Hackney South and Shoreditch (UK Parliament constituency)

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Hackney South and Shoreditch
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Hackney South and Shoreditch in Greater London.
County Greater London
Electorate 73,778 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1974 (1974)
Member of Parliament Meg Hillier (Labour Co-op)
Number of members One
Created from Shoreditch & Finsbury
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency London

Hackney South and Shoreditch is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2005 by Meg Hillier of the Labour Party and of the Co-operative Party.[n 2]

History[edit]

The seat was created in February 1974 from the former seat of Shoreditch and Finsbury.

Ronald Brown was elected in 1974 as a representative of the Labour Party but defected from the Opposition to join the fledgling Social Democratic Party (SDP) in 1981, at a time when Labour wished for Common Market withdrawal and the removal of keeping a nuclear deterrent during the Cold War. Brown held the seat as an SDP member until 1983, when he was defeated by Labour Party candidate Brian Sedgemore. Sedgemore announced his retirement from parliament at the 2005 election; but on 26 April 2005 defected to the Liberal Democrats, the successors to the SDP, shortly before the week of the election.[2] The Liberal Democrats were unable to capitalise on the defection, their candidate only gaining the second largest gain in votes of the candidates competing.

Election Record

All elections since the seat's creation have been won by of the Labour candidates, including the incumbent, Meg Hillier, with substantial majorities, thus far being a stronghold.

Boundaries[edit]

Shoreditch Town Hall

The constituency covers the southern part of the London Borough of Hackney. It is made up of nine electoral wards from the borough:

The constituency shares a boundary with eight others: Walthamstow, Leyton & Wanstead, West Ham, Bethnal Green & Bow, Cities of London and Westminster, Islington South & Finsbury, Islington North, and its borough partner Hackney North & Stoke Newington.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[4] Party
Feb 1974 Ronald Brown Labour
1981 SDP
1983 Brian Sedgemore Labour
2005 Liberal Democrats
2005 Meg Hillier Labour Co-operative

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2010: Hackney South and Shoreditch[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Meg Hillier 22,825 54.6 +1.9
Liberal Democrat Dave Raval 9,600 23.0 +1.6
Conservative Simon Nayyar 6,800 17.9 +0.1
Green Polly Lane 1,493 3.6 -2.0
UKIP Michael King 651 1.6 n/a
Liberal Ben Rae 539 1.3 n/a
Christian John Williams 434 1.0 n/a
Direct Democracy (Communist) Nusret Sen 202 0.5 n/a
Communist League Paul Davies 110 0.3 n/a
Independent Denny de la Haye 95 0.2 n/a
Independent Jane Tuckett 26 0.1 n/a
Independent Michael Spinks 20 0.0 n/a
Majority 13,225 31.6 -0.1
Turnout 41,795 57.4 +6.1
Labour Co-op hold Swing 0.1

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Hackney South and Shoreditch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Meg Hillier 17,048 52.9 –11.3
Liberal Democrat Hugh Bayliss 6,844 21.2 +6.6
Conservative John Moss 4,524 14.0 +0.2
Green Ipemndoh dan Iyan 1,779 5.5 N/A
Respect Dean Ryan 1,437 4.5 N/A
Liberal Benjamin Rae 313 1.0 N/A
Communist Monty Goldman 200 0.6 –0.3
Workers Revolutionary Jonty Leff 92 0.3 –0.2
Majority 10,204 31.7
Turnout 32,237 49.7 +2.3
Labour Co-op hold Swing –9.0
General Election 2001: Hackney South and Shoreditch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Sedgemore 19,471 64.2 +4.8
Liberal Democrat Tony Vickers 4,422 14.6 –0.4
Conservative Paul White 4,180 13.8 +0.5
Socialist Alliance Cecilia Prosper 1,401 4.6 N/A
Reform 2000 Saim Koksal 471 1.6 N/A
Communist Ivan Beavis 259 0.9 0.0
Workers Revolutionary William Rogers 143 0.5 +0.1
Majority 15,049 49.6
Turnout 30,347 47.4 –7.0
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Hackney South and Shoreditch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Sedgemore 20,048 59.4
Liberal Democrat Martin Pantling 5,058 15.0
Conservative Christopher O'Leary 4,494 13.3
Independent Terry Betts 2,436 7.2 N/A
Referendum Party Richard Franklin 613 1.8 N/A
BNP Gordon Callow 531 1.6 N/A
Communist Monty Goldman 298 0.9 N/A
Natural Law Michelle Goldberg 145 0.4
Workers Revolutionary William Rogers 139 0.4 N/A
Majority 14,990 44.4
Turnout 33,762 54.5
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Hackney South and Shoreditch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Sedgemore 19,730 53.4 +5.5
Conservative Andrew Turner 10,714 29.0 +0.3
Liberal Democrat George Wintle 5,533 15.0 –7.4
Green L Lucas 772 2.1 N/A
Natural Law Ms G Norman 226 0.6 N/A
Majority 9,016 24.4
Turnout 36,975 63.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Hackney South and Shoreditch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Sedgemore 18,799 47.9 +4.4
Conservative M C Northcroft-Brown 11,277 28.7 +5.4
Liberal J D Roberts 8,812 22.4 Unclear
Communist D Green 403 1.0 +0.4
Majority 7,522 19.2
Turnout 32,291 55.4
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1983: Hackney South and Shoreditch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Sedgemore 16,621 43.3
Conservative Peter J.P. Croft 8,930 23.3
Social Democrat Ronald Brown 7,025 18.3
Independent Liberal Jeffrey D. Roberts 3,724 9.7
Independent Labour Steven J. Quilty 704 1.8
National Front Ralph Ashton 593 1.6
BNP Valerie Tyndall 374 1.0
Communist D. Green 246 0.6
Workers Revolutionary R. D. Goldstein 141 0.4
Majority 7,691 20.0
Turnout 53.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Hackney South and Shoreditch[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ronald Brown 14,016 54.14
Conservative D Evennett 7,312 28.24
Liberal J Roberts 2,387 9.22
National Front John Tyndall 1,958 7.56
Workers Revolutionary P Curtis 215 0.83
Majority 6,704 25.9
Turnout 25,888 60.08
Labour hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Hackney South and Shoreditch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ronald Brown 17,333 63.99
Conservative K.H. Proctor 4,038 14.91
Liberal C. Bone 3,173 11.71
National Front R. May 2,544 9.39
Majority 13,295 49.08
Turnout 54.68
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Hackney South and Shoreditch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ronald Brown 18,580 59.56
Conservative K.H. Proctor 6,562 21.04
Liberal C. Bone 6,053 19.40
Majority 12,018 38.53
Turnout 63.40
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.
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Coordinates: 51°32′N 0°04′W / 51.54°N 0.06°W / 51.54; -0.06