Dulwich and West Norwood (UK Parliament constituency)

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Dulwich and West Norwood
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Dulwich and West Norwood in Greater London.
CountyGreater London
Electorate71,523 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlementsHerne Hill, Dulwich, Brixton, Gipsy Hill, West Norwood
Current constituency
Created1997
Member of ParliamentHelen Hayes (Labour)
Number of membersOne
Created fromDulwich and Norwood
Overlaps
European Parliament constituencyLondon

Dulwich and West Norwood /ˈdʌlɪ ... ˈnɔːrwʊd/ is a constituency in South London created in 1997 and represented in the House of Commons by Helen Hayes of the Labour Party since her election in 2015.

Boundaries[edit]

1997–2010: The London Borough of Southwark wards of Alleyn, Bellenden, College, Lyndhurst, Ruskin, and Rye, and the London Borough of Lambeth wards of Gipsy Hill, Herne Hill, Knight's Hill, and Thurlow Park.

2010–present: The London Borough of Southwark wards of College, East Dulwich, and Village, and the London Borough of Lambeth wards of Coldharbour, Gipsy Hill, Herne Hill, and Thurlow Park.

Tessa Jowell represented the constituency since its creation in 1997 up until she stepped down from office in 2015
Dulwich College is a local landmark
West Norwood Cemetery

Constituency profile[edit]

Situated in South East London, the seat is traversed by the South Circular Road, on one side of which there is Dulwich Village, and on the other side is Angell Town and Coldharbour.

The seat is very ethnically diverse: around 25% of the residents are from an Afro-Caribbean background. In addition, 33% of the population live in social housing, and roughly 10% are single parents. The constituency has the fifteenth-highest proportion of people with a degree in the country, with 47.6% of residents having a degree.

Political history[edit]

The Labour Party has safe majorities of more than a 15% share of the vote since the seat was created in 1997. The runner-up party in four of the six general elections to date has been the Conservative Party, and the Liberal Democrats at the other two occasions.

A Principal Speaker of the Green Party, Jenny Jones stood in the seat in 2001 and 2005.

Before 1997, the forerunner seats of Norwood and Dulwich were won by Labour Party candidates, the latter being Tessa Jowell; the last other party victory in either former constituency was Gerald Francis Bowden of the Conservatives in Dulwich in 1987, with a reduced 0.5% share of the vote, having won a 4.9% majority at the 1983 general election.

In the 2016 referendum to leave the European Union, the constituency voted remain by 78%. This was the eighth highest support for remain for a constituency.[2]

Members of Parliament[edit]

The constituency was created in 1997 from parts of the former seats of Dulwich and Norwood. It was represented from its creation until 2015 by the former Secretary of State for Culture (2001–2007), Tessa Jowell.

Election Member[3] Party
1997 Tessa Jowell Labour
2015 Helen Hayes Labour

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Next United Kingdom general election: Dulwich and West Norwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Ade Fatukasi
General election 2017: Dulwich and West Norwood[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Helen Hayes 39,096 69.6 +15.5
Conservative Rachel Wolf [6] 10,940 19.5 -3.2
Liberal Democrat Gail Kent 4,475 8.0 -1.8
Green Rashid Nix 1,408 2.5 -6.9
Independent Robin Lambert 121 0.2 0.0
Independent Yen Chong 103 0.2 N/A
Majority 28,156 50.1 +18.7
Turnout 55,143 71.9 +4.8
Registered electors 78,037
Labour hold Swing +9.3
General election 2015: Dulwich and West Norwood[7][8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Helen Hayes 27,772 54.1 +7.5
Conservative Resham Kotecha 11,650 22.7 +0.5
Liberal Democrat James Barber 5,055 9.8 -17.3
Green Rashid Nix 4,844 9.4 +6.8
UKIP Rathy Alagaratnam 1,606 3.1 +1.7
TUSC Steve Nally 248 0.5 N/A
Independent Robin Lambert 125 0.2 N/A
All People's Party Amadu Kanumansa 62 0.1 N/A
Majority 16,122 31.4 +12.0
Turnout 51,362 67.1 +0.9
Registered electors 76,575
Labour hold Swing +3.5
General election 2010: Dulwich and West Norwood[10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tessa Jowell 22,461 46.6 -2.3
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Mitchell 13,096 27.2 +6.1
Conservative Kemi Badenoch 10,684 22.2 +1.3
Green Shane Collins 1,266 2.6 -3.7
UKIP Elizabeth Jones 707 1.5 +0.7
Majority 9,365 19.4 -0.3
Turnout 48,214 66.2 +9.3
Registered electors 72,817
Labour hold Swing -0.8

Elections of the 2000s[edit]

General election 2005: Dulwich and West Norwood[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tessa Jowell 19,059 45.4 -9.5
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Mitchell 10,252 24.4 +9.2
Conservative Kim Humphreys 9,200 21.9 -0.8
Green Jenny Jones 2,741 6.5 +1.5
UKIP Ralph Atkinson 290 0.7 N/A
Veritas David Heather 241 0.6 N/A
Socialist Labour Amanda Rose 149 0.4 N/A
For Integrity And Trust In Government Judy Weleminsky 57 0.1 N/A
Majority 8,807 21.0 -11.2
Turnout 41,989 58.1 +4.7
Registered electors 73,710
Labour hold Swing -9.4
General election 2001: Dulwich and West Norwood[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tessa Jowell 20,999 54.9 −6.1
Conservative Nicholas Vineall 8,689 22.7 −1.5
Liberal Democrat Caroline Pidgeon 5,805 15.2 +4.4
Green Jenny Jones 1,914 5.0 N/A
Socialist Alliance Brian Kelly 839 2.2 N/A
Majority 12,310 32.2 -4.6
Turnout 38,246 53.4 −11.6
Registered electors 71,261
Labour hold Swing -2.3

Elections of the 1990s[edit]

General election 1997: Dulwich and West Norwood[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tessa Jowell 27,807 61.0 N/A
Conservative Roger Gough 11,038 24.2 N/A
Liberal Democrat Susan Kramer 4,916 10.8 N/A
Referendum Bruce Coles 897 2.0 N/A
Liberal Alex Goldie 587 1.3 N/A
Rainbow Dream Ticket David Goodman 173 0.4 N/A
UKIP Eddie Pike 159 0.3 N/A
Rizz Party Captain Rizz 38 0.1 N/A
Majority 16,769 36.8 N/A
Turnout 45,615 65.5 N/A
Registered electors 70,203
Labour win (new seat)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
References
  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "Revised estimates of leave vote in Westminster constituencies". Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 3)
  4. ^ "Dulwich & West Norwood parliamentary constituency". BBC News.
  5. ^ http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7979/CBP-7979.pdf
  6. ^ https://inews.co.uk/news/politics/conservative-candidates-running-mps-2017-general-election/
  7. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  8. ^ http://moderngov.lambeth.gov.uk/mgElectionAreaResults.aspx?XXR=0&ID=137&RPID=26942154 23Jul15
  9. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/politics/constituencies/E14000673
  10. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  11. ^ BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/election2010/results/constituency/b45.stm. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  13. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  14. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.

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Coordinates: 51°26′49″N 0°05′02″W / 51.447°N 0.084°W / 51.447; -0.084