Hampstead and Kilburn (UK Parliament constituency)
|Hampstead and Kilburn|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Hampstead and Kilburn in Greater London.
|Electorate||78,552 (December 2010)|
|Member of parliament||Tulip Siddiq (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Brent East, Brent South, Hampstead and Highgate|
|European Parliament constituency||London|
Hampstead and Kilburn is a constituency[n 1] created in 2010 and currently represented in the House of Commons by Tulip Siddiq of the Labour Party.[n 2] Glenda Jackson was the MP from 2010–2015, having served for the predecessor seat since 1992.
The constituency was created for the 2010 general election in which it was won by Labour's Glenda Jackson with a majority of 42 votes being the most marginal result in England; one smaller majority nationally was achieved, in Fermanagh and South Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Hampstead and Kilburn was in 2010 the closest three-way marginal seat as the third-placed candidate obtained 841 fewer votes than the winner, approximately 1% of the electorate. In January 2013, Glenda Jackson announced that she would not seek re-election, one of 37 of her party's MPs who did so in the 2015 General Election.
The seat was won by Labour candidate Tulip Siddiq. The 2015 result made the seat the 10th narrowest result of the party's 232 seats (by majority percentage). Comparing the 2015 election to the 2010 election, the Liberal Democrat share of the vote fell by 25.6% which compared to a national negative swing for the party of 15.2%.
In 2017 Labour significantly increased its majority to 26.6%, winning nearly 60% of votes cast and making Hampstead and Kilburn a safe seat for the party.
- Belsize, Fortune Green, Frognal and Fitzjohns, Hampstead Town, Kilburn (Camden), Swiss Cottage, West Hampstead in the London Borough of Camden
- Brondesbury Park, Kilburn (Brent), Queens Park in the London Borough of Brent
Due to the Boundary Commission's Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies,[n 3] the number of constituencies across the two boroughs fell from five to four. The seat of Hampstead and Kilburn is a new creation resulting from these changes.
- Former seats of each ward
Hampstead Town, Belsize, Swiss Cottage, Frognal and Fitzjohns, Fortune Green, West Hampstead, and Kilburn (Camden) were transferred from the former constituency of Hampstead and Highgate. Brondesbury Park, Kilburn (Brent) and part of Queens Park wards were transferred from the former constituency of Brent East. A small part of Queens Park ward was transferred from the former constituency of Brent South.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Kirsty Allan||4,100||7.0||+1.4|
|Independent||Rainbow George Weiss||61||0.1||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||Maajid Nawaz||3,039||5.6||−25.6|
|Independent||The Eurovisionary Carroll *||113||0.2||N/A|
|U Party||Robin Ellison||77||0.1||N/A|
- * Independent candidate The Eurovisionary Carroll died following the close of nominations for the 2015 General Election. Under current rules, the election proceeded with his name on the ballot paper and would have been rerun had he won.
|Labour||Glenda Jackson *||17,332||32.8||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||Edward Fordham||16,491||31.2||N/A|
|Tamsin Omond To The Commons||Tamsin Omond||123||0.2||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
- * Served as MP for Hampstead and Highgate 1992–2010
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in London
- Opinion polling in United Kingdom constituencies, 2010–15 – Hampstead and Kilburn
- 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.
- Specifically using their preferred subregion of North London
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