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London Borough Elections, 2018
The next election of London Borough councillors will take place on Thursday 3 May 2018. Important dates in the election timetable are as follows:
27 March: Publication of Notice of Election.
6 April: Nomination papers to be lodged no later than 4 pm on this day.
6 April: Deadline for withdrawl of nomination papers (4 pm).
9 April: Publication of Statement of Persons Nominated (SOPN), no later than 4 pm.
17 April: Deadline for receiving applications to be registered as a voter.
18 April: Deadline for receiving new postal and new postal proxy applications.
25 April: Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy.
25 April: Notice of Poll to be published by this date.
3 May: Polling date. Polls open 7 am to 10 pm.
3 May: 5 pm: Deadline for replacement of spoilt or lost postal votes. Deadline for emergency postal vote applications.
3 May: 9 pm: Last opportunity to alter Electoral Register due to clerical error or court appeal.
The 2018 Review of Parliamentary Constituencies: Revised Proposals published
Following the result of the General Election held in June 2017 there has been widespread speculation that the Review may be abondoned or voted down in Parliament. However, the work of the Commission has continued and on 17 October 2017 they published their revised proposals for Parliamentary boundaries: this included major changes to their intial plans for Harrow which would now be covered by three, rather than four, constituencies (in whole or in part) as follows:
Harrow North (77,308 electors) comprising:
The LB of Harrow wards: Belmont, Canons, Harrow Weald, Headstone North, Headstone South, Marlborough, Rayners Lane, Stanmore Park, Wealdstone, West Harrow.
Harrow South and Kenton (78,246 electors) comprising:
The LB of Harrow wards: Edgware, Greenhill, Harrow on the Hill, Kenton East, Kenton West, Queensbury, Roxbourne, Roxeth.
The LB of Brent wards: Kenton, Queensbury.
Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner (71,331 electors) comprising:
The LB of Harrow wards: Hatch End, Pinner, Pinner South.
The LB of Hillingdon wards: Eastcote and East Ruislip, Harefield, Ickenham, Northwood, Northwood Hills, West Ruislip.
The Commission's conultation on their revised proposals closed 11 December 2017; their final proposals will be published in September 2018.