The council has agreed its recommendations for how local election ward boundaries should be drawn despite Labour opposition.

Councillor Mary Temperton, leader of Bracknell Forest Council’s (BFC) Labour opposition, called part of the submission “a land grab”.

She said she supported all recommendations except for the plan for North Lake to be in Hanworth ward, which she said would mean Easthampstead residents will not have their own play space, although other councillors denied this.

The Local Government Boundary Commission (LGBC) commission has suggested North Lake and North Field should be in Easthampstead and Wildridings ward but BFC has now recommended they are placed in Hanworth.

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Labour’s three councillors chose to abstain due to this recommendation, with the other 37 members voting for the council’s recommendations.

Conservative councillors slammed the Labour members for the “flimsy” reason, saying the council needs to present a united front to have an influence on the boundary commission.

Paul Bettison, leader of the council, said: “This is my third boundary review as a member and each has been as unpleasant and just as bad at not making everyone happy – you will never satisfy everybody.”

He said he is not happy about some of the recommendations but will support it, adding: “My own ward will disappear in its current form but we have to move on”.

Criticising Labour councillors, he said: “Anyone abstaining shouldn’t be in politics.”

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Councillor Marc Brunel-Walker said “there is no easy solution” and he would back motion despite concern from residents in his own ward as a solution is needed for the borough as a whole.

While Councillor Dale Birch said all councillors were shocked with some of the recommendations from the boundary commission but every member had been able to make recommendations contributing to BFC’s response.

The executive member for Adult Services, Health and Housing and deputy leader of the council described Labour’s reason not to back the submission as “flimsy” and “nit picking”.

He added: “We have done our best and it will now be for the boundary to choose which parts of our submission to accept and which to reject.”

The boundary review is taking place because some councillors currently represent hundreds more residents than others.

The LGBC will make its final decision on December 1.