The deadline for public responses to be submitted to the Boundary Commission on its revised proposals is Monday 11th December. (Submit your response here.)
The proposals now keep Walthamstow as it is rather than sending Chapel End to Chingford, and Wood Street to Wanstead. In addition Forest ward will be added to the constituency in order for the electorate size fit to within the legally required range. Both these proposals make good sense: Forest ward has a substantial common border with Hoe Street and Wood Street wards, the eastern border of the constituency now runs through a stretch of Epping Forest rather than cutting off Wood Street (to find its way through the forest to Wanstead . . ), and almost all of Chapel End is - like Walthamstow - south of the north circular.
It is clear the Commission pays considerable attention to the responses of local residents, and so it's well worth submitting a response supporting this latest amendment; it maintains the integrity of Walthamstow as a very long standing local community, that would be best represented by one MP, rather than split between two or three. You can submit your response here.