Ilford South to be scrapped under parliament plans

A Redbridge constituency could be eradicated under a review of electoral boundaries.

Under the Boundary Commission’s plans, which could be implemented before the next general election, Ilford South will be broken up and a new constituency, Woodford and Wanstead, will be created.

Chadwell, Newbury and Seven Kings wards will fall under Ilford North, while Goodmayes and Mayfield will become part of the Barking constituency.

The report, due out tomorrow but leaked to the Guido Fawkes blog, states: “In Redbridge we noted that the borough was too large for two constituencies.

“We propose an Ilford North constituency containing eight wards, including three currently in the Ilford South constituency.

In addition, two more wards in Ilford South, Loxford and Clementswood which have been overseen by Labour MP Mike Gapes since 1992, will become part of the East Ham area under the proposals.

There will now be a period of public consultation over the proposals, which will continue until December.

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Mr Gapes was unable to comment until after the embargo had been lifted tomorrow.