Hackney South and Shoreditch (UK Parliament constituency)
|Hackney South and Shoreditch|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Hackney South and Shoreditch in Greater London.
|Electorate||73,778 (December 2010)|
|Member of parliament||Meg Hillier (Labour Co-op)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Shoreditch & Finsbury|
|European Parliament constituency||London|
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 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.
- 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.
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|
Elections in the 2010s
|Labour Co-op||Meg Hillier||43,974||79.4||+15.1|
|Liberal Democrat||Dave Raval||3,168||5.7||+1.1|
|Animal Welfare||Vanessa Hudson||226||0.4||+0.4|
|Christian Peoples||Angel Watt||113||0.2||-0.3|
|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 Democrat||Ben Mathis||2,186||4.6||−17.8|
|Christian Peoples||Taiwo Adewuyi||236||0.5||N/A|
|Workers Revolutionary||Bill Rogers||63||0.1||N/A|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||+4.4|
|Labour Co-op||Meg Hillier||23,888||55.7||+1.9|
|Liberal Democrat||Dave Raval||9,600||22.4||+1.6|
|Direct Democracy (Communist)||Nusret Sen||202||0.5||N/A|
|Communist League||Paul Davies||110||0.3||N/A|
|Independent||Denny de la Haye||95||0.2||N/A|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||0.1|
Elections in the 2000s
|Labour Co-op||Meg Hillier||17,048||52.9||–11.3|
|Liberal Democrat||Hugh G. Bayliss||6,844||21.2||+6.6|
|Green||Ipemndoh dan Iyan||1,779||5.5||N/A|
|Workers Revolutionary||Jonty Leff||92||0.3||–0.2|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||–9.0|
|Liberal Democrat||Anthony Vickers||4,422||14.6||–0.4|
|Socialist Alliance||Cecilia Prosper||1,401||4.6||N/A|
|Reform 2000||Saim Koksal||471||1.6||N/A|
|Workers Revolutionary||William Rogers||143||0.5||+0.1|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||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||N/A|
|BNP||Gordon T. Callow||531||1.6||N/A|
|Natural Law||Michelle L. Goldberg||145||0.4||–0.2|
|Workers Revolutionary||William Rogers||139||0.4||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||George Wintle||5,533||15.0||–7.4|
|Natural Law||Geraldine Norman||226||0.6||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|Conservative||Peter J.P. Croft||8,930||23.3||–5.2|
|Social Democratic||Ronald Brown||7,025||18.3||N/A|
|Independent Labour||Steven J. Quilty||704||1.8||N/A|
|National Front||Ralph Ashton||593||1.6||-6.0|
|BNP||Valerie D. Tyndall||374||1.0||N/A|
|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 the 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||N/A|
|National Front||Ronald May||2,544||9.4||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in Hackney
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in Greater London
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Loyal Bennite and political loner Michael White, The Guardian 27 April 2005 accessed 14 July 2009
- List of Labour MPs elected in 2015 by % majority UK Political.info. Retrieved 2017-01-29
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 1)
- "Hackney South & Shoreditch parliamentary constituency". BBC News.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Previous election results Hackney". www.hackney.gov.uk.
- Jones, Jonathan (13 January 2015). "A manifesto of no ideas: artist Gordon Shrigley stands in the general election" – via The Guardian.
- Hackney South & Shoreditch (results) (BBC News) accessed 7 May 2010
- "UK General Election results: May 1979 [Archive]". www.politicsresources.net.
- Election result, 2005 (BBC)
- Election results, 1997 – 2001 (BBC)
- Election results, 1997 – 2001 (Election Demon)
- Election results, 1983 – 1992 (Election Demon)
- Election results, 1992 – 2005 (Guardian)
- Election results, 1974 – 1979 (Keele University)