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.
County Greater London
Electorate 71,523 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1997
Member of parliament Helen Hayes (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Dulwich and Norwood
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency London

Dulwich and West Norwood /ˈdʌlɪ ənd wɛst ˈnɔːrwʊd/ is a constituency 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 Southwark borough 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 Southwark borough amalgamated wards of College, East Dulwich and Village, and Coldharbour and the same Lambeth borough wards.

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 London is the seat of Dulwich and West Norwood. Traversed by the South Circular Road, it is a constituency of two halves. On one side there is Dulwich Village, with its three prestigious private schools and million pound properties - Baroness Thatcher, the former UK prime minister, TV personality Ronnie Corbett and comedian Jo Brand were all former residents.

On the other hand, the area includes estates like Angell Town, which has one of the highest crime rates in London, it also has shown strong support for the Green Party and UKIP. The ward, Coldharbour, currently has two Labour Councillors elected with 51% of the overall vote & an Independent with 22% of the vote.

The seat is ethnically diverse: one in four is Afro-Caribbean - the 10th highest proportion of all constituencies in England and Wales, according to ONS 2011 Census figures. A third of the population lives in social housing; one in 10 is a lone parent. At 47.6%, it has the 15th highest proportion of people with a degree.

Political history[edit]

The Labour Party majorities won have been in the safe order of more than 15% since the seat's 1997 creation. The runner-up party in three of the five elections to date has been the Conservative Party, otherwise the Liberal Democrats.

A leader 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 candidates, the latter being Tessa Jowell; the last other party win in either was the 1987 win in the Dulwich seat of Gerald Francis Bowden, Conservative, by 0.5% of the vote, having won a 4.9% majority in the 1983 landslide.

2016 EU Referendum[edit]

During the 2016 EU referendum, Lambeth voted 78% to remain and 22% to Leave, this was one of the highest remain votes in the UK.

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[2] Party
1997 Dame Tessa Jowell Labour
2015 Helen Hayes Labour

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2017: Dulwich and West Norwood[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Helen Hayes 39,096 69.6 Increase 15.6
Conservative Rachel Wolf 10,940 19.5 Decrease 3.2
Liberal Democrat Gail Kent 4,475 8.0 Decrease 1.8
Green Rashid Nix 1,408 2.5 Decrease 6.9
Independent Robin Lambert 121 0.2 Increase 0.0
Independent Yen Chong 103 0.2 Increase 0.2
Majority 28,156 40.1 Increase8.7
Turnout 55,143 72.8 Increase5.7
Labour hold Swing
General Election 2015: Dulwich and West Norwood[4][5][6]
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
Labour hold Swing +3.5
General Election 2010: Dulwich and West Norwood[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tessa Jowell 22,461 46.6 −2.3
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Mitchell 13,096 27.2 +6.1
Conservative Kemi Adegoke 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
Labour hold Swing −0.8

Elections of the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Dulwich and West Norwood[9]
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
Turnout 41,989 58.1 +4.7
Labour hold Swing −9.4
General Election 2001: Dulwich and West Norwood[10]
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
Turnout 38,246 53.4 −11.6
Labour hold Swing

Elections of the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Dulwich and West Norwood[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tessa Jowell 27,807 61.0 N/A
Conservative Roger W. Gough 11,038 24.2 N/A
Liberal Democrat Susan Kramer 4,916 10.8 N/A
Referendum Bruce G.S. Coles 897 2.0 N/A
Liberal Alex Goldie 587 1.3 N/A
Rainbow Dream Ticket David S. Goodman 173 0.4 N/A
UKIP E.C. 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
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. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ "Dulwich & West Norwood parliamentary constituency". BBC News. 
  4. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  5. ^ http://moderngov.lambeth.gov.uk/mgElectionAreaResults.aspx?XXR=0&ID=137&RPID=26942154 23Jul15
  6. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/politics/constituencies/E14000673
  7. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  8. ^ BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/election2010/results/constituency/b45.stm.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 

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