Ealing Southall (UK Parliament constituency)

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Ealing, Southall
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Ealing, Southall in Greater London.
County Greater London
Electorate 65,768 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Southall, Norwood Green, Northfields, Dormers Wells
Current constituency
Created 1983
Member of parliament Virendra Sharma (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Southall
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency London

Ealing, Southall (also Ealing Southall) is a constituency[n 1] created in 1983 and represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2007 by Virendra Sharma of the Labour Party.[n 2]

Constituency profile[edit]

The majority of Ealing Southall's housing is little-embellished low-rise and where with private gardens and rooms tend to be smaller than the central part of the London Borough of Ealing

The constituency has relatively good road and rail transport, and numerous small to medium-size green spaces,[2] and has had as many as three tube stations at its eastern extremes of its boundaries. Southall and Norwood Green, forming the western bulk of the seat, feature a high British Asian proportion of the population since the 1960s. British Indian ethnicity is the largest single ethnic group. British Asians account for 51% of the population, as at the 2011 census,[3] the majority of this minority is of Indian ethnicity (29.6%), with significant Hindu and Muslim populations, with the highest number of Sikh residents in any constituency in Britain at over 20%.[4] The Afro-Caribbean community amounts to 8% according to the latest census statistics. The seat has generally modest incomes and the vast majority of housing is modest terraced, semi-detached or mid-rise 20th century blocks of flats. The east of the seat is formed by Hanwell and West Ealing.

Political history[edit]

The seat has been seen three successive Labour Party MPs since inception in 1983. The majorities have ranged between 13.8% of the vote and 50% of the vote, which was not achieved in a landslide year; in 2017. The length of tenure and size of majorities mean that practical analyses consider Ealing Southall a safe seat. The 2015 result made the seat the 25th safest of Labour's 232 seats by percentage of majority.[5] The larger predecessor seat, created in 1945, was held by Labour throughout its existence.

Boundaries[edit]

1983–1997: The London Borough of Ealing wards of Dormers Wells, Elthorne, Glebe, Mount Pleasant, Northcote, Northfield, Walpole, and Waxlow.

1997–2010: The London Borough of Ealing wards of Dormers Wells, Ealing Common, Elthorne, Glebe, Mount Pleasant, Northcote, Northfield, Walpole, and Waxlow.

2010–present: The London Borough of Ealing wards of Dormers Wells, Elthorne, Lady Margaret, Northfield, Norwood Green, Southall Broadway, and Southall Green.

The constituency takes in the south western third of population of the London Borough of Ealing in west London and is traversed its extreme length by the Great Western Main Line (railway). The other Ealing constituencies are Ealing North, and Ealing Central and Acton.

2010-implemented boundary review[edit]

the Boundary Commission for England made minor changes. Part of Greenford Broadway ward and tiny parts of Hobbayne ward and Dormers Wells ward were transferred from the constituency of Ealing North to Ealing, Southall. Tiny parts of Hobbayne ward and Dormers Wells ward were also transferred to Ealing North. Walpole ward, and parts of Ealing Broadway ward and Ealing Common ward were transferred from the seat into new Ealing Central and Acton.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[6] Party
1983 Syd Bidwell Labour
1992 Piara Khabra Labour
2007 by-election Virendra Sharma Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2017: Ealing Southall[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Virendra Sharma 31,720 70.3 Increase5.3
Conservative Fabio Conti 9,630 21.3 Decrease0.3
Liberal Democrat Nigel Bakhai 1,892 4.2 Increase0.6
Green Peter Ward 1,037 2.3 Decrease2.3
UKIP John Poynton 504 1.1 Decrease3.0
Workers Revolutionary Arjinder Thiara 362 0.8 Increase0.8
Majority 22,090 49.0 Increase6.7
Turnout 45,145 69.3 Increase3.2
Labour hold Swing +10.8
General Election 2015: Ealing Southall[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Virendra Sharma 28,147 65.0 +13.5
Conservative James Symes 9,387 21.7 −8.1
Green Jas Mahal[9] 2,007 4.6 +3.0
UKIP John Poynton 1,769 4.1 N/A
Liberal Democrat Kavya Kaushik 1,550 3.6 −11.4
NLP Jagdeesh Singh 461 1.1 N/A
Majority 18,760 43.3 +21.6
Turnout 43,321 66.1 −4.7
Labour hold Swing +10.8
General Election 2010: Ealing Southall[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Virendra Sharma 22,024 51.5 −5.8
Conservative Gurcharan Singh 12,733 29.8 +10.8
Liberal Democrat Nigel Bakhai 6,383 14.9 −3.3
Green Suneil Basu 705 1.6 −3.1
Christian Mehboob Anil 503 1.2 N/A
English Democrat Sati Chaggar 408 1.0 N/A
Majority 9,291 21.7
Turnout 42,756 70.8 +15.9
Labour hold Swing −8.3

