List of Greater London boundary changes

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This is a list of boundary changes occurring in the London region of England, since the re-organisation of local government following the passing of the London Government Act 1963.

Administrative boundaries[edit]

Adjustments permitted by the London Government Act 1963[edit]

Greater London was created by combining whole existing units of local government and it was anticipated that this might provide an arbitrary boundary in some places.[1] The London Government Act 1963 Section 6 (4) provided a mechanism for communities on the edge of Greater London to petition for transfer to a neighbouring county. The legislation required the petition to be submitted between 1965 and 1970, to be signed by more than 300 local electors and for the area to be transferred to have no more than 10% of the borough's local electors.[2] These were completed in 1969 as the transfers of Knockholt to Kent, and of Farleigh and Hooley to Surrey. Section 6 (3) of the act allowed for transfers between Greater London and neighbouring counties where there was consensus for the change between all the relevant local authorities. This power was used to exchange two islands on the River Thames that were connected to the river bank by bridges on the opposite side of the river to their respective counties. Thames Ditton Island was transferred to Surrey from Greater London and Platts Eyot was transferred the other way.[3]

Date Statutory Instrument Effect
1 April 1965 London Government Act 1963[4] Greater London created from the County of London, most of Middlesex and parts of Essex, Kent, Surrey and Hertfordshire
1 April 1969 The Greater London, Kent and Surrey Order, 1968 Changes to the
  • Bromley (Greater London)/Sevenoaks Rural District (Kent) boundary
  • Croydon (Greater London)/Godstone Rural District (Surrey) boundary
  • Croydon (Greater London)/Banstead Urban District (Surrey) boundary

Transfer of Knockholt to Kent; Farleigh and Hooley to Surrey

1 April 1970 The Greater London and Surrey Order, 1970 Changes to the Richmond upon Thames (Greater London)/Esher Urban District (Surrey) boundary

Thames Ditton Island from Greater London to Surrey and Platts Eyot from Surrey to Greater London

Principal Area Boundary Reviews[edit]

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (or LGBCE) was established by the Local Government Act 1972 to review the administrative boundaries of every local authority in England. Between 1974 and 1992 they completed a series of Principal Area Boundary Reviews; reviewing the administrative boundaries of local authorities at their request.[5]

Date Statutory Instrument Effect LGBCE Report(s)
1 April 1982 The Greater London and Buckinghamshire (Areas) Order 1981 Changes to the Hillingdon (Greater London)/South Bucks (Buckinghamshire) boundary Report No. 411: Hillingdon/South Buckinghamshire January 1981

Mandatory Reviews of non-Metropolitan Counties, Metropolitan Districts and London Boroughs[edit]

In 1985 they began the first full administrative review of all non-metropolitan counties. Their reviews of metropolitan counties and Greater London began in 1987 and both reviews were completed in 1992.[6]

