The Boundary Review entered its next phase today, with all comments and suggested proposal amendments received during the initial consultation being published online. The initial comments can be found by using the filter bar on the left of the webpage and selecting ‘Dagenham and Rainham Boro Const' in the ‘Existing Constituency' drop down menu. The link to the website is here: https://www.bce2018.org.uk/search/comments
The Boundary Commission will be inviting comments on the initial representations for a statutory four-week period, until Monday 27th March. There were 15 initial representations, including one from Jon Cruddas MP which is also available on the Commission website for public response.
The Commission is encouraging constituents take time to see what others have said about their initial proposals, and add views of their own in response. The Commission will be considering all representations received from both consultations, and will consider whether any revisions are needed. If the Commission decides to revise the proposals, there will be another consultation on the revised boundaries.
It is currently expected that any such consultation will happen towards the end of 2017, or in early 2018.
Jon commented: "the proposals are set to change the face of the area, and it is therefore vitally important that local residents have a say on this. I made an initial representation and I would invite people to go onto the website and make secondary recommendations or submit comments."
You can find the initial comments for Dagenham and Rainham by following the instructions at the top of the page and using this link: https://www.bce2018.org.uk/search/comments