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Four wards and 18 councillor jobs are being abolished in Bexley

PUBLISHED: 13:00 04 April 2017

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Tory councillors first approved the idea in 2014

The number of councillors serving the borough’s residents will be slashed next year.

Currently the borough is served by 63 councillors, but after a lengthy-campaign, the council has seen legislation to cut the number of councillors down approved by Parliament.

The changes will come into effect at the local council elections in May 2018, when the figure will drop to 45.

Not only will the number of councillors drop, but so to will the amount of wards, dropping from 21 to 17, represented by either two or three councillors.

Here is the new list of wards and their respective number of councillors:

Barnehurst 2

Belvedere 3

Bexleyheath 3

Blackfen & Lamorbey 3

Blendon & Penhill 3

Crayford 3

Crook Log 3

East Wickham 3

Erith 2

Falconwood & Welling 3

Longlands 2

Northumberland Heath 2

Sidcup 3

Slade Green & Northend 2

St Mary’s & St James 2

Thamesmead East 3

West Heath 3

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