Date Statutory Instrument Effect LGBCE Report(s)
1 April 1993 The Greater London and Kent (County Boundaries) Order 1992[7] Changes to the Bexley (Greater London)/Dartford (Kent) boundary Report No. 598: Bexley January 1991
1 April 1993 The Greater London and Hertfordshire (County Boundaries) Order 1992[8] Changes to the
  • Barnet (Greater London)/Hertsmere (Hertfordshire) boundary
  • Harrow (Greater London)/Hertsmere (Hertfordshire) boundary
Report No. 594: Barnet January 1991
1 April 1993 The Greater London and Hertfordshire (County and District Boundaries) Order 1992[9] Changes to the
  • Harrow (Greater London)/Hertsmere (Hertfordshire) boundary
  • Ealing/Harrow (both Greater London) boundary
  • Harrow/Hillingdon (both Greater London) boundary
Report No. 610: Harrow October 1991
1 April 1994 The Barnet, Camden and Westminster (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993[10] Changes to the
  • Camden/Barnet (both Greater London) boundary
  • Camden/Westminster (both Greater London) boundary
Report No. 656: Camden June 1992
1 April 1994 The Bexley and Greenwich (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993[11] Changes to the Bexley/Greenwich (both Greater London) boundary Report No. 622: Greenwich (Thamesmead) January 1992
1 April 1994 The Bromley and Greenwich (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993[12] Changes to the Bromley/Greenwich (both Greater London) boundary Report No. 642: Greenwich (Mottingham) May 1992
1 April 1994 The Bromley and Lewisham (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993[13] Changes to the Bromley/Lewisham (both Greater London) boundary Report No. 641: Bromley (Lewisham) May 1992
1 April 1994 The Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993[14] Changes to the
  • Bromley/Croydon (both Greater London) boundary
  • Bromley/Lambeth (both Greater London) boundary
  • Bromley/Lewisham (both Greater London) boundary
  • Bromley/Southwark (both Greater London) boundary
Report No. 632: Crystal Palace April 1992
1 April 1994 The City and London Borough Boundaries Order 1993[15] Changes to the
  • City of London/Camden (Greater London) boundary
  • City of London/Hackney (Greater London) boundary
  • City of London/Islington (Greater London) boundary
  • City of London/Tower Hamlets (Greater London) boundary
  • City of London/Westminster (Greater London) boundary
Report No. 636: City of London April 1992
1 April 1994 The Croydon, Lambeth and Southwark (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993[16] Changes to the
  • Lambeth/Croydon (both Greater London) boundary
  • Lambeth/Southwark (both Greater London) boundary
Report No. 623: Croydon (Lambeth) February 1992
Report No. 624: Lambeth February 1992
1 April 1994 The Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Hounslow (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993[17] Changes to the
  • Ealing/Hammersmith and Fulham (both Greater London) boundary
  • Ealing/Hounslow (both Greater London) boundary
  • Hounslow/Hammersmith and Fulham (both Greater London) boundary
Report No. 662: Ealing August 1992
1 April 1994 The Ealing, Hillingdon and Hounslow (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993[18] Changes to the
  • Hillingdon/Ealing (both Greater London) boundary
  • Hillingdon/Hounslow (both Greater London) boundary
Report No. 676: Hillingdon September 1992
1 April 1994 The East London Boroughs (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993[19] Changes to the
  • Barking and Dagenham/Havering (both Greater London) boundary
  • Barking and Dagenham/Newham (both Greater London) boundary
  • Barking and Dagenham/Redbridge (both Greater London) boundary
Report No. 660: Barking and Dagenham June 1992
1 April 1994 The East London Boroughs (London Borough Boundaries) (No. 2) Order 1993[20] Changes to the
  • Newham/Hackney (both Greater London) boundary
  • Newham/Redbridge (both Greater London) boundary
  • Newham/Tower Hamlets (both Greater London) boundary
  • Newham/Waltham Forest (both Greater London) boundary
Report No. 661: Newham June 1992
1 April 1994 The Essex and Greater London (County and London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993[21] Changes to the
  • Waltham Forest/Enfield (both Greater London) boundary
  • Waltham Forest/Hackney (both Greater London) boundary
  • Waltham Forest/Haringey (both Greater London) boundary
  • Waltham Forest (Greater London)/Epping Forest (Essex) boundary
  • Enfield (Greater London)/Epping Forest (Essex) boundary

Re-alignment to the modern course of the River Lea

Report No. 618: Waltham Forest February 1992
1 April 1994 The Essex and Greater London (County and London Borough Boundaries) (No.2) Order 1993[22] Changes to the
  • Havering/Barking and Dagenham (both Greater London) boundary
  • Havering (Greater London)/Brentwood (Essex) boundary
  • Havering (Greater London)/Epping Forest (Essex) boundary
  • Havering (Greater London)/Thurrock (Essex) boundary

Some alignment to the M25 motorway and transfer of part of Great Warley from Greater London †

Report No. 654: Havering June 1992
1 April 1994 The Essex, Greater London and Hertfordshire (County and London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993[23] Changes to the
  • Enfield/Barnet (both Greater London) boundary
  • Enfield (Greater London)/Broxbourne (Hertfordshire) boundary
  • Enfield (Greater London)/Hertsmere (Hertfordshire) boundary
  • Enfield (Greater London)/Welwyn Hatfield (Hertfordshire) boundary
  • Enfield (Greater London)/Epping Forest (Essex) boundary

