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MP calls for Romford to fall under Essex and says ‘East London doesn’t exist’


An MP has sparked enormous uproar after calling for Romford to fall again under Essex and saying that ‘East London doesn’t exist’.

Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell, MP for Romford, stated the time period East London is “meaningless” and “doesn’t exist as a recognisable boundary”.

He has additionally referred to as for the London Borough of Havering to be classed as an Essex area – and some residents aren’t blissful.

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Havering grew to become a London borough within the Nineteen Sixties, however some residents nonetheless consider it as belonging to our county of Essex, because it traditionally has been.

His feedback sparked debate on-line with social media divided over his phrases.

His crew additionally referred to as Wikipedia “very inaccurate” for labelling Havering as a London space and added: “We will not be ‘East London’, that could be a made-up phrase that has no validity”.

Official portrait of Andrew Rosindell MP

Mr Rosindell instructed My London: “To say that Havering in East London is meaningless.

“East London doesn’t exist as a recognisable boundary – whether or not for administrative, ceremonial or historic functions.

“Instead, east of our capital is a sequence of cities, boroughs and, as far out as Havering, even villages and countryside.”

The MP, who additionally chairs of the All-Party Parliamentary Groups on Historic Counties, added: “Havering is as a substitute a city and nation borough within the historic county of Essex.

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“That means we’ve shut and vital hyperlinks to London, whereas additionally recognising that our id relies round being a set of cities and villages (Hornchurch, Romford, Upminster, Rainham, Havering-atte-Bower) surrounded by lovely Essex countryside.”

His feedback on the topic generated tons of of replies which have been of blended opinions.

Some agreed with the MP, stating that they ‘can’t be redefined by inaccurate descriptions written by somebody on Wikipedia’.

The Collier Row and Havering-Atte-Bower Conservative Action Team rallied to the MPs defence and responded to photos posted exhibiting the define of London on a map.

“Havering is under ‘Greater London’ for regional authorities functions and ‘Havering’ for native authorities, there is no such thing as a ‘East London’ elected authorities authority,” a spokesperson for the group stated.

“The precise geographical and historic place the place we’re, which is sort of separate from native authorities administrative boundaries is… Romford, Essex, England.

“I’m happy with being from that a part of the nation and our id can’t be redefined by inaccurate descriptions written by somebody on Wikipedia!”

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Another Twitter consumer commented: “Upminster Romford will at all times be Essex.

“Hate it being a London borough,” which garnered a number of likes.

While others weren’t so complimentary of the MPs opinions.

“Andrew, mate, do us a favour and bore off,” stated one.

Another added: “What a load of b******s”.

One individual thought there have been higher matters to talk about and wrote: “I can’t perceive why that is vital? So many different issues price preventing for.”

Another merely put: “London Borough of’ not County Council”.

Some stated the world being in Essex was previously and commented: “Was Andrew. Was.

“The market is diminished. New housing overcrowded. Green areas having to be fought for towards grasping builders and dodgy planners. However, the individuals of Havering are great.”

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