Brentford and Isleworth (UK Parliament constituency)

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Brentford and Isleworth
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Brentford and Isleworth in Greater London.
County Greater London
Population 128,556 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate 83,332 (December 2010)[2]
Current constituency
Created 1974 (1974)
Member of parliament Ruth Cadbury (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Brentford & Chiswick and Heston & Isleworth
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency London

Brentford and Isleworth /ˈbrɛntfᵿd ənd ˈzəlwɜːrθ/ is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2015 by Ruth Cadbury of the Labour Party.[n 2]

Boundaries[edit]

1974-1983: The London Borough of Hounslow wards of Clifden, Gunnersbury, Homefields, Hounslow Central, Hounslow South, Isleworth North, Isleworth South, Riverside, Spring Grove, and Turnham Green.

1983-1997: The above wards as renamed: Brentford Clifden, Chiswick Homefields, Chiswick Riverside, Gunnersbury, Hounslow Central, Hounslow South, Isleworth North, Isleworth South, Spring Grove, and Turnham Green.

1997-2010: As above plus Hounslow West.

2010-present: Wards in the same borough: Brentford, Chiswick Homefields, Chiswick Riverside, Hounslow Central, Hounslow Heath, Hounslow South, Isleworth, Osterley and Spring Grove, Syon, and Turnham Green.

Constituency profile[edit]

The constituency is in suburban West London and stretches along the north bank of the Thames and then to the west, encompassing the London districts (former villages) of Chiswick, Hounslow, Isleworth (including Osterley) and Brentford.

The constituency is generally affluent with lower unemployment (6.2% for the year ended October 2014) than London in general (7.1%) or Great Britain as a whole (6.5%).[3] Hounslow Heath on western side of the constituency and the Brentford ward have a marginally higher ranking in the Index of Multiple Deprivation and are generally strong for the Labour Party. It is in the east of the constituency, the three Chiswick wards in particular, that the Conservatives are strongest. Chiswick (uniquely in the area having a London postcode - W4) has a higher number of professionals and much expensive housing.[4] The wards of Osterley & Spring Grove and Hounslow South] tend to give marginal majorities. The Liberal Democrats including their two predecessor parties amassed their largest share of the vote in 2010.

Brentford FC's Griffin Park ground is within the seat, as is Fuller's brewery and various headquarters of multinational and market-leading domestic companies including GlaxoSmithKline and BSkyB.

Political history

From 1979 until 2015 the constituency was a national bellwether constituency. The 2015 result gave the seat the 4th most marginal majority of Labour's 232 seats by percentage of majority.[5] During the seat's existence the two largest parties nationally have retained first and second positions in share of the vote.

Split of votes in local council elections[edit]

In 2010 Council seats split evenly (15—15) between the two main parties reflecting the result of the general election held on the same day, where the seat was narrowly gained by the Conservatives. From 1998-2001 three wards of the centre of the constituency saw the Independent Community Group have councillors, seven at their greatest. These wards were taken by Labour in 2010. Labour added Hounslow South in 2014 and took one of the three Osterley and Spring Grove seats leaving them with 19 seats and the Conservatives with 11.

Members of Parliament[edit]

The constituency was created in 1974, mostly replacing the former seat of Brentford and Chiswick. It was held by the Conservatives from 1974 to 1997, by Labour from 1997 to 2010, and by the Conservatives from 2010 to 2015. It was won again by Labour in 2015.

Parliament Years Member[6] Party
45th Feb 1974-Oct 1974     Sir Barney Hayhoe Conservatives
46th Oct 1974–1979
47th 1979–1983
48th 1983–1987
49th 1987–1992
50th 1992–1997     Nirj Deva Conservative
51st 1997–2001     Ann Keen Labour
52nd 2001–2005
53rd 2005–2010
54th 2010-2015     Mary Macleod Conservative
55th 2015-2017     Ruth Cadbury Labour
56th 2017-

Election results[edit]

Elections of the 2010s[edit]

Results of UK House of Commons seat Brentford and Isleworth, created in 1974, since 2005.
General Election 2017: Brentford and Isleworth[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ruth Cadbury 35,364 57.4 +13.6
Conservative Mary Macleod 23,182 37.6 -5.3
Liberal Democrat Joseph Bourke 3,083 5.0 +1.0
Majority 12,182 19.8 +18.9
Turnout 61,629 72.4 +7.4
Labour hold Swing +9.45
General Election 2015: Brentford and Isleworth[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ruth Cadbury[10] 25,096 43.8 +10.2
Conservative Mary Macleod [10] 24,631 42.9 +5.7
UKIP Richard Hendron [11] 3,203 5.6 +4.0
Liberal Democrat Joseph Bourke[12] 2,305 4.0 -19.6
Green Daniel Goldsmith [10] 2,120 3.7 +2.2
Majority 465 0.8
Turnout 57,355 67.8 +3.4
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +2.2
General Election 2010: Brentford and Isleworth[13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mary Macleod 20,022 37.2 +6.5
Labour Ann Keen 18,064 33.6 −5.4
Liberal Democrat Andrew S. Dakers 12,718 23.7 +0.7
UKIP Jason D. Hargreaves 863 1.6 N/A
Green John G. Hunt 787 1.5 −2.1
BNP Paul Winnett 704 1.3 N/A
English Democrat David B. Cunningham 230 0.4 N/A
Christian Aamir J. Bhatti 210 0.4 N/A
Christian Peoples Evangeline Pillai 99 0.2 N/A
Independent Teresa M. Vanneck-Surplice 68 0.1 N/A
Majority 1,958 3.6
Turnout 53,765 64.4 +11.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elections of the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Brentford and Isleworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ann Keen 18,329 39.8 −12.5
Conservative Alexander B. Northcote 13,918 30.2 +1.1
Liberal Democrat Andrew S. Dakers 10,477 22.8 +9.3
Green John G. Hunt 1,652 3.6 +0.6
Community Group Philip Andrews 1,118 2.4 N/A
National Front Michael R. Stoneman 523 1.1 N/A
Majority 4,411 9.6
Turnout 46,017 54.5 +0.8
Labour hold Swing −6.8
General Election 2001: Brentford and Isleworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ann Keen 23,275 52.3 −5.2
Conservative Timothy Mack 12,957 29.1 −2.6
Liberal Democrat Gareth Hartwell 5,994 13.5 +5.2
Green Nicholas Ferriday 1,324 3.0 +1.8
UKIP Gerald Ingram 412 0.9 −0.2
Socialist Alliance Daniel Faith 408 0.9 N/A
Independent Asa Khaira 144 0.3 N/A
Majority 10,318 23.2
Turnout 44,514 53.7 −15.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections of the 1990s[edit]

