Brent North (UK Parliament constituency)

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Brent North
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Brent North in Greater London.
County Greater London
Electorate 82,648 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1974 (1974)
Member of Parliament Barry Gardiner (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Wembley North
Wembley South
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency London

Brent North is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 1997 by Barry Gardiner of the Labour Party.[n 2]

History[edit]

Created in 1974 from the former seats of Wembley North and Wembley South, Brent North was a Conservative seat until 1997, held by Lancastrian former headmaster Rhodes Boyson with initially two fairly small 14% margins[n 3] before the Conservative period of government beginning in 1979 which gave Boyson larger majorities until Labour won the seat in 1997: in the General Elections of 1997 and 2001, Brent North produced the highest swing to Labour nationally.[2] The winner in 1997 was the incumbent, Barry Gardiner, youngest mayor of Cambridge and former academic. The Liberal Democrats and their two predecessor parties amassed their largest share of the vote in 1974. Labour's percentage majority almost halved at the 2005 general election from 30.1% to 15.8% and fell slightly to 15.4% in 2010, faced with a new Conservative challenger, Harshadbhai Patel.[3]

Boundaries[edit]

1974-1983: The London Borough of Brent wards of Fryent, Kenton, Kingsbury, Preston, Queensbury, Roe Green, Sudbury, Sudbury Court, Tokyngton, Town Hall, and Wembley Park.

1983-1997: The London Borough of Brent wards of Barnhill, Fryent, Kenton, Kingsbury, Preston, Queensbury, Roe Green, St Andrew's, Sudbury, and Sudbury Court.

1997-2010: The London Borough of Brent wards of Barnhill, Fryent, Kenton, Kingsbury, Preston, Queensbury, Roe Green, Sudbury, and Sudbury Court.

2010-present: The London Borough of Brent wards of Alperton, Barnhill, Fryent, Kenton, Northwick Park, Preston, Queensbury, Sudbury, and Wembley Central.

Most of the remaining wards in the London Borough of Brent are in the Brent Central constituency, with the exception of the wards of Brondesbury Park, Kilburn and Queens Park, which form part of the Hampstead and Kilburn seat.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
Feb 1974 Sir Rhodes Boyson Conservative
1997 Barry Gardiner Labour

Election results[edit]

Elections in 2010s[edit]

General Election 2010: Brent North[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barry Gardiner 24,514 46.9 −2.5
Conservative Harshadbhai Patel 16,486 31.5 +2.2
Liberal Democrat James Allie 8,879 17.0 −2.5
Independent Atiq Malik 734 1.4 N/A
Green Martin Francis 725 1.4 N/A
UKIP Sunita Webb 380 0.7 N/A
Brent North Needs An Independent MP Jannen Vamadeva 333 0.6 N/A
English Democrats Arvind Tailor 247 0.5 N/A
Majority 8,028 15.4
Turnout 52,298 62.3 +3.9
Labour hold Swing −2.3

Elections in 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Brent North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barry Gardiner 17,420 48.8 −10.6
Conservative Bob Blackman 11,779 33.0 +3.7
Liberal Democrat Havard Hughes 5,672 15.9 +4.6
Peace and Progress Babar Ahmad 685 1.9 N/A
Rainbow Dream Ticket Rainbow George Weiss 126 0.4 N/A
Majority 5,641 15.8
Turnout 35,682 59.3 +1.6
Labour hold Swing −7.1
General Election 2001: Brent North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barry Gardiner 20,149 59.4 +8.7
Conservative Philip Allott 9,944 29.3 −10.8
Liberal Democrat Paul Lorber 3,846 11.3 +3.2
Majority 10,205 30.1
Turnout 33,939 57.7 −12.8
Labour hold Swing +8.7

Elections in 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Brent North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barry Gardiner 19,343 50.7 +20.4
Conservative Rhodes Boyson 15,324 40.2 −17.3
Liberal Democrat Paul Lorber 3,104 8.1 −2.5
Natural Law Tony F. Davids 204 0.5 N/A
Rainbow Dream Ticket George F. Clark 199 0.5 N/A
Majority 4,019 10.5
Turnout 33,939 57.7 −12.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +18.9
General Election 1992: Brent North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rhodes Boyson 23,445 56.2 −3.7
Labour James G. Moher 13,314 31.9 +7.1
Liberal Democrat Paul Lorber 4,149 10.0 +10.0
Independent Thakore Vipul 356 0.9 +0.9
Natural Law Tony F. Davids 318 0.8 N/A
Majority 10,131 24.3
Turnout 41,682 70.6
Conservative hold Swing −7.1

Elections in 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Brent North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rhodes Boyson 26,823 59.9 +3.6
Labour P. Patel 11,103 24.8 +1.7
Social Democrat C. Mularczyk 6,868 15.3 −5.3
Majority 15,720 35.1
Turnout 44, 794 71.0
Conservative hold Swing −2.2
General Election 1983: Brent North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rhodes Boyson 24,842 56.3
Labour Mrs. S.M. Jackson 10,191 23.1
Social Democrat Dr. T.J. Mann 9, 082 20.6
Majority 14,651 33.2
Turnout 44,115 70.4
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Brent North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rhodes Boyson 29,995 54.2
Labour J. Lebor 18,612 33.6
Liberal A. Ketteringham 5,872 10.6
National Front G. John 873 1.6
Majority 11,383 20.6
Turnout 76.7
Conservative hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Brent North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rhodes Boyson 24,853 47.9 +3.3
Labour T.J.C. Goudie 17,541 33.8 +2.9
Liberal F. Harrison 8,158 15.7 −6.1
National Front J. Cattanach 1,297 2.5 −0.2
Majority 7,312 14.1
Turnout 51,849 71.9
Conservative hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Brent North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rhodes Boyson 25,700 44.6 N/A
Labour T.J.C. Goudie 17,759 30.9 N/A
Liberal F. Harrison 12,537 21.8 N/A
National Front A. Smith 1,570 2.7 N/A
Majority 7,941 13.8 N/A
Turnout 57,566 80.5 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
  3. ^ (rounded to nearest integer)
References

Coordinates: 51°34′N 0°17′W / 51.57°N 0.29°W / 51.57; -0.29