Deptford & Greenwich

The Boundary Commission for England, the independent body established to review the size and shape of MPs' constituencies, has recommended that Lewisham's electoral map be redrawn. As predicted, it proposes abolishing Lewisham East and Lewisham Deptford and lumping Brockley, Ladywell, Deptford, New Cross, Blackheath and chunks of Greenwich together in a new constituency,' Deptford & Greenwich', which shall henceforth be known as Greater Brockley:

The purpose of the review is to reduce the bias that has crept in to the electoral map over time and to reduce the number of MPs. Simon James, Secretary to the BCE says:

“Now that we have published our initial proposals we welcome people’s participation until the consultation closes on 5 December 2011. People can contribute via our website, they can write in or email us, or come and present their views at a public hearing in one of 36 venues around the country between 11 October and 18 November this year.”

The BCE website ( provides full information about the review and sets out how people can get involved and register.