Some alignment to the M25 motorway

Report No. 672: Enfield August 1992
1 April 1994 The Greater London and Surrey (County and London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993[24] Changes to the
  • Croydon/Bromley (both Greater London) boundary
  • Croydon (Greater London)/Reigate and Banstead (Surrey) boundary
  • Croydon (Greater London)/Tandridge (Surrey) boundary †
Report No. 615: Croydon (Bromley/Outer London) November 1991
1 April 1994 The Greater London and Surrey (County and London Borough Boundaries) (No. 2) Order 1993[25] Changes to the
  • Richmond upon Thames/Wandsworth (both Greater London) boundary
  • Richmond upon Thames (Greater London)/Spelthorne (Surrey) boundary †
Report No. 647: Richmond upon Thames May 1992
1 April 1994 The Greater London and Surrey (County and London Borough Boundaries) (No. 3) Order 1993[26] Changes to the
  • Sutton/Croydon (both Greater London) boundary
  • Sutton (Greater London)/Epsom and Ewell (Surrey) boundary
  • Sutton (Greater London)/Reigate and Banstead (Surrey) boundary
  • Croydon (Greater London)/Reigate and Banstead (Surrey) boundary
1 April 1994 The Greater London and Surrey (County and London Borough Boundaries) (No. 4) Order 1993[27] Changes to the
  • Hounslow/Richmond upon Thames (both Greater London) boundary
  • Hounslow (Greater London)/Spelthorne (Surrey) boundary
  • Richmond upon Thames (Greater London)/Spelthorne (Surrey) boundary
Report No. 652: Hounslow August 1992
1 April 1994 The Greater London, Kent and Surrey (County Boundaries) Order 1993[28] Changes to the
  • Bexley (Greater London)/Sevenoaks (Kent) boundary
  • Bromley (Greater London)/Sevenoaks (Kent) boundary
  • Bromley (Greater London)/Tandridge (Surrey) boundary

Southern tip of Bromley at Tatsfield to Surrey †

Report No. 620: Bromley (Bexley/Outer London) February 1992
1 April 1994 The Greenwich and Lewisham (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993[29] Changes to the Greenwich/Lewisham (both Greater London) boundary Report No. 653: Lewisham June 1992
1 April 1994 The Hackney and Tower Hamlets (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993[30] Changes to the Hackney/Tower Hamlets (both Greater London) boundary Report No. 634: Tower Hamlets April 1992
1 April 1994 The Hackney, Haringey and Islington (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993[31] Changes to the
  • Hackney/Haringey (both Greater London) boundary
  • Hackney/Islington (both Greater London) boundary
Report No. 663: Hackney July 1992
1 April 1994 The Haringey and Islington (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993[32] Changes to the Haringey/Islington (both Greater London) boundary Report No. 638: Islington April 1992
1 April 1994 The Heathrow Airport (County and London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993[33] Changes to the
  • Hillingdon/Hounslow (both Greater London) boundary
  • Hillingdon (Greater London)/Spelthorne (Surrey) boundary
  • Hillingdon (Greater London)/South Bucks (Buckinghamshire) boundary

Some alignment to the M25 motorway and Heathrow Airport brought entirely within Greater London †

Report No. 665: Heathrow July 1992
1 April 1994 The Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993[34] Changes to the Kensington and Chelsea/Westminster (both Greater London) boundary Report No. 666: Westminster August 1992
1 April 1994 The Lambeth, Merton and Wandsworth (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993[35] Changes to the
  • Wandsworth/Lambeth (both Greater London) boundary
  • Wandsworth/Merton (both Greater London) boundary
  • Merton/Lambeth (both Greater London)boundary
Report No. 669: Wandsworth August 1992
1 April 1994 The Lewisham and Southwark (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993[36] Changes to the Lewisham/Southwark (both Greater London) boundary Report No. 637: Southwark April 1992
1 April 1994 The North and Central London (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993[37] Changes to the
  • Brent/Ealing (both Greater London) boundary
  • Brent/Harrow (both Greater London) boundary
  • Brent/Kensington and Chelsea (both Greater London) boundary
  • Brent/Westminster (both Greater London) boundary
Report No. 651: Brent May 1992
Report No. 687: Brent (Electoral Consequentials) October 1992
1 April 1994 The North London Boroughs (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993[38] Changes to the
  • Haringey/Barnet (both Greater London) boundary
  • Haringey/Camden (both Greater London) boundary
  • Haringey/Enfield (both Greater London) boundary
1 April 1995 The Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Surrey (County Boundaries) Order 1994[39] Changes to the
  • Slough (Berkshire)/South Bucks (Buckinghamshire) boundary
  • Slough (Berkshire)/Spelthorne (Surrey) boundary