General election 1997: Brentford and Isleworth[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ann Keen 32,249 57.4 +14.7
Conservative Nirj Deva 17,825 31.8 −13.9
Liberal Democrat Gareth Hartwell 4,613 8.2 −1.9
Green John W. Bradley 687 1.2
UKIP B. Simmerson 614 1.1 N/A
Natural Law Morris Ahmed 147 0.3 N/A
Majority 14,424 25.7
Turnout 56,135 69.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +14.3
General Election 1992: Brentford and Isleworth[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nirj Deva 24,752 45.8 −1.9
Labour Ann Keen 22,666 42.0 +8.4
Liberal Democrat Janet C.N. Salmon 5,683 10.5 −7.0
Green John W. Bradley 927 1.7 +0.2
Majority 2,086 3.9
Turnout 54,024 76.2
Conservative hold Swing −5.2

Elections of the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Brentford and Isleworth[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Barney Hayhoe 26,230 47.7 +0.3
Labour Ann Keen 18,277 33.6 +3.9
Social Democratic David Wilks 9,626 17.5 −4.6
Green Timothy Cooper 849 1.5 N/A
Majority 7,953 14.5
Turnout 54,983 76.7 +2.0
Conservative hold Swing −1.8
General Election 1983: Brentford and Isleworth[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Barney Hayhoe 24,515 47.4 −2.0
Labour P.L. Rowlands 15,128 29.3 −11.1
Social Democratic David Wilks 11,438 22.1 +14.5
National Front P. Andrews 427 0.8 −0.5
Conservatives Against the Common Market R.E.G. Simmerson 179 0.8 +0.3
Majority 9,387 18.2
Turnout 51,683 74.7 −3.4
Conservative hold Swing +4.6

Elections of the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Brentford and Isleworth[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Barney Hayhoe 27,527 49.4 +6.2
Labour P.J. Walker 22,533 40.4 −2.3
Liberal J. Parry 4,208 7.6 −3.9
National Front P. Attridge 738 1.3 −1.3
Ecology I. Coates 454 0.8 N/A
Conservatives Against the Common Market R.E.G. Simmerson 257 0.5 N/A
Majority 4,994 9.0
Turnout 55,714 78.1 +4.8
Conservative hold Swing +4.3
General Election October 1974: Brentford and Isleworth[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Barney Hayhoe 22,527 43.2 +2.6
Labour P.J. Walker 22,295 42.7 +3.4
Liberal R. Blundell 6,019 11.5 −5.5
National Front T. Benford 1,362 2.6 −0.5
Majority 232 0.4
Turnout 52,203 73.3 −5.7
Conservative hold Swing −0.4
General Election February 1974: Brentford and Isleworth[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Barney Hayhoe 22,690 40.6 N/A
Labour Michael Barnes 21,964 39.3 N/A
Liberal D.C. Blackburn 9,502 17.0 N/A
National Front T. Benford 1,741 3.1 N/A
Majority 726 1.3 N/A
Turnout 55,894 79.0 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ A borough 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[edit]

  1. ^ "Brentford and Isleworth: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "All people - Economically active - Unemployed: Brentford and Isleworth". Nomis. Source: Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Property for Sale in W4, Houses & Flat for Sale W4 - Mouseprice". mouseprice.com. 
  5. ^ List of Labour MPs elected in 2015 by % majority UK Political.info. Retrieved 2017-01-29
  6. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 1)
  7. ^ "Brentford & Isleworth parliamentary constituency". BBC News. 
  8. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-08-19.  3Aug15
  10. ^ a b c "UK ELECTION RESULTS". electionresults.blogspot.co.uk. 
  11. ^ Robert Cumber (3 March 2015). "New UKIP candidate is champion canoeist and former police inspector". getwestlondon. 
  12. ^ "Candidate Profiles". Liberal Democrats. 
  13. ^ "UKPollingReport Election Guide 2010 » Brentford and Isleworth". ukpollingreport.co.uk. 
  14. ^ "Brentford and Isleworth". YourNextMP. Retrieved 11 April 2010. 
  15. ^ "Brentford & Isleworth". politicsresources.net. 
  16. ^ "UK General Election results: April 1992 [Archive]". politicsresources.net. 
  17. ^ "UK General Election results: June 1987 [Archive]". politicsresources.net. 
  18. ^ "UK General Election results: June 1983 [Archive]". politicsresources.net. 
  19. ^ "UK General Election results: May 1979 [Archive]". politicsresources.net. 
  20. ^ "UK General Election results: October 1974 [Archive]". politicsresources.net. 
  21. ^ "UK General Election results: February 1974 [Archive]". politicsresources.net. 

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Coordinates: 51°28′49″N 0°19′25″W / 51.4802°N 0.3236°W / 51.4802; -0.3236