Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush (UK Parliament constituency)

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Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush in Greater London for the 2005 general election.
County Greater London
19972010
Number of members One
Replaced by Ealing Central and Acton and Hammersmith
Created from Ealing Acton and Hammersmith

Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush was a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. The constituency was abolished at the 2010 general election when it was divided between the new seats of Ealing Central and Acton and Hammersmith, with then incumbent Andy Slaughter becoming MP for the latter seat.

History[edit]

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency incorporated the eastern-most section of the London Borough of Ealing (covering Ealing and Acton) as well as the northern part of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham (covering Shepherd's Bush and White City, including the BBC Television Centre).

The constituency was made up of the following electoral wards:

  • From the London Borough of Ealing: Hanger Lane; Heathfield; Southfield; Springfield; Vale; Victoria.
  • From the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham: College Park and Old Oak; Coningham; Starch Green; White City and Shepherd’s Bush; Wormholt.

Boundary changes which took effect at the 2010 general election erased the constituency. The section which fell within the London Borough of Ealing was combined with parts of central Ealing to create a new Ealing Central and Acton constituency, whilst the area falling within the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham (namely Shepherd's Bush) was combined with the northern part of the old Hammersmith and Fulham constituency to create a new Hammersmith seat.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member [1] Party
1997 Clive Soley Labour
2005 Andy Slaughter Labour
2010 constituency abolished: see Hammersmith & Ealing Central and Acton

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Andy Slaughter 16,579 41.8 -12.3
Conservative Jonathan Gough 11,059 27.9 +2.8
Liberal Democrat Gary Malcolm 9,986 25.2 +8.6
Green Geoffrey Burgess 1,999 5.0 +5.0
Majority 5,520 13.9 -15.1
Turnout 39,623 56.2 +3.6
Labour hold Swing -7.5
General Election 2001: Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Clive Soley 20,144 54.1 -4.2
Conservative Justine Greening 9,355 25.1 -0.7
Liberal Democrat Martin Tod 6,171 16.6 +5.8
Socialist Alliance Nick Grant 529 1.4 N/A
UKIP George Lawrie 476 1.3 +0.5
Socialist Labour Carlos Rule 301 0.8 -0.5
ProLife Alliance Rebecca Ng 225 0.6 +0.1
Majority 10,789 29.0
Turnout 37,201 52.6 -14.1
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Clive Soley 28,052 58.4 N/A
Conservative Barbara Yerolemou 12,405 25.8 N/A
Liberal Democrat Andrew Mitchell 5,163 10.7 N/A
Referendum Christopher Winn 637 1.3 N/A
Socialist Labour Jack Gilbert 635 1.3 N/A
UKIP Joseph Gomm 385 0.8 N/A
ProLife Alliance Paul Danon 265 0.6 N/A
Glow Bowling Party Christopher Beasley 209 0.4 N/A
Christian Party William Edwards 163 0.3 N/A
Natural Law Kevin Turner 150 0.3 N/A
Majority 15,647 32.2 N/A
Turnout 48,064 66.7 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "E" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 

Coordinates: 51°31′01″N 0°15′36″W / 51.517°N 0.260°W / 51.517; -0.260