Hornsey and Wood Green (UK Parliament constituency)
|Hornsey and Wood Green|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Hornsey and Wood Green in Greater London.
|Electorate||79,878 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Lynne Featherstone (Liberal Democrat)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Hornsey and Wood Green|
|European Parliament constituency||London|
1983-2010: The London Borough of Haringey wards of Alexandra, Archway, Bowes Park, Crouch End, Fortis Green, Highgate, Hornsey Central, Hornsey Vale, Muswell Hill, Noel Park, South Hornsey, and Woodside.
2010-present: The London Borough of Haringey wards of Alexandra, Bounds Green, Crouch End, Fortis Green, Highgate, Hornsey, Muswell Hill, Noel Park, Stroud Green, and Woodside.
The constituency takes in the western part of the London Borough of Haringey, stretching from leafy and little-deprived Highgate in the south west of the seat, through the mainly affluent Muswell Hill, through Crouch End and on to the more deprived Wood Green in the north east corner of the seat.
This is a fashionable and trendy area, though there are also concentrated pockets of former and current council housing and unemployment overall, leading to more social housing reliance than the London average.
The area has long had a diverse population, ethnically, including Jewish, Cypriot, Muslim and Afro-Caribbean communities and the constituency includes Alexandra Palace.
The constituency was created in 1983 from abolished Hornsey and Wood Green. In those boundary changes the Wood Green seat was broadly divided into two, with half being merged with Hornsey and the rest being transferred to the neighbouring constituency of Tottenham, to the east — a very small part of the Hornsey seat was also transferred to Tottenham at the same time.
Since its creation the seat has been successively represented by Members of Parliament from all three main British political parties in general elections. This was a Conservative Party seat until 1992 but by 1997 swung so heavily it suggested a Labour Party safe seat — Barbara Roche enjoyed a majority of over 20,000. The Liberal Democrats, however, have supplanted those parties in the area, both at Parliamentary level where they won the seat in 2005 and have held it since on an increased majority; and in local terms.[n 3]
Members of Parliament
|2005||Lynne Featherstone||Liberal Democrat|
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2015: Hornsey and Wood Green|
|Liberal Democrat||Lynne Featherstone|
|General Election 2010: Hornsey and Wood Green|
|Liberal Democrat||Lynne Featherstone||25,595||46.5||+3.2|
|Independent||Stephane de Roche||201||0.4||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat hold||Swing||3.7|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Hornsey and Wood Green|
|Liberal Democrat||Lynne Featherstone||20,512||43.3||+17.5|
|Conservative||Peter J. Forrest||6,014||12.7||−3.0|
|Green||Miss Jayne E. Forbes||2,377||5.0||−0.1|
|UKIP||Roy A. Freshwater||310||0.7||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat gain from Labour||Swing||14.6|
|General Election 2001: Hornsey and Wood Green|
|Liberal Democrat||Lynne Featherstone||11,353||25.8||+14.5|
|Conservative||Jason D. Hollands||6,921||15.7||−6.2|
|Green||Miss Jayne E. Forbes||2,228||5.1||+2.7|
|Socialist Alliance||Miss Louise H. Christian||1,106||2.5||N/A|
|Socialist Labour||Mrs. Ella J. Rule||294||0.7||−0.5|
|Reform 2000||Erdil Ataman||194||0.4||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Hornsey and Wood Green|
|Conservative||Mrs. Helena D. Hart||11,293||21.9||−17.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Lynne Featherstone||5,794||11.3||+1.3|
|Green||Mrs. Hilary J. Jago||1,214||2.4||N/A|
|Referendum Party||Mrs. Rachel Miller||808||1.6||N/A|
|Socialist Labour||Pat W. Sikorski||586||1.1||N/A|
|General Election 1992: Hornsey and Wood Green|
|Liberal Democrat||Peter G.Dunphy||5,547||9.9||−5.2|
|Green||Miss E.M. Crosby||1,051||1.9||0.0|
|Natural Law||P.R.G. Davies||197||0.35||N/A|
|Revolutionary Communist||William Massey||89||0.16||N/A|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Hornsey and Wood Green|
|Conservative||Sir Hugh Rossi||25,397||43.0||+0.5|
|Social Democrat||Douglas Eden||8,928||15.1||−5.8|
|Green||Miss E.M. Crosby||1,154||1.9||+0.3|
|General Election 1983: Hornsey and Wood Green|
|Conservative||Sir Hugh Rossi||22,323||42.5||N/A|
|Labour||Mrs. Valerie A. Veness||18,424||35.0||N/A|
|Social Democrat||Michael I. Burrell||10,995||20.9||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
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.
- At local level the London Borough of Haringey's Council is split almost straight down the middle in political terms – the western part that forms this seat in recent results has been solidly Liberal Democrat, while the eastern part that forms Tottenham has been solidly Labour.
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- 2001 Census
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Hornsey and Wood Green: Constituency