Brentford and Isleworth (UK Parliament constituency)
|Brentford and Isleworth|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Brentford and Isleworth in Greater London.
|Population||128,556 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||83,332 (December 2010)|
|Member of parliament||Ruth Cadbury (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Brentford & Chiswick and Heston & Isleworth|
|European Parliament constituency||London|
- 1 Boundaries
- 2 Constituency profile
- 3 Members of Parliament
- 4 Election results
- 5 See also
- 6 Notes
- 7 References
- 8 External links
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.
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 affluent in the east 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%). 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, along with Isleworth. 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. The Chiswick area is demographically more similar to the nearby constituency of Richmond Park than it is to the western end of Brentford & Isleworth. 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. 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
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
The constituency was created in 1974, mostly replacing the former seat of Brentford and Chiswick.
|Feb 1974||Sir Barney Hayhoe||Conservative|
Elections of the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Joseph Bourke||3,083||5.0||1.0|
|Conservative||Mary Macleod ||24,631||42.9||+5.7|
|UKIP||Richard Hendron ||3,203||5.6||+4.0|
|Liberal Democrat||Joseph Bourke||2,305||4.0||-19.6|
|Green||Daniel Goldsmith ||2,120||3.7||+2.2|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+2.2|
|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|
|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|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing|
Elections of the 2000s
|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|
|Liberal Democrat||Gareth Hartwell||5,994||13.5||+5.2|
|Socialist Alliance||Daniel Faith||408||0.9||N/A|
Elections of the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Gareth Hartwell||4,613||8.2||−1.9|
|Green||John W. Bradley||687||1.2||-0.5|
|Natural Law||Morris Ahmed||147||0.3||N/A|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+14.3|
|Liberal Democrat||Janet C.N. Salmon||5,683||10.5||−7.0|
|Green||John W. Bradley||927||1.7||+0.2|
Elections of the 1980s
|Social Democratic||David Wilks||9,626||17.5||−4.6|
|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|
Elections of the 1970s
|National Front||P. Attridge||738||1.3||−1.3|
|Conservatives Against the Common Market||R.E.G. Simmerson||257||0.5||N/A|
|National Front||T. Benford||1,362||2.6||−0.5|
|National Front||T. Benford||1,741||3.1||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
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