Ilford North (UK Parliament constituency)

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Ilford North
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Ilford North in Greater London.
County Greater London
Electorate 72,702 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Ilford
Current constituency
Created 1945
Member of parliament Wes Streeting (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Ilford
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency London

Ilford North is a constituency[n 1] created in 1945 and represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2015 by Wes Streeting, a Labour Party MP.[n 2]

History[edit]

The seat was created for the 1945 General Election, from the northern part of the former Ilford seat.

Constituency profile[edit]

All districts are suburban but interspersed with many parks and a few small nature reserves and are connected to Central London by the Central line (London Underground) which forms an end loop around Hainault tube station. The vast majority of Ilford North's housing is houses of terraced or semi-detached type having typically small and narrow gardens. As at the 2011 census mid-rise apartments in modest landscaped grounds form the bulk of the type of flats in the seat as opposed to tower blocks.[2]

Political history[edit]

The seat has fluctuated since 1945 between Labour and Conservative representation in the House of Commons. The 2015 result made the seat the 8th narrowest of Labour's 232 seats by percentage of majority, and in any election in first past the post a 1.2% majority would be considered marginal.[3] The 2017 election saw a 8.5% swing to Labour, increasing their majority in the seat to a fairly safe margin of 9,639 votes (18.2%), the largest majority for a Labour MP in the seat's history.

Boundaries[edit]

Ilford North in Essex, 1945-50

1945-1950: The Municipal Borough of Ilford wards of Barkingside, North Hainault, Seven Kings, and South Hainault.

1950-1974: The Municipal Borough of Ilford wards of Barkingside, Clayhall, Fairlop, North Hainault, Seven Kings, and South Hainault.

1974-1983: The London Borough of Redbridge wards of Aldborough, Barkingside, Chadwell, Fairlop, Hainault, and Seven Kings.

1983-1997: As above plus Fullwell

1997–present: Aldborough, Barkingside, Bridge, Clayhall, Fairlop, Fullwell, Hainault, and Roding.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[4] Party
1945 Mabel Ridealgh Labour Co-operative
1950 Geoffrey Hutchinson Conservative
1954 by-election Tom Iremonger Conservative
October 1974 Millie Miller Labour
1978 by-election Vivian Bendall Conservative
1997 Linda Perham Labour
2005 Lee Scott Conservative
2015 Wes Streeting Labour

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2017: Ilford North[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Wes Streeting 30,589 57.8 +13.9
Conservative Lee Scott 20,950 39.6 -3.1
Liberal Democrat Richard Clare 1,034 2.0 -0.4
Independent Doris Osen 368 0.7 +0.5
Majority 9,639 18.2 +17.0
Turnout 52,941 74.8 +9.8
Registered electors 70,791
Labour hold Swing +8.5
General Election 2015: Ilford North[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Wes Streeting 21,463 43.9 +9.6
Conservative Lee Scott 20,874 42.7 −3.1
UKIP Philip Hyde 4,355 8.9 +7.0
Liberal Democrat Richard Clare 1,130 2.3 −10.4
Green David Reynolds 1,023 2.1 +0.9
Independent Doris Osen 87 0.2 N/A
Majority 589 1.2 N/A
Turnout 48,932 65.0 -0.2
Registered electors 75,294
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +6.4
General Election 2010: Ilford North[9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lee Scott 21,506 45.8 +2.0
Labour Sonia Klein 16,102 34.3 −5.4
Liberal Democrat Alex Berhanu 5,924 12.6 -1.2
BNP Danny Warville 1,545 3.3 N/A
UKIP Henri van der Stighelen 871 1.9 −0.3
Green Caroline Allen 572 1.2 N/A
Christian Peoples Robert Hampson 456 1.0 N/A
Majority 5,404 11.5 +7.7
Turnout 46,976 65.2 +4.1
Registered electors 72,372
Conservative hold Swing +3.7

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Ilford North[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lee Scott 18,781 43.7 +3.2
Labour Linda Perham 17,128 39.8 −6.0
Liberal Democrat Mark Gayler 5,896 13.7 +2.0
UKIP Andrew Cross 902 2.1 +0.2
Independent Martin Levin 293 0.7 +0.7
Majority 1,653 3.8 N/A
Turnout 43,000 60.8 +2.4
Registered electors 70,721
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +4.6
General Election 2001: Ilford North[13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Linda Perham 18,428 45.8 –1.6
Conservative Vivian Bendall 16,313 40.5 –0.2
Liberal Democrat Gavin Stollar 4,717 11.7 +1.4
UKIP Martin Levin 776 1.9 N/A
Majority 2,115 5.3 –1.3
Turnout 40,234 58.4 –14.3
Registered electors 68,893
Labour hold Swing -0.7

