Hampstead and Kilburn (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 51°32′56″N 0°11′38″W / 51.549°N 0.194°W / 51.549; -0.194

Hampstead and Kilburn
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Hampstead and Kilburn in Greater London.
County Greater London
Electorate 78,552 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of parliament Tulip Siddiq (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Brent East, Brent South, Hampstead and Highgate
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency London

Hampstead and Kilburn is a constituency[n 1] created in 2010 and currently represented in the British House of Commons by Tulip Siddiq of the Labour Party.[n 2] Academy Award-winning actress Glenda Jackson was the MP from 2010 to 2015.

History[edit]

The constituency was created for the 2010 general election in which it was won by Labour's Glenda Jackson with a majority of just 42, making it the most marginal seat in England in that election, behind only Fermanagh and South Tyrone in the country. Hampstead and Kilburn was also the closest three-way marginal seat in the 2010 Parliament, as the third-placed candidate obtained just 841 fewer votes than the winner.

In January 2013, Glenda Jackson formally announced that she would not seek re-election as Hampstead and Kilburn's MP in 2015. As of July 2013 she was one of 24 Labour MPs who were standing down at the 2015 General Election.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency covers a north-western portion of the London Borough of Camden and an easternmost portion of London Borough of Brent and has electoral wards:

Boundary review[edit]

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.[2]

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[edit]

Election Member Party
2010 Glenda Jackson[3] Labour
2015 Tulip Siddiq[4] Labour

Election results[edit]

General Election 2015: Hampstead and Kilburn[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tulip Siddiq 23,977 44.4 +11.6
Conservative Simon Marcus 22,839 42.3 +9.6
Liberal Democrat Maajid Nawaz 3,039 5.6 -25.6
Green Rebecca Johnson 2,387 4.4 +3.0
UKIP Magnus Nielsen 1,532 2.8 +2.1
Independent The Eurovisionary Carroll * 113 0.2 N/A
U Party Robin Ellison 77 0.1 N/A
Majority 1,138 2.1
Turnout 53,964 67.3
Labour hold Swing +1.0
* Independent candidate The Eurovisionary Carroll died[6] 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.[7][8]
General Election 2010: Hampstead and Kilburn[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Glenda Jackson * 17,332 32.8 −3.5
Conservative Chris Philp 17,290 32.7 +9.8
Liberal Democrat Edward Fordham 16,491 31.2 −4.0
Green Beatrix Campbell 759 1.4 −3.2
UKIP Magnus Nielsen 408 0.8 +0.1
BNP Victoria Moore 328 0.6 N/A
Tamsin Omond To The Commons Tamsin Omond 123 0.2 N/A
Independent Gene Alcantara 91 0.2 N/A
Majority 42 0.1 −1.1
Turnout 52,822 66.3 +10.4
Labour hold Swing -6.7
* Served as MP for Hampstead and Highgate 1992–2010

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  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.
  3. ^ Specifically using their preferred subregion of North London

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