Giving Greater London and Berkshire a new common boundary

Report No. 558: Berkshire August 1988
1 April 1995 The Croydon, Merton and Sutton (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993[40] Changes to the
  • Merton/Croydon (both Greater London) boundary
  • Merton/Sutton (both Greater London) boundary
1 April 1995 The Essex and Greater London (County Boundaries) Order 1993[41] Changes to the Redbridge (Greater London)/Epping Forest (Essex) boundary

Transfer of area around Grange Hill tube station to Greater London

Report No. 648: Redbridge May 1992
1 April 1995 The Greater London and Surrey (County and London Borough Boundaries) Order 1994[42] Changes to the
  • Kingston upon Thames/Richmond upon Thames (both Greater London) boundary
  • Kingston upon Thames/Sutton (both Greater London) boundary
  • Kingston upon Thames (Greater London)/Elmbridge (Surrey) boundary
  • Kingston upon Thames (Greater London)/Epsom and Ewell (Surrey) boundary
  • Kingston upon Thames (Greater London)/Mole Valley (Surrey) boundary
  • Sutton (Greater London)/Epsom and Ewell (Surrey) boundary †

(Some changes to the Metropolitan Police District were later repealed)[43]

Report No. 667: Kingston August 1992
1 April 1995 The Redbridge and Waltham Forest (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993[44] Changes to the Redbridge/Waltham Forest (both Greater London) boundary Report No. 648: Redbridge May 1992
1 April 1996 The Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham (London Borough Boundaries) Order 1995[45] Changes to the Kensington and Chelsea/Hammersmith and Fulham (both Greater London) boundary Report No. 675: Kensington and Chelsea September 1992

† = also altered the boundaries of the Metropolitan Police District

Other mandatory meviews of non-metropolitan counties, metropolitan districts and London boroughs

The table below summarises the overall changes in area and population.

Date Area lost Area gained Net gain/loss Pop. lost Pop. gained Net gain/loss
1 April 1993 385 hectares (3.85 km2) 85 hectares (0.85 km2) -300 hectares (3.0 km2) 1,678 463 -1,215
1 April 1994 789.75 hectares (7.8975 km2) 665.17 hectares (6.6517 km2) -124.58 hectares (1.2458 km2) 410 739 +329
1 April 1995 21.05 hectares (0.2105 km2) 93.5 hectares (0.935 km2) +72.45 hectares (0.7245 km2) 138 1,058 +920
Total: 1,195.8 hectares (11.958 km2) 843.67 hectares (8.4367 km2) -352.13 hectares (3.5213 km2) 2226 2260 +34

Electoral boundaries[edit]

First periodic review[edit]

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (or LGBCE) was established by the Local Government Act 1972 to review the electoral boundaries of every local authority in England. In 1973 there were early reviews of the electoral boundaries of Bexley and Kensington and Chelsea which needed minor boundaries redrawn in time for the 1974 local elections. In 1974 they began the first full electoral review of all metropolitan and non-metropolitan districts, completing it in July 1980. Their reviews of the county councils were completed in 1984.[46]

