Ilford North (UK Parliament constituency)

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Ilford North
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Ilford North in Greater London.
County Greater London
Electorate 72,702 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Ilford
Current constituency
Created 1945
Member of Parliament Lee Scott (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Ilford
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency London

Ilford North is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2005 by Lee Scott, a Conservative.[n 2]

Boundaries[edit]

Ilford North in Essex, showing boundaries used from 1945 to 1950.

This constituency comprises the north part of the town of Ilford in the London Borough of Redbridge and is composed of the local government wards of Aldborough, Barkingside, Clayhall, Fairlop, Fullwell, Hainault, Roding, and Bridge (ie. Woodford Bridge). Also included is a polling district from the Wanstead ward and one from the Snaresbrook ward.

In boundary changes in place for the United Kingdom general election, 2010, other than removing those districts in Wanstead and Snaresbrook no other changes are made.

History[edit]

The seat was formed in 1945 and the current constituency boundaries were established in 1995 by Parliament adopting the Boundary Commission's review before the 1997 General Election.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1945 Mabel Ridealgh Labour Co-operative
1950 Geoffrey Hutchinson Conservative
1954 by-election Tom Iremonger Conservative
Oct 1974 Millie Miller Labour
1978 by-election Vivian Bendall Conservative
1997 Linda Perham Labour
2005 Lee Scott Conservative

Election results[edit]

General Election 2010: Ilford North[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lee Scott 21,506 45.8 +2.0
Labour Sonia Klein 16,102 34.3 -5.4
Liberal Democrat Alex Berhanu 5,924 12.6 -1.2
BNP Danny Warville 1,545 3.3 N/A
UKIP Henri van der Stighelen 871 1.9 -0.3
Green Caroline Allen 572 1.2 N/A
Christian Peoples Robert Hampson 456 1.0 N/A
Majority 5,404 11.5
Turnout 46,976 65.2 +4.1
Conservative hold Swing +3.7

2000s elections[edit]

General Election 2005: Ilford North[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lee Scott 18,781 43.7 +3.2
Labour Linda Perham 17,128 39.8 –6.0
Liberal Democrat Mark Gayler 5,896 13.7 +2.0
UKIP Andrew Cross 902 2.1 +0.2
Independent Martin Levin 293 0.7 +0.7
Majority 1,653 3.8
Turnout 43,000 60.8 +2.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing 4.6
General Election 2001: Ilford North[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Linda Perham 18,428 45.8 –1.6
Conservative Vivian Bendall 16,313 40.5 –0.2
Liberal Democrat Gavin Stollar 4,717 11.7 +1.4
UKIP Martin Levin 776 1.9 N/A
Majority 2,115 5.3 –1.3
Turnout 40,234 58.4 –14.3
Labour hold Swing N/A

1990s elections[edit]

General Election 1997: Ilford North[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Linda Perham 23,135 47.4 +13.3
Conservative Vivian Bendall 19,911 40.8 –13.2
Liberal Democrat Alan Dean 5,049 10.3 –1.6
BNP Paul Wilson 755 1.5 N/A
Majority 3224 6.6
Turnout 48850 72.75 –5.15
Labour gain from Conservative Swing 13.25
General Election 1992: Ilford North[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Vivian Bendall 24,678 54.0 –0.9
Labour Mrs. Lesley R. Hilton 15,627 34.1 +6.7
Liberal Democrat Ralph Scott 5,430 11.9 N/A
Majority 9,051 19.9 –7.6
Turnout 45,735 77.9 +5.3
Conservative hold Swing N/A

1980s elections[edit]

General Election 1987: Ilford North[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Vivian Bendall 24,110 54.9 +3.6
Labour P.F. Jeater 12,020 27.4 +2.1
Social Democrat G. Tobbell 7,757 17.7 –5.7
Majority 12,090 27.5 +1.5
Turnout 43,887 72.6 +1.3
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Ilford North[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Vivian Bendall 22,042 51.3
Labour Mike Gapes 10,841 25.3
Social Democrat I.W. Roxburgh 10,052 23.4
Majority 11,201 26.0
Turnout 42,935 71.3
Conservative hold Swing

