Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner (UK Parliament constituency)

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Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner in Greater London.
County Greater London
Electorate 71,706 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of Parliament Nick Hurd (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Ruislip-Northwood, Harrow West
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency London

Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its 2010 creation by Nick Hurd, a Conservative.[n 2]

History[edit]

Parliament accepted the Boundary Commission's Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies and created this constituency for General Election 2010. In this election it was won by the previous member for Ruislip, Northwood.

Predecessor seat

This seat is at its core the successor to Ruislip-Northwood which had an unbroken history as a Conservative safe seat with non-marginal majorities running from its 1950 creation.[2]

Boundaries[edit]

Following their review of parliamentary representation in North London, the Boundary Commission for England has created a new seat of Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner to deal with population changes. It includes parts of the Harrow West constituency and much of the former Ruislip-Northwood constituency.[3]

This constituency has electoral wards:

Constituency profile[edit]

The constituency consists of Census Output Areas of two local government districts with similar characteristics: a working population whose income is higher than the national average and lower than average reliance upon social housing.[4] At the end of 2012 the unemployment rate in the constituency stood as 1.6% of the population claiming jobseekers allowance, compared to the regional average of 3.6%.[5] This was the third lowest in the capital behind Richmond Park and Kingston & Surbiton. The borough contributing to the bulk of the seat's statistics are given first.

  • A low for the capital 22.7/23.5% of the two boroughs' populations were without a car
  • 19.1%/16.8 of the population without qualifications and a high 28%/36.8% at the 2011 census had a level 4 qualifications or above.

In terms of tenure 62.9%/65.2% of homes are owned outright or on a mortgage as at the 2011 census across the two London Boroughs.[6]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[7] Party
2010 Nick Hurd Conservative

Election results[edit]

General Election 2010: Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner[2][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nick Hurd* 28,866 57.5 +2.8
Labour Anita McDonald 9,806 19.5 −4.5
Liberal Democrat Thomas Papworth 8,345 16.6 +0.3
UKIP Jason Pontey 1,351 2.7 +1.2
National Front Ian Edward 899 1.8 −0.2
Green Graham Lee 740 1.5 +0.0
Christian Ruby Akhtar 198 0.4 N/A
Majority 19,060 38.0
Turnout 50,205 70.8 +8.5
Conservative hold Swing +3.6
* Served as an MP in the 2005–2010 Parliament

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°36′N 0°27′W / 51.60°N 0.45°W / 51.60; -0.45