Uxbridge and South Ruislip (UK Parliament constituency)
|Uxbridge and South Ruislip|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Uxbridge and South Ruislip in Greater London.
|Electorate||71,954 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||John Randall (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Uxbridge (most)
|European Parliament constituency||London|
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.
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.
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:
- Brunel, Cavendish, Hillingdon East, Manor, South Ruislip, Uxbridge North, Uxbridge South, and Yiewsley in the London Borough of Hillingdon.
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.
Members of Parliament
John Randall, MP for the seat since its creation in 2010 and for the old Uxbridge seat since a by-election in 1997, has announced he will be retiring at the May 2015 general election. On 12 September 2014, Mayor of London Boris Johnson, was selected to be Randall's replacement as Conservative candidate.
|General Election 2015: Uxbridge and South Ruislip|
|Monster Raving Loony||Alan "Howling Laud" Hope|
|General Election 2010: Uxbridge and South Ruislip|
|Liberal Democrat||Mike Cox||8,995||20.0||-2.7|
|English Democrats||Roger Cooper||403||0.9||N/A|
|National Front||Frank McCallister||271||0.6||-0.1|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- "Uxbridge and South Ruislip". UK Polling Report. Retrieved 21 April 2011.
- Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "U" [self-published source][better source needed]
- "Election 2010: Uxbridge & South Ruislip". BBC News. Retrieved 21 April 2011.