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London boroughs need to ‘go back to sensible names’, says Tory MP

House of Commons told restoring local names like Hampstead for London's districts would be welcome

08 November, 2018 — By Richard Osley

Andrew Rosindell

A CONSERVATIVE MP wants the London boroughs re-named, claiming “we need to go back to sensible names so that people identify with the communities that they live in”.

Andrew Rosindell, who represents Romford, told the House of Commons last week that the government should give the public the chance to decide what their areas are called. “It would be incredibly popular if the Government led a review and gave local people the chance to decide their boundaries and restore traditional names,” he said, during a debate on local government reform.

Mr Rosindell added: “Who knows? Perhaps names like Hampstead, Paddington, Stoke Newington, Wembley or Finsbury could be restored.” The boroughs of Hampstead, Holborn and St Pancras were subsumed by Camden in 1965.

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