Feltham and Heston (UK Parliament constituency)
|Feltham and Heston|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Feltham and Heston in Greater London.
|Electorate||80,437 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Feltham, Heston
and Hounslow (part)
|Member of parliament||Seema Malhotra (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Feltham and Heston & Isleworth|
|European Parliament constituency||London|
Feltham and Heston covers the western half of the London Borough of Hounslow. Feltham occupies the southern part of the L-shape formed by the borough. Heston occupies the far north bounded by the M4 motorway. In the south of the constituency is Hanworth, with Bedfont in the far west — both are postally parts of Feltham.
The seat has electoral wards:
- Bedfont, Cranford, Feltham North, Feltham West, Hanworth, Hanworth Park, Heston Central, Heston East, Heston West and Hounslow West in the London Borough of Hounslow[n 3]
The London Borough of Hounslow's eastern half is the Brentford and Isleworth seat.
Parts of the London Borough of Hounslow are lower on the socio-economic scales than those in neighbouring Brentford and Isleworth. There is higher proportion of social housing, though unemployment is low proportionally by London standards. The seat also includes the western part of the slightly larger urban centre, Hounslow.
To the northwest is London Heathrow Airport where many local constituents are employed, and small storage, distribution businesses are a feature of this half of the borough, as well as light industry and office accommodation. Next to Cranford on the A4 Bath Road are most of the luxury airport hotels,[n 4] and an imposing 1998 conversion of the office block Astronaut House into a hotel in Feltham's linear town centre. The constituency includes a Young Offenders Institution and a Motorway Service Station. Across all wards car ownership is much higher than the London average, however for the small proportion of people (who work in the City), Feltham railway station, Hounslow West tube station, Hounslow Central tube station and Hatton Cross tube station provide good links from most areas to the capital.
Members of Parliament
|Feb 1974||Russell Kerr||Labour|
|1992||Alan Keen||Labour Co-op|
|2011 by-election||Seema Malhotra||Labour|
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Roger Crouch||1,579||3.2||−10.6|
|Liberal Democrat||Roger Crouch||1,364||5.9||−7.8|
|English Democrats||Roger Cooper||322||1.4||N/A|
|London People Before Profit||George Hallam||128||0.6||N/A|
|Bus-Pass Elvis Party||David Bishop||93||0.4||N/A|
|Labour Co-op||Alan Keen||21,174||43.6||−4.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Munira Wilson||6,669||13.7||−2.9|
|Workers Revolutionary||Matthew Linley||78||0.2||N/A|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||−4.8|
Elections in the 2000s
|Labour Co-op||Alan Keen||17,741||47.6||−11.6|
|Liberal Democrat||Mrs. Satnam Kaur Khalsa||6,177||16.6||+2.8|
|National Front||Graham Kemp||975||2.6||N/A|
|Green||Mrs. Elizabeth Anstis||815||2.2||N/A|
|UKIP||Leon S. Mullett||612||1.6||N/A|
|Independent||Warwick William Prachar||41||0.1||−0.4|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||−8.4|
|Labour Co-op||Alan Keen||21,406||59.2||−0.5|
|Conservative||Miss Hazel Elizabeth Mammatt||8,749||24.2||−2.8|
|Liberal Democrat||Andrew S. Darley||4,998||13.8||+4.7|
|Socialist Labour||Surinder Cheema||651||1.8||N/A|
|Independent||Warwick William Prachar||204||0.6||N/A|
|Independent||Asa Singh Khaira||169||0.5||N/A|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing|
Elections in the 1990s
|Labour Co-op||Alan Keen||27,836||59.7||+14.2|
|Conservative||Reginald Patrick Ground||12,563||26.9||−15.9|
|Liberal Democrat||Colin D. Penning||4,264||9.1||−2.4|
|Referendum||Rupert A. Stubbs||1,099||2.4||N/A|
|Natural Law||David J. Fawcett||177||0.4||N/A|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing|
|Labour Co-op||Alan Keen||27,660||46.1||+8.7|
|Conservative||Reginald Patrick Ground||25,665||42.7||−3.8|
|Liberal Democrat||Michael F. Hoban||6,700||11.2||−3.9|
|Labour Co-op gain from Conservative||Swing||+6.3|
Elections in the 1980s
|Conservative||Reginald Patrick Ground||27,755||46.5||+3.1|
|Labour||Charles William Victor Hinds||22,325||37.4||−2.0|
|Social Democratic||James Daly||9,623||15.1||−0.8|
|Conservative||Reginald Patrick Ground||23,724||43.4||+2.0|
|Liberal||Alex V. Alagappa||8,706||15.9||+7.4|
|National Front||Stuart A. Glass||696||1.3||−0.2|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+5.5|
Elections in the 1970s
|Conservative||Reginald Patrick Ground||24,570||41.4||+8.8|
|National Front||Josephine Reid||898||1.5||−2.2|
|Workers Revolutionary||R. Lugg||168||0.3||N/A|
|Conservative||Reginald Patrick Ground||17,464||32.6||+0.5|
|National Front||Josephine Reid||1,984||3.7||−0.7|
|Conservative||Reginald Patrick Ground||19,464||32.1||N/A|
|National Front||Josephine Reid||2,653||4.4||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
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.
- All but Heston and Hounslow West are in the Feltham post town
- see Heathrow
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- "Labour announces byelection date". Press Association. 24 November 2011. Retrieved 24 November 2011.
- Waugh, Paul. "Winter by-election". Politics Home. Retrieved 23 November 2011.
- 2001 Census
- Open Street Map
- The Heathrow St Giles Hotel
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "F" [self-published source][better source needed]
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- http://www.hounslow.gov.uk/general_election_2015_pp_feltham_and_heston_declaration_final.pdf 3Aug15
- compare to 2010 General Election
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.