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|
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 the mainly affluent Muswell Hill, through Crouch End and on to the more deprived 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.
The constituency was created in 1983 from abolished Hornsey and 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.
Since its creation the seat has been successively represented by Members of Parliament from all three main British political parties in general elections. 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]
Members of Parliament
|2005||Lynne Featherstone||Liberal Democrat|
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2015: Hornsey and Wood Green|
|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|
|General Election 2010: Hornsey and Wood Green|
|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
|General Election 2005: Hornsey and Wood Green|
|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|
|General Election 2001: Hornsey and Wood Green|
|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 H. 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
|General Election 1997: Hornsey and Wood Green|
|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|
|General Election 1992: Hornsey and Wood Green|
|Liberal Democrat||Peter G.Dunphy||5,547||9.9||−5.2|
|Green||Elizabeth Magdalene Crosby||1,051||1.9||0.0|
|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
|General Election 1987: Hornsey and Wood Green|
|Social Democratic||Douglas Eden||8,928||15.1||−5.8|
|Green||Elizabeth Magdalene Crosby||1,154||1.9||+0.3|
|General Election 1983: Hornsey and Wood Green|
|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
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- 2001 Census
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- http://voting.haringey.gov.uk/#a-hwg 19Aug15
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- Hornsey and Wood Green: Constituency
- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.