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Ilford North[15][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Linda Perham 23,135 47.4 +13.3
Conservative Vivian Bendall 19,911 40.8 –13.2
Liberal Democrat Alan Dean 5,049 10.3 –1.6
BNP Paul Wilson 755 1.5 N/A
Majority 3,224 6.6 N/A
Turnout 48,850 72.7 –5.2
Registered electors 67,151
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -17.3
General Election 1992: Ilford North[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Vivian Bendall 24,678 54.0 –0.9
Labour Lesley Hilton 15,627 34.1 +6.7
Liberal Democrat Ralph Scott 5,430 11.9 N/A
Majority 9,051 19.9 –7.6
Turnout 45,735 77.9 +5.3
Registered electors 58,670
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Ilford North[18][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Vivian Bendall 24,110 54.9 +3.6
Labour Paul Jeater 12,020 27.4 +2.1
Social Democratic Graham Tobbell 7,757 17.7 –5.7
Majority 12,090 27.5 +1.5
Turnout 43,887 72.6 +1.3
Registered electors 60,433
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Ilford North[19][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Vivian Bendall 22,042 51.3 +0.0
Labour Mike Gapes 10,841 25.3 -10.0
Social Democratic Ian Roxburgh 10,052 23.4 N/A
Majority 11,201 26.0 +12.0
Turnout 42,935 71.3 -7.7
Registered electors 60,248
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Ilford North[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Vivian Bendall 26,381 51.33 +10.45
Labour Tessa Jowell 19,186 37.33 -5.15
Liberal John Freeman 4,568 8.89 -7.75
National Front John Hughes 804 1.56 N/A
Ind. Conservative Thomas Iremonger 452 0.88 N/A
Majority 7,195 14.0 N/A
Turnout 51,391 79.0 -4.54
Registered electors 65,052
Conservative hold Swing
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Ilford North by-election, 1978[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Vivian Bendall 22,548 50.31 +9.43
Labour Tessa Jowell 17,051 38.04 –4.44
Liberal John Freeman 2,248 5.02 –11.62
National Front John Hughes 2,126 4.74 N/A
Conservative Independent Democrat Thomas Iremonger 671 1.50 N/A
East London People's Front Carole Rowe 89 0.20 N/A
New Britain Alfred Burr 48 0.11 N/A
Democratic Monarchist, Public Safety, White Resident Bill Boaks 38 0.08 N/A
Majority 5,497 12.3 N/A
Turnout 44,819 69.1 -5.36
Registered electors
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General Election October 1974: Ilford North[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Millie Miller 20,621 42.48 +4.48
Conservative Thomas Iremonger 19,843 40.88 +2.32
Liberal Gareth Wilson 8,080 16.64 -6.80
Majority 778 1.60 N/A
Turnout 48,544 74.46 -5.15
Registered electors 65,195
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General Election February 1974: Ilford North[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Thomas Iremonger 19,843 38.56 -13.91
Labour Millie Miller 19,558 38.00 +1.79
Liberal Gareth Wilson 12,063 23.44 +12.12
Majority 285 0.55 -15.71
Turnout 51,464 79.61 +11.01
Registered electors 64,649
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1970: Ilford North[24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Thomas Iremonger 25,142 52.47 +6.0
Labour Co-op Christopher William Sewell 17,352 36.21 -3.71
Liberal Gareth Wilson 5,425 11.32 -2.29
Majority 7,790 16.26 +9.71
Turnout 47,919 68.60 -8.13
Registered electors 69,852
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: Ilford North[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Thomas Iremonger 23,736 46.47 -0.45
Labour John Anthony Punshon 20,392 39.92 +7.67
Liberal Jack A. Harris 6,953 13.61 -7.21
Majority 3,344 6.55 -8.12
Turnout 51,081 76.73 -0.18
Registered electors 66,569
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1964: Ilford North[26][27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Thomas Iremonger 24,096 46.92 -8.44
Labour John Anthony Punshon 16,563 32.25 +2.41
Liberal David Kincaid Mills 10,692 20.82 +6.02
Majority 7,533 14.67 -10.85
Turnout 51,351 76.91 -2.67
Registered electors 66,769
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Ilford North[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Thomas Iremonger 29,609 55.36 -0.25
Labour C.F.H. Green 15,962 29.84 -5.46
Liberal David Kincaid Mills 7,915 14.80 +5.71
