remained in the Slough constituency under the latest boundary review.
In September 2016, the Boundary Commission for England suggested the Slough ward could move into the Windsor constituency.
The commission said the change would increase the number of electors in the Windsor constituency.
Under revised proposals published today (Tuesday), Chalvey has remained in the Slough constituency.
The review is part of plans to reduce the number of constituencies in England, and therefore the number of MPs, from 533 to 501, meaning some constituency boundaries would have to be altered.
In December 2016, Slough Borough councillors called the proposal to move Chalvey ‘absolutely crazy’ and ‘stupid’. Then Slough MP, Fiona Mactaggart, labelled it 'an assault on the town'.
The latest proposals can be seen by clicking here. The plans are open for public consultation and comments on the boundary review must be submitted by December 11.
Slough Borough Council leader Sohail Munawar said: “Its great news that the Boundary Commission has abandoned its proposals to remove Chalvey from the Slough constituency, noting among other things, that its removal would break strong local and community ties.
“I want to thank those members who worked on the council’s submission and highlight the Boundary Commissions’ report which stated: 'Slough Borough Council's submission put this most succinctly, stating 'Chalvey ward is in the central urban area of Slough, contains Slough High Street, Slough council's offices, the Slough MP's office, the town's magistrates court and Slough Police station, all illustrative of it being part of Slough's urban core'."
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