Islington North (UK Parliament constituency)
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Islington North in Greater London.
|Electorate||68,777 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Jeremy Corbyn (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||London|
At 727 hectares (1,800 acres), it is the smallest and densest UK Parliamentary constituency by area.
- 1 Boundaries
- 2 Members of Parliament
- 3 Election results
- 3.1 Elections in the 2010s
- 3.2 Elections in the 2000s
- 3.3 Elections in the 1990s
- 3.4 Elections in the 1980s
- 3.5 Elections in the 1970s
- 3.6 Elections in the 1960s
- 3.7 Elections in the 1950s
- 3.8 Elections in the 1940s
- 3.9 Elections in the 1930s
- 3.10 Elections in the 1920s
- 3.11 Elections in the 1910s
- 3.12 Elections in the 1900s
- 4 Further information
- 5 See also
- 6 Notes and references
- 7 Bibliography
The seat was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, as one of four divisions of the new parliamentary borough of Islington. The constituency was defined in the legislation as consisting of the single ward of Upper Holloway of the parish of Islington. The ward was one of eight used in the election of Islington vestryman under the Metropolis Management Act 1855.
Under the next redistribution of seats by the Representation of the People Act 1918 constituencies in the County of London were refined in terms of wards of the metropolitan boroughs created in 1900. Islington North comprised three wards of the Metropolitan Borough of Islington: Tollington, Tufnell and Upper Holloway.
At the next redistribution of seats by the Representation of the People Act 1948 the constituency was again defined as Tollington, Tufnell and Upper Holloway wards of the Metropolitan Borough of Islington with boundaries as they existed at the end of 1947
In 1965 local government in Greater London was reorganised with the formation of London boroughs. The changes were reflected in parliamentary boundaries from 1974. The London Borough of Islington was divided into three constituencies. Islington North was defined as comprising seven wards: Highview, Hillmarton, Hillrise, Junction, Parkway, St. George's and Station.
In 1983 the parliamentary representation of Islington was reduced to two constituencies. The new, enlarged, Islington North was formed from ten wards of the borough as they existed in February 1983. These were Gillespie, Highbury, Highview, Hillrise, Junction, Mildmay, Quadrant, St. George's, Sussex and Tollington wards.
In 1997 there were only slight boundary changes, with the constituency defined as the same ten wards with their boundaries as they existed on 1 June 1994.
The constituency now comprises eight wards:
Finsbury Park, Highbury East, Highbury West, Hillrise, Junction, Mildmay, St. George's and Tollington.
These boundaries have been considerably changed since 1970, when Islington returned three MPs and shared another with Hackney. This reflects the depopulation of central London as people move to the suburbs and the local authority sought to obtain lower housing densities. The core of the constituency was the area north of Seven Sisters Road and Camden Road.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2015: Islington North |
|Liberal Democrat||Julian Gregory|
|Socialist (GB)||Bill Martin|
|General Election 2010: Islington North|
|Liberal Democrat||Rhodri Jamieson-Ball||11,875||26.7||−3.2|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Islington North|
|Liberal Democrat||Laura Willoughby||9,402||29.9||+10.9|
|General Election 2001: Islington North|
|Liberal Democrat||Laura Willoughby||5,741||19.0||+5.4|
|Green||Christopher Michael Ashby||1,876||6.2||+2.0|
|Socialist Labour||Stephen Cook||512||1.7||N/A|
|Reform 2000 Party||Emine Hassan||139||0.5||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Islington North|
|Liberal Democrat||James Kempton||4,879||13.6||−1.5|
|Green||Christopher Michael Ashby||1,516||4.2||+0.4|
|General Election 1992: Islington North|
|Liberal Democrat||Sarah Ludford||5,732||15.1||−6.7|
|Green||Christopher Michael Ashby||1,420||3.8||+0.9|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Islington North|
|Conservative||Ernest George Noad||9,920||25.3||0.0|
|Social Democratic||Alan Whelan||8,560||21.8||−0.6|
|Green||Christopher Michael Ashby||1,131||2.9||N/A|
|General Election 1983: Islington North|
|Conservative||David A. Coleman||9,344||25.3||−8.3|
|Social Democratic||John Grant||8,268||22.4||+13.5|
|Independent Labour||Michael O'Halloran||4,091||11.1||N/A|
|BNP||L. A. D. Bearsford-Walker||176||0.5||N/A|
|Independent||Roy A. J. Lincoln||134||0.4||N/A|
Elections in the 1970s
|General Election 1979: Islington North|
|National Front||S. Hook||501||2.1||N/A|
|Socialist Unity||M. Simpson||438||1.9||N/A|
|Workers Revolutionary||R. McCullogh||217||0.9||N/A|
|General Election October 1974: Islington North|
|Conservative||Arthur Wellesley, Marquess of Douro||6,155||27.5||+1.7|
|Labour and Democrat||D. Fallon||558||2.5||+0.3|
|General Election February 1974: Islington North|
|National Front||J. Score||871||3.4||−2.2|
|Labour and Democrat||D. Fallon||570||2.2||N/A|
|General Election 1970: Islington North|
|National Front||Rev. Brian Green||1,232||5.6|
Elections in the 1960s
|Islington North by-election, 1969|
|Independent Socialist||Austin Williams||245||1.7||N/A|
