Islington North (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Islington North in Greater London.
|Electorate||68,777 (December 2010)|
|Member of parliament||Jeremy Corbyn (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||London|
Islington North / / is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 1983 by Jeremy Corbyn of the Labour Party.[n 1] Corbyn has been Leader of the Labour Party and the Opposition since September 2015. If the 2016 recommendations of the Boundary Commission for England and Wales are approved by Parliament, the constituency will be abolished at the 2020 general election.
At 735 hectares (1,820 acres), it is the smallest UK Parliamentary constituency.
- 1 Boundaries
- 2 Members of Parliament
- 3 Election results
- 3.1 Elections in the 2010s
- 3.2 Elections in the 2000s
- 3.3 Elections in the 1990s
- 3.4 Elections in the 1980s
- 3.5 Elections in the 1970s
- 3.6 Elections in the 1960s
- 3.7 Elections in the 1950s
- 3.8 Elections in the 1940s
- 3.9 Elections in the 1930s
- 3.10 Elections in the 1920s
- 3.11 Elections in the 1910s
- 3.12 Elections in the 1900s
- 4 Further information
- 5 See also
- 6 Notes and references
- 7 Bibliography
The seat was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, as one of four divisions of the new parliamentary borough of Islington. The constituency was defined in the legislation as consisting of the single ward of Upper Holloway of the parish of Islington. The ward was one of eight used in the election of Islington vestrymen under the Metropolis Management Act 1855.
Under the next redistribution of seats by the Representation of the People Act 1918 constituencies in the County of London were defined in terms of wards of the metropolitan boroughs created in 1900. Islington North comprised three wards of the Metropolitan Borough of Islington: Tollington, Tufnell and Upper Holloway.
At the next redistribution of seats by the Representation of the People Act 1948 the constituency was again defined as Tollington, Tufnell and Upper Holloway wards of the Metropolitan Borough of Islington, with boundaries as they existed at the end of 1947.
In 1965 local government in Greater London was reorganised, with the formation of London boroughs. The changes were reflected in parliamentary boundaries from 1974. The London Borough of Islington was divided into three constituencies. Islington North was defined as comprising seven wards: Highview, Hillmarton, Hillrise, Junction, Parkway, St. George's and Station.
In 1983 the parliamentary representation of Islington was reduced to two constituencies. The new, enlarged, Islington North was formed from ten wards of the borough as they existed in February 1983. These were Gillespie, Highbury, Highview, Hillrise, Junction, Mildmay, Quadrant, St. George's, Sussex and Tollington wards.
In 1997 there were only slight boundary changes, with the constituency defined as the same ten wards with their boundaries as they existed on 1 June 1994.
The constituency now comprises eight wards:
Finsbury Park, Highbury East, Highbury West, Hillrise, Junction, Mildmay, St. George's and Tollington.
These boundaries have been considerably changed since 1970, when Islington returned three MPs and shared another with Hackney. This reflects the depopulation of central London as people move to the suburbs and the local authority has sought to obtain lower housing densities. The core of the constituency was the area north of Seven Sisters Road and Camden Road.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Julian Gregory||3,984||8.1||−18.6|
|Socialist (GB)||Bill Martin||112||0.2||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||Rhodri Jamieson-Ball||11,875||26.7||−3.2|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Laura Willoughby||9,402||29.9||+10.9|
|Liberal Democrat||Laura Willoughby||5,741||19.0||+5.4|
|Green||Christopher Michael Ashby||1,876||6.2||+2.0|
