Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Boundary Commission - Change the Name to Hampton Court Petition

The Boundary Commission has proposed that London should have the amount of parliamentary constituencies reduced from 73 to 68 to reduce the amount of politicians at Westminster and to equalise parliamentary constituencies.

Whitton is going to be affected as it will move from the current Twickenham constituency to a new Teddington and Hanworth constituency.

I am personally not in favour of this move because it will remove our historic link with Twickenham. It also goes against the work that I and the people of Whitton have strived to achieve in raising our voice within Richmond.

However, while i will make my voice heard with the Boundary Commission via the consultation (click here) I believe we have a real chance to ensure that the new constituency has a name that is aspirational and befitting our town. It is for this reason that I am supporting local lady Ann Pannet in her bid to change the name of the new constituency to Hampton Court. I urge others to do the same!

Please sign Anne's petion here:

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/boundarycomission/