Edmonton (UK Parliament constituency)

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Edmonton
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Edmonton in Greater London.
County Greater London
Electorate 64,356 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Bush Hill Park, Edmonton and Ponders End
Current constituency
Created 1918
Member of Parliament Andy Love (Labour Co-op)
Number of members One
Created from Enfield
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency London

Edmonton is a constituency[n 1] in Greater London represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 1997 by Andy Love of the Labour Party.[n 2]

History[edit]

The seat dates back to 1918. Generally a Labour safe seat since World War II, it was gained narrowly by a Conservative in their major win in the 1983 General Election who gained a much increased majority in 1987 before holding the seat narrowly in 1992. It has had safe Labour majorities since 1997; one of their stronger seats in the outer London Borough of Enfield.

Boundaries[edit]

Edmonton constituency within the county of Middlesex, showing boundaries used from 1918-50.

The constituency occupies the south eastern part of the London Borough of Enfield. It is made up of seven electoral wards from the borough:

Boundary review[edit]

Following its review of parliamentary representation in North London, the Boundary Commission for England made some changes to Edmonton. Ponders End ward was transferred from the constituency of Enfield North to Edmonton. Part of Southbury ward was transferred to Enfield North. Parts of Grange ward, Palmers Green ward, and Bowes ward were transferred from Edmonton to Enfield, Southgate. Part of Bush Hill Park ward and a tiny part of Upper Edmonton ward were transferred from Enfield, Southgate to Edmonton.

Under the Boundary Commission's proposals most of the Edmonton constituency is planned to merge with Chingford giving a new name which most of the area will fall within Chingford and Edmonton.[2] Bush Hill and Hazelbury wards will accede to Enfield Southgate[3] and the Upper Edmonton ward to the Tottenham constituency.[4]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1918 Alfred Warren Conservative
1922 Frank Broad Labour Co-op
1931 John Rutherford Conservative
1935 Frank Broad Labour Co-op
1945 Evan Durbin
drowned , 1948
Labour
1948 by-election Austen Albu Labour
Feb 1974 Ted Graham Labour Co-op
1983 Ian Twinn Conservative
1997 Andy Love Labour Co-op

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Edmonton[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Douglas Coker
Conservative Gonul Daniels
Labour Co-op Andy Love
General Election 2010: Edmonton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Andy Love 21,665 53.7 -2.3
Conservative Andrew Charalambous 12,052 29.8 +2.3
Liberal Democrat Iarla Kilbane-Dawe 4,252 10.5 -1.5
UKIP Roy Freshwater 1,036 2.6 +0.3
Green Jack Johnson 516 1.3 -1.0
Reform 2000 Erol Basarik 379 0.9 +0.9
Christian Clive Morrison 350 0.9 +0.9
Independent David McLean 127 0.3 +0.3
Majority 9,613 23.8
Turnout 40,377 63.2 +5.7
Labour Co-op hold Swing −2.3

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Edmonton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Andy Love 18,456 53.2 −5.7
Conservative Lionel Zetter 10,381 29.9 −0.9
Liberal Democrat Iarla Kilbane-Dawe 4,162 12.0 +5.0
Green Nina Armstrong 889 2.6 N/A
UKIP Gwyneth Rolph 815 2.3 +1.1
Majority 8,075 23.3
Turnout 34,703 59.1 +2.8
Labour Co-op hold Swing −2.4
General Election 2001: Edmonton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Andy Love 20,481 58.9 -1.4
Conservative David Burrowes 10,709 30.8 +0.6
Liberal Democrat Douglas Taylor 2,438 7.0 +0.7
UKIP Gwyneth Rolph 406 1.2 +0.6
Reform 2000 Erol Basarik 344 1.0 N/A
Socialist Alliance Howard Medwell 296 0.9 N/A
Independent (politician) Ram Saxena 100 0.3 N/A
Majority 9,772 28.1
Turnout 34,774 56.3 -14.0
Labour Co-op hold Swing −1.0