Majority 13,647 25.52 +5.21
Turnout 53,486 79.58 +2.98
Registered electors 67,208
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1955: Ilford North[29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Thomas Iremonger 28,749 55.61 +0.10
Labour Reginald Groves 18,248 35.30 -2.74
Liberal Paul Rose 4,702 9.09 +2.64
Majority 10,501 20.31 +2.84
Turnout 51,699 76.60 -8.18
Registered electors 67,496
Conservative hold Swing
Ilford North by-election, 1954[30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Thomas Iremonger 18,354 59.76 +4.25
Labour Thomas W Richardson 9,927 32.32 -5.72
Liberal George E Thornton 2,430 7.91 +1.46
Majority 8,427 27.44 +9.97
Turnout 30,711 45.40 -39.38
Registered electors 67,689
Conservative hold Swing 5.00
General Election 1951: Ilford North[31][32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Geoffrey Hutchinson 31,905 55.51 +3.28
Labour Co-op Mabel Ridealgh 21,865 38.04 +0.75
Liberal Henry Eric Pollard 3,709 6.45 -4.03
Majority 10,040 17.47 +2.53
Turnout 57,479 84.78 -1.17
Registered electors 67,796
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1950: Ilford North[33][34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Geoffrey Hutchinson 29,950 52.23 +15.82
Labour Co-op Mabel Ridealgh 21,385 37.29 -5.54
Liberal S. W. Alexander 6,009 10.48 -10.28
Majority 8,565 14.94 N/A
Turnout 57,334 85.95 +14.43
Registered electors 66,720
Conservative gain from Labour Co-op Swing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Ilford North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Mabel Ridealgh 18,833 42.83 N/A
Conservative Geoffrey Hutchinson 16,013 36.41 N/A
Liberal Juliet Rhys-Williams 9,128 20.76 N/A
Majority 2,820 6.41 N/A
Turnout 43,974 71.52 N/A
Registered electors 61,486
Labour Co-op 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.
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. ^ Constituency: Housing statistics: Housing type. (2011 census) Retrieved 2017-01-31.
  3. ^ List of Labour MPs elected in 2015 by % majority UK Political.info. Retrieved 2017-01-29
  4. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "I"
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  6. ^ http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7979/CBP-7979.pdf
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  13. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  14. ^ a b "Ilford North [Archive]". www.politicsresources.net. Retrieved 18 April 2018. 
  15. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  16. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  17. ^ a b c David Boothroyd. "LONDON - - - BOROUGHS: REDBRIDGE, ILFORD NORTH [67]". Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  18. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  19. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  20. ^ "UK General Election results: May 1979 [Archive]". www.politicsresources.net. Retrieved 18 April 2018. 
  21. ^ "1978 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2015-09-17. 
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  24. ^ "UK General Election results 1970 [Archive]". www.politicsresources.net. Retrieved 18 April 2018. 
  25. ^ "UK General Election results: March 1966 [Archive]". www.politicsresources.net. Retrieved 18 April 2018. 
  26. ^ "UK General Election results: October 1964 [Archive]". www.politicsresources.net. Retrieved 18 April 2018. 
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  28. ^ "UK General Election results: October 1959 [Archive]". www.politicsresources.net. Retrieved 18 April 2018. 
  29. ^ "UK General Election results: May 1955 [Archive]". www.politicsresources.net. Retrieved 18 April 2018. 
  30. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-04. Retrieved 2013-03-03. 
  31. ^ "UK General Election results: October 1951 [Archive]". www.politicsresources.net. Retrieved 18 April 2018. 
  32. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1951. 
  33. ^ "UK General Election results: February 1950 [Archive]". www.politicsresources.net. Retrieved 18 April 2018. 
  34. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1950. 

Coordinates: 51°35′38″N 0°05′06″E / 51.594°N 0.085°E / 51.594; 0.085

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