Hornsey and Wood Green (UK Parliament constituency)

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Hornsey and Wood Green
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Hornsey and Wood Green in Greater London.
County Greater London
Electorate 79,878 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1983
Member of parliament Catherine West (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Hornsey and Wood Green
Overlaps
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).

Boundaries[edit]

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.

Constituency profile[edit]

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.[2]

The area has long had a diverse population, ethnically, including Jewish, Cypriot, Muslim and Afro-Caribbean communities and the constituency includes Alexandra Palace.

In the 2016 EU referendum, the constituency is estimated to have voted between 66% and 82% to Remain in the EU.[3][4]

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.[5]

History[edit]

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[edit]

Election Member[6] Party
1983 Hugh Rossi Conservative
1992 Barbara Roche Labour
2005 Lynne Featherstone Liberal Democrat
2015 Catherine West Labour

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2017: Hornsey and Wood Green[7][8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Catherine West 40,738 65.4 +14.5
Liberal Democrat Dawn Barnes 10,000 16.0 -15.7
Conservative Emma Lane 9,246 14.8 +5.6
Green Sam Hall 1,181 1.9 -3.5
Women's Equality Nimco Ali 551 0.8 N/A
UKIP Ruth Price 429 0.6 -1.5
Christian Peoples Helen Spiby-Vann 93 0.1 N/A
Workers Revolutionary Anna Athow 55 0.09 N/A
Majority 30,378 49.3 +30.2
Turnout 62,293 77.9 +5.0
Registered electors 79,946
Labour hold Swing +15.1
General Election 2015: Hornsey and Wood Green[10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Catherine West[12] 29,417 50.9 +16.9
Liberal Democrat Lynne Featherstone 18,359 31.8 -14.7
Conservative Suhail Rahuja 5,347 9.3 -7.4
Green Gordon Peters 3,146 5.4 +3.2
UKIP Clive Morrison[13] 1,271 2.2 N/A
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
Majority 11,058 19.1 N/A
Turnout 57,785 72.9 +4.0
Registered electors 79,247
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing 15.8
General Election 2010: Hornsey and Wood Green[14][15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Lynne Featherstone 25,595 46.5 +3.2
Labour Karen Jennings 18,720 34.0 -4.3
Conservative Richard Merrin 9,174 16.7 +4.0
Green Pete McAskie 1,261 2.3 -2.7
Independent Stephane de Roche 201 0.4 N/A
Independent Rohen Kapur 91 0.2 N/A
Majority 6,875 12.5 +7.4
Turnout 55,042 68.9 +7.1
Registered electors 78,748
Liberal Democrat hold Swing 3.7

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Hornsey and Wood Green[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Lynne Featherstone 20,512 43.3 +17.5
Labour Barbara Roche 18,117 38.3 -11.6
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
Majority 2,395 5.1 N/A
Turnout 47,330 61.8 +3.8
Registered electors 76,630
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing 14.6
General Election 2001: Hornsey and Wood Green[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Barbara Roche 21,967 49.9 -11.9
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
Majority 10,614 24.1 -15.7
Turnout 44,063 58.0 -11.1
Registered electors 75,974
Labour hold Swing -13.2

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Hornsey and Wood Green[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Barbara Roche 31,792 61.7 +13.3
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
Referendum Rachel Miller 808 1.6 N/A
Socialist Labour Pat W. Sikorski 586 1.1 N/A
Majority 20,499 39.8 +30.5
Turnout 51,487 69.1 -6.6
Registered electors 74,537
Labour hold Swing +15.3
General Election 1992: Hornsey and Wood Green[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Barbara Roche 27,020 48.5 +8.5
Conservative Andrew Boff 21,843 39.2 −3.8
Liberal Democrat Peter G. Dunphy 5,547 9.9 −5.2
Green Elizabeth 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
Majority 5,177 9.3 N/A
Turnout 55,747 75.7 +2.4
Registered electors 73,491
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Hornsey and Wood Green[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hugh Rossi 25,397 43.0 +0.5
Labour Barbara Roche 23,618 40.0 +5.0
Social Democratic Douglas Eden 8,928 15.1 −5.8
Green Elizabeth Crosby 1,154 1.9 +0.3
Majority 1,779 3.0 −4.5
Turnout 59,097 73.3 +2.2
Registered electors 80,594
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Hornsey and Wood Green[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hugh Rossi 22,323 42.5 N/A
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
Majority 3,899 7.5 N/A
Turnout 52,596 71.2 N/A
Registered electors 73,870
Conservative win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  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. ^ 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
References
  1. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Local statistics - Office for National Statistics". neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk.
  3. ^ Hanretty, Chris (2017-03-17). "Areal interpolation and the UK's referendum on EU membership". Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties. 27 (4): 466–483. doi:10.1080/17457289.2017.1287081. ISSN 1745-7289.
  4. ^ Rosenbaum, Martin (2017-02-06). "Voting data sheds light on referendum". BBC News. Retrieved 2018-10-12.
  5. ^ List of Labour MPs elected in 2015 by % majority UK Political.info. Retrieved 2017-01-29
  6. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 4)
  7. ^ "Hornsey & Wood Green parliamentary constituency". BBC News.
  8. ^ "General Election 2017 in Haringey – Results". London Borough of Haringey. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  9. ^ http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7979/CBP-7979.pdf
  10. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Haringey votes - Haringey Elections website". voting.haringey.gov.uk.
  12. ^ "UK Polling Report". ukpollingreport.co.uk.
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2015-04-25.
  14. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  15. ^ "Politics". the Guardian.
  16. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  17. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  18. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  19. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  20. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  21. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.

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Coordinates: 51°35′24″N 0°07′59″W / 51.590°N 0.133°W / 51.590; -0.133