Ruislip-Northwood (UK Parliament constituency)

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Ruislip-Northwood
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Ruislip-Northwood in Greater London for the 2005 general election.
County Greater London
19502010
Number of members One
Replaced by Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner, Uxbridge and South Ruislip
Created from Uxbridge

Ruislip-Northwood was a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. It was centred around the districts of Ruislip and Northwood in the London Borough of Hillingdon, and existed from 1950 until 2010.

History[edit]

This represented the northern half of the earlier Uxbridge constituency which was divided into two following house-building in the area in 1950.

Ruislip-Northwood was constituency that as such covered slightly elevated and gently hilly outskirts of West London, beginning 12 miles (19 km) WNW of Charing Cross.[1]

All three of its successive Members of Parliament were Old Etonians and as the majorities they received were non-marginal, with their contributions the seat was throughout its elections a safe seat.

Almost all of its area has been succeeded by Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency consisted of the northern part of the London Borough of Hillingdon.

Boundary review[edit]

Following their review of parliamentary representation in North London, the Boundary Commission for England created a modified Ruislip constituency, first fought at the 2010 General Election. This is called Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner, and includes some areas from the pre-2010 Harrow West constituency. Meanwhile, parts of Ruislip-Northwood moved in 2010 to a newly created Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1950 Petre Crowder Conservative
1979 John Wilkinson Conservative
2005 Nick Hurd Conservative
2010 Constituency abolished: see Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner
and Uxbridge and South Ruislip

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Ruislip-Northwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nick Hurd 18,939 47.7 −1.1
Liberal Democrat Mike Cox 10,029 25.3 +6.0
Labour Ashley Riley 8,323 21.0 −7.5
Green Graham Lee 892 2.2 +0.3
National Front Ian Edward 841 2.1
UKIP Roland Courtenay 646 1.6
Majority 8,910 22.5 +2.2
Turnout 39,670 65.3 +4.2
Conservative hold Swing −3.5
General Election 2001: Ruislip-Northwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Wilkinson 18,115 48.8 −1.5
Labour Gillian Travers 10,578 28.5 −4.4
Liberal Democrat Mike Cox 7,177 19.3 +3.1
Green Graham Lee 724 1.9
BNP Ian Edward 547 1.5
Majority 7,537 20.3
Turnout 37,141 61.1 −13.1
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Ruislip-Northwood[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Wilkinson 22,526 50.2 −12.7
Labour P Barker 14,732 32.9 +13.0
Liberal Democrat C Edwards 7,279 16.2 −0.5
Natural Law C Griffin 296 0.8 +0.3
Majority 7,794 17.4
Turnout 44,833 74.2
Conservative hold Swing −12.8
General Election 1992: Ruislip-Northwood[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Wilkinson 28,097 63.3 +0.7
Labour Miss RM Brooks 8,306 18.7 +5.2
Liberal Democrat H Davies 7,739 17.4 −6.4
Natural Law MG Sheehan 214 0.5 +0.5
Majority 19,791 44.6 +5.9
Turnout 44,356 82.1 +4.4
Conservative hold Swing −2.3

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Ruislip-Northwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Wilkinson 27,418 62.63
Liberal D. Darby 10,447 23.86
Labour H.A. Smith 5,913 13.51
Majority 16,971 38.77
Turnout 77.67
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Ruislip-Northwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Wilkinson 24,498 59.58
Liberal R. Stephenson 11,516 28.01
Labour M. O'Brien 5,105 12.42
Majority 12,982 31.57
Turnout 72.93
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Ruislip-Northwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Wilkinson 26,748 61.30
Labour M.E. Lloyd 9,541 21.87
Liberal R. Stephenson 6,867 15.74
National Front A. Martin 477 1.09
Majority 17,207 39.44
Turnout 78.61
Conservative hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Ruislip-Northwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Petre Crowder 20,779 51.50
Labour D.A.G. Race 10,490 26.00
Liberal J. Arram 8,621 21.37
United Democratic W.P. Hobday 458 1.14
Majority 10,289 25.50
Turnout 74.55
Conservative hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Ruislip-Northwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Petre Crowder 21,995 49.63
Labour D.A.G. Race 10,574 23.86
Liberal J. Arram 10,311 23.27
Independent Conservative W.P. Hobday 458 1.14
Majority 11,421 25.77
Turnout 82.65
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1970: Ruislip-Northwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Petre Crowder 24,247 60.65
Labour B.H. Silverman 11,541 28.87
Liberal J.M. Arram 4,188 10.48
Majority 12,706 31.78
Turnout 73.04
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: Ruislip-Northwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Petre Crowder 20,731 51.42
Labour P.L.N. Smith 13,455 33.38
Liberal R.A. Walker 6,128 15.20
Majority 7,276 18.05
Turnout 81.72
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1964: Ruislip-Northwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Petre Crowder 21,036 52.36
Labour P.T.A. Marlowe 11,331 28.21
Liberal R.A. Walker 7,806 19.43
Majority 9,705 24.16
Turnout 81.39
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Ruislip-Northwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Petre Crowder 23,480 56.99
Labour J.L. King 10,424 25.30
Liberal R.A. Walker 7,295 17.71
Majority 13,056 31.69
Turnout 83.74
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1955: Ruislip-Northwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Petre Crowder 24,806 65.18
Labour G.S. Burden 13,251 34.82
Majority 11,555 30.36
Turnout 79.79
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1951: Ruislip-Northwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Petre Crowder 25,295 63.58
Labour T.J. Parker 14,491 36.42
Majority 10,804 27.16
Turnout 84.62
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1950: Ruislip-Northwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Petre Crowder 23,077 57.51
Labour A.L. Birk 13,568 33.81
Liberal Mrs G R McGregor Wood 3,482 8.68
Majority 9,509 23.70
Turnout 88.05
Conservative hold Swing

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance survey website
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "R" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1997. Politics Resources. 1 May 1997. Retrieved 5 Jan 2011. 
  4. ^ C. Rallings & M. Thrasher, The Media Guide to the New Parliamentary Constituencies, p.141 (Plymouth: LGC Elections Centre, 1995).
  5. ^ The 1997 election result has swings relative to the notional, not the actual, 1992 result.
  6. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010. 

Coordinates: 51°35′20″N 0°26′06″W / 51.589°N 0.435°W / 51.589; -0.435