Hornsey and Wood Green (UK Parliament constituency)
|Hornsey and Wood Green|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Hornsey and Wood Green in Greater London.
|Electorate||79,878 (December 2010)|
|Member of parliament||Catherine West (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Hornsey and Wood Green|
|European Parliament constituency||London|
Hornsey and Wood Green is a constituency[n 1] created in 1983 represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since May 2015 by Catherine West, of the Labour Party.[n 2] To date it has drawn together for general elections parts of the London Borough of Haringey (created in 1965).
1983-2010: The London Borough of Haringey wards of Alexandra, Archway, Bowes Park, Crouch End, Fortis Green, Highgate, Hornsey Central, Hornsey Vale, Muswell Hill, Noel Park, South Hornsey, and Woodside.
2010–present: The London Borough of Haringey wards of Alexandra, Bounds Green, Crouch End, Fortis Green, Highgate, Hornsey, Muswell Hill, Noel Park, Stroud Green, and Woodside.
The constituency takes in the western part of the London Borough of Haringey, stretching from Highgate in the south west of the seat, through Muswell Hill, Crouch End and Wood Green in the north east corner of the seat.
This is a fashionable and trendy area, though there are also concentrated pockets of former and current council housing and unemployment overall, leading to more social housing reliance than the London average.
- Political history
The seat created in 1983 has had representation by the three largest political parties at Westminster in England. The win from the incumbent Liberal Democrat in 2015 by the Labour Party's candidate was a strong swing. The 2015 result made the seat the 137th safest of Labour's 232 seats by percentage of majority.
The constituency was created in 1983 from the safe Conservative seat of Hornsey and the more Labour-inclined Wood Green. In those boundary changes the Wood Green seat was broadly divided into two, with half being merged with Hornsey and the rest being transferred to the neighbouring constituency of Tottenham, to the east — a very small part of the Hornsey seat was also transferred to Tottenham at the same time.
This was a Conservative Party seat until 1992 but by 1997 swung so heavily it suggested a Labour Party safe seat — Barbara Roche enjoyed a majority of over 20,000. The Liberal Democrats, however, supplanted those parties in the area, both at Parliamentary level where they won the seat in 2005 and held it until 2015; and in local terms.[n 3] At the 2015 election this seat had the lowest combined Conservative and UKIP percentage in England (11.45%).
The seat had a large swing to Labour of over 15% in the 2017 General Election, similar to that of two years earlier, meaning it now has a history of political volatility; in five out of the last six general elections, there have been swings to Labour or the Liberal Democrats of between 13 and 16%.
Members of Parliament
|2005||Lynne Featherstone||Liberal Democrat|
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Dawn Barnes||10,000||16.0||-15.7|
|Women’s Equality||Nimco Ali||551||0.8||N/A|
|Christian Peoples||Helen Spiby-Vann||93||0.1||N/A|
|Workers Revolutionary||Anna Athow||55||0.09||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||Lynne Featherstone||18,359||31.8||-14.7|
|Christian Peoples||Helen Spiby-Vann||118||0.2||N/A|
|Workers Revolutionary||Frank Sweeney||82||0.1||N/A|
|Hoi Polloi||Geoff Moseley||45||0.1||N/A|
|Labour gain from Liberal Democrat||Swing||15.8|
|Liberal Democrat||Lynne Featherstone||25,595||46.5||+3.2|
|Independent||Stephane de Roche||201||0.4||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat hold||Swing||3.7|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Lynne Featherstone||20,512||43.3||+17.5|
|Conservative||Peter J. Forrest||6,014||12.7||-3.0|
|Green||Jayne E. Forbes||2,377||5.0||-0.1|
|UKIP||Roy A. Freshwater||310||0.7||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat gain from Labour||Swing||14.6|
|Liberal Democrat||Lynne Featherstone||11,353||25.8||+14.5|
|Conservative||Jason D. Hollands||6,921||15.7||-6.2|
|Green||Jayne E. Forbes||2,228||5.1||+2.7|
|Socialist Alliance||Louise Christian||1,106||2.5||N/A|
|Socialist Labour||Ella J. Rule||294||0.7||-0.5|
|Reform 2000||Erdil Ataman||194||0.4||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|Conservative||Helena D. Hart||11,293||21.9||-17.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Lynne Featherstone||5,794||11.3||+1.3|
|Green||Hilary J. Jago||1,214||2.4||+0.5|
|Socialist Labour||Pat W. Sikorski||586||1.1||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||Peter G. Dunphy||5,547||9.9||−5.2|
|Natural Law||P.R.G. Davies||197||0.35||N/A|
|Revolutionary Communist||William Massey||89||0.16||N/A|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing|
Elections in the 1980s
|Social Democratic||Douglas Eden||8,928||15.1||−5.8|
|Labour||Valerie A. Veness||18,424||35.0||N/A|
|Social Democratic||Michael I. Burrell||10,995||20.9||N/A|
|Green||Peter S.I. Lang||854||1.6||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in Greater London
- Opinion polling for the next United Kingdom general election in individual constituencies
Notes and references
- 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.
- At local level the London Borough of Haringey's Council was until the 2014 local elections split almost straight down the middle in political terms – the western part that forms this seat returning Liberal Democrat councillors, while the eastern part that forms Tottenham being solidly Labour. However, at the 2014 elections Labour gained a number of seats particularly in Stroud Green and Crouch End
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