Chipping Barnet (UK Parliament constituency)

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Chipping Barnet
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Chipping Barnet in Greater London.
County Greater London
Population 111,973 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate 76,455 (December 2010)[2]
Major settlements High Barnet or Barnet
Current constituency
Created 1974 (1974)
Member of parliament Theresa Villiers (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Barnet
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency London

Chipping Barnet is a constituency[n 1] created in 1974 represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2005 by Theresa Villiers of the Conservative Party.[n 2]

Constituency profile[edit]

The constituency is slightly more elevated than the surrounding areas. Barnet was once a narrow projection of Hertfordshire into the county of Middlesex, and consisted of an agricultural market town.[3] The town became well connected to central London by the London Underground network and is today prime suburbia, with many of its properties semi-detached with substantial gardens as well as having many small parks and nature reserves. The area is largely bereft of tower blocks of social housing original purpose.

It has been held by a Conservative since its creation for the February 1974 general election, and withstood the Labour landslide in 1997 by just over 2% (1,035 votes). The 2015 result gave the seat the 92nd most marginal majority of the Conservative Party's 331 seats by percentage of majority.[4] In 2017, the Conservatives came closer than ever before to losing Chipping Barnet, with incumbent Theresa Villiers retaining the seat by just 353 votes, with Labour now holding the majority of councillors in the constituency, in Brunswick Park, Coppetts, East Barnet, and Underhill.[5]

Boundaries[edit]

1974-1997: The London Borough of Barnet wards of Arkley, Brunswick Park, East Barnet, Hadley, and Totteridge.

1997-2010: As above plus Friern Barnet

2010–present: The London Borough of Barnet wards of Brunswick Park, Coppetts, East Barnet, High Barnet, Oakleigh, Totteridge, and Underhill.

For the 2010 general election, following a review of parliamentary representation and as a consequence of changes to ward boundaries, the Boundary Commission for England recommended that parts of Underhill ward and Coppetts ward be transferred to Chipping Barnet from the constituencies of Hendon and Finchley and Golders Green respectively. It also recommended that a small part of Mill Hill ward be transferred from Chipping Barnet to Hendon.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[6][7][8] Party Notes
Feb 1974 Reginald Maudling Conservative
1979 Sir Sydney Chapman Conservative
2005 Theresa Villiers Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2017: Chipping Barnet[9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Theresa Villiers 25,679 46.3 −2.3
Labour Emma Whysall 25,326 45.7 +11.5
Liberal Democrat Marisha Ray 3,012 5.4 +0.9
Green Phil Fletcher 1,406 2.5 −2.2
Majority 353 0.6 −13.8
Turnout 55,432 72.0 +3.9
Conservative hold Swing −6.9
General Election 2015: Chipping Barnet[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Theresa Villiers 25,759 48.6 –0.2
Labour Amy Trevethan 18,103 34.1 +8.9
UKIP Victor Kaye 4,151 7.8 +5.0
Green Audrey Poppy 2,501 4.7 +2.7
Liberal Democrat Marisha Ray [13] 2,381 4.5 –15.7
Independent Mehdi Akhavan 118 0.2 +0.2
Majority 7,656 14.4 –9.2
Turnout 53,013 68.1 +3.0
Conservative hold Swing –4.5
General Election 2010: Chipping Barnet[14][15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Theresa Villiers 24,700 48.8 +2.9
Labour Damien Welfare 12,773 25.2 –8.6
Liberal Democrat Stephen Barber 10,202 20.2 +4.9
UKIP James Fluss 1,442 2.8 +0.8
Green Kate Tansley 1,021 2.0 –0.8
Independent Philip Clayton 470 0.9 N/A
Majority 11,927 23.6 +9.5
Turnout 50,608 65.1 +2.3
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Chipping Barnet[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Theresa Villiers 19,744 46.6 +0.2
Labour Pauline A. Coakley-Webb 13,784 32.5 –7.5
Liberal Democrat Sean Hooker 6,671 15.7 +2.1
Green Audrey M. Poppy 1,199 2.8 N/A
UKIP Victor Kaye 924 2.2 N/A
Rainbow Dream Ticket Rainbow George Weiss 59 0.1 N/A
Majority 5,960 14.1 +7.7
Turnout 42,381 64.1 +3.7
Conservative hold Swing +3.8
General Election 2001: Chipping Barnet[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sydney Chapman 19,702 46.4 +3.4
Labour Damien Welfare 17,001 40.0 –0.9
Liberal Democrat Sean Hooker 5,753 13.6 +1.2
Majority 2,701 6.4 +4.3
Turnout 42,456 60.4 –11.3
Conservative hold Swing +2.2

