The H.R.A Group Leaders had to make representation to the Local Government Boundary Commission of England.
Residents were clearly concerned and the LGBCE received over 500 responses to the consultation. Over one third raised concerns over the claims of Gerrymandering and the manipulation of the process.
As a consequence of the submissions received, the LGBCE has now announced a further consultation that has started on the 12th January ending on 8th March. The following has been posted on their website:
Councillor Gillian Ford Chair of Havering’s Residents Associations (H.R.A) said “We would like to thank residents for their submissions to the LGBCE, it is clear that the Boundary Commission has had concerns over the process and we are pleased to see that they are going back out to consultation on the new proposals they will be launching on 12th January. This will ensure that residents can fully engage in the process and have their voices truly heard. That is how a democratic process should work! “.