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

Dulwich and West Norwood /ˈdʌlɪ ...ˈnɔːrwʊd/ is a constituency in South London created in 1997. It has been represented by Helen Hayes of Labour since her election in 2015.

In the 2016 EU referendum, Dulwich and West Norwood voted to remain in the European Union by an estimated 78%. This was the third highest result in the UK, behind Gibraltar and the neighbouring constituency of Vauxhall.[2][3]

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 takes in all of Herne Hill, Dulwich Village, East Dulwich, Angell Town in Brixton, Gipsy Hill and West Norwood.

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. 47.6% of residents have a university degree - the fifteenth-highest proportion across all constituencies.

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 seven general elections to date has been the Conservative Party, the Liberal Democrats twice, and the Green Party once.

The constituency takes in the eastern side of Lambeth Council which include the wards of Coldharbour, Herne Hill, Thurlow Park, Gipsy Hill and Knight's Hill. It also takes in the south western end of Southwark Council which encompass Dulwich Village, Goose Green and Dulwich Hill wards. The Green Party have two councillors in constituency and are the official opposition on Lambeth Council. The Labour Party have twenty-one councillors.

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[4] Party
1997 Tessa Jowell Labour
2015 Helen Hayes Labour

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Dulwich and West Norwood was a Unite to Remain constituency, where the Liberal Democrats stood aside in order to back the Green Party. 14% was the largest increase in vote share for any Green candidate at the 2019 General Election.[5]

General election 2019: Dulwich and West Norwood[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Helen Hayes 36,521 65.5 Decrease4.2
Green Jonathan Bartley 9,211 16.5 Increase14.0
Conservative Jane Lyons 9,160 16.4 Decrease3.1
Brexit Party Julia Stephenson 571 1.0 N/A
Christian Peoples Alliance Anthony Hodgson 242 0.4 N/A
UKIP John Plume 73 0.1 N/A
Majority 27,310 49.0 Decrease1.2
Turnout 55,778 65.2 Decrease5.2
Registered electors 84,663
Labour hold Swing Decrease9.1
General election 2017: Dulwich and West Norwood[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Helen Hayes 39,096 69.6 Increase15.5
Conservative Rachel Wolf 10,940 19.5 Decrease3.2
Liberal Democrats Gail Kent 4,475 8.0 Decrease1.8
Green Rashid Nix 1,408 2.5 Decrease6.9
Independent Robin Lambert 121 0.2 0.0
Independent Yen Lin Chong 103 0.2 N/A
Majority 28,156 50.2 Increase18.8
Turnout 56,143 71.9 Increase4.8
Registered electors 78,037
Labour hold Swing Increase9.4
General election 2015: Dulwich and West Norwood[9][10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Helen Hayes 27,772 54.1 Increase7.5
Conservative Resham Kotecha 11,650 22.7 Increase0.5
Liberal Democrats James Barber 5,055 9.8 Decrease17.3
Green Rashid Nix 4,844 9.4 Increase6.8
UKIP Rathy Alagaratnam 1,606 3.1 Increase1.7
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 Increase12.0
Turnout 51,362 67.1 Increase0.9
Registered electors 76,575
Labour hold Swing Increase3.5
General election 2010: Dulwich and West Norwood[12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tessa Jowell 22,461 46.6 -2.3
Liberal Democrats 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
Registered electors 72,817
Labour hold Swing -0.8

Elections of the 2000s[edit]

General election 2005: Dulwich and West Norwood[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tessa Jowell 19,059 45.4 -9.5
Liberal Democrats 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[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tessa Jowell 20,999 54.9 −6.1
Conservative Nicholas Vineall 8,689 22.7 −1.5
Liberal Democrats 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[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tessa Jowell 27,807 61.0 N/A
Conservative Roger Gough 11,038 24.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats 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. ^ "London borough emerges as 'Europhile's elysium'". Evening Standard. June 24, 2016.
  3. ^ "Revised estimates of leave vote in Westminster constituencies". Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  4. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 3)
  5. ^ http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-8749/CBP-8749.pdf
  6. ^ "Statement of Persons Nominated" (PDF).
  7. ^ "Dulwich & West Norwood parliamentary constituency". BBC News.
  8. ^ http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7979/CBP-7979.pdf
  9. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Election results for Dulwich and West Norwood, 7 May 2015". moderngov.lambeth.gov.uk. May 7, 2015.
  11. ^ "Dulwich & West Norwood parliamentary constituency - Election 2017" – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  12. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  13. ^ "Election 2010: Dulwich & West Norwood". BBC News.
  14. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  15. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  16. ^ "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