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Boundary Commission

Volume 12: debated on Wednesday 11 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what grounds the number of assistant commissioners to the Parliamentary Boundary Commission for England was recently increased from 35 to 43.

The increase was made at the request of the commission, which considered such action to be necessary if it was to complete the holding of all local inquiries into its provisional recommendations and its general review of parliamentary constituencies by the end of 1982.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the 1981 electorates of the parliamentary constituencies proposed for Greater London in the revised recommendations of the Boundary Commission for England published on 8 October.

I understand that under the commission's revised recommendations for Greater London the names or boundaries of 37 proposed constituencies differ from those included in the provisional recommendations. The 1981 electorates for all 84 proposed constituencies are as follows:

London BoroughConstituency1981 Electorate
Barking & DagenhamBarking*53,690
Dagenham*63,839
BarnetChipping Barnet58,578
Finchley55,555
Hendon North54,363
Hendon South54,447
London BoroughConstituency1981 Electorate
BexleyBexleyheath59,745
Erith & Crayford55,295
Old Bexley & Sidcup*50,776
BrentBrent East61,143
Brent North63,186
Brent South63,007
BromleyBeckenham59,008
Chislehurst*54,968
Orpington*58,454
Ravensbourne*58,990
CamdenHampstead & Highgate*68,428
Holborn & St. Pancras71,370
CroydonCroydon Central56,579
Croydon North East*63,035
Croydon North West*58,248
Croydon South64,748
EalingEaling, Acton*61,246
Ealing, North*66,785
Ealing, Southall*70,233
EnfieldEdmonton†63,942
Enfield North†67,246
Enfield, Southgate*†64,272
GreenwichEltham55,473
Greenwich52,532
Woolwich55,945
Hackney North & Stoke
HackneyNewington*66,082
Hackney South & Shoreditch*70,494
Hammersmith & FulhamFulham*52,646
Hammersmith*47,098
HaringeyHornsey*73,853
Wood Green & Tottenham*79,810
HarrowHarrow East80,091
Harrow West73,379
HaveringHornchurch62,333
Romford56,445
Upminster67,087
HillingdonHayes & Harlington57,405
Ruislip-Northwood56,056
Uxbridge61,539
HounslowBrentford & Isleworth*71,886
Feltham & Heston*80,807
IslingtonIslington North*60,129
Islington South & Finsbury*60,482
Kensington & ChelseaChelsea54,982
Kensington51,268
Kingston-upon-ThamesKingston-upon-Thames57,728
Surbiton46,802
LambethNorwood*55,847
Streatham61,339
Vauxhall*64,188
LewishamLewisham, Deptford*59,443
Lewisham East*61,574
Lewisham West*63,615
MertonMitcham & Morden63,107
Wimbledon64,754
NewhamNewham North East*64,499
Newham North West*51,060
Newham South*51,931
RedbridgeIlford North61,076
Ilford South59,175
Wanstead & Woodford57,680
Richmond-upon-ThamesRichmond & Barnes*56,532
Twickenham64,101
SouthwarkDulwich57,414
Peckham59,063
Southwark & Bermondsey56,698
SuttonCarshalton & Wallington*68,868
Sutton & Cheam63,434
Tower HamletsBethnal Green & Stepney54,243
Bow & Poplar56,912
Waltham ForestChingford56,892
Leyton*58,886
Walthamstow*49,309
London BoroughConstituency1981 Electroate
WandsworthBattersea66,134
Putney64,099
Tooting68,804
Cities of London & WestminsterWestminster North*72,216
The City of London & Westminster South*71,809
* Name and/or boundary change.
† 1980 Electorate. 1981 figures not available.