The political map of Croydon is to “certain” to change following an upcoming boundary review designed to address "significant electoral inequality" in the borough.

The review, launched yesterday by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE,) will look to correct disparities between population sizes in certain council wards.

Currently, three wards - Coulsdon East, Sanderstead, and Selsdon and Ballards - in the less densely populated south of Croydon contain more than 10 per cent fewer voters than the borough average.

All three are Conservative strongholds.

By contrast, Labour-controlled Broad Green in the north of the borough has an electorate 11 per cent larger than average.

Speaking to councillors on Monday, LGBCE's Richard Buck said it was "certain that the map will change" following the review ahead of the 2018 council elections.

The review will "take into account topography and geography" and look to "understand the level of growth that's likely" in Croydon, Mr Buck said.

He added: "We will take note of every piece of information. It's the strength and quality of evidence that determines what we do next."

Possible outcomes of the boundary review include a change in the number of councillors elected to Croydon town hall, and the renaming of some wards.

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