Hampstead and Kilburn (UK Parliament constituency)
|Hampstead and Kilburn|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Hampstead and Kilburn in Greater London.
|Electorate||78,552 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Glenda Jackson (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Brent East, Brent South, Hampstead and Highgate|
|European Parliament constituency||London|
Hampstead and Kilburn is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its 2010 creation by the former Academy Award winning actress Glenda Jackson of the Labour Party.[n 2]
The constituency was created for the 2010 general election in which it was won by Labour's Glenda Jackson with a majority of just 42, making it the most marginal seat in England at the 2010 UK Parliament, behind only Fermanagh and South Tyrone in the country.
Hampstead and Kilburn is also the closest three-way marginal seat in the 2010 Parliament, as the third-placed candidate obtained just 841 fewer votes than the winner.
In January 2013, Glenda Jackson formally announced that she would not seek re-election as Hampstead and Kilburn's MP in 2015. As of July 2013 she is one of 24 Labour MPs who are standing down at the next general election.
- Belsize, Fortune Green, Frognal and Fitzjohns, Hampstead Town, Kilburn (Camden), Swiss Cottage, West Hampstead the London Borough of Camden
- Brondesbury Park, Kilburn (Brent), Queens Park the London Borough of Brent
Due to the Boundary Commission's Fifth Period Review of parliamentary representation,[n 3] the number of constituencies across the two boroughs fell from five to four. The seat of Hampstead and Kilburn is a new creation resulting from these changes.
- Former seats of each ward
Hampstead Town, Belsize, Swiss Cottage, Frognal and Fitzjohns, Fortune Green, West Hampstead, and Kilburn (Camden) were transferred from the former constituency of Hampstead and Highgate. Brondesbury Park, Kilburn (Brent) and part of Queens Park wards were transferred from the former constituency of Brent East. A small part of Queens Park ward was transferred from the former constituency of Brent South.
Members of Parliament
|General Election 2015: Hampstead and Kilburn|
|Liberal Democrat||Maajid Nawaz|
|General Election 2010: Hampstead and Kilburn|
|Labour||Glenda Jackson *||17,332||32.8||−3.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Edward Fordham||16,491||31.2||−4.0|
|Tamsin Omond To The Commons||Tamsin Omond||123||0.2||N/A|
- * Served as MP for Hampstead and Highgate 1992–2010
Notes and references
- A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
- 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.
- Specifically using their preferred subregion of North London
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Boundary Commission For England Map from Boundary Commission for England
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- BBC - Election 2010 - Hampstead & Kilburn
- Ed Fordham homepage
- Chris Philp homepage
- Hampstead and Kilburn Conservatives
- Hampstead and Kilburn Lib Dems
- Glenda Jackson homepage
- Tamsin Omond homepage
- Gene Alcantara homepage