Barnet and Camden (London Assembly constituency)

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Barnet and Camden
Territorial constituency for the London Assembly
Barnet and Camden shown within London.PNG
Barnet and Camden shown within London
Created 2000 (2000)
Number of members One
Member Andrew Dismore
Party Labour
Last election 2012
Next election 2016

Barnet and Camden is a territorial constituency represented on the London Assembly by one assembly member (AM). The constituency was created in 2000 at the same time as the London Assembly and has elections every four years. It consists of the combined area of the London Borough of Barnet and the London Borough of Camden. The current assembly member is Andrew Dismore of the Labour Party who was elected in 2012.

Constituency profile[edit]

The constituency is a 'pie slice' pairing of the large Outer London borough of Barnet with the smaller Inner London borough of Camden. It stretches from Holborn in the south to the Greater London boundary in the north. It includes parts of central London, the inner city, suburban development and a semi-rural fringe.

Assembly members[edit]

The constituency returns one assembly member and is one of fourteen territorial constituencies in London. Represented from its creation in 2000 until the election in 2012 by Brian Coleman, a Conservative from Barnet, former Labour MP Andrew Dismore won it from him with a swing of nearly 12%.

Year Member Party
2000 Brian Coleman Conservative
2012 Andrew Dismore Labour

Election results[edit]

Elections are held every four years, with the first taking place in 2000.

London Assembly election, 2012: Barnet and Camden[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Dismore 74,677 44.7 +14.7
Conservative Brian Coleman 53,378 31.9 -9.2
Green Audrey Poppy 17,904 10.7 +1.2
Liberal Democrat Chris Richards 13,800 8.3 -4.3
UKIP Michael Corby 7,331 4.4 +2.3
Majority 21,299 12.8
Total formal votes 167,090 98.4
Informal votes 2,671 1.6
Turnout 169,761 38.0 -9.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -11.9
London Assembly election, 2008: Barnet and Camden[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Coleman 72,659 40.4 +7.0
Labour Nicky Gavron 52,966 29.4 +4.1
Liberal Democrat Nick Russell 22,213 12.3 -4.3
Green Miranda Dunn 16,782 9.3 +0.9
UKIP Magnus Nielsen 3,678 2.0 -4.1
Christian (Christian Peoples) Clement Adebayo 3,536 2.0 N/A
English Democrats David Stevens 2,146 1.2 N/A
Left List Dave Hoefing 2,074 1.2 N/A
Veritas Graham Dare 510 0.3 N/A
Majority 19,693 11.0 +10.6
Turnout 180,007 47.8 +9.4
Conservative hold Swing +1.25
London Assembly election, 2004: Barnet and Camden[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Coleman 47,640 33.4 +0.5
Labour Lucy Anderson 36,121 25.3 -7.2
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Simpson 23,603 16.6 -1.0
Green Miranda Dunn 11,921 8.4 -3.3
UKIP Magnus Nielsen 8,685 6.1 +4.4
Respect Elisabeth Wheatley 5,150 3.6 N/A
Majority 11,519 8.5
Turnout 135,034
Conservative hold Swing +4.05
London Assembly election, 2000: Barnet and Camden[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Coleman 41,583 32.9 N/A
Labour Helen Gordon 41,032 32.5 N/A
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Davies 22,295 17.6 N/A
Green Miranda Dunn 14,768 11.7 N/A
London Socialist Candy Udwin 3,488 2.8 N/A
UKIP Magnus Nielsen 2,115 1.7 N/A
Maharishi's Natural Programmes Diane Derksen 1,081 0.9 N/A
Majority 551 0.4 N/A
Turnout 136,384 35.0 N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Overlapping constituencies[edit]

The constituency includes all of the following Westminster seats after the May 6th 2010 General Election:

Barnet and Camden also includes part of the following constituency:

References[edit]