Old Bexley & Sidcup has eight Electoral Wards and each Ward has three elected Councillors. Since 2006 all twenty four Councillors have been Conservative each with sizeable majorities!
The Ward pages (see left) will allow OBSCA Ward Councillors to provide periodic updates on local news and developments. Councillor content is still awaited from St. Mary's, although helpful information can be found on each Ward page.
Last Ward by-election: East Wickham, January 2009
Constituency Boundary Changes Review 2013
The Boundary Commission for England will be publishing its revised proposals on 16 October 2012.
You will be able to comment on the revised proposals during an eight week consultation that will run from 16th October 2012 to 10th December 2012. A final recommendation will be made by 1 October 2013.
The following changes that effect Old Bexley & Sidcup were originally proposed by the Boundary Commission:
- The Erith & Thamesmead, Bexleyheath & Crayford, and Old Bexley & Sidcup constituencies to be replaced by "Erith" and "Bexleyheath & Sidcup" constituencies.
- Blackfen & Lamorbey and Falconwood & Welling would transfer to the "Eltham" constituency.
- East Wickham would transfer to the "Erith" constituency.
- Our remaining five Wards would be joined by Danson Park, Christchurch, Barnehurst, and Crayford to become a nine ward "Bexleyheath & Sidcup" constituency.
Click on our Proposed Constituency Boundary Changes news item which is a joint statement issued by the two Conservative MPs effected by the boundary changes. This is also the position taken by OBSCA. Please download the document below if you wish to make representations to the Boundary Commission. The Public Consultation CLOSED on the 5th December 2011.
- Ward boundaries and the number of Councillors per ward are not part of the current Boundary Commission review.
- The constituency boundary changes would take effect at the next General Election (post-2013).
Conservative Suggested Alterations to the Proposal
Working with our colleagues at Bexleyheath & Crayford Conservative Association (BCCA), Erith & Thamesmead Conservative Association (ETCA), David Evennett MP, and James Brokenshire MP we considered several options that would increase the proposals community cohesion whilst observing the rigorous requirements of the Boundary Commission. As a result, we selected the following option and have forwarded this suggestion to the Boundary Commission:
- Danson Park ward should transfer from the "Bexleyheath & Sidcup" constituency to the "Erith" constituency.
- North End ward should transfer from the "Erith" constituency to the "Bexleyheath & Sidcup" constituency.
Welling would then only be split between two constituencies whilst the Crayford community would be reunited. It is felt that such a minor alteration to the proposal is more likely to be implemented than any other option. We recommend that you contact the Boundary Commission to support this option (see attachment below).
A motion to support the above changes to the Boundary Commission proposal was passed at the Bexley Council meeting held on Wednesday 2nd November 2011.
Last updated: 7th October 2012
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