|General Election 1966: Islington North|
|General Election 1964: Islington North|
Elections in the 1950s
|General Election 1959: Islington North|
|Islington North by-election, 1958|
|Ind. Labour Party||Jim McKie||576||2.9||N/A|
|General Election 1955: Islington North|
|General Election 1951: Islington North|
|General Election 1950: Islington North|
|Labour||Ronw Moelwyn Hughes||26,354||57.9||−9.5|
|Liberal||Robert Eric Burns||2,189||4.8||N/A|
Elections in the 1940s
|General Election 1945: Islington North|
|Conservative||C. A. U Rhys||11,240||32.6||−14.9|
Elections in the 1930s
|Islington North by-election, 1937|
|Conservative||Sir Wilfrid Sugden||12,227||47.5||−6.9|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||6.9|
|General Election 1935: Islington North|
|Conservative||Col. Albert William Goodman||20,744||54.44|
|General Election 1931: Islington North|
|Conservative||Col. Albert William Goodman||28,790||66.07|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing|
Elections in the 1920s
|General Election 30 May 1929: Islington North
|Labour||Robert Stanley Young||18,272||41.8||+6.5|
|Conservative||Gordon Cosmo Touche||15,207||34.8||-9.6|
|Liberal||Lady Domini Crosfield||10,210||23.4||+3.1|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+8.0|
|General Election 29 October 1924: Islington North
|Conservative||William Henry Cowan||15,562|
|Labour||E G Culpin||12,376|
|Liberal||Norman Thomas Carr Sargant||7,136|
|General Election 6 December 1923:
|Conservative||Sir William Henry Cowan||10,802|
|Liberal||Norman Thomas Carr Sargant||10,219|
|General Election 15 November 1922:
|Conservative||Sir Newton Moore||13,520|
|Liberal||Norman Thomas Carr Sargant||7,256|
Elections in the 1910s
|General Election 14 December 1918: Islington North
|Conservative||Sir Newton Moore||14,183||68.5|
|British Socialist Party||John Arnall||4,000||19.3|
|Liberal||Norman Thomas Carr Sargant||2,529||12.2|
|Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing|
|General Election December 1910 Islington North
|Conservative||George Alexander Touche||5,428||51.9|
|Liberal||David Sydney Waterlow||5,022||48.1|
|Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing|
|General Election January 1910 Islington North
|Liberal||David Sydney Waterlow|
|Conservative||George Alexander Touche|
Elections in the 1900s
|General Election 1906 Islington North
|Liberal||David Sydney Waterlow||5,284|
|Conservative||Sir George Christopher Trout Bartley||4,418|
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing|
|General Election 1900 Islington North
|Conservative||Sir George Christopher Trout Bartley|
Michael O'Halloran, elected Labour MP for Islington North in 1969, was the subject of an investigation in the early 1970s by The Sunday Times newspaper. They highlighted his background with a local building company and the local Irish community and queried the tactics of his supporters during his selection as candidate.
O'Halloran joined the SDP in September 1981, as did both of the other Islington MPs. However the Boundary Commission cut the number of constituencies in Islington from three to two. O'Halloran sought selection as the SDP candidate for the revised Islington North constituency but the local SDP association selected John Grant, then SDP (elected as Labour) MP for Islington Central, as its official candidate. In February 1983, O'Halloran resigned his membership of the SDP and sat in Parliament as an "Independent Labour" member, supporting the Parliamentary Labour Party. Despite this, he failed to regain the Labour Party nomination for the 1983 General Election and he was defeated by the new Labour candidate, Jeremy Corbyn, coming fourth with 11.1% of the vote.
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in Greater London
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in Islington
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Parliament Official Website - facts
- Redistribution Of Seats Act, 1885. Sixth Schedule. Divisions Of Boroughs. Number, Names, Contents, And Boundaries Of Divisions.
- Youngs, Frederic A, Jr. (1979). Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England, Vol.I: Southern England. London: Royal Historical Society. pp. 743, 746, 749. ISBN 0901050679.
- Representation Of The People Act 1918. Ninth Schedule. Redistribution Of Seats.
- Representation Of The People Act 1948, First Schedule. Parliamentary Constituencies.
- The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1970 (S.I. 1970/1674)
- The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1983 (S.I. 1983/417)
- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/1626)". legislation.gov.uk. The National Archives. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/1681)". legislation.gov.uk. The National Archives. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "I" [self-published source][better source needed]
- British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
- Iain Dale, ed. (2003). The Times House of Commons 1929, 1931, 1935. Politico's (reprint). ISBN 1-84275-033-X.
- The Times House of Commons 1945. The Times. 1945.
- The Times House of Commons 1950. The Times. 1950.
- The Times House of Commons 1955. The Times. 1955.
- Craig, F. W. S. (1983) . British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd edition ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.