Camberwell and Peckham (UK Parliament constituency)

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Camberwell and Peckham
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Camberwell and Peckham in Greater London.
County Greater London
Population 125,226 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate 78,605 (December 2010)[2]
Current constituency
Created 1997
Member of parliament Harriet Harman (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Peckham
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency London
Peckham
Harriet Harman, Labour MP for Camberwell and Peckham

Camberwell and Peckham is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its 1997 creation by Harriet Harman of the Labour Party.[n 2]

Constituency profile[edit]

The seat is largely residential — small and micro-businesses dominate the commercial sector. The Camberwell and Peckham seat has a high proportion of social housing and welfare dependence, a relatively high proportion of mid-20th century housing and is without London Underground stations. The area is centred 2 miles (3.2 km) from the city centre. The seat had the greatest incidence of people officially identified as multiply deprived nationwide in 2000, as defined by the 2000 Index of Multiple Deprivation.[3]

At least two conservation area groupings exist containing pockets of upmarket housing stock, principally Camberwell Grove and Camberwell Green.[4] The housing stock has expanded in the early 21st century major increase in central London property prices, which has led to new private sector funded housing initiatives. As such rents across the private rented sector have multiplied, impacting on its long-term communities who have entrenched high reliance overall on the rented sector, pushing residents away by eviction or further away from owning their own homes near to their communities.[3]

Boundaries[edit]

1997-2010: The London Borough of Southwark wards of Barset, Brunswick, Consort, Faraday, Friary, Liddle, St Giles, The Lane, and Waverley.

2010-present: The London Borough of Southwark wards of Brunswick Park, Camberwell Green, Faraday, Livesey, Nunhead, Peckham, Peckham Rye, South Camberwell, and The Lane.

The constituency incorporates the areas of Camberwell, Peckham and Nunhead in the London Borough of Southwark, together with parts of its other districts of Walworth, East Dulwich, South Bermondsey and Rotherhithe.

Political history[edit]

The constituency was created in 1997. All results since 1997 have been strong Labour Party majorities of 36.8% of the vote or greater. As the predecessor seats were Labour (in this instance the length of party tenure can be dated to 1936) and council wards tend to have strong majorities for the party (local opposition is weak), the seat has the three main hallmarks of a safe seat.

Its MP to date is Harriet Harman, the former Deputy Leader of the party and former Shadow Culture Secretary, who had been the MP for the preceding constituency of Peckham since a by-election in 1982.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member[5] Party
51st 1997–2001     Harriet Harman Labour
52nd 2001–2005
53rd 2005–2010
54th 2010-2015
55th 2015-

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Camberwell and Peckham[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harriet Harman 32,614 63.3 +4.1
Conservative Naomi Newstead 6,790 13.2 +0.1
Green Amelia Womack 5,187 10.1 +7.1
Liberal Democrat Yahaya Kiyingi 2,580 5.0 −17.4
UKIP David Kurten 2,413 4.7 N/A
All People's Party Prem Goyal 829 1.6 N/A
National Health Action Rebecca Fox 466 0.9 N/A
TUSC Nick Wrack 292 0.6 N/A
CISTA Alex Robertson 197 0.4 N/A
Workers Revolutionary Joshua Ogunleye 107 0.2 -0.3
Whig Felicity Anscomb 86 0.2 N/A
Majority 25,824 50.1 +11.3
Turnout 51,561 62.3 +3.0
Labour hold Swing +2.0
General Election 2010: Camberwell and Peckham[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harriet Harman 27,619 59.2 −4.1
Liberal Democrat Columba Blango 10,432 22.4 +1.9
Conservative Andrew Stranack 6,080 13.0 +3.1
Green Jenny Jones 1,361 2.9 −1.7
English Democrat Yohara Munilla 435 0.9 +0.9
Workers Revolutionary Joshua Ogunleye 211 0.5 +0.2
Socialist Labour Margaret M. Sharkey 184 0.4 −0.1
Independent Decima Francis 93 0.2 N/A
Independent Steven Robbins 87 0.2 N/A
Independent Patricia Knox 82 0.2 N/A
Alliance for Workers' Liberty Jill Mountford 75 0.2 N/A
Majority 17,187 36.8 -9.7
Turnout 46,659 59.3 +7.3
Labour hold Swing −3.0

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Camberwell and Peckham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harriet Harman 18,933 65.3 −4.3
Liberal Democrat Richard J. Porter 5,450 18.8 +5.5
Conservative Jessica Lee 2,841 9.8 −1.1
Green Paul M. Ingram 1,172 4.0 +0.8
UKIP Derek Penhallow 350 1.2 +1.2
Socialist Labour Margaret M. Sharkey 132 0.5 –0.2
Workers Revolutionary Sanjay M. Kulkarni 113 0.4 +0.1
Majority 13,483 46.5
Turnout 28,991 52.0 +5.2
Labour hold Swing −4.9
General Election 2001: Camberwell and Peckham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harriet Harman 17,473 69.6 +0.3
Liberal Democrat Donnachadh McCarthy 3,350 13.3 +2.1
Conservative Jonathan Morgan 2,740 10.9 −0.7
Green Bighe Poo-Run 805 3.2 N/A
Socialist Alliance John Mulrenan 478 1.9 N/A
Socialist Labour Robert Adams 188 0.7 −1.7
Workers Revolutionary Frank Sweeney 70 0.3 −0.1
Majority 14,123 56.3
Turnout 25,104 46.8 −8.5
Labour hold Swing −0.9

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Camberwell and Peckham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harriet Harman 19,734 69.3 N/A
Conservative Kim Humphreys 3,283 11.9 N/A
Liberal Democrat Nigel P. Williams 3,198 11.2 N/A
Referendum Nicholas A. China 692 2.4 N/A
Socialist Labour Angela M. Ruddock 685 2.4 N/A
Liberal Gerry A. Williams 443 1.6 N/A
Socialist Alternative Joan Barker 233 0.8 N/A
Workers Revolutionary Christopher Eames 106 0.4 N/A
Majority 16,451 58.0 N/A
Turnout 28,374 55.3 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  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
  1. ^ "Camberwell and Peckham: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 9 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. ^ a b Poverty and wealth across Britain 1968 to 2005 Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 16 July 2007
  4. ^ Conservation Area Appraisals Southwark Council. Retrieved 2017-01-22
  5. ^ "Camberwell and Peckham 1997-". Hansard 1803-2005. UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  7. ^ http://www.southwark.gov.uk/downloads/download/4185/general_election_-_camberwell_and_peckham 23Jul15
  8. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  9. ^ Election of a Member of Parliament - Camberwell and Peckham Constituency London Borough of Southwark, 20 April 2010

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Witney
Constituency represented by the Leader of the Opposition
11 May–25 September 2010
Succeeded by
Doncaster North
Preceded by
Doncaster North
Constituency represented by the Leader of the Opposition
8 May–12 September 2015
Succeeded by
Islington North

Coordinates: 51°28′30″N 0°04′12″W / 51.475°N 0.070°W / 51.475; -0.070