Enfield North (UK Parliament constituency)

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Enfield North
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Enfield North in Greater London.
County Greater London
Electorate 66,761 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1974 (1974)
Member of Parliament Nick de Bois (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Enfield East and Enfield West
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency London

Enfield North is a peripheral Greater London constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Nick de Bois, a Conservative.[n 2]

Constituency profile[edit]

The northernmost seat in Greater London, Enfield North is deeply suburban, almost village-like in parts: particularly its rolling terrain including Gordon Hill and Carterhatch. Green belt legislation has kept housing development at bay, and the area has much in common with the adjoining county of Hertfordshire. The tree-lined avenues of Enfield Chase are also quiet and affluent.[2] However much of the eastern part of the constituency is in the Lea Valley industrial area and includes some small areas with significant levels of multiple deprivation.[3]

History[edit]

Boundary alterations based on an increased population within the existing area made the seat notionally Conservative before the 6 May 2010 election, and Nick de Bois won the seat.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency is set in the northern third of the London Borough of Enfield, stretching from Enfield Chase in the west, and the King George V Reservoir in the east, incorporating Brimsdown, Enfield Lock, and the M25 motorway interchange at the boundary with the borough of Broxbourne to the north.

The constituency is made up of seven electoral wards of the London Borough of Enfield:

  • Chase, Enfield Highway, Enfield Lock, Highlands, Southbury, Town, Turkey Street

Boundary review[edit]

Following its review of parliamentary representation in North London, the Boundary Commission for England made some changes to Enfield North. Part of Highlands ward was transferred to Enfield North from the constituency of Enfield, Southgate. Part of Grange ward was transferred to Enfield, Southgate. Ponders End ward was transferred to Edmonton, and part of Southbury ward was transferred from Edmonton to Enfield North.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[4] Party
Feb 1974 Bryan Davies Labour
1979 Tim Eggar Conservative
1997 Joan Ryan Labour
2010 Nick de Bois Conservative

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2010: Enfield North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nick de Bois 18,804 42.3 -0.8
Labour Joan Ryan 17,112 38.5 -2.3
Liberal Democrat Paul Smith 5,403 12.2 +0.7
BNP Tony Avery 1,228 2.8 +0.2
UKIP Madge Jones 938 2.1 +0.3
Green Bill Linton 489 1.1 +1.1
Christian Anthony Williams 161 0.4 +0.4
English Democrats Raquel Weald 131 0.3 +0.3
Workers Revolutionary Anna Athow 96 0.2 +0.2
Independent Gonul Daniels 91 0.2 +0.2
Majority 1,692 3.8
Turnout 44,453 67.1 +6.8
Conservative hold Swing +0.7

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Enfield North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joan Ryan 18,055 44.3 −2.4
Conservative Nick de Bois 16,135 39.6 −1.1
Liberal Democrat Simon Radford 4,642 11.4 +2.6
BNP Terence Farr 1,004 2.5 +0.9
UKIP Gary Robbens 750 1.8 +0.7
Independent Patrick Burns 163 0.4 N/A
Majority 1,920 4.7
Turnout 40,749 61.3 +4.3
Labour hold Swing −0.6
General Election 2001: Enfield North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joan Ryan 17,888 46.7 -4.0
Conservative Nick de Bois 15,597 40.7 +4.4
Liberal Democrat Hilary Leighter 3,355 8.8 -0.2
BNP Ray Johns 605 1.6 +0.3
UKIP Brian Hall 427 1.1 +0.1
ProLife Alliance Michael Akerman 241 0.6 N/A
Independent Richard Course 210 0.5 N/A
Majority 2,291 6.0
Turnout 38,323 57.0 -13.3
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Enfield North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joan Ryan 24,138 50.7
Conservative Mark Field 17,326 36.4
Liberal Democrat Mike Hopkins 4,264 9.0
Referendum Party Robert Ellingham 857 1.8
BNP Jean Griffin 590 1.24
UKIP Jose O'Ware 484 1.02
Majority 6,812 14.29
Turnout 47,659 70.35
Labour gain from Conservative Swing 16.10
General Election 1992: Enfield North[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tim Eggar 27,789 52.9
Labour Martin Upham 18,359 34.95
Liberal Democrat Sarah Tustin 5,817 11.07
Natural Law John Markham 565 1.08
Majority 9,430 17.95
Turnout 77.91
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Enfield North[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tim Eggar 28,758 55.54
Labour Martin Upham 14,743 28.47
SDP–Liberal Alliance H Leighter 7,633 14.74
Green M Chantler 644 1.24
Majority 14,015 27.07
Turnout 74.51
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Enfield North[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tim Eggar 25,456 51.7
Labour BG Grayson 13,740 27.91
SDP–Liberal Alliance J Daly 9,452 19.2
Ecology T Persighetti 320 0.65
BNP J Billingham 268 0.54
Majority 11,716 23.80
Turnout 72.43
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Enfield North[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tim Eggar 24,927 48.06
Labour Bryan Davies 21,444 41.34
Liberal K Crawford 4,681 9.02
National Front Jeremy Wotherspoon 816 1.57
Majority 3,483 6.72
Turnout 51,866 78.08
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General Election October 1974: Enfield North[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bryan Davies 20,880 43.66
Conservative C de H Parkinson 16,087 33.64
Liberal S Curtis 9,526 19.92
National Front R Burton 1,330 2.78
Majority 4,793 10.0
Turnout 47,825 70.5
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Enfield North[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bryan Davies 20,690 39.0 N/A
Conservative C de H Parkinson 17,274 32.6 N/A
Liberal S. Curtis 13,682 25.8 N/A
National Front K.T. Robinson 1,372 2.6 N/A
Majority 3,416 6.4 N/A
Turnout 53,015 78.8 N/A
Labour 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°40′01″N 0°04′30″W / 51.667°N 0.075°W / 51.667; -0.075