Date Statutory Instrument LGBCE Report
2 May 1974 The London Borough of Lewisham (Wards) Order 1973 n/a (Renamed one existing ward)
2 May 1974 The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (Wards) Order 1973 Report No. 004: Kensington and Chelsea October 1973
2 May 1974 The London Borough of Bexley (Wards) Order 1974 Report No. 007: Bexley (Belvedere Ward) December 1973
4 May 1978 The London Borough of Barking (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977 Report No. 185: Barking February 1977
4 May 1978 The London Borough of Barnet (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977 Report No. 248: Barnet August 1977
4 May 1978 The London Borough of Bexley (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977 Report No. 241: Bexley August 1977
4 May 1978 The London Borough of Brent (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977 Report No. 226: Brent July 1977
4 May 1978 The London Borough of Bromley (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977 Report No. 258: Bromley October 1977
4 May 1978 The London Borough of Camden (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977 Report No. 230: Camden August 1977
4 May 1978 The London Borough of Croydon (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977 Report No. 211: Croydon May 1977
4 May 1978 The London Borough of Ealing (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977 Report No. 209: Ealing May 1977
4 May 1978 The London Borough of Greenwich (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977 Report No. 234: Greenwich August 1977
4 May 1978 The London Borough of Hackney (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977 Report No. 223: Hackney July 1977
4 May 1978 The London Borough of Hammersmith (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977 Report No. 210: Hammersmith and Fulham May 1977
4 May 1978 The London Borough of Haringey (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977 Report No. 254: Haringey September 1977
4 May 1978 The London Borough of Havering (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977 Report No. 214: Havering May 1977
4 May 1978 The London Borough of Hillingdon (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977 Report No. 217: Hillingdon June 1977
4 May 1978 The London Borough of Hounslow (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977 Report No. 193: Hounslow April 1977
4 May 1978 The London Borough of Islington (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977 Report No. 219: Islington June 1977
4 May 1978 The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977 Report No. 207: Kensington and Chelsea May 1977
4 May 1978 The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977 Report No. 216: Kingston-upon-Thames May 1977
4 May 1978 The London Borough of Lambeth (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977 Report No. 257: Lambeth October 1977
4 May 1978 The London Borough of Lewisham (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977 Report No. 203: Lewisham April 1977
4 May 1978 The London Borough of Merton (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977 Report No. 247: Merton August 1977
4 May 1978 The London Borough of Newham (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977 Report No. 192: Newham April 1977
4 May 1978 The London Borough of Redbridge (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977 Report No. 213: Redbridge May 1977
4 May 1978 The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977 Report No. 212: Richmond-upon-Thames May 1977
4 May 1978 The London Borough of Southwark (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977 Report No. 205: Southwark April 1977
4 May 1978 The London Borough of Sutton (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977 Report No. 194: Sutton March 1977
4 May 1978 The London Borough of Waltham Forest (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977 Report No. 235: Waltham Forest August 1977
4 May 1978 The London Borough of Wandsworth (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977 Report No. 249: Wandsworth September 1977
4 May 1978 The London Borough of Harrow (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978 Report No. 256: Harrow October 1977
4 May 1978 The London Borough of Tower Hamlets (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978 Report No. 244: Tower Hamlets August 1977
4 May 1978 The City of Westminster (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978 Report No. 225: Westminster July 1977
6 May 1982 The London Borough of Enfield (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1980 Report No. 255: Enfield September 1977
Report No. 285: Enfield Judgement February 1978
The Inner London Education Area (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1988[47] Report No. 533: ILEA (Electoral Arrangements) March 1987

Second periodic review[edit]

The Local Government Act 1992 established the Local Government Commission for England (or LGCE) as the successor to the LGBCE. In 1996 they began the second full electoral review of English local authorities. After the Greater London Authority referendum, 1998 held on 7 May 1998 resulted in a yes vote, the LGCE drew the electoral boundaries for the new Greater London Authority and London Assembly. On 1 April 2002 the Boundary Committee for England (or BCfE) took over the functions of the LGBCE and carried on the review, completing it in 2004.

Date Statutory Instrument LGCE Report(s)
4 May 2000 Greater London Authority Act 1999[48] Draft report August 1998 Final report November 1998
2 May 2002 The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (Electoral Changes) Order 2000[49] Draft report 23 March 1999 Final report 7 September 1999
2 May 2002 The London Borough of Barnet (Electoral Changes) Order 2000[50] Draft report 26 January 1999 Final report 22 June 1999
2 May 2002 The London Borough of Bexley (Electoral Changes) Order 2000[51] Draft report 2 March 1999 Final report 27 July 1999
2 May 2002 The London Borough of Brent (Electoral Changes) Order 2000[52] Draft report 3 August 1999 Final report 5 January 2000
2 May 2002 The London Borough of Bromley (Electoral Changes) Order 2000[53] Draft report 29 June 1999 Final report 30 November 1999
2 May 2002 The London Borough of Camden (Electoral Changes) Order 2000[54] Draft report 29 June 1999 Final report 30 November 1999
2 May 2002 The London Borough of Croydon (Electoral Changes) Order 2000[55] Draft report 23 March 1999 Final report 7 September 1999
2 May 2002 The London Borough of Ealing (Electoral Changes) Order 2000[56] Draft report 26 January 1999 Final report 22 June 1999
2 May 2002 The London Borough of Enfield (Electoral Changes) Order 2000[57]

