Brent North (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Brent North in Greater London
|Population||128,484 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||82,648 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Barry Gardiner (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Wembley North|
|European Parliament constituency||London|
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, who became Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade in 2016.[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 subsequently increased in both the 2015 and 2017 general elections, with the latter setting a new record for the highest number of total votes received by a single party in the constituency.
1974–1983: The London Borough of Brent wards of Fryent, Kenton, Kingsbury, Preston, Queensbury, Roe Green, Sudbury, Sudbury Court, Tokyngton, Town Hall, and Wembley Park.
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 Democrat||Paul Lorber||1,614||2.9||-2.1|
|Liberal Democrat||Paul Lorber||2,607||5.0||−12.0|
|Liberal Democrat||James Allie||8,879||17.0||−2.5|
|Brent North Needs An Independent MP||Jannen Vamadeva||333||0.6||N/A|
|English Democrat||Arvind Tailor||247||0.5||N/A|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Havard M. Hughes||5,672||15.9||+4.6|
|Peace and Progress||Babar Ahmad||685||1.9||N/A|
|Rainbow Dream Ticket||Rainbow George Weiss||126||0.4||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||Paul Lorber||3,846||11.3||+3.2|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||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||N/A|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+18.9|
|Liberal Democrat||Paul Lorber||4,149||10.0||N/A|
|Natural Law||Tony F. Davids||318||0.8||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|Social Democratic||Christopher Mularczyk||6,868||15.3||−5.3|
|Social Democratic||T.J. Mann||9, 082||20.6||N/A|
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||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "Brent North: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
- "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- "Highest constituency swings in each general election since 1951". www.election.demon.co.uk.
- "United Kingdom Parliamentary Election results 1997-: London Boroughs". www.election.demon.co.uk.
- "Brent North 1974–". Hansard 1803–2005 (online). UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
- "Prospective General Election Candidates". Green Party. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
- "Brent North parliamentary constituency". BBC News.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Election results for Brent North, 7 May 2015".
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- nomis Constituency Profile for Brent North — presenting data from the ONS annual population survey and other official statistics.