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)|
|Number of members||One|
|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.
This is the affluent, leafy western part of the London Borough of Enfield. It is more cosmopolitan than the Conservative suburbs of south-east London - there are sizeable Jewish, Muslim and Cypriot communities.[n 4] The Bowes Park area to the south of the constituency has to date had a solid Labour preference along with Palmers Green, but in the remainder of the wards overall Southgate has tended to give majorities to Conservatives and elects Conservative local councillors. To the north the seat becomes semi-rural as it takes in Trent Park and the campus of Middlesex University, the Cockfosters terminus to the Piccadilly line and stretches into the markedly expensive Hadley Wood area.http://www.mouseprice.com/area-guide/en4 Small output areas (smaller than wards) have middle rankings when placed in a complete list of wards (such as the 2000 Index of Multiple Deprivation) found in the southwest of the constituency however all other output areas lack any significant deprivation.
1950-1974: The Municipal Borough of Southgate.
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.
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.
Members of Parliament
|1950||Sir Beverley Baxter||Conservative|
|1964||Sir Anthony Berry||Conservative|
|1984 by-election||Michael Portillo||Conservative|
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2015: Enfield Southgate|
|Liberal Democrat||Paul Smith||1,518||3.3||−10.5|
|General Election 2010: Enfield Southgate|
|Liberal Democrat||Johar Khan||6,124||13.8||+2.7|
|English Democrats||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
|General Election 2005: Enfield Southgate|
|Liberal Democrat||Ziz Kakoulakis||4,724||11.2||+4.2|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+8.7|
|General Election 2001: Enfield Southgate|
|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
|General Election 1997: Enfield Southgate|
|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|
|General Election 1992: Enfield, Southgate|
|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
|General Election 1987: Enfield, Southgate|
|1984 by-election: Enfield, Southgate|
|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|
|General Election 1983: Enfield, Southgate|
|Conservative||Anthony George Berry||26,451||58.09||-3.55|
Elections in the 1970s
|General Election 1979: Enfield, Southgate|
|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|
|General Election October 1974: Enfield, Southgate|
|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|
|General Election February 1974: Enfield, Southgate|
|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||-|
|General Election 1970: Southgate|
|Conservative||Anthony George Berry||22,963||60.74|
|Liberal||George J Bridge||5,451||14.42|
Elections in the 1960s
|General Election 1966: Southgate|
|Conservative||Anthony George Berry||21,171||53.47|
|Liberal||George J Bridge||8,679||21.92|
|General Election 1964: Southgate|
|Conservative||Anthony George Berry||22,251||54.75|
|Liberal||George J Bridge||9,600||23.62|
Elections in the 1950s
|General Election 1959: Southgate|
|Conservative||Sir Arthur Beverley Baxter||25,704||60.79|
|Liberal||George J Bridge||8,968||21.21|
|General Election 1955: Southgate|
|Conservative||Sir Arthur Beverley Baxter||26,794||62.32|
|Liberal||George J Bridge||7,614||17.71|
|General Election 1951: Southgate|
|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|
|General Election 1950: Southgate|
|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. 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]