The three proposals below can be considered independently from one another.

A) In the proposed constituencies of Hammersmith and Chiswick, and Ealing Central and Acton:
- the Hammersmith and Fulham wards of College Park and Old Oak and of Wormholt, which under the initial proposals are assigned to Ealing Central and Acton, should instead be assigned to Hammersmith and Chiswick.
- the Hounslow ward of Chiswick Gunnersbury, which under the initial proposals is assigned to Hammersmith and Chiswick, should instead be assigned to Ealing Central and Acton.
- all other wards in the two proposed constituencies should continue as assigned under the initial proposals.

Under this proposal, there would be 76,763 voters in Hammersmith and Chiswick, and 73,382 voters in Ealing Central and Acton.

C) In the proposed constituencies of Kentish Town and Bloomsbury, Islington North, City of London and Islington South, and Hackney South and Shoreditch:
- the Islington ward of Tufnell Park, which under the initial proposals is assigned to Kentish Town and Bloomsbury, should instead be assigned to Islington North.
- the Hackney ward of Dalston, which under the initial proposals is assigned to Islington North, should instead be assigned to Hackney South and Shoreditch.
- the Hackney ward of De Beauvoir, which under the initial proposals is assigned to Hackney South and Shoreditch, should instead be assigned to City of London and Islington South.
- the City of London, which under the initial proposals is assigned to City of London and Islington South, should instead be assigned to Kentish Town and Bloomsbury.

In light of these changes:
- the proposed constituency of City of London and Islington South should be renamed to Islington South.
- the proposed constituency of Kentish Town and Bloomsbury should be renamed to City of London and King's Cross.
- the other two constituencies should keep their currently assigned names.

Under this proposal, there would be 72,795 voters in City of London and King's Cross (previously Kentish Town and Bloomsbury), 73,970 voters in Islington North, 75,905 voters in Islington South (previously City of London and Islington South), and 75,197 voters in Hackney South and Shoreditch.

The proposal has the effect of restoring the two proposed orphan wards of Tufnell Park and of Dalston to constituencies fully within their boroughs. To keep the Islington South constituency within statutory limits, it makes De Beauvoir into an orphan ward - but De Beauvoir is socially and geographically continuous with its neighboring Islington ward of Canonbury, while Dalston, although containing a major transport hub which it shares with its neighbouring Islington ward of Mildmay, is largely residentially separated from Mildmay by the transport hub. The City of London has comparably as good transport links with Camden as it does with Islington or Westminster.

D) I would suggest that the proposed constituency given the name of Southgate and Barnet East in the initial proposals should, if implemented as specified, instead be given the name of Southgate and East Barnet. The Barnet wards of East Barnet and of Brunswick Park together constitute the majority of the area of the historic civil and ecclesiastical parishes of East Barnet, with the partly medieval church being very close to the boundary between the two wards. Barnet East is a compass direction: East Barnet is a placename firmly attached to the area concerned.

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