Dulwich and West Norwood (UK Parliament constituency)

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Dulwich and West Norwood
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Dulwich and West Norwood in Greater London.
County Greater London
Electorate 71,523 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1997
Member of parliament Helen Hayes (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Dulwich and Norwood
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency London

Dulwich and West Norwood /ˈdʌlɪ ənd wɛst ˈnɔːwʊd/ is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.[n 1]

Boundaries[edit]

The current boundaries take in the southern parts of Southwark but more of Lambeth.

Tessa Jowell represented the constituency since its creation in 1997 up until she stepped down from office in 2015
Dulwich College is a local landmark
West Norwood Cemetery

Boundary review[edit]

Following their review of parliamentary representation in South London, the 2007 Boundary Commission for England modified this constituency by moving the northern boundary to encompass more of Brixton and the eastern boundary to lose the wards of Peckham Rye and South Camberwell.

The electoral wards used in the creation of this seat are:

Members of Parliament[edit]

The constituency was created in 1997 from parts of the former seats of Dulwich and Norwood. It was represented from its creation until the 2015 General Election by the former Secretary of State for Culture and current London Mayoral candidate, Tessa Jowell.

Election Member[2] Party
1997 Tessa Jowell Labour
2015 Helen Hayes Labour

Election results[edit]

Elections of the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Dulwich and West Norwood [3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Helen Hayes 27,772 54.1 +7.5
Conservative Resham Kotecha 11,650 22.7 +0.5
Liberal Democrat James Barber 5,055 9.8 –17.3
Green Rashid Nix 4,844 9.4 +6.8
UKIP Rathy Alagaratnam 1,606 3.1 +1.6
All People's Party Amadu Kanumansa 62 0.1 +0.1
Independent Robin Lambert 125 0.2 +0.2
TUSC Steve Nally [5] 248 0.5 +0.5
Majority 16,122 54.1 34.7
Turnout 51,362 68.3 -2.1
Labour hold Swing
General Election 2010: Dulwich and West Norwood[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tessa Jowell 22,461 46.6 −2.3
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Mitchell 13,096 27.2 +6.1
Conservative Kemi Adegoke 10,684 22.2 +1.3
Green Shane Collins 1,266 2.6 −3.7
UKIP Elizabeth Jones 707 1.5 +0.7
Majority 9,365 19.4 −0.3
Turnout 48,214 66.2 +9.3
Labour hold Swing −0.8

Elections of the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Dulwich and West Norwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tessa Jowell 19,059 45.4 −9.5
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Mitchell 10,252 24.4 +9.2
Conservative Kim Humphreys 9,200 21.9 −0.8
Green Jenny Jones 2,741 6.5 +1.5
UKIP Ralph Atkinson 290 0.7 N/A
Veritas David Heather 241 0.6 N/A
Socialist Labour Amanda Rose 149 0.4 N/A
For Integrity And Trust In Government Judy Weleminsky 57 0.1 N/A
Majority 8,807 21.0
Turnout 41,989 58.1 +4.7
Labour hold Swing −9.4
General Election 2001: Dulwich and West Norwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tessa Jowell 20,999 54.9 −6.1
Conservative Nicholas Edward John Vineall 8,689 22.7 −1.5
Liberal Democrat Caroline Pidgeon 5,805 15.2 +4.4
Green Jennifer Helen Jones 1,914 5.0 N/A
Socialist Alliance Brian John Kelly 839 2.2 N/A
Majority 12,310 32.2
Turnout 38,246 53.4 −11.6
Labour hold Swing

Elections of the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Dulwich and West Norwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tessa Jowell 27,807 61.0 N/A
Conservative Roger W. Gough 11,038 24.2 N/A
Liberal Democrat Susan Kramer 4,916 10.8 N/A
Referendum Party Bruce G.S. Coles 897 2.0 N/A
Liberal Dr. Alex Goldie 587 1.3 N/A
Rainbow Dream Ticket David S. Goodman 173 0.4 N/A
UKIP E.C. Pike 159 0.3 N/A
Rizz Party Captain Rizz 38 0.1 N/A
Majority 16,769 36.8 N/A
Turnout 45,615 65.5 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ As with all constituencies, Dulwich and West Norwood elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
References

Coordinates: 51°26′49″N 0°05′02″W / 51.447°N 0.084°W / 51.447; -0.084