Two decades’ worth of changes in Lewisham are hoped to be reflected in a new review of the borough’s ward boundaries.

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England will review the current ward boundaries, with hopes to even the number of constituents per local councillor, and is seeking public input.

This follows explosions in population and changes in demographics across the borough, Cllr Kevin Bonavia said.

This means come councillors have more constituents than others.

“The borough of Lewisham has changed substantially since the last ward review in 1999 which was published in 2002. In those twenty years, our borough has seen significant housing development and population expansion, particularly in the central and northern wards," he said.

“Taking part in this ward boundary review is an important way for people to have their say in deciding how our electoral wards currently reflect our diverse communities in Lewisham.”

Electoral boundaries do not impact on things like council tax, school or hospital catchment areas or house values.

But changes to the boundaries could mean a change in a place where you go to vote.

Residents have until September 2 to add their voice to the first consultation round, but will be able to have another say once the commission’s draft recommendations are published in December.

Professor Colin Mellors, commission chair, said: “We are asking local people and organisations to help us draw up new wards for Lewisham. As we develop the recommendations, we will take into account local community identities as well as ensuring electoral equality for voters.”

The commission has also announced that Lewisham should still have 54 councillors.

Visit to add your voice.