Camberwell and Peckham (UK Parliament constituency)

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Camberwell and Peckham
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Camberwell and Peckham in Greater London.
County Greater London
Electorate 78,605 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1997
Member of Parliament Harriet Harman (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Peckham
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency London
Peckham
Harriet Harman, MP for Camberwell and Peckham

Camberwell and Peckham is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its 1997 creation by Harriet Harman of the Labour Party.[n 2]

Constituency profile[edit]

To date the seat has been a safe seat for the Labour Party and the current MP is Harriet Harman, the Deputy Leader of the party and Shadow Culture Secretary. It has the distinction of having a higher proportion of poor people than any other constituency in the country in 2000, as defined by the Index of Multiple Deprivation at the time.[2] The Liberal Democrats are the largest opposition party.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency incorporates the areas of Camberwell, Peckham and Nunhead in the London Borough of Southwark, together with parts of its other districts Walworth, East Dulwich, South Bermondsey and Rotherhithe.

Boundary review[edit]

Following their review of parliamentary representation in South London, the Boundary Commission for England has made changes to the existing Camberwell and Peckham constituency to increase its size.

The electoral wards used in the formation of the modified constituency are:

  • Brunswick Park, Camberwell Green, Faraday, Livesey, Nunhead, Peckham, Peckham Rye, South Camberwell and The Lane

Members of Parliament[edit]

The constituency was created in 1997. Its first and only Member of Parliament, as of 2010, is Harriet Harman, the Deputy Leader of the party and Shadow Culture Secretary, who had been the MP for the preceding constituency of Peckham since a by-election in 1982.

Election Member Party
1997 Harriet Harman Labour

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Camberwell and Peckham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harriet Harman
Conservative Naomi Newstead
Green Amelia Womack
National Health Action Rebecca Fox
General Election 2010: Camberwell and Peckham[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harriet Harman 27,619 59.2 -4.1
Liberal Democrat Columba Blango 10,432 22.4 +1.9
Conservative Andrew Stranack 6,080 13.0 +3.1
Green Jenny Jones 1,361 2.9 -1.7
English Democrats Yohara Robby Munilla 435 0.9 +0.9
Workers Revolutionary Joshua Ogunleye 211 0.5 +0.2
Socialist Labour Margaret Sharkey 184 0.4 -0.1
Independent Decima Francis 93 0.2 +0.2
Independent Steven Robbins 87 0.2 +0.2
Independent Patricia Knox 82 0.2 +0.2
Alliance for Workers' Liberty Jill Mountford 75 0.2 +0.2
Majority 17,187 36.8
Turnout 46,659 59.3 +7.3
Labour hold Swing –3.0

Election in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Camberwell and Peckham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harriet Harman 18,933 65.3 –4.3
Liberal Democrat Richard Porter 5,450 18.8 +5.5
Conservative Jessica Lee 2,841 9.8 –1.1
Green Paul Ingram 1,172 4.0 +0.8
UKIP Derek Penhallow 350 1.2 +1.2
Socialist Labour Margaret Sharkey 132 0.5 –0.2
Workers Revolutionary Sanjay Kulkarni 113 0.4 +0.1
Majority 13,483 46.5
Turnout 28,991 52.0 +5.2
Labour hold Swing –4.9
General Election 2001: Camberwell and Peckham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harriet Harman 17,473 69.6 +0.3
Liberal Democrat Donnachadh McCarthy 3,350 13.3 +2.1
Conservative Jonathan Morgan 2,740 10.9 –0.7
Green Storm Poorun 805 3.2 N/A
Socialist Alliance John Mulrenan 478 1.9 N/A
Socialist Labour Bob Adams 188 0.7 –1.7
Workers Revolutionary Frank Sweeney 70 0.3 –0.1
Majority 14,123 56.3
Turnout 25,104 46.8 –8.5
Labour hold Swing –0.9

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Camberwell and Peckham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harriet Harman 19,734 69.3 N/A
Conservative Kim Humphreys 3,283 11.9 N/A
Liberal Democrat Nigel Williams 3,198 11.2 N/A
Referendum Party Nicholas China 692 2.4 N/A
Socialist Labour Angela Ruddock 685 2.4 N/A
Liberal Gerry Williams 443 1.6 N/A
Socialist Alternative Joan Barker 233 0.8 N/A
Workers Revolutionary Christopher Eames 106 0.4 N/A
Majority 16,451 58.0 N/A
Turnout 28,374 55.3 N/A
Labour 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
  1. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Poverty and wealth across Britain 1968 to 2005 Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 16 July 2007
  3. ^ Election of a Member of Parliament - Camberwell and Peckham Constituency London Borough of Southward, 20 April 2010

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Witney
Constituency represented by the Leader of the Opposition
2010
Succeeded by
Doncaster North

Coordinates: 51°28′30″N 0°04′12″W / 51.475°N 0.070°W / 51.475; -0.070