Uxbridge and South Ruislip (UK Parliament constituency)

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Uxbridge and South Ruislip
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Uxbridge and South Ruislip in Greater London.
County Greater London
Electorate 71,954 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of parliament John Randall (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Uxbridge (most)
Ruislip-Northwood (part)
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency London

Uxbridge and South Ruislip is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its 2010 creation by John Randall, a Conservative. [n 2]

It is considered a safe seat for the Conservative Party; the Conservative Party won the most recent election by a margin of 25%, and the last thirteen parliamentary elections in this constituency and its predecessor (the constituency of Uxbridge) were won by the Conservatives.

History[edit]

Most of the constituency came from that of Uxbridge which was first established under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, however part of the seat derived from Ruislip-Northwood which was carved out from the other seat, as was Hayes and Harlington in 1950, reflecting the growth in population across the area during the period from 1918, the previous creation of new seats on a national basis.

Political history

In 2010 for the locally-selected Conservative standing, the one-party swing in the seat was only 0.1% greater than that seen nationally, however, this transpired to be sufficient on the newly drawn constituency to provide the winning candidate, John Randall, born in Uxbridge, with 48.3% of the vote, and a majority of more than 11,000 votes.

In the election only the three largest parliamentary parties reached the 5% of the vote threshold so retained their deposits.

Boundaries[edit]

The boundaries of the constituency changed prior to the general election in 2010 as Parliament approved the Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies. Ickenham and parts of West Ruislip were allocated to the Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner new seat, if viewing this as the direct successor to the Uxbridge seat, it gained the electoral wards:

As such the seat has electoral wards:

Constituency profile[edit]

The seat has three tube stations, and spacious urban districts of Outer London. The area, in contrast to Hayes and inner western suburbs, is without brutalist tower blocks, and is instead beside the Colne Valley regional park. The highest density of buildings is found close to historic Uxbridge town centre, a London hub in a seat that is ethnically diverse and prosperous, including on its outskirts Brunel University. Workless claimants, registered jobseekers, were in November 2012 significantly lower than the national average of 3.8%, at 2.6% of the population based on a statistical compilation by The Guardian.[3]

Members of Parliament[edit]

John Randall, MP for the seat since its creation in 2010 and for the old Uxbridge seat since a by-election in 1997, announced in July 2014 that he would be retiring at the May 2015 general election.[4] On 12 September 2014, Mayor of London Boris Johnson, was selected to be the Conservative candidate at the general election.[5]

Election Member[6] Party
2010 John Randall Conservative

Election results[edit]

General Election 2015: Uxbridge and South Ruislip
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Michael Cox
Independent Michael Doherty[7]
UKIP Jack Duffin
Monster Raving Loony Alan "Howling Laud" Hope[8]
TUSC Gary Harbord [9]
Independent James Jackson[7]
Conservative Boris Johnson
The Eccentric Party of Great Britain (UK) Lord Toby Jug[10]
The Realists` Party Jane Lawrence[7]
Green Graham Lee[11]
Communities United Party Sabrina Moosun[7]
Labour Chris Summers[12]
Independent Jenny Thompson[7]
Majority
Turnout
General Election 2010: Uxbridge and South Ruislip[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Randall* 21,758 48.3 +3.8
Labour Sidharath Garg 10,542 23.4 -3.0
Liberal Democrat Mike Cox 8,995 20.0 -2.7
BNP Diane Neal 1,396 3.1 +1.2
UKIP Mark Wadsworth 1,234 2.7 +1.1
Green Mike Harling 477 1.1 -1.1
English Democrats Roger Cooper 403 0.9 N/A
National Front Frank McCallister 271 0.6 -0.1
Majority 11,216 24.9
Turnout 45,076 63.3 +4.7
Source: BBC News[14]
* Served as an MP in the 2005–2010 Parliament

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A county 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°32′N 0°26′W / 51.54°N 0.44°W / 51.54; -0.44