Romford is one of 650 constituencies in the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland. Andrew Rosindell has been the local MP since 2001.
Romford includes all of, or part of, the communities of: Ardleigh Green, Chase Cross, Collier Row, Crowlands, Gidea Park, Havering-atte-Bower, Heath Park, Hornchurch, Marshalls Park, Mawneys, Rise Park, Romford Town, Rush Green, and St. Leonard’s Hamlet.
At local government level, Romford is situated within the London Borough of Havering. It is divided up into 7 wards, and each ward is represented by 3 local councillors. Of the 21 councillors who currently represent Romford, 20 are Conservative.
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Romford is a historic market town, having been established by Henry III in 1247 by royal charter. It flourished as a centre of trade and business in the following centuries, eventually being recognised by Edward IV as the capital of Havering-atte-Bower in 1465.
Romford continued to develop, and entered the modern era in 1839 when the London-Romford trainline opened. The population expanded dramatically and various industries sprang up, including brewing, cloth-making, weaving and metal work. Romford's growth would lead to it eventually merging with Greater London in 1965.
Although part of Greater London for administrative purposes, Romford remains proudly Essex. Today, it is a prosperous commuter town on the edge of London, only 15 to 25 minutes away from Liverpool Street by train, and soon to be served by the Elizabeth Line.
Romford is a major commercial and entertainment centre, boasting a number of shopping centres and sports teams, a historic market and a greyhound stadium. Romford also has a thriving nightlife, with over 15,000 people visiting on weekend nights to enjoy the evening economy of restaurants, pubs, bars and nightclubs.