Hackney South and Shoreditch (UK Parliament constituency)

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Hackney South and Shoreditch
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Hackney South and Shoreditch in Greater London.
County Greater London
Electorate 73,778 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1974 (1974)
Member of parliament Meg Hillier (Labour Co-op)
Number of members One
Created from Shoreditch & Finsbury
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency London

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 the Labour Party and of the Co-operative Party.[n 2]

History[edit]

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.[2] 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.

Boundaries[edit]

Shoreditch Town Hall

The constituency covers the southern part of the London Borough of Hackney. It is made up of nine electoral wards from the borough:

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[edit]

Election Member[4] Party
Feb 1974 Ronald Brown Labour
1981 SDP
1983 Brian Sedgemore Labour
2005 Liberal Democrats
2005 Meg Hillier Labour Co-operative

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Hackney South and Shoreditch[5][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Meg Hillier 30,633 64.4 +8.7
Conservative Jack Tinley 6,420 13.5 −0.1
Green Charlotte George 5,519 11.6 +8.6
Liberal Democrat Ben Mathis 2,186 4.6 −17.8
UKIP Angus Small 1,818 3.8 +2.3
TUSC Brian Debus 302 0.6 +0.6
CISTA Paul Birch 297 0.6 +0.6
Christian Peoples Taiwo Adewuyi 236 0.5 +0.5
Independent Russell Shaw Higgs 78 0.2 +0.2
Workers Revolutionary Bill Rogers 63 0.1 +0.1
Campaign Gordon Shrigley 28 0.1 +0.1
Majority 24,213 50.9 +19.3
Turnout 47,580 56.0 −2.9
Labour Co-op hold Swing +4.4
General Election 2010: Hackney South and Shoreditch[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Meg Hillier 23,888 55.7 +1.9
Liberal Democrat Dave Raval 9,600 22.4 +1.6
Conservative Simon Nayyar 5,800 13.5 +0.1
Green Polly Lane 1,493 3.5 -2.0
UKIP Michael King 651 1.5 n/a
Liberal Ben Rae 539 1.3 n/a
Christian John Williams 434 1.0 n/a
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
Independent Jane Tuckett 26 0.1 n/a
Independent Michael Spinks 20 0.0 n/a
Majority 14,288 31.6 -0.1
Turnout 42,858 58.9 +7.5
Labour Co-op hold Swing 0.1

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Hackney South and Shoreditch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Meg Hillier 17,048 52.9 –11.3
Liberal Democrat Hugh G. Bayliss 6,844 21.2 +6.6
Conservative John Moss 4,524 14.0 +0.2
Green Ipemndoh dan Iyan 1,779 5.5 N/A
Respect Dean Ryan 1,437 4.5 N/A
Liberal Benjamin Rae 313 1.0 N/A
Communist Party Monty Goldman 200 0.6 –0.3
Workers Revolutionary Jonty Leff 92 0.3 –0.2
Majority 10,204 31.7
Turnout 32,237 49.7 +2.3
Labour Co-op hold Swing –9.0
General Election 2001: Hackney South and Shoreditch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Sedgemore 19,471 64.2 +4.8
Liberal Democrat Anthony James Muschamp Vickers 4,422 14.6 –0.4
Conservative Paul Graham White 4,180 13.8 +0.5
Socialist Alliance Mrs. Cecilia Isabella Prosper 1,401 4.6 N/A
Reform 2000 Saim Koksal 471 1.6 N/A
Communist Party Ivan Beavis 259 0.9 0.0
Workers Revolutionary William Paul Rogers 143 0.5 +0.1
Majority 15,049 49.6
Turnout 30,347 47.4 –7.0
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Hackney South and Shoreditch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Sedgemore 20,048 59.4 +6.0
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
Referendum Party Richard Franklin 613 1.8 N/A
BNP Gordon T. Callow 531 1.6 N/A
Communist Party Monty Goldman 298 0.9 N/A
Natural Law Miss Michelle L. Goldberg 145 0.4 –0.2
Workers Revolutionary William Paul Rogers 139 0.4 N/A
Majority 14,990 44.4
Turnout 33,762 54.5
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Hackney South and Shoreditch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Sedgemore 19,730 53.4 +5.5
Conservative Andrew John Turner 10,714 29.0 +0.3
Liberal Democrat George Wintle 5,533 15.0 –7.4
Green Len Lucas 772 2.1 N/A
Natural Law Ms Geraldine Norman 226 0.6 N/A
Majority 9,016 24.4
Turnout 36,975 63.8 +8.4
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Hackney South and Shoreditch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Sedgemore 18,799 47.9 +4.4
Conservative Michael Charles Northcroft-Brown 11,277 28.7 +5.4
Liberal Jeffrey David Roberts 8,812 22.4 Unclear
Communist David Green 403 1.0 +0.4
Majority 7,522 19.2
Turnout 32,291 55.4
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1983: Hackney South and Shoreditch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Sedgemore 16,621 43.3 –12.5
Conservative Peter J.P. Croft 8,930 23.3 –5.2
Social Democratic 7,025 18.3
Liberal
  • Jeffrey David Roberts
3,724 9.7
Independent Labour Steven J. Quilty 704 1.8
National Front Ralph Ashton 593 1.6
BNP Mrs. Valerie D. Tyndall 374 1.0
Communist David Green 246 0.6
Workers Revolutionary R.D. Goldstein 141 0.4
Majority 7,691 20.0
Turnout 53.8
Labour hold Swing
  • 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[edit]

General Election 1979: Hackney South and Shoreditch[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ronald William Brown 14,016 54.1 –9.9
Conservative David Evennett 7,312 28.2 +13.3
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
Majority 6,704 25.9
Turnout 25,888 60.1 +5.4
Labour hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Hackney South and Shoreditch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ronald William Brown 17,333 64.0 +4.4
Conservative Harvey Proctor 4,038 14.9 –6.1
Liberal C. Bone 3,173 11.7 –7.7
National Front Ronald May 2,544 9.4 N/A
Majority 13,295 49.1
Turnout 27,088 54.7 –8.7
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Hackney South and Shoreditch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ronald William Brown 18,580 59.6 N/A
Conservative Harvey Proctor 6,562 21.0 N/A
Liberal C. Bone 6,053 19.4 N/A
Majority 12,018 38.5 N/A
Turnout 31,195 63.4 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ 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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Coordinates: 51°32′N 0°04′W / 51.54°N 0.06°W / 51.54; -0.06