1970s elections[edit]

General Election 1979: Ilford North[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Vivian Bendall 26,381 51.33
Labour Tessa Jowell 19,186 37.33
Liberal John Freeman 4,568 8.89
National Front John Hughes 804 1.56
Independent Conservative Thomas Iremonger 452 0.88
Turnout 79.0
Majority 7,195 14.0
Conservative hold Swing
Ilford North by-election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Vivian Bendall 22,548 50.31 +9.43
Labour Tessa Jowell 17,051 38.04 –4.44
Liberal John Freeman 2,248 5.02 –11.62
National Front John Hughes 2,126 4.74 N/A
Conservative Independent Democrat Thomas Iremonger 671 1.50 N/A
East London People's Front Carole Rowe 89 0.20 N/A
New Britain Alfred Burr 48 0.11 N/A
Democratic Monarchist, Public Safety, White Resident Bill Boaks 38 0.08 N/A
Turnout 44,819
Majority 5497 12.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General Election October 1974: Ilford North[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Millie Miller 20,621 42.48
Conservative Thomas Iremonger 19,843 40.88
Liberal Gareth Wilson 8,080 16.64
Majority 778 1.6
Turnout 74.46
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General Election February 1974: Ilford North[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Iremonger 19,843 38.56
Labour Millie Miller 19,558 38.00
Liberal Gareth Wilson 12,063 23.44
Majority 285 0.55
Turnout 79.61
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1970: Ilford North[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Iremonger 25,142 52.47
Labour C.W. Sewell 17,352 36.21
Liberal Gareth Wilson 5,425 11.32
Majority 7,790 16.26
Turnout 68.60
Conservative hold Swing

1960s elections[edit]

General Election 1966: Ilford North[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Iremonger 23,736 46.47
Labour J.A. Punshon 20,392 39.92
Liberal J.A. Harris 6,953 13.61
Majority 3,344 6.55
Turnout 76.73
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1964: Ilford North[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Iremonger 23,736 46.47
Labour J.A. Punshon 16,563 32.25
Liberal D.K. Mills 10,692 20.82
Majority 7,533 14.67
Turnout 76.91
Conservative hold Swing

1950s elections[edit]

General Election 1959: Ilford North[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Iremonger 29,609 55.36
Labour C.F.H. Green 15,962 29.84
Liberal D.K. Mills 7,915 14.80
Majority 13,647 25.52
Turnout 79.58
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1955: Ilford North[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Iremonger 28,749 55.61
Labour R. Groves 18,248 35.30
Liberal Paul Rose 4,702 9.09
Majority 10,501 20.31
Turnout 76.60
Conservative hold Swing
Ilford North by-election, 1954[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Iremonger 18,354 59.76 +4.25
Labour T W Richardson 9,927 32.32 -5.72
Liberal G E Thornton 2,430 7.91 +1.46
Majority 8,427 27.44
Turnout 30,711
Conservative hold Swing 5%
General Election 1951: Ilford North[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Geoffrey Hutchinson 31,905 55.51
Labour Mabel Ridealgh 21,865 38.04
Liberal HE Pollard 3,709 6.45
Majority 10,040 17.47
Turnout 84.78
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1950: Ilford North[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Geoffrey Hutchinson 29,950 52.23
Labour Mabel Ridealgh 21,385 37.29
Liberal SW Alexander 6,009 10.48
Majority 8,565 14.94
Turnout 85.95
Conservative gain from Labour Co-op Swing

1945 election[edit]

General Election 1945: Ilford North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Mabel Ridealgh 18,833 42.83
Conservative Geoffrey Hutchinson 16,013 36.41
Liberal Juliet Rhys-Williams 9,128 20.76
Majority 2,820 6.41
Turnout 71.52

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.
References

Coordinates: 51°35′38″N 0°05′06″E / 51.594°N 0.085°E / 51.594; 0.085