Brentford and Isleworth (UK Parliament constituency)

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Brentford and Isleworth
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Brentford and Isleworth in Greater London.
County Greater London
Electorate 83,332 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1974 (1974)
Member of Parliament Mary Macleod (Conservative)
Number of members One
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency London

Brentford and Isleworth /brɛntfʉd ənd ˈzəlwɜrθ/ is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Mary Macleod of the Conservative Party.[n 2]

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency covers the eastern ten wards of the London Borough of Hounslow:

Constituency profile[edit]

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 low unemployment, 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 desirable housing.[2] 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[edit]

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[edit]

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 date.

Election Member[3] Party
Feb 1974 Sir Barney Hayhoe Conservative
1992 Nirj Deva Conservative
1997 Ann Keen Labour
2010 Mary Macleod Conservative

Elections of the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Brentford and Isleworth[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ruth Cadbury [5]
Green Daniel Goldsmith [6]
Conservative Mary Macleod [7]
General Election 2010: Brentford and Isleworth[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mary Macleod 20,022 37.2 +6.5
Labour Ann Keen 18,064 33.6 −5.4
Liberal Democrat Andrew Dakers 12,718 23.7 +0.7
UKIP Jason Hargreaves 863 1.6 N/A
Green John Hunt 787 1.5 −2.1
BNP Paul Winnett 704 1.3 N/A
English Democrats David Cunningham 230 0.4 N/A
Christian Aamir Bhatti 210 0.4 N/A
Christian Peoples Evangeline Pillai 99 0.2 N/A
Independent Teresa Vanneck-Surplice 68 0.1 N/A
Majority 1,958 3.6
Turnout 53,765 64.4 +11.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elections of the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Brentford and Isleworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Keen 18,329 39.8 −12.5
Conservative Alexander Northcote 13,918 30.2 +1.1
Liberal Democrat Andrew Dakers 10,477 22.8 +9.3
Green John Hunt 1,652 3.6 +0.6
Community Group Philip Andrews 1,118 2.4 N/A
National Front Michael Stoneman 523 1.1 N/A
Majority 4,411 9.6
Turnout 46,017 54.5 +0.8
Labour hold Swing −6.8
General Election 2001: Brentford and Isleworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Keen 23,275 52.3 −5.2
Conservative Tim Mack 12,957 29.1 −2.6
Liberal Democrat Gareth Hartwell 5,994 13.5 +5.2
Green Nic Ferriday 1,324 3.0 +1.8
UKIP Gerald Ingram 412 0.9 −0.2
Socialist Alliance Daniel Faith 408 0.9 N/A
Independent Asa Khaira 144 0.3 N/A
Majority 10,318 23.2
Turnout 44,514 53.7 −15.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections of the 1990s[edit]

General election 1997: Brentford and Isleworth[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Keen 32,249 57.4
Conservative Nirj Deva 17,825 31.8
Liberal Democrat Gareth Hartwell 4,613 8.2
Green John Bradley 687 1.2
UKIP B Simmerson 614 1.1
Natural Law Morris Ahmed 147 0.3
Majority 14,424 25.7
Turnout 56,135 69.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General election 1992: Brentford and Isleworth[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nirj Deva 24,752 45.8
Labour Ann Keen 22,666 42.0
Liberal Democrat Janet C.N. Salmon 5,683 10.5
Green John Bradley 927 1.7
Majority 2,086 3.9
Turnout 54,024 76.2
Conservative hold Swing

Elections of the 1980s[edit]

General election 1987: Brentford and Isleworth[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Bernard John Hayhoe 26,230 47.71
Labour Ann Keen 18,277 33.24
SDP–Liberal Alliance D Wilks 9,626 17.51
Green T Cooper 849 1.54
Majority 7,953 14.46
Turnout 54,983 76.67
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Brentford and Isleworth[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bernard John Hayhoe 24,515 47.43
Labour P Rowlands 15,128 29.27
SDP–Liberal Alliance M Wilks 11,438 22.13
National Front P Andrews 427 0.83
Conservatives Against the Common Market R Simmerson 179 0.8
Majority 9,387 18.2
Turnout 51,683 74.7
Conservative hold Swing

Elections of the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Brentford and Isleworth[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bernard John Hayhoe 27,527 49.4 +6.2
Labour P.J. Walker 22,533 40.4 −2.3
Liberal J. Parry 4,208 7.6 −3.9
National Front P. Attridge 738 1.3 −1.3
Ecology I. Coates 454 0.8 N/A
Conservatives Against the Common Market R. Simmerson 257 0.5 N/A
Majority 4,994 9.0
Turnout 55,714 78.1 +4.8
Conservative hold Swing +4.3
General Election October 1974: Brentford and Isleworth[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bernard John Hayhoe 22,527 43.2 +2.6
Labour P.J. Walker 22,295 42.7 +3.4
Liberal R. Blundell 6,019 11.5 −5.5
National Front T. Benford 1,362 2.6 −0.5
Majority 232 0.4
Turnout 52,203 73.3 −5.7
Conservative hold Swing −0.4
General Election February 1974: Brentford and Isleworth[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bernard John Hayhoe 22,690 40.6 N/A
Labour Michael Cecil John Barnes 21,964 39.3 N/A
Liberal D.C. Blackburn 9,502 17.0 N/A
National Front T. Benford 1,741 3.1 N/A
Majority 726 1.3 N/A
Turnout 55,894 79.0 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.
References

Coordinates: 51°28′49″N 0°19′25″W / 51.4802°N 0.3236°W / 51.4802; -0.3236