Feltham and Heston (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 51°27′36″N 0°24′43″W / 51.460°N 0.412°W / 51.460; -0.412

Feltham and Heston
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Feltham and Heston in Greater London.
County Greater London
Electorate 80,437 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Feltham, Heston
and Hounslow (part)
Current constituency
Created 1974 (1974)
Member of Parliament Seema Malhotra (Labour)
Number of members One
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency London

Feltham and Heston is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament. Since 2011, its MP has been Seema Malhotra of the Labour Party.[n 2]

History[edit]

The current MP Seema Malhotra was first elected at the 2011 by-election after the death of the incumbent, Alan Keen, who won the seat from a Conservative, Patrick Ground. in 1992.[2][3]

Boundaries[edit]

Feltham and Heston covers the western half of the London Borough of Hounslow. Feltham occupies the southern part of the L-shape formed by the borough. Heston occupies the far north bounded by the M4 motorway. In the south of the constituency is Hanworth, with Bedfont in the far west — both are postally parts of Feltham.

The seat has electoral wards:

The London Borough of Hounslow's eastern half is the Brentford and Isleworth seat.

Constituency profile[edit]

Parts of the London Borough of Hounslow are lower on the socio-economic scales than those in neighbouring Brentford and Isleworth. There is higher proportion of social housing, though unemployment is low proportionally by London standards.[4] The seat also includes the western part of the slightly larger urban centre, Hounslow.

To the northwest is London Heathrow Airport where many local constituents are employed, and small storage, distribution businesses are a feature of this half of the borough, as well as light industry and office accommodation.[5] Next to Cranford on the A4 Bath Road are most of the luxury airport hotels,[n 4] and an imposing 1998-built hotel has opened in Feltham's linear town centre.[6] The constituency includes a Young Offenders Institution and a Motorway Service Station. Across all wards car ownership is much higher than the London average, however for the small proportion of people (who work in the City), Feltham railway station, Hounslow West tube station, Hounslow Central tube station and Hatton Cross tube station provide good links from most areas to the capital.[7]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[8] Party
Feb 1974 Russell Kerr Labour
1983 Patrick Ground Conservative
1992 Alan Keen Labour Co-op
2011 by-election Seema Malhotra Labour

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Feltham and Heston by-election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Seema Malhotra 12,639 54.4 +10.8
Conservative Mark Bowen 6,436 27.7 -6.3
Liberal Democrat Roger Crouch 1,364 5.9 -7.8
UKIP Andrew Charalambous 1,276 5.5 +3.5
BNP Dave Furness 540 2.3 -1.2
Green Daniel Goldsmith 426 1.8 +0.7
English Democrats Roger Cooper 322 1.4 N/A
London People Before Profit George Hallam 128 0.6 N/A
Bus-Pass Elvis Party David Bishop 93 0.4 N/A
Majority 6,203 26.7 +17.1
Rejected ballots 75
Turnout 23,299 28.8 -31.1
Labour hold Swing +8.6
General Election 2010: Feltham and Heston[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Alan Keen 21,174 43.6 -4.5
Conservative Mark Bowen 16,516 34.0 +5.2
Liberal Democrat Munira Wilson 6,669 13.7 -2.9
BNP John Donnelly 1,714 3.5 N/A
UKIP Jerry Shadbolt 992 2.0 +0.5
Green Elizabeth Anstis 530 1.1 -1.2
Independent Dharmendra Tripathi 505 1.0 N/A
Independent Asa Khaira 180 0.4 N/A
Independent Roger Williams 168 0.3 N/A
Workers Revolutionary Matthew Linley 78 0.2 N/A
Majority 4,658 9.6
Turnout 48,526 59.9 +12
Labour Co-op hold Swing -4.8

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Feltham and Heston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Alan Keen 17,741 47.6 -11.6
Conservative Mark Bowen 10,921 29.3 +5.1
Liberal Democrat Satnam Kaur Khalsa 6,177 16.6 +2.8
National Front Graham Kemp 975 2.6 N/A
Green Elizabeth Anstis 815 2.2 N/A
UKIP Leon Mullett 612 1.6 N/A
Independent Warwick Prachar 41 0.1 N/A
Majority 6,820 18.3
Turnout 37,282 49.5 +0.3
Labour Co-op hold Swing -8.4
General Election 2001: Feltham and Heston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Alan Keen 21,406 59.2 -0.5
Conservative Liz Mammatt 8,749 24.2 -2.8
Liberal Democrat Andy Darley 4,998 13.8 +4.7
Socialist Labour Surinder Cheema 651 1.8 N/A
Independent William Prachar 204 0.6 N/A
Independent Asa Khaira 169 0.5 N/A
Majority 12,657 35.0
Turnout 36,177 49.2 -15.6
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Feltham and Heston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Alan Keen 27,836 60.0
Conservative Patrick Ground 12,363 26.6
Liberal Democrat C Penning 4,264 9.2
Referendum Party R Stubbs 1,099 2.4
BNP Robert Church 682 1.5
Natural Law D Fawcett 177 0.4
Majority 15,473 33.3
Turnout 64.6
Labour Co-op hold Swing
General Election 1992: Feltham and Heston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Alan Keen 27,660 46.1
Conservative Patrick Ground 25,665 42.7
Liberal Democrat M F Hoban 6,700 11.2
Majority 1,995 3.3
Turnout 73.9
Labour Co-op gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Feltham and Heston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patrick Ground 27,755 46.5
Labour C Hinds 22,325 37.4
Social Democratic J Daly 9,623 15.1
Majority 5,430 9.1
Turnout 73.56
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Feltham and Heston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patrick Ground 23,724 43.4
Labour Russell Kerr 21,576 39.4
Liberal Alex Alagappa 8,706 15.9
National Front Stuart Glass 696 1.3
Majority 2,148 3.9
Turnout 69.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Feltham and Heston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Russell Kerr 28,675 48.3
Conservative R Ground 24,570 41.4
Liberal B Norcott 5,051 8.5
National Front Josephine Reid 898 1.5
Workers Revolutionary R Lugg 168 0.3
Majority 4,105 6.9
Turnout 74.3
Labour hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Feltham and Heston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Russell Kerr 26,611 49.6
Conservative R Ground 17,464 32.6
Liberal J A Quinn 7,554 14.1
National Front Josephine Reid 1,984 3.7
Majority 9,147 17.1
Turnout 67.9
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Feltham and Heston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Russell Kerr 27,519 45.4
Conservative R Ground 19,464 32.1
Liberal J A Quinn 10,952 18.1
National Front Josephine Reid 2,653 4.4
Majority 8,055 13.3
Turnout 77.4
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. ^ All but Heston and Hounslow West are in the Feltham post town
  4. ^ see Heathrow
References
  1. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Labour announces byelection date". Press Association. 24 November 2011. Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Waugh, Paul. "Winter by-election". Politics Home. Retrieved 23 November 2011. 
  4. ^ 2001 Census
  5. ^ Open Street Map
  6. ^ The Heathrow St Giles Hotel
  7. ^ 2001 Census
  8. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "F" [self-published source][better source needed]
  9. ^ Feltham and Heston, UKPollingReport