Brentford and Isleworth (UK Parliament constituency)
|Brentford and Isleworth|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Brentford and Isleworth in Greater London.
|Population||128,556 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||83,332 (December 2010)|
|Member of parliament||Ruth Cadbury (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||London|
The constituency covers the eastern ten wards of the London Borough of Hounslow:
- Chiswick Homefields
- Chiswick Riverside
- Turnham Green
- Osterley & Spring Grove
- Hounslow Central
- Hounslow Heath
- Hounslow South
The constituency is located in suburban West London and stretches along the north bank of the Thames, encompassing the London districts (former villages) of Chiswick, Isleworth, Brentford, Osterley and most of Hounslow.
The constituency is generally affluent with lower unemployment (6.2% for the year ended October 2014) than London in general (7.1%) or Great Britain as a whole (6.5%). Hounslow Heath on western side of the constituency and the Brentford ward have a marginally higher ranking in the Index of Multiple Deprivation and are generally strong for the Labour Party. It is in the east of the constituency, the three Chiswick wards in particular, that the Conservatives are strongest. Chiswick (uniquely in the area having a London postcode - W4) has a higher number of professionals and much expensive housing. The wards of Osterley & Spring Grove and Hounslow South tend to give marginal majorities. The Liberal Democrats including their two predecessor parties amassed their largest share of the vote in 2010. Since 1979 the constituency has been a national bellwether constituency.
Brentford FC's Griffin Park ground is within the seat, as is the Fuller's brewery and several headquarters of high-profile companies including Smithkline Beecham's global HQ.
Split of votes in local council elections
The even split (15—15) between the two main parties reflects the result of the general election held on the same day, where the seat was narrowly gained by the Conservatives. From 1998-2001 three wards of the centre of the constituency saw the Independent Community Group have councillors, seven at their greatest, on the London Borough Council, however only Philip Andrews in 2006 from that group has stood for General Election and none remain as of 2010 on the Council.
Members of Parliament
The constituency was created in 1974, mostly replacing the former seat of Brentford and Chiswick. It was held by the Conservatives from 1974 to 1997, by Labour from 1997 to 2010, and by the Conservatives from 2010 to 2015. It was won again by Labour in 2015.
|Feb 1974||Sir Barney Hayhoe||Conservative|
Elections of the 2010s
|General Election 2015: Brentford and Isleworth|
|Conservative||Mary Macleod ||24,631||42.9||+5.7|
|UKIP||Richard Hendron ||3,203||5.6||+4.0|
|Liberal Democrat||Joseph Bourke||2,305||4.0||-19.6|
|Green||Daniel Goldsmith ||2,120||3.7||+2.2|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||10.2|
|General Election 2010: Brentford and Isleworth|
|Liberal Democrat||Andrew S. Dakers||12,718||23.7||+0.7|
|UKIP||Jason D. Hargreaves||863||1.6||N/A|
|Green||John G. Hunt||787||1.5||−2.1|
|English Democrats||David B. Cunningham||230||0.4||N/A|
|Christian||Aamir J. Bhatti||210||0.4||N/A|
|Christian Peoples||Evangeline Pillai||99||0.2||N/A|
|Independent||Teresa M. Vanneck-Surplice||68||0.1||N/A|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing|
Elections of the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Brentford and Isleworth|
|Conservative||Alexander B. Northcote||13,918||30.2||+1.1|
|Liberal Democrat||Andrew S. Dakers||10,477||22.8||+9.3|
|Green||John G. Hunt||1,652||3.6||+0.6|
|Community Group||Philip Andrews||1,118||2.4||N/A|
|National Front||Michael R. Stoneman||523||1.1||N/A|
|General Election 2001: Brentford and Isleworth|
|Conservative||Timothy Kenneth Andrew Mack||12,957||29.1||−2.6|
|Liberal Democrat||Gareth Gerald Hartwell||5,994||13.5||+5.2|
|Green||Nicholas Peter Ferriday||1,324||3.0||+1.8|
|UKIP||Gerald Aleck Ingram||412||0.9||−0.2|
|Socialist Alliance||Daniel Philip Faith||408||0.9||N/A|
|Independent||Asa Singh Khaira||144||0.3||N/A|
Elections of the 1990s
|General election 1997: Brentford and Isleworth|
|Liberal Democrat||Gareth Gerald Hartwell||4,613||8.2||−1.9|
|Green||John W. Bradley||687||1.2|
|UKIP||Mrs. B. Simmerson||614||1.1||N/A|
|Natural Law||Morris Ahmed||147||0.3||N/A|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing|
|General Election 1992: Brentford and Isleworth|
|Liberal Democrat||Janet C.N. Salmon||5,683||10.5||−7.0|
|Green||John W. Bradley||927||1.7||+0.2|
Elections of the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Brentford and Isleworth|
|Conservative||Sir Bernard John Hayhoe||26,230||47.7||+0.3|
|Social Democratic||Dr. David Michael Worsley Wilks||9,626||17.5||−4.6|
|Green||Timothy Hayden Cooper||849||1.5||N/A|
|General Election 1983: Brentford and Isleworth|
|Conservative||Bernard John Hayhoe||24,515||47.4||−2.0|
|Social Democratic||Dr. David Michael Worsley Wilks||11,438||22.1||+14.5|
|National Front||P. Andrews||427||0.8||−0.5|
|Conservatives Against the Common Market||R.E.G. Simmerson||179||0.8||+0.3|
Elections of the 1970s
|General Election 1979: Brentford and Isleworth|
|Conservative||Bernard John Hayhoe||27,527||49.4||+6.2|
|National Front||P. Attridge||738||1.3||−1.3|
|Conservatives Against the Common Market||R.E.G. Simmerson||257||0.5||N/A|
|General Election October 1974: Brentford and Isleworth|
|Conservative||Bernard John Hayhoe||22,527||43.2||+2.6|
|National Front||T. Benford||1,362||2.6||−0.5|
|General Election February 1974: Brentford and Isleworth|
|Conservative||Bernard John Hayhoe||22,690||40.6||N/A|
|Labour||Michael Cecil John Barnes||21,964||39.3||N/A|
|National Front||T. Benford||1,741||3.1||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
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