Hayes and Harlington (UK Parliament constituency)

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Hayes and Harlington
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Hayes and Harlington in Greater London.
County Greater London
Electorate 70,589 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Harlington, Hayes, West Drayton, Yeading, Yiewsley
Current constituency
Created 1950
Member of Parliament John McDonnell (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Southall (Hayes and Harlington part) Uxbridge (West Drayton and Yiewsley part)
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency London

Hayes and Harlington is a constituency[n 1] in Greater London represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 1997 by John McDonnell of the Labour Party.[n 2]

Boundaries[edit]

1950-1974: The urban district of Hayes and Harlington.

1974-1983: The London Borough of Hillingdon wards of Belmore, Frogmore, Hayes, South, and Yeading.

1983-2010: The London Borough of Hillingdon wards of Barnhill, Botwell, Charville, Crane, Harlington, Heathrow, Townfield, Wood End, and Yeading.

2010-present: The London Borough of Hillingdon wards of Barnhill, Botwell, Charville, Heathrow Villages, Pinkwell, Townfield, West Drayton, and Yeading.

Constituency profile[edit]

In the south of the constituency is Heathrow Airport, which provides the largest single provider of employment including its many associated businesses, such as retail, international distribution, cargo handling and parking throughout the seat and nearby.[2] This area, which makes up the south of the borough, has an income level of earnings slightly below national and Greater London averages, among its working age population occupations sectors most dominant are manufacturing, distribution, self-employed trades and light industry.[3]

History[edit]

The seat traditionally, since its 1950 creation was a safe Labour seat (and its predecessor from World War II) until 1981, when its Labour MP, Neville Sandelson, defected to the now Liberal-merged Social Democratic Party.[n 3] Sandelson stood for election for the new party in 1983 which led to a three-way split in the vote, less at the expense of the less affiliated party, which enabled the Conservative Terry Dicks to gain the seat in 1983 and retain it in the next two General Elections, with marginal majorities. In 1997, the seat swung heavily back to the Labour Party with the 17.5% swing to the winning party being almost double that seen nationally (of 10% average swing), and has had safe Labour majorities in the elections since.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[4] Party
1950 Walter Ayles Labour
1953 by-election Arthur Skeffington Labour
1971 by-election Neville Sandelson Labour
1981 SDP
1983 Terry Dicks Conservative
1997 John McDonnell Labour

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2010: Hayes & Harlington[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John McDonnell 23,377 54.8 -3.9
Conservative Scott Seaman-Digby 12,553 29.4 +4.2
Liberal Democrat Satnam Kaur Khalsa 3,726 8.7 -1.1
BNP Chris Forster 1,520 3.6 +1.1
National Front Andy Cripps 566 1.3 N/A
English Democrats Cliff Dixon 464 1.1 N/A
Green Jessica Lee 348 0.8 -0.6
Christian Aneel Shahzad 83 0.2 N/A
Majority 10,824 25.4
Turnout 42,637 60.7 +5.4
Labour hold Swing -4.1

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Hayes & Harlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John McDonnell 19,009 58.7 -7.0
Conservative Richard Worrall 8,162 25.2 +1.1
Liberal Democrat Jon Ball 3,174 9.8 +3.8
BNP Tony Hazel 830 2.6 +0.4
UKIP Martin Haley 552 1.7 N/A
Green Brian Outten 442 1.4 N/A
Independent Paul Goddard 220 0.7 N/A
Majority 10,847 33.5
Turnout 32,389 56.3 0.0
Labour hold Swing -4.1
General Election 2001: Hayes & Harlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John McDonnell 21,279 65.7 +3.7
Conservative Robert McLean 7,813 24.1 -3.1
Liberal Democrat Nahid Boethe 1,958 6.0 -1.4
BNP Gary Birch 705 2.2 N/A
Socialist Alternative Walter Kennedy 648 2.0 N/A
Majority 13,466 41.6
Turnout 32,403 56.3 -16.1
Labour hold Swing +1.4

