Politics and democracy

A campaign has been launched in opposition to the proposal by the boundary commissioners for a radical reshaping of the parliamentary constituency in which Palmers Green is located. A public meeting will be held at St Peter's Church, Grange Park, at 8pm on Monday 28th November.

Updated proposals for new parliamentary boundaries would place Palmers Green in a long, thin and strangely misshapen constituency that stretches from the M25 in the north as far as Turnpike Lane in the south - but doesn't include Winchmore Hill!

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As a result of their success in collecting signatures supporting a petition calling for a debate on the draft local plan in full council, the coalition of local groups behind the campaign have been invited to make their case at the next meeting of Enfield Council, on Wednesday 21st September.

With one day remaining before the 1st September deadline for residents to sign the Debate Enfield's Local Plan petition, signatures have already considerably exceeded the number required to force a debate about the local plan in full council.

The editor of Enfield Dispatch has taken to social media appealing for more readers of the borough's only community newspaper to support it by paying a small monthly amount to become a member.

Enfield Council has published interim statistical profiles for the new wards that came into effect in May this year, plus an updated version of the borough profile. The profiles contain demographic, environmental and socioeconomic factors, and comparisons with borough-wide, London-wide and national averages

On 25th May, at Enfield Council's annual general meeting, a new mayor and deputy mayor were sworn in and details of the the new cabinet were announced.

Both Labour and Conservative groups on Enfield Council have chosen their new leadership teams following the elections on 5th May and ahead of the council's annual general meeting next week.

Election results for the reconfigured Palmers Green ward and the six wards that surround it.

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Who are the local candidates in the council elections? What are their policies? And how does Palmers Green fit into the new Enfield wards?