Ealing Southall (UK Parliament constituency)

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Ealing, Southall
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Ealing, Southall in Greater London.
County Greater London
Electorate 65,768 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Southall,
Current constituency
Created 1983
Member of Parliament Virendra Sharma (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Southall, Norwood Green Northfields and Dormers Wells
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency London

Ealing, Southall is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2007 by Virendra Sharma of the Labour Party.[n 2]

Constituency profile[edit]

The constituency has relatively good road and rail transport, and green spaces,[2] but less notable tube connections. Southall in particular has a high British Asian ethnic minority; who overall across the constituency represent 39% of the population according to the 2001 census,[3] the majority of this minority is of Indian ethnicity (28%). Both minorities are lower than the London Borough of Newham at 43.5% in 2011.[n 3] The Afro-Caribbean community amounts to 8% according to the latest census statistics. The seat has generally modest incomes and is held by the third Labour MP in succession, the only political party that has won this seat, with a majority of 9,291, obtained in the 2010 election.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency occupies the south western part of the London Borough of Ealing in west London. It includes Southall and parts of Hanwell and West Ealing south of the Great Western Main Line railway. The other Ealing constituencies are Ealing North, and Ealing Central and Acton.

It is made up of seven electoral wards from the borough:

  • Dormers Wells, Elthorne, Lady Margaret, Northfield, Norwood Green, Southall Broadway, Southall Green

Boundary review[edit]

Following its review of parliamentary representation in North London, the Boundary Commission for England made some changes to Ealing, Southall. Part of Greenford Broadway ward and tiny parts of Hobbayne ward and Dormers Wells ward were transferred from the constituency of Ealing North to Ealing, Southall. Tiny parts of Hobbayne ward and Dormers Wells ward were also transferred to Ealing North. Walpole ward, and parts of Ealing Broadway ward and Ealing Common ward were transferred from Ealing, Southall to help form the new Ealing Central and Acton constituency.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[4] Party
1983 Syd Bidwell Labour
1992 Piara Khabra Labour
2007 by-election Virendra Sharma Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2010: Ealing Southall[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Virendra Sharma 22,024 51.5 −5.8
Conservative Gurcharan Singh 12,733 29.8 +10.8
Liberal Democrat Nigel Bakhai 6,383 14.9 −3.3
Green Suneil Basu 705 1.6 −3.1
Christian Mehboob Anil 503 1.2 N/A
English Democrats Sati Chaggar 408 1.0 N/A
Majority 9,291 21.7
Turnout 42,756 70.8 +15.9
Labour hold Swing −8.3

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Ealing Southall by-election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Virendra Sharma 15,188 41.5 -7.5
Liberal Democrat Nigel Bakhai 10,118 27.7 +3.3
Conservative Tony Lit 8,230 22.5 +0.9
Green Sarah Edwards 1,135 3.1 -1.5
Respect Salvinder Dhillon 588 1.6 N/A
UKIP K. T. Rajan 285 0.8 N/A
Christian Vote Yaqub Masih 280 0.8 N/A
Independent Jasdev Rai 275 0.8 N/A
Monster Raving Loony John Cartwright 188 0.5 N/A
English Democrats Sati Chaggar 152 0.4 N/A
Independent Gulbash Singh 92 0.3 N/A
Independent Kuldeep Grewal 87 0.2 N/A
Majority 5,070 13.8 -10.5
Turnout 36,618 42.9 -13.3
Labour hold Swing -5.4
General Election 2005: Ealing Southall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Piara Khabra 22,937 48.8 +1.3
Liberal Democrat Nigel Bakhai 11,497 24.4 +14.4
Conservative Mark Nicholson 10,147 21.6 +3.3
Green Sarah Edwards 2,175 4.6 +0.1
Workers Revolutionary Malkiat Bilku 289 0.6 N/A
Majority 11,440 24.3
Turnout 47,045 56.2 −0.6
Labour hold Swing −6.6
General Election 2001: Ealing Southall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Piara Khabra 22,239 47.5 −12.5
Conservative Daniel Kawczynski 8,556 18.3 −2.5
Independent Avtar Lit 5,764 12.3 N/A
Liberal Democrat Baldev Sharma 4,680 10.0 −0.4
Green Margaret Cook 2,119 4.5 +2.8
Independent Salvinder Dhillon 1,214 2.6 N/A
Independent Mushtaq Choudhry 1,666 2.5 N/A
Socialist Labour Harpal Brar 921 2.0 −1.9
Independent Mohammed Bhutta 169 0.4 N/A
Majority 13,683 29.2
Turnout 46,828 56.8
Labour hold Swing

At the 2001 Election, the Electoral Commissions book "Election 2001" {ISBN 978-1-84275-020-9} records the following three candidates with party names rejected for not being recorded on the register of political parties:

  • Dhillon - Independent Community Candidate Empowering Change
  • Bhutta - Qari
  • Lit - Chairman of Sunrise Radio

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Ealing Southall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Piara Khabra 32,791 60.0 +12.6
Conservative John Penrose 11,368 20.8 -12.8
Liberal Democrat Nikki Thomson 5,687 10.4 +2.7
Socialist Labour Harpal Brar 2,107 3.9 N/A
Green Nicholas Goodwin 934 1.7 -0.2
Referendum Party B. Cherry 854 1.6 N/A
ProLife Alliance K. Klepacka 473 0.9 N/A
UKIP R. Mead 428 0.8 N/A
Majority 21,423
Turnout 66.9
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Ealing Southall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Piara Khabra 23,476 47.4 -3.3
Conservative P. C. Treleaven 16,610 33.6 -1.9
True Labour Syd Bidwell 4,665 9.4 N/A
Liberal Democrat Pash Nandhra 3,790 7.7 -5.6
Green Nicholas Goodwin 964 1.9 N/A
Majority 6,866 13.8 -1.3
Turnout 75.5 +5.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Ealing Southall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Syd Bidwell 26,480 50.7 -1.6
Conservative Michael Truman 18,503 35.5 +5.0
Liberal Monica Howes 6,947 13.3 -2.5
Workers Revolutionary R. F. Lugg 256 0.5 N/A
Majority 7,977 15.2 -6.6
Turnout 69.7
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1983: Ealing Southall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Syd Bidwell 26,664 52.3 N/A
Conservative Nigel Linacre 15,548 30.5 N/A
Liberal Mahmud Nadeen 8,059 15.8 N/A
National Front E. Pendrous 555 1.1 N/A
Independent S. Paul 150 0.3 N/A
Majority 11,116 21.8 N/A
Turnout 71.4
Labour hold Swing

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.
  3. ^ see 2011 census data release: Ethnicity
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Coordinates: 51°30′18″N 0°21′14″W / 51.505°N 0.354°W / 51.505; -0.354