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Ealing Southall by-election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Virendra Sharma 15,188 41.5 −7.5
Liberal Democrat Nigel Bakhai 10,118 27.7 +3.3
Conservative Tony Lit 8,230 22.5 +0.9
Green Sarah Edwards 1,135 3.1 −1.5
Respect Salvinder Dhillon 588 1.6 N/A
UKIP K. T. Rajan 285 0.8 N/A
Christian Vote Yaqub Masih 280 0.8 N/A
Independent Jasdev Rai 275 0.8 N/A
Monster Raving Loony John Cartwright 188 0.5 N/A
English Democrat Sati Chaggar 152 0.4 N/A
Independent Gulbash Singh 92 0.3 N/A
Independent Kuldeep Grewal 87 0.2 N/A
Majority 5,070 13.8 -10.5
Turnout 36,618 42.9 -13.3
Labour hold Swing −5.4
General Election 2005: Ealing Southall[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Piara Khabra 22,937 48.8 +1.3
Liberal Democrat Nigel Bakhai 11,497 24.4 +14.4
Conservative Mark D.Y. Nicholson 10,147 21.6 +3.3
Green Sarah J. Edwards 2,175 4.6 +0.1
Workers Revolutionary Malkiat Bilku 289 0.6 N/A
Majority 11,440 24.3
Turnout 47,045 56.2 −0.6
Labour hold Swing −6.6
General Election 2001: Ealing Southall[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Piara Khabra 22,239 47.5 −12.5
Conservative Daniel Kawczynski 8,556 18.3 −2.5
Independent Avtar Lit 5,764 12.3 N/A
Liberal Democrat Baldev Sharma 4,680 10.0 −0.4
Green Margaret Cook 2,119 4.5 +2.8
Independent Salvinder Singh Dhillon 1,214 2.6 N/A
Independent Mushtaq Choudhry 1,666 2.5 N/A
Socialist Labour Harpal Brar 921 2.0 −1.9
Independent Mohammed Bhutta 169 0.4 N/A
Majority 13,683 29.2
Turnout 46,828 56.8
Labour hold Swing

At the 2001 Election, the Electoral Commissions book "Election 2001" ISBN 978-1-84275-020-9 records the following three candidates with party names rejected for not being recorded on the register of political parties:

  • Dhillon – Independent Community Candidate Empowering Change
  • Bhutta – Qari
  • Lit – Chairman of Sunrise Radio

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Ealing Southall[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Piara Khabra 32,791 60.0 +12.6
Conservative John Penrose 11,368 20.8 −12.8
Liberal Democrat Nikki F. Thomson 5,687 10.4 +2.7
Socialist Labour Harpal Brar 2,107 3.9 N/A
Green Nicholas Goodwin 934 1.7 −0.2
Referendum Bruce Cherry 854 1.6 N/A
ProLife Alliance Kinga M. Klepacka 473 0.9 N/A
UKIP Richard G.C. Mead 428 0.8 N/A
Majority 21,423 39.2
Turnout 54,642 66.9
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Ealing Southall[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Piara Khabra 23,476 47.4 −3.3
Conservative Philip C. Treleaven 16,610 33.6 −1.9
True Labour Syd Bidwell 4,665 9.4 N/A
Liberal Democrat Pash Nandhra 3,790 7.7 −5.6
Green Nicholas Goodwin 964 1.9 N/A
Majority 6,866 13.8 -1.3
Turnout 49,505 75.5 +5.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Ealing Southall[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Syd Bidwell 26,480 50.7 −1.6
Conservative Michael Truman 18,503 35.5 +5.0
Liberal Monica Howes 6,947 13.3 −2.5
Workers Revolutionary Richard Lugg 256 0.5 N/A
Majority 7,977 15.2 −6.6
Turnout 52,186 69.7 −1.7
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1983: Ealing Southall[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Syd Bidwell 26,664 52.3 -2.1
Conservative Nigel G.T. Linacre 15,548 30.5 -2.4
Liberal Mahmud Nadeen 8,059 15.8 +8.3
National Front E. Pendrous 555 1.1 -1.9
Independent S.S. Paul 150 0.3 +0.1
Majority 11,116 21.8 +0.3
Turnout 50,976 71.4 -0.3
Labour 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. ^ "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. ^ "OpenStreetMap". openstreetmap.org. 
  3. ^ "United Kingdom Census official website". statistics.gov.uk. 
  4. ^ UK Polling Report, Ealing, Southall
  5. ^ List of Labour MPs elected in 2015 by % majority UK Political.info. Retrieved 2017-01-29
  6. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "E" (part 1)
  7. ^ "Ealing Southall parliamentary constituency". BBC News. 
  8. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-01-08. Retrieved 2015-02-25. 
  10. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  12. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  13. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  14. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  15. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  16. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 

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Coordinates: 51°30′18″N 0°21′14″W / 51.505°N 0.354°W / 51.505; -0.354