Holborn and St Pancras (UK Parliament constituency)
|Holborn and St. Pancras|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Holborn and St. Pancras in Greater London for the 2010 general election.
|Electorate||85,243 (December 2010)|
|Member of parliament||Sir Keir Starmer (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||St Pancras North and Holborn & St Pancras South|
|European Parliament constituency||London|
Holborn and St. Pancras (/həʊbɜːn ænd sənt 'pænkɹəs/; /ənd/) is a constituency [n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom[n 2] since 2015 by Sir Keir Starmer of the Labour Party.
The seat is composed of all but a small western portion of the London Borough of Camden and extends from most of Covent Garden and Bloomsbury in the heart of the West End of London through other areas of NW1, north and in elevation terms upwards through trendy and economically diverse Camden Town to the affluent suburb of Highgate in a long strip.
Historically, the Bloomsbury, Holborn and Covent Garden and Highgate wards have elected Conservatives councillors. In recent years, however, these wards swung heavily against them and have become safe Labour wards. Despite the contrast with wealth and poverty, this constituency does not have a single Conservative councilor. The constituency is considered a safe Labour seat.
1983–1997: The London Borough of Camden wards of Bloomsbury, Brunswick, Camden, Castlehaven, Caversham, Chalk Farm, Gospel Oak, Grafton, Holborn, King’s Cross, Regent’s Park, St John's, St Pancras, and Somers Town.
1997–2010: The London Borough of Camden wards of Bloomsbury, Brunswick, Camden, Castlehaven, Caversham, Chalk Farm, Grafton, Holborn, King’s Cross, Regent’s Park, St John's, St Pancras, and Somers Town.
2010–present: The London Borough of Camden wards of Bloomsbury, Camden Town with Primrose Hill, Cantelowes, Gospel Oak, Haverstock, Highgate, Holborn and Covent Garden, Kentish Town, King's Cross, Regent's Park, and St Pancras and Somers Town.
The seat was created in 1983 as a successor to Holborn and St. Pancras South which had been in existence since 1950. It covers the southern half of the London Borough of Camden which includes the districts of Camden Town, King's Cross, Gospel Oak, Kentish Town and Bloomsbury.
Boundary review for the 2010 election
Following their review of parliamentary representation in North London, the Boundary Commission for England recommended the creation of a modified Holborn and St. Pancras constituency. To effect this change, parts of Highgate ward, Gospel Oak ward, Haverstock ward and Camden Town with Primrose Hill ward were transferred from the former constituency of Hampstead and Highgate.
Gospel Oak, particularly towards Kentish Town, has high deprivation levels, but neighbouring Highgate ward has low deprivation levels, producing little change overall. (Gospel Oak had previously been part of the constituency, but had been moved to Hampstead and Highgate at the last review.) The electorate of the new seat would have been 85,188 if it had existed at the 2005 General Election the figure has since risen further and at the 2010 general election, it now has one of the highest electorates in London.
Members of Parliament
The seat was held from 1983 to 2015 by Frank Dobson for Labour, who had been elected in 1979 to the predecessor seat of Holborn & St. Pancras South. Dobson was the longest serving Labour MP in London, until he was replaced by Sir Keir Starmer in the General Election 2015.
|2015||Sir Keir Starmer||Labour|
Elections in the 2010s
|Labour||Sir Keir Starmer||29,062||52.9||+6.8|
|Liberal Democrat||Jill Fraser||3,555||6.5||−21.4|
|Animal Welfare||Vanessa Hudson||173||0.3||N/A|
|Socialist Equality||David O'Sullivan||108||0.2||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||Jo Shaw||15,256||27.9||+1.8|
|English Democrats||Mikel Susperregi||75||0.1||N/A|
note that the 2010 "swings" are based on the notional result for 2005 in the new boundaries.
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Jill Fraser||10,070||29.3||+11.3|
|Green||Adrian J. Oliver||2,798||8.1||+2.1|
|Rainbow Dream Ticket||Rainbow George Weiss||152||0.4||+0.4|
|Liberal Democrat||Nathaniel Jacob Green||5,595||18.0||+5.5|
|Green||Robert Edward Whitley||1,875||6.0||N/A|
|Socialist Alliance||Candy Udwin||971||3.1||N/A|
|Socialist Labour||Novjot (Joti) Brar||359||1.2||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|Conservative||Julian L. Smith||6,804||17.9||−10.3|
|Liberal Democrat||Justine McGuiness||4,758||12.5||−1.4|
|Referendum||Julia T.G. Carr||790||2.1||N/A|
|Natural Law||Timothy P.J. Bedding||191||0.5||+0.0|
|Workers Revolutionary||Brigid Conway||171||0.4||N/A|
|Rainbow Dream Ticket||Martin Rosenthal||157||0.4||N/A|
|Independent||Prof. Peter Rice-Evans||140||0.4||N/A|
|ProLife Alliance||Bruno F. Quintavalle||114||0.3||N/A|
|Conservative||Andrew J. McHallam||11,419||28.1||−3.0|
|Liberal Democrat||Jennifer Horne-Roberts||5,476||13.5||−4.1|
|Green||Paul A. Wolf-Light||959||2.4||N/A|
|Natural Law||Mark K. Hersey||212||0.5||N/A|
|Socialist (GB)||Richard Headicar||175||0.4||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|Red Front||Michael James Gavan||300||0.7||N/A|
|Workers Revolutionary||R. Price||155||0.4||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Ordnance survey website
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- election result http://camden.gov.uk/ccm/content/council-and-democracy/elections-and-voting/parliamentary-election-2015-results.en 3Aug15
- "Keir Starmer selected as candidate for Holborn and St Pancras". LabourList. 2014-12-13. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
- "UK ELECTION RESULTS: HOLBORN & ST PANCRAS 2015". Electionresults.blogspot.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
- "Lib Dems pick Jill Fraser to stand in Holborn and St Pancras". Camden New Journal. 2014-11-17. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
- "UK Polling Report". UK Polling Report. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
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- "UK Polling Report". UK Polling Report. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
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- [dead link]
- BBC News: Holborn & St Pancras
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 December 2010.