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Hayes & Harlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John McDonnell 25,458 62.0 +17.2
Conservative Andrew Retter 11,167 27.2 -17.7
Liberal Democrat Tony Little 3,049 7.4 -2.9
Referendum Party F. Page 778 1.9 N/A
National Front John Hutchins 504 1.2 N/A
All Night Party D. Farrow 135 0.3 N/A
Majority 14,291
Turnout 72.3 -7.4
Labour gain from Conservative Swing 17.5
General Election 1992: Hayes & Harlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Terry Dicks 19,489 44.9
Labour John McDonnell 19,436 44.8
Liberal Democrat Tony Little 4,472 10.3
Majority 53 0.0
Turnout 79.7
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Hayes & Harlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Terry Dicks 21,355 49.22
Labour P.F. Fagan 15,390 35.47
Social Democrat Sue Slipman 6,641 15.31
Majority 5,965 13.75
Turnout 74.50
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Hayes & Harlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Terry Dicks 16,451 40.29
Labour Peter F. Fagan 12,217 29.92
Social Democrat Neville Sandelson 11,842 29.00
Freedom F. Hill 324 0.79
Majority 4,234 10.37
Turnout 70.87
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Hayes & Harlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Neville Sandelson 20,350 48.30
Conservative A. Tyrell 17,048 40.47
Liberal Hester Smallbone 3,900 9.26
National Front G.T. Callow 582 1.38
Communist J. Mansfield 249 0.59
Majority 3,302 7,84
Turnout 75.01
Labour hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Hayes & Harlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Neville Sandelson 20,291 52.18
Conservative N. Balfour 10,871 27.96
Liberal C. Lyon 6,336 16.29
National Front J.S. Fairhurst 1,189 3.06
Workers Revolutionary R. Bull 198 0.51
Majority 9,420 24.23
Turnout 69.49
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Hayes & Harlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Neville Sandelson 24,682 58.71
Conservative P.D. Watherston 14,634 34.81
National Front J.S. Fairhurst 2,721 6.47
Majority 10,048 23.09
Turnout 75.81
Labour hold Swing
By-election 1971: Hayes & Harlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Neville Sandelson 15,827 74.7 +17.1
Conservative Andre Potier 5,348 25.3 -15.98
Majority 10,479 49.5
Turnout 21,175
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1970: Hayes and Harlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arthur Skeffington 19,192 57.65
Conservative Andre Potier 13,728 41.24
Communist P. Pink 372 1.12
Majority 5,464 16.41
Turnout 67.11
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: Hayes & Harlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arthur Skeffington 20,707 62.21
Conservative L.E. Smith 11,883 35.70
Communist F. Stanley 698 2.10
Majority 8,824 26.51
Turnout 72.69
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1964: Hayes & Harlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arthur Skeffington 20,018 58.79
Conservative L.E. Smith 13,158 38.64
Communist F. Stanley 873 2.56
Majority 6,860 20.15
Turnout 73.20
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Hayes & Harlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arthur Skeffington 18,301 49.18
Conservative J.A. Grant 14,149 38.02
Liberal S. Gay 4,235 11.38
Communist F. Foster 527 1.42
Majority 4,152 11.16
Turnout 80.47
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1955: Hayes & Harlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arthur Skeffington 19,558 57.72
Conservative A.T. Courtney 13,440 39.66
Communist F. Foster 886 2.61
Majority 6,118 18.06
Turnout 76.56
Labour hold Swing
Hayes and Harlington by-election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arthur Skeffington 12,797
Conservative Anthony Sumption 7,221
Majority 5,576
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1951: Hayes & Harlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Walter Ayles 23,823 64.79
Conservative M.J. Rantzen 12,949 35.21
Majority 10,874 29.57
Turnout 82.20
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1950: Hayes & Harlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Walter Ayles 22,490 60.14
Conservative C.C. Vinson 11,218 30.00
Liberal J.W. Lett 3,093 8.27
Communist F. Foster 593 1.59
Majority 11,272 30.14
Turnout 85.19
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.
  3. ^ This splinter movement was in part formed from the Labour Conference Vote, adopted by MPs to oppose the Common Market and oppose the keeping of nuclear weapons, at a time when the Cold War was ongoing.
References

Coordinates: 51°29′35″N 0°26′06″W / 51.493°N 0.435°W / 51.493; -0.435