I am commenting on the renewed Boundary Commission proposal to move the Stroud Green local election ward from the Hornsey and Wood Green parliamentary constituency into Tottenham. I object to this proposed change.

This proposal has been made before and has been withdrawn before. All the same reasons apply:
1) Hornsey and Wood Green is a good size constituency - removing part of it will only compel unnecessary changes elsewhere in the constituency
2) The proposed changes to compensate for the removal of Stroud Green create a cross borough constituency - avoid this by withdrawing the proposal
3) There are very clear physical barriers to the proposed change. The main East Coast line separates Stroud Green from Tottenham in the East of the borough, providing a barrier to ease of movement. This means alliances and co-operations have built up over years respecting this difficulty. The proposed change would sunder some of these relationships.

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Adrian Essex
7 Fairfield Road
Crouch End
N8 9HG

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