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Edmonton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Andy Love 27,029 60.28
Conservative Ian Twinn 13,557 30.24
Liberal Democrat A. Wiseman 2,847 6.35
Referendum Party J. Wright 708 1.58
BNP B. Cowd 437 0.98
UKIP P. Weald 260 0.58
Majority 13,472 30.05
Turnout 70.29
Labour Co-op gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1992: Edmonton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Twinn 22,076 46.28
Labour Co-op Andy Love 21,483 45.03
Liberal Democrat Elwyn V. Jones 3,940 8.26
Natural Law Ms. Elizabeth Solley 207 0.43
Majority 593 1.24
Turnout 75.66
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Edmonton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Twinn 24,556 51.22
Labour B.G. Grayston 17,270 36.02
Social Democratic M. Lawson 6,115 12.76
Majority 7,286 15.20
Turnout 72.55
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Edmonton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Twinn 18,968 42.49
Labour Co-op Ted Graham 17,775 39.82
Liberal Laurence Bass 7,523 16.85
BNP David J. Bruce 372 0.83
Majority 1,193 2.67
Turnout 68.88
Conservative gain from Labour Co-op Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Edmonton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Ted Graham 20,713 47.14
Conservative J. Attwood 18,733 42.64
Liberal W. Wintle 3,726 7.46
National Front David J. Bruce 1,213 2.76
Majority 1,980 4.51
Turnout 74.64
Labour Co-op hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Edmonton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Ted Graham 20,229 49.07
Conservative J. Attwood 13,401 32.51
Liberal J. Dawnay 5,699 13.82
National Front D.J. Bruce 1,895 4.60
Majority 6,828 16.56
Turnout 67.06
Labour Co-op hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Edmonton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Ted Graham 20,837 45.30
Conservative J. Gordon 15,114 32.86
Liberal P. Greenwood 8,186 17.80
National Front David J. Bruce 1,765 3.84
Independent L.R. Pittard 98 0.21
Majority 5,723 12.44
Turnout 75.43
Labour Co-op hold Swing
General Election 1970: Edmonton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Austen Albu 20,626 49.06
Conservative E.P. Hubbard 18,481 43.96
Liberal G. Longley 2,937 6.99
Majority 2,145 5.10
Turnout 66.44
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: Edmonton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Austen Albu 26,422 58.56
Conservative E.P. Hubbard 18,697 41.44
Majority 7,725 17.12
Turnout 72.17
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1964: Edmonton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Austen Albu 24,373 49.20
Conservative Ross McWhirter 19,245 38.85
Liberal D. Coberman 5,917 11.95
Majority 5,128 10.35
Turnout 76.98
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Edmonton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Austen Albu 25,598
Conservative W.H. Bishop 25,497 49.55
Majority 461 0.90
Turnout 75.85
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1955: Edmonton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Austen Albu 30,232 56.59
Conservative E.S. Olsen 23,194 43.41
Majority 7,038 13.17
Turnout 74.47
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1951: Edmonton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Austen Albu 36,023 58.43
Conservative E.S. Olsen 25,631 41.57
Majority 10,392 16.86
Turnout 82.53
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1950: Edmonton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Austen Albu 34,897 55.07
Conservative E.P. Hubbard 23,325 36.81
Liberal George A. Thornton 5,143 8.12
Majority 11,572 18.26
Turnout 84.50
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

By-election 1948: Edmonton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Austen Albu 26,164 53.4
Conservative E P Hubbard 22,837 46.6
Majority 3,327 6.8
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1945: Edmonton[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Evan Durbin 33,163 68.2
Conservative G Sparrow 14,094 39.0
Independent JA Ward 1,382 2.8
Majority 19,069 39.2
Turnout 69.0
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1935: Edmonton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Frank Broad 21,940 55.19
Conservative John Rutherford 17,813 44.81
Majority 4,127 10.38
Turnout 64.49
Labour Co-op gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1931: Edmonton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Rutherford 18,774 56.85
Labour Co-op Frank Broad 14,250 43.15
Majority 4,524 13.70
Turnout 70.20
Conservative gain from Labour Co-op 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.
References

Coordinates: 51°37′41″N 0°03′18″W / 51.628°N 0.055°W / 51.628; -0.055