Brent North (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
|Population||128,484 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||82,648 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Wembley, Kingsbury, Sudbury, Alperton, Kenton|
|Member of Parliament||Barry Gardiner (Labour)|
|Created from||Wembley North|
Brent North is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 1997 by Barry Gardiner of the Labour Party.[n 2]
Created in 1974 from the former seats of Wembley North and Wembley South, Brent North was a Conservative seat until 1997, held by Lancastrian former headmaster Rhodes Boyson with initially two fairly small 14% margins[n 3] before the Conservative-dominated period beginning in 1979 which gave Boyson larger majorities until Labour won the seat in 1997. At the general elections of 1997 and 2001, Brent North produced the highest swing to Labour nationally. The winning candidate in 1997 was Glasgow-born Barry Gardiner, the youngest mayor of Cambridge in its history and former academic, who has held the seat ever since. The Liberal Democrats and their two predecessor parties (Liberal and SDP) amassed their largest share of the vote in 1974. Labour's percentage majority almost halved at the 2005 general election from 30.1% to 15.8% and fell slightly to 15.4% in 2010, faced with a new Conservative challenger, Harshadbhai Patel. The Labour Party vote increased in both the 2015 and 2017 general elections and then dramatically decreased to a 15.8% margin in 2019.
1974–1983: The London Borough of Brent wards of Barnhill, Fryent, Kenton, Kingsbury, Preston, Queensbury, Roe Green, St Andrew's, Sudbury, Sudbury Court, and Tokyngton.
1983–1997: The London Borough of Brent wards of Barnhill, Fryent, Kenton, Kingsbury, Preston, Queensbury, Roe Green, St Andrew's, Sudbury, and Sudbury Court.
1997–2010: The London Borough of Brent wards of Barnhill, Fryent, Kenton, Kingsbury, Preston, Queensbury, Roe Green, Sudbury, and Sudbury Court.
2010–present: The London Borough of Brent wards of Alperton, Barnhill, Fryent, Kenton, Northwick Park, Preston, Queensbury, Sudbury, and Wembley Central.
Most of the remaining wards in the London Borough of Brent are in the Brent Central constituency, with the exception of the wards of Brondesbury Park, Kilburn and Queens Park, which form part of the Hampstead and Kilburn seat.
Members of Parliament
|Feb 1974||Sir Rhodes Boyson||Conservative|
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||Paul Lorber||4,065||7.8||+4.9|
|Brexit Party||Suzie O'Brien||951||1.8||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Paul Lorber||1,614||2.9||-2.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Paul Lorber||2,607||5.0||−12.0|
|Liberal Democrats||James Allie||8,879||17.0||+2.1|
|Brent North Needs An Independent MP||Jannen Vamadeva||333||0.6||New|
|English Democrat||Arvind Tailor||247||0.5||New|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Havard M. Hughes||5,672||15.9||+4.6|
|Peace and Progress||Babar Ahmad||685||1.9||New|
|Rainbow Dream Ticket||Rainbow George Weiss||126||0.4||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Paul Lorber||3,846||11.3||+3.2|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Paul Lorber||3,104||8.1||−2.5|
|Natural Law||Tony F. Davids||204||0.5||-0.3|
|Rainbow Dream Ticket||George F. Clark||199||0.5||New|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+18.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Paul Lorber||4,149||10.0||-5.3|
|Natural Law||Tony F. Davids||318||0.8||New|
Elections in the 1980s
Elections in the 1970s
|National Front||G. John||873||1.6||−0.9|
|National Front||J. Cattanach||1,297||2.5||−0.2|
|National Front||A. Smith||1,570||2.7|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
- ^ A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
- ^ 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.
- ^ (rounded to nearest integer)
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- ^ "Statement of Persons Nominated" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 November 2019. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
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- ^ "Election results for Brent North, 7 May 2015". Archived from the original on 22 February 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
- ^ Gilbert, Christine (9 April 2015). "Election of a Member of Parliament for the BRENT NORTH Constituency: STATEMENT OF PERSONS NOMINATED" (PDF). London Borough of Brent. Archived (PDF) from the original on 20 April 2015. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
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- nomis Constituency Profile for Brent North — presenting data from the ONS annual population survey and other official statistics.
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- Politics Resources (Election results from 1922 onwards)
- Electoral Calculus (Election results from 1955 onwards)