Hampstead and Highgate (UK Parliament constituency)

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Hampstead and Highgate
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Hampstead and Highgate in Greater London for the 2005 general election.
County Greater London
19832010
Number of members One
Replaced by Hampstead and Kilburn, Holborn and St Pancras
Created from Hampstead

Hampstead & Highgate was a parliamentary constituency covering the northern half of the London Borough of Camden which includes the village of Hampstead and part of that of Highgate.

It was abolished in the 2010 general election; with the majority forming the new constituency of Hampstead and Kilburn; and part to the Holborn and St Pancras seat.

History[edit]

Boundaries[edit]

1983-1997: The London Borough of Camden wards of Adelaide, Belsize, Fitzjohns, Fortune Green, Frognal, Hampstead Town, Highgate, Kilburn, Priory, South End, Swiss Cottage, and West End.

1997-2010: The London Borough of Camden wards of Adelaide, Belsize, Fitzjohns, Fortune Green, Frognal, Gospel Oak, Hampstead Town, Highgate, Kilburn, Priory, South End, Swiss Cottage, and West End.

Following their review of parliamentary representation in North London, the Boundary Commission for England created a new constituency of Hampstead and Kilburn by excluding Highgate ward (which became part of Holborn & St Pancras) and including three wards from the neighbouring borough of Brent.

Some areas here were amongst the wealthiest in the UK, but the seat always had an intellectual, artistic middle-class vote associated with the intelligentsia (see main page on Hampstead). It also contained Kilburn, with its large Irish community (also intelligentsia). The Labour incumbent in Hampstead and Highgate at the time of abolition, Glenda Jackson, retained the new constituency of Hampstead and Kilburn in 2010 with a majority of just 42.[1]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member [2] Party
1983 Geoffrey Finsberg Conservative
1992 Glenda Jackson Labour
2010 Constituency abolished: see Hampstead and Kilburn

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1983: Hampstead and Highgate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Geoffrey Finsberg 18,366 41.2 N/A
Labour John McDonnell 14,996 33.7 N/A
Social Democratic Ms. Anne Sofer 11,030 24.8 N/A
Independent J.V. Stevenson 156 0.4 N/A
Majority 3,370 7.6 N/A
Turnout 44,548 66.9 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)
General Election 1987: Hampstead and Highgate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Geoffrey Finsberg 19,236 42.5 +1.3
Labour Philip John Turner 17,015 37.6 +3.9
Social Democratic Ms. Anne Sofer 8,744 19.3 −5.5
Rainbow Dream Ticket Rainbow George Weiss 137 0.3 N/A
Humanist Miss Sarah Ellis 134 0.3 N/A
Majority 2,221 4.9
Turnout 45,266 71.5
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1992: Hampstead and Highgate[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Glenda Jackson 19,193 45.1 +7.6
Conservative Oliver Letwin 17,753 41.8 −0.7
Liberal Democrat David H. Wrede 4,765 11.2 −8.1
Green Steven N. Games 594 1.4 +1.4
Natural Law Dr. Richard D. Prosser 86 0.2 +0.2
Rainbow Ark Voters Association Anna Hall 44 0.1 N/A
Scallywagg Charles Scallywag Wilson 44 0.1 N/A
Rainbow Dream Ticket Captain Rizz 33 0.1 −0.2
Majority 1,440 3.4 −1.5
Turnout 42,512 72.7 +1.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +4.1
General Election 1997: Hampstead and Highgate[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Glenda Jackson 25,275 57.4 +11.2
Conservative Miss Elizabeth M. Gibson 11,991 27.2 −13.5
Liberal Democrat Mrs. Bridget Fox 5,481 12.4 +1.4
Referendum Party Mrs. Monima Siddique 667 1.5 N/A
Natural Law Jonathan Leslie 147 0.3 +0.1
Rainbow Dream Ticket Ronnie Carroll 141 0.3 N/A
UKIP Miss P. Prince 123 0.3 N/A
Humanist Robert J. Harris 105 0.2 N/A
Rainbow Dream Ticket Captain Rizz 101 0.2 +0.1
Majority 13,284 30.2
Turnout 44,031 67.9
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2001: Hampstead and Highgate[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Glenda Jackson 16,601 46.9 −10.5
Conservative Karl Andrew Mennear 8,725 24.6 −2.6
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Andrew Simpson 7,273 20.5 +8.1
Green Andrew Cornwell 1,654 4.7 N/A
Socialist Alliance Miss Helen Bridget Cooper 559 1.6 N/A
UKIP Thomas Brian Joseph McDermott 316 0.9 +0.6
Independent Sister Xnunoftheabove 144 0.4 N/A
ProLife Alliance Miss Mary Christina Beatrice Teale 92 0.3 N/A
Independent Amos Philip Klein 43 0.1 −0.1
Majority 7,876 22.3
Turnout 35,407 54.3 −13.5
Labour hold Swing
General Election 2005: Hampstead and Highgate[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Glenda Jackson 14,615 38.3 −8.6
Conservative Piers A. Wauchope 10,886 28.5 +3.9
Liberal Democrat Ed T. Fordham 10,293 27.0 +6.5
Green Siân Berry 2,013 5.3 +0.6
UKIP Magnus Nielsen 275 0.7 −0.2
Rainbow Dream Ticket Rainbow George Weiss 91 0.2 +0.2
Majority 3,729 9.8
Turnout 38,173 55.5 +1.2
Labour hold Swing −6.3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 51°33′22″N 0°10′23″W / 51.556°N 0.173°W / 51.556; -0.173