Big changes are planned in a shake-up of Gedling borough’s electoral boundaries.
The electoral boundaries determine what MP you can vote for and doesn’t impact who your local council is.
Gedling and surrounding areas are currently served by Conservative Tom Randall. Newstead, Linby, Lambley, Papplewick parts of Bestwood and Calverton are currently represented by Mark Spencer. Mapperley comes under Labour’s Nadia Whittome.
But Gedling borough’s electoral areas are set to be redrawn under the initial plans announced today by the Boundary Commission for England (BCE) – an independent public body that reviews constituencies.
But the public will now be allowed to have their say on new proposals and the impact they would have if they are put in place.
Tim Bowden, secretary to the Boundary Commission for England, said: “Today’s proposals mark the first time people get to see what the new map of Parliamentary constituencies might look like. But they are just the Commission’s initial thoughts. Help us draw the line to make the number of electors in each Parliamentary constituency more equal.
“Each constituency we recommend is required by law to contain between 69,724 and 77,062 electors, meaning there will be significant change to current boundaries. We want to hear the views of the public to ensure that we get the new boundaries for Parliamentary constituencies right.”
How will Gedling and the boroughs be impacted under new proposals?
Gedling would expand its boundary as part of the changes unveiled today.
The area would absorb Lambley, Woodborough and Bestwood St Albans
The current electorate for Gedling, which is represented by Tom Randall is 68,900 and that would increase to 75,795.
Sherwood would lose Lambley, Woodborough and Bestwood St Alban’s under the proposed changes.
Calverton would remain under Sherwood, although be closer to the Gedling border.
Sherwood would expand in size by gaining Lowdham, Gunthorpe, Epperstone and Thurgaton.
Nadia Whittome’s constituency would grow by absorbing some of Nottingham city’s areas like the Lace Market and The Park.
Mapperley and Mapperley Park would remain part of the Nottingham East constituency.
The proposals can be viewed at bcereviews.org.uk
How do I have my say?
You have until August 2, 2021 to voice your opinions on the proposed boundaries. Maps and comment forms can be found here: https://www.bcereviews.org.uk/node/6483#