Enfield Southgate (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Enfield Southgate in Greater London.
|Electorate||64,932 (December 2010)|
|Member of parliament||David Burrowes (Conservative)|
|European Parliament constituency||London|
- 1 History
- 2 Constituency profile
- 3 Boundaries
- 4 Members of Parliament
- 5 Elections
- 6 See also
- 7 Notes and references
The seat gained national attention in the 1997 general election when Michael Portillo, Secretary of State for Defence was unexpectedly defeated on a massive swing. Portillo had been widely expected to contest the Conservative leadership and his defeat the media took to epitomise the Labour landslide victory. The victorious candidate, Stephen Twigg, increased his majority at the following election. In the 2005 general election, Twigg's majority was the largest overturned, with a swing of 8.7% to the Conservative candidate David Burrowes.
The constituency is located western part of the London Borough of Enfield, which is generally more affluent than other parts of the borough. It is more cosmopolitan than many other Conservative London suburban constituencies - there are sizeable Jewish, Muslim and Cypriot communities.[n 4] In recent years the south-eastern wards of the constituency including Bowes and Palmers Green tend to return Labour local councillors, but in the remainder of the wards overall Southgate has tended to give majorities to the Conservatives and elects Conservative local councillors. To the north the seat becomes semi-rural as it takes in Trent Park and the former campus of Middlesex University, and the Cockfosters terminus of the Piccadilly line. It stretches into the wealthy Hadley Wood area. Some areas (smaller than local government wards) in the south of the constituency have middle rankings of deprivation when placed in a complete list of wards (such as the 2000 Index of Multiple Deprivation), however all other output areas lack any significant deprivation.
1950-1965: The Municipal Borough of Southgate.
1965-1974: Southgate as part of the London Borough of Enfield.
1974-1983: The London Borough of Enfield wards of Arnos, Bowes, Cockfosters, Grange, Highfield, Oakwood, Palmers Green, Southgate Green, West, and Winchmore Hill.
1983-2010: The London Borough of Enfield wards of Arnos, Bowes, Grange, Grovelands, Highfield, Merryhills, Oakwood, Palmers Green, Southgate Green, Trent, and Winchmore Hill.
2010–present: The London Borough of Enfield wards of Bowes, Cockfosters, Grange, Palmers Green, Southgate, Southgate Green, and Winchmore Hill.
5th Boundary review 2000-2007
Following its review of parliamentary representation in North London, the Boundary Commission for England made some changes to Enfield, Southgate. Part of Highlands ward was transferred to the constituency of Enfield North, and part of Grange ward was transferred from Enfield North to Enfield, Southgate. Parts of Grange ward, Bowes ward and Palmers Green ward were transferred to Enfield, Southgate from Edmonton. Part of Bush Hill Park ward and a tiny part of Upper Edmonton ward were transferred to Edmonton.
6th Boundary review 2015-2018
In the first draft proposal of the Review, the Constituency would be broken up, with Cockfosters Ward joining an enlarged [Chipping Barnet, Grange Ward joining Enfield North, renamed as Enfield, Palmers Green returning to Edmonton, and the remainder joining parts of Finchley in a new Southgate and Finchley Constituency.
Members of Parliament
|1950||Sir Beverley Baxter||Conservative|
|1964||Sir Anthony Berry||Conservative|
|1984 by-election||Michael Portillo||Conservative|
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Paul Smith||1,518||3.3||−10.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Johar Khan||6,124||13.8||+2.7|
|English Democrat||Ben Weald||173||0.4||+0.4|
|Independent||Mal the Warrior Malakounides||88||0.2||+0.2|
|Better Britain Party||Jeremy Sturgess||35||0.1||+0.1|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Ziz Kakoulakis||4,724||11.2||+4.2|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+8.7|
|Conservative||John Christopher Flack||16,181||38.6||−2.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Wayne Hoban||2,935||7.0||−3.7|
|Green||Elaine Amanda Graham-Leigh||662||1.6||N/A|
|UKIP||Roy Andrew Freshwater||298||0.7||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Jeremy Browne||4,966||10.7||−3.8|
|Christian Democrat||Alan Storkey||289||0.6||N/A|
|Mal - Voice of the People||Andrew Malakouna||229||0.5||N/A|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+17.4|
|Liberal Democrat||Kevin Keane||7,080||11.2||−6.5|
|Green||Mrs. Marghanita C.P.H. Hollands||696||1.4||0.0|
Elections in the 1980s
|Liberal||Timothy Willatt Slack||11,973||35.6||+12.2|
|Turkish Troops Out of Cyprus||Andreas Polydrou||687||2||N/A|
|Nationalist Party||James Kershaw||80||0.2||N/A|
|English National||Raymond Shenton||78||0.2||N/A|
|Abolish Greater London, Restore Middlesex||Iain Burgess||50||0.2||N/A|
|Captain Rainbow's Universal Party||George Weiss||48||0.2||N/A|
|Death off Roads: Freight on Rail||Helen Mary Anscomb||45||0.1||N/A|
|Conservative||Anthony George Berry||26,451||58.09||-3.55|
Elections in the 1970s
|Conservative||Anthony George Berry||31,663||61.64||+7.74|
|Labour||I S Wilson||11,584||22.55||-0.28|
|National Front||R Pert||895||1.74||-0.87|
|Conservative||Anthony George Berry||25,888||53.9||+1.76|
|Labour||J P Sheppard||10,966||22.83||+2.64|
|Liberal||George J Bridge||9,922||20.66||-4.81|
|National Front||B W Pell||1,255||2.61||+0.41|
|Conservative||Anthony George Berry||28,620||52.14||-|
|Liberal||George J Bridge||13,806||25.47||-|
|National Front||B W Pell||1,192||2.2||-|
|Conservative||Anthony George Berry||22,963||60.74|
|Labour||Robert Brian Bastin||9,389||24.84|
|Liberal||George J Bridge||5,451||14.42|
Elections in the 1960s
|Conservative||Anthony George Berry||21,171||53.47|
|Labour||Percy Sassoon Gourgey||9,743||24.61|
|Liberal||George J Bridge||8,679||21.92|
|Conservative||Anthony George Berry||22,251||54.75|
|Liberal||George J Bridge||9,600||23.62|
|Labour||S. John Chapman||8,787||21.62|
Elections in the 1950s
|Conservative||Sir Arthur Beverley Baxter||25,704||60.79|
|Liberal||George J Bridge||8,968||21.21|
|Labour||S. John Chapman||7,613||18.00|
|Conservative||Sir Arthur Beverley Baxter||26,794||62.32|
|Labour||George Louis Caunt||8,584||19.97|
|Liberal||George J Bridge||7,614||17.71|
|Conservative||Sir Arthur Beverley Baxter||30,044||62.16|
|Labour||Miss Vera Dart||10,889||22.53|
|Liberal||Edwin Thomas Malindine||7,402||15.31|
|Conservative||Arthur Beverley Baxter||30,302||61.1||n/a|
|Labour||Miss Vera Dart||11,023||22.2||n/a|
Notes and references
- A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
- 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.
- Strictly a London Borough prefix to the constituency name (in this case Enfield) was introduced in 1974
- see 2011 census data release: Ethnicity
- "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.
- Enfield — Councillors
- 2001 Census
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- Election Results for Enfield Southgate
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- General Election Results from the Electoral Commission
- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "E" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]