Chipping Barnet (UK Parliament constituency)

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Chipping Barnet
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Chipping Barnet in Greater London.
County Greater London
Electorate 76,455 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements High Barnet or Barnet, New Barnet and Whetstone,
Current constituency
Created 1974 (1974)
Member of Parliament Theresa Villiers (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Barnet
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency London

Chipping Barnet is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2005 by Theresa Villiers of the Conservative Party.[n 2]

Constituency profile[edit]

It has been held by a Conservative since its creation for the February 1974 general election, and withstood the Labour landslide in 1997 by 1035 votes.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency was created in 1974 from the former seat of Barnet. It covers the north-eastern third of the London Borough of Barnet including High Barnet, Arkley, New Barnet, East Barnet, Totteridge, Whetstone, Friern Barnet and parts of Cockfosters, Southgate and Muswell Hill. Chipping Barnet is made up of seven electoral wards from the London Borough of Barnet:

  • Brunswick Park, Coppetts, East Barnet, High Barnet, Oakleigh, Totteridge, Underhill

2007 Boundary review[edit]

Following their review of parliamentary representation, and as a consequence of changes to ward boundaries, the Boundary Commission for England recommended that parts of Underhill ward and Coppetts ward be transferred to Chipping Barnet from the constituencies of Hendon and Finchley and Golders Green respectively. It also recommended that a small part of Mill Hill ward be transferred from Chipping Barnet to Hendon.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Event Member[2] Party
Feb 1974 Reginald Maudling Conservative
1979 Sir Sydney Chapman Conservative
2005 Theresa Villiers Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2010: Chipping Barnet[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Theresa Villiers 24,700 48.8 +2.9
Labour Damien Welfare 12,773 25.2 -8.6
Liberal Democrat Stephen Barber 10,202 20.2 +4.9
UKIP James Fluss 1,442 2.8 +0.8
Green Kate Tansley 1,021 2 -0.8
Independent Philip Clayton 470 0.9 +0.9
Majority 11,927 23.6
Turnout 50,608 65.1 +2.3
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Chipping Barnet
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Theresa Villiers 19,744 46.6 +0.2
Labour Pauline Coakley-Webb 13,784 32.5 –7.5
Liberal Democrat Sean Hooker 6,671 15.7 +2.1
Green Audrey Poppy 1,199 2.8 +2.8
UKIP Victor Kaye 924 2.2 +2.2
Rainbow Dream Ticket Rainbow George Weiss 59 0.1 +0.1
Majority 5,960 14.1
Turnout 42,381 64.1 +3.7
Conservative hold Swing +3.8
General Election 2001: Chipping Barnet
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sydney Chapman 19,702 46.4 +3.4
Labour Damien Welfare 17,001 40.0 –0.9
Liberal Democrat Sean Hooker 5,753 13.6 +1.2
Majority 2,701 6.4
Turnout 42,456 60.4 –11.3
Conservative hold Swing +2.2

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Chipping Barnet
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sydney Chapman 21,317 43.01
Labour G. Cooke 20,282 40.92
Liberal Democrat Stuart Hooker 6,121 12.35
Referendum Party V. Ribekow 1,190 2.40
Monster Raving Loony B. Miskin 253 0.51
Pro Life B. Scallan 243 0.49
Natural Law D. Derksen 159 0.32
Majority 1,035 2.09
Turnout 71.74
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1992: Chipping Barnet
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sydney Chapman 25,589 56.98
Labour A. Williams 11,638 25.91
Liberal Democrat D. Smith 7,247 16.14
Natural Law D. Derksen 222 0.49
Funstermentalist C. Johnson 213 0.47
Majority 13,951 31.07
Turnout 78.58
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Chipping Barnet
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sydney Chapman 24,686 57.93
Liberal J. Skinner 9,815 23.03
Labour D. Perkin 8,115 19.04
Majority 14,871 34.90
Turnout 70.00
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Chipping Barnet
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sydney Chapman 23,164 56.11
Liberal C. Perkin 10,771 26.09
Labour N.J.M. Smith 6,599 15.99
Ecology E. Parry 552 1.34
Independent J. Hopkins 195 0.47
Majority 12,393 30.02
Turnout 70.66
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Chipping Barnet
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sydney Chapman 25,154 57.13
Labour P.J. Dawe 11,147 25.32
Liberal D. Ive 6,867 15.60
National Front R. Cole 865 1.96
Majority 14,007 31.81
Turnout 75.59
Conservative hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Chipping Barnet

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Reginald Maudling 19,661 47.32
Labour John Angus Donald Mills 11,795 28.39
Liberal Nesta Wyn Ellis 8,884 21.38
National Front Ronald Arthur Cole 1,207 2.91
Majority 7,866 18.93
Turnout 73.55
Conservative hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Chipping Barnet

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Reginald Maudling 22,094 48.04
Labour John Angus Donald Mills 12,183 26.49
Liberal Nesta Wyn Ellis 11,714 25.47
Majority 9,911 21.55
Turnout 82.15
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°38′24″N 0°11′38″W / 51.640°N 0.194°W / 51.640; -0.194