Draft report 3 August 1999 Final report 5 January 2000

2 May 2002 The London Borough of Greenwich (Electoral Changes) Order 2000[58] Draft report 3 August 1999 Final report 5 January 2000
2 May 2002 The London Borough of Hackney (Electoral Changes) Order 2000[59] Draft report 23 March 1999 Final report 7 September 1999
2 May 2002 The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham (Electoral Changes) Order 2000[60] Draft report 3 August 1999 Final report 5 January 2000
2 May 2002 The London Borough of Haringey (Electoral Changes) Order 2000[61] Draft report 23 March 1999 Final report 7 September 1999
2 May 2002 The London Borough of Harrow (Electoral Changes) Order 2000[62] Draft report 26 January 1999 Final report 22 June 1999
2 May 2002 The London Borough of Havering (Electoral Changes) Order 2000[63] Draft report 2 March 1999 Final report 27 July 1999
2 May 2002 The London Borough of Hillingdon (Electoral Changes) Order 2000[64] Draft report 29 June 1999 Final report 30 November 1999
2 May 2002 The London Borough of Hounslow (Electoral Changes) Order 2000[65] Draft report 26 January 1999 Final report 22 June 1999
2 May 2002 The London Borough of Islington (Electoral Changes) Order 2000[66] Draft report 23 March 1999 Final report 7 September 1999
2 May 2002 The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (Electoral Changes) Order 2000[67] Draft report 23 March 1999 Final report 7 September 1999
2 May 2002 The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames (Electoral Changes) Order 2000[68] Draft report 29 June 1999 Final report 30 November 1999
2 May 2002 The London Borough of Lambeth (Electoral Changes) Order 2000[69] Draft report 26 January 1999 Final report 22 June 1999
2 May 2002 The London Borough of Lewisham (Electoral Changes) Order 2000[70] Draft report 23 March 1999 Final report 7 September 1999
2 May 2002 The London Borough of Merton (Electoral Changes) Order 2000[71] Draft report 26 January 1999 Final report 22 June 1999
2 May 2002 The London Borough of Newham (Electoral Changes) Order 2000[72] Draft report 29 June 1999 Final report 30 November 1999
2 May 2002 The London Borough of Redbridge (Electoral Changes) Order 2000[73] Draft report 26 January 1999 Final report 22 June 1999
2 May 2002 The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames (Electoral Changes) Order 2000[74] Draft report 2 March 1999 Final report 27 July 1999
2 May 2002 The London Borough of Southwark (Electoral Changes) Order 2000[75] Draft report 23 March 1999 Final report 7 September 1999
2 May 2002 The London Borough of Sutton (Electoral Changes) Order 2000[76] Draft report 29 June 1999 Final report 5 January 2000
2 May 2002 The London Borough of Tower Hamlets (Electoral Changes) Order 2000[77] Draft report 23 March 1999 Final report 7 September 1999
2 May 2002 The London Borough of Waltham Forest (Electoral Changes) Order 2000[78] Draft report 26 January 1999 Final report 22 June 1999
2 May 2002 The London Borough of Wandsworth (Electoral Changes) Order 2000[79] Draft report 2 March 1999 Final report 27 July 1999
2 May 2002 The City of Westminster (Electoral Changes) Order 2000[80] Draft report 23 March 1999 Final report 7 September 1999

Further electoral reviews by the LGBCE[edit]

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (or LGBCE) was established by the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 on 1 April 2010 as the successor to the BCfE. It continues to review the electoral arrangements of English local authorities on an ‘as and when’ basis.

Date Statutory Instrument LGBCE Report(s)
22 May 2014 The Hackney (Electoral Changes) Order 2013[81]
22 May 2014 The Tower Hamlets (Electoral Changes) Order 2013[82]
22 May 2014 The Kensington and Chelsea (Electoral Changes) Order 2014[83]

Proposed changes[edit]

In 2004, following a poll, a move was mooted by the London Assembly to entirely align the Greater London boundary to the M25 motorway.[84] The Mayor of London suggested in 2005 that Dartford, Thurrock and Watford could be given the opportunity to vote on inclusion in Greater London in local referendums.[85] In 2010 it was suggested that an extension of the boundary to include Elmbridge was being considered.[86]

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