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Chipping Barnet[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sydney Chapman 21,317 43.0 -14.0
Labour Geoff N. Cooke 20,282 40.9 +15.0
Liberal Democrat Sean Hooker 6,121 12.4 -3.7
Referendum Victor G. Ribekow 1,190 2.4 N/A
Monster Raving Loony Brian L. Miskin 253 0.5 N/A
ProLife Alliance Brian D. Scallan 243 0.5 N/A
Natural Law Diane Derksen 159 0.3 -0.2
Majority 1,035 2.1 -29.0
Turnout 49,565 71.7 -6.9
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1992: Chipping Barnet[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sydney Chapman 25,589 57.0 −0.9
Labour Alan J. Williams 11,638 25.9 +6.9
Liberal Democrat David H. Smith 7,247 16.1 −6.9
Natural Law Diane Derksen 222 0.5 N/A
Funstermentalist Christopher V. Johnson 213 0.5 N/A
Majority 13,951 31.1 −3.8
Turnout 44,909 78.6 +8.6
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Chipping Barnet[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sydney Chapman 24,686 57.9 +1.8
Liberal James Skinner 9,815 23.0 −3.1
Labour David Perkin 8,115 19.0 +3.0
Majority 14,871 34.9 +4.9
Turnout 42,616 70.0 −0.7
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Chipping Barnet[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sydney Chapman 23,164 56.1 -1.0
Liberal C. Perkin 10,771 26.1 +10.5
Labour N.J.M. Smith 6,599 16.0 -9.3
Ecology E. Parry 552 1.3 N/A
Independent J. Hopkins 195 0.5 N/A
Majority 12,393 30.0 -1.8
Turnout 41,281 70.7 -4.9
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Chipping Barnet
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sydney Chapman 25,154 57.1 +9.8
Labour P.J. Dawe 11,147 25.3 –3.1
Liberal D. Ive 6,867 15.6 –5.8
National Front R. Cole 865 2.0 –0.9
Majority 14,007 31.8 +12.9
Turnout 44,033 75.6 +2.0
Conservative hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Chipping Barnet
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Reginald Maudling 19,661 47.3 –0.7
Labour John Angus Donald Mills 11,795 28.4 +1.9
Liberal Nesta Wyn Ellis 8,884 21.4 –4.1
National Front Ronald Arthur Cole 1,207 2.9 N/A
Majority 7,866 18.9 -2.7
Turnout 41,547 73.6 -8.6
Conservative hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Chipping Barnet
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Reginald Maudling 22,094 48.0 N/A
Labour John Angus Donald Mills 12,183 26.5 N/A
Liberal Nesta Wyn Ellis 11,714 25.5 N/A
Majority 9,911 21.6 N/A
Turnout 45,991 82.2 N/A
Conservative 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. ^ "Chipping Barnet: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 23 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. ^ 'Parishes: Barnet', in A History of the County of Hertford: Volume 2 ed. William Page (London, 1908), pp. 329-337. British History Online. accessed 5 February 2017.
  4. ^ List of Conservative MPs elected in 2015 by % majority UK Political.info. Retrieved 2017-01-29
  5. ^ List of Ward Councillors, London Borough of Barnet Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Barnet Chipping Barnet 1974-1983-". Hansard 1803-2005. UK Parliament. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "Chipping Barnet 1983-". Hansard 1803-2005. UK Parliament. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  8. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 4)
  9. ^ "Chipping Barnet parliamentary constituency". BBC News. 
  10. ^ https://www.barnet.gov.uk/citizen-home/council-and-democracy/democracy-and-elections/elections-in-barnet/election-results-in-barnet/8-june-2017.html
  11. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-11-20. Retrieved 2015-08-21.  9Jul15
  13. ^ http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/11873975.Lib_Dems_select_candidate_to_contest_Chipping_Barnet/
  14. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  15. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-06-02. Retrieved 2010-04-22. 
  16. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  17. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  18. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  19. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  20. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  21. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 

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Coordinates: 51°38′24″N 0°11′38″W / 51.640°N 0.194°W / 51.640; -0.194