Camberwell and Peckham (UK Parliament constituency)
|Camberwell and Peckham|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Camberwell and Peckham in Greater London.
|Electorate||78,605 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Harriet Harman (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||London|
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. The Liberal Democrats are the largest opposition party.
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.
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
The constituency was created in 1997. Its first and only Member of Parliament, as of 2010[update], 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.
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2015: Camberwell and Peckham|
|National Health Action||Rebecca Fox|
|Liberal Democrat||Yahaya Kiyingi (Yahaya Kiingi)|
|All People's Party||Prem Goyal|
|General Election 2010: Camberwell and Peckham|
|Liberal Democrat||Columba Blango||10,432||22.4||+1.9|
|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|
|Alliance for Workers' Liberty||Jill Mountford||75||0.2||+0.2|
Election in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Camberwell and Peckham|
|Liberal Democrat||Richard Porter||5,450||18.8||+5.5|
|Socialist Labour||Margaret Sharkey||132||0.5||–0.2|
|Workers Revolutionary||Sanjay Kulkarni||113||0.4||+0.1|
|General Election 2001: Camberwell and Peckham|
|Liberal Democrat||Donnachadh McCarthy||3,350||13.3||+2.1|
|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|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Camberwell and Peckham|
|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|
|Socialist Alternative||Joan Barker||233||0.8||N/A|
|Workers Revolutionary||Christopher Eames||106||0.4||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Poverty and wealth across Britain 1968 to 2005 Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 16 July 2007
- "Yahaya Kiyingi". Liberal Democrats. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
- "By-elections". Barnet Council. Archived from the original on 7 February 2013.
- "Prem Goyal PPC page". All People's Party. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
- Election of a Member of Parliament - Camberwell and Peckham Constituency London Borough of Southward, 20 April 2010
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- UK General Elections since 1832 Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Constituency represented by the Leader of the Opposition