Hackney South and Shoreditch (UK Parliament constituency)
|Hackney South and Shoreditch|
for the House of Commons
|Electorate||73,778 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Meg Hillier (Labour Co-operative)|
|Created from||Shoreditch & Finsbury|
Hackney South and Shoreditch is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2005 by Meg Hillier of Labour Co-op.[n 2]
The seat was created in February 1974 from the former seat of Shoreditch and Finsbury.
Ronald Brown was elected in 1974 as a representative of the Labour Party but defected from the Opposition to join the fledgling Social Democratic Party (SDP) in 1981, at a time when Labour wished for Common Market withdrawal and the removal of keeping a nuclear deterrent during the Cold War. Brown held the seat as an SDP member until 1983, when he was defeated by Labour Party candidate Brian Sedgemore. Sedgemore announced his retirement from parliament at the 2005 election; but on 26 April 2005, after Parliament had been dissolved and he was no longer the sitting MP, defected to the Liberal Democrats, the successors to the SDP, shortly before the week of the election. The Liberal Democrats were unable to capitalise on the defection, their candidate only gaining the second largest gain in votes of the candidates competing.
In the 2016 referendum to leave the European Union, the constituency voted remain by 77.9%. This was the ninth highest support for remain for a constituency.
- Election Record
All elections since the seat's creation have been won by the Labour candidate, including the incumbent, Meg Hillier, with substantial majorities, making it a Labour stronghold. The 2015 result ranked the seat the 16th safest of the party's 232 seats (by majority percentage) and fifth safest in the capital.
1974–1983: The London Borough of Hackney wards of Dalston, De Beauvoir, Haggerston, Moorfields, Queensbridge, Victoria, and Wenlock.
1983–2010: The London Borough of Hackney wards of Chatham, Dalston, De Beauvoir, Haggerston, Homerton, King's Park, Moorfields, Queensbridge, Victoria, Wenlock, Westdown, and Wick.
2010–present: The London Borough of Hackney wards of Chatham, De Beauvoir, Hackney Central, Haggerston, Hoxton, King's Park, Queensbridge, Victoria, and Wick (as well as a small section at the southern end of Lea Bridge ward).
The constituency covers the southern part of the London Borough of Hackney.
The constituency shares a boundary with eight others: Walthamstow, Leyton & Wanstead, West Ham, Bethnal Green & Bow, Cities of London and Westminster, Islington South & Finsbury, Islington North, and its borough partner Hackney North & Stoke Newington.
Members of Parliament
|Feb 1974||Ronald Brown||Labour|
|2005||Meg Hillier||Labour Co-operative|
Elections in the 2010s
|Labour Co-op||Meg Hillier||39,884||73.3||-6.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Dave Raval||4,853||8.9||+3.2|
|Brexit Party||Robert Lloyd||744||1.4||New|
|Workers Revolutionary||Jonty Leff||111||0.2||0.0|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||-3.1|
|Labour Co-op||Meg Hillier||43,974||79.4||+15.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Dave Raval||3,168||5.7||+1.1|
|Animal Welfare||Vanessa Hudson||226||0.4||New|
|Workers Revolutionary||Jonty Leff||86||0.2||0.0|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||+8.8|
|Labour Co-op||Meg Hillier||30,633||64.4||+8.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Ben Mathis||2,186||4.6||−17.8|
|Workers Revolutionary||Bill Rogers||63||0.1||New|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||+4.4|
|Labour Co-op||Meg Hillier||23,888||55.7||+1.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Dave Raval||9,600||22.4||+1.6|
|Direct Democracy (Communist)||Nusret Sen||202||0.5||New|
|Communist League||Paul Davies||110||0.3||New|
|Independent||Denny de la Haye||95||0.2||New|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||+0.1|
Elections in the 2000s
|Labour Co-op||Meg Hillier||17,048||52.9||–11.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Hugh G. Bayliss||6,844||21.2||+6.6|
|Green||Ipemndoh dan Iyan||1,779||5.5||New|
|Workers Revolutionary||Jonty Leff||92||0.3||–0.2|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||–9.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Anthony Vickers||4,422||14.6||–0.4|
|Socialist Alliance||Cecilia Prosper||1,401||4.6||New|
|Reform 2000||Saim Koksal||471||1.6||New|
|Workers Revolutionary||William Rogers||143||0.5||+0.1|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Martin J. Pantling||5,058||15.0||+0.1|
|Conservative||Christopher P. O'Leary||4,494||13.3||–15.7|
|Independent||Terry V. Betts||2,436||7.2||New|
|BNP||Gordon T. Callow||531||1.6||New|
|Natural Law||Michelle L. Goldberg||145||0.4||–0.2|
|Workers Revolutionary||William Rogers||139||0.4||New|
|Liberal Democrats||George Wintle||5,533||15.0||–7.4|
|Natural Law||Geraldine Norman||226||0.6||New|
Elections in the 1980s
|Conservative||Peter J.P. Croft||8,930||23.3||–5.2|
|Independent Labour||Steven J. Quilty||704||1.8||New|
|National Front||Ralph Ashton||593||1.6||-6.0|
|BNP||Valerie D. Tyndall||374||1.0||New|
|Workers Revolutionary||R.D. Goldstein||141||0.4||-0.4|
- Both Brown and Roberts were official candidates of their respective local parties and both supported the Alliance between the Liberals and the SDP; however, Brown was given endorsement by both national parties.
Elections in the 1970s
|Liberal||Jeffrey David Roberts||2,387||9.2||–2.5|
|National Front||John Tyndall||1,958||7.6||–1.8|
|Workers Revolutionary||Peter Curtis||215||0.8||New|
|National Front||Ronald May||2,544||9.4||New|
|Labour win (new seat)|
- ^ 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.
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- Election result, 2005 (BBC)
- Election results, 1997 – 2001 (BBC)
- Election results, 1997 – 2001 Archived 7 December 2000 at the Wayback Machine (Election Demon)
- Election results, 1983 – 1992 Archived 5 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine (Election Demon)
- Election results, 1992 – 2005 (Guardian)
- Election results, 1974 – 1979 Archived 5 May 2004 at the Wayback Machine (Keele University)
- Politics Resources (Election results from 1922 onwards)
- Electoral Calculus (Election results from 1955 onwards)