|Socialist Labour||Stephen Cook||512||1.7||N/A|
|Reform 2000 Party||Emine Hassan||139||0.5||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||James Kempton||4,879||13.6||−1.5|
|Green||Christopher Michael Ashby||1,516||4.2||+0.4|
|Liberal Democrat||Sarah Ludford||5,732||15.1||−6.7|
|Green||Christopher Michael Ashby||1,420||3.8||+0.9|
Elections in the 1980s
|Conservative||Ernest George Noad||9,920||25.3||0.0|
|Social Democratic||Alan Whelan||8,560||21.8||−0.6|
|Green||Christopher Michael Ashby||1,131||2.9||N/A|
|Conservative||David A. Coleman||9,344||25.3||−8.3|
|Social Democratic||John Grant||8,268||22.4||+13.5|
|Independent Labour||Michael Joseph O'Halloran||4,091||11.1||N/A|
|BNP||L. A. D. Bearsford-Walker||176||0.5||N/A|
|Independent||Roy A. J. Lincoln||134||0.4||N/A|
Elections in the 1970s
|Labour||Michael Joseph O'Halloran||12,317||52.6||−5.3|
|National Front||S. Hook||501||2.1||N/A|
|Socialist Unity||M. Simpson||438||1.9||N/A|
|Workers Revolutionary||R. McCullogh||217||0.9||N/A|
|Labour||Michael Joseph O'Halloran||12,973||57.9||+6.6|
|Conservative||Marquess of Douro||6,155||27.5||+1.7|
|Labour and Democrat||D. Fallon||558||2.5||+0.3|
|Labour||Michael Joseph O'Halloran||13,332||51.3||−7.4|
|National Front||J. Score||871||3.4||−2.2|
|Labour and Democrat||D. Fallon||570||2.2||N/A|
|Labour||Michael Joseph O'Halloran||13,010||58.7|
|Conservative||D. Andrew Pearce||7,862||35.6|
|National Front||Brian Green||1,232||5.6|
Elections in the 1960s
|Labour||Michael Joseph O'Halloran||7,288||49.2||−10.2|
|Conservative||D. Andrew Pearce||5,754||38.9||+8.2|
|Liberal||Eric G. Thwaites||1,514||10.2||+0.4|
|Independent Socialist||Austin Williams||245||1.7||N/A|
|Labour||Gerald William Reynolds||16,188||59.46|
|Conservative||Michael Wolfgang Laurence Morris||8,357||30.69|
|Liberal||Eric G. Thwaites||2,682||9.85|
|Labour||Gerald William Reynolds||15,525||55.31|
|Liberal||Eric G. Thwaites||3,634||12.95|
Elections in the 1950s
|Labour||Gerald William Reynolds||18,718||55.8||−11.0|
|Labour||Gerald William Reynolds||13,159||66.8||+6.4|
|Ind. Labour Party||Jim McKie||576||2.9||N/A|
|Conservative||Rodney Graham Page||18,541||40.4||+3.2|
|Labour||Ronw Moelwyn Hughes||26,354||57.9||−9.5|
|Conservative||Rodney Graham Page||16,935||37.2||+4.6|
|Liberal||Robert Eric Burns||2,189||4.8||N/A|
Elections in the 1940s
|Conservative||Charles Arthur Uryan Rhys||11,240||32.6||−14.9|
Elections in the 1930s
|Conservative||Wilfrid Hart Sugden||12,227||47.5||−6.9|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||6.9|
|Conservative||Albert William Goodman||20,744||54.44|
|Labour||Robert Stanley Young||17,359||45.56|
|Conservative||Albert William Goodman||28,790||66.07|
|Labour||Robert Stanley Young||14,783||33.93|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing|
Elections in the 1920s
|Labour||Robert Stanley Young||18,272||41.8||+6.5|
|Unionist||Gordon Cosmo Touche||15,207||34.8||-9.6|
|Labour gain from Unionist||Swing||+8.0|
|Unionist||William Henry Cowan||15,562||44.4|
|Labour||E G Culpin||12,376||35.3|
|Liberal||Norman Thomas Carr Sargant||7,136||20.3|
|Unionist||William Henry Cowan||10,802||36.5||-10.5|
|Liberal||Norman Thomas Carr Sargant||10,219||34.6||+9.4|
|Unionist||Newton James Moore||13,520||47.0|
|Liberal||Norman Thomas Carr Sargant||7,256||25.2|
Elections in the 1910s
|British Socialist Party||John Arnall||4,000||19.3||n/a|
|Liberal||Norman Thomas Carr Sargant||2,529||12.2|
- endorsed by Coalition Government
|Conservative||George Alexander Touche||5,428||51.9|
|Liberal||David Sydney Waterlow||5,022||48.1|
|Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing|
|Liberal||David Sydney Waterlow|
|Conservative||George Alexander Touche|
Elections in the 1900s
|Liberal||David Sydney Waterlow||5,284|
|Conservative||George Trout Bartley||4,418|
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing|
|Conservative||George Trout Bartley|
Michael O'Halloran, elected Labour MP for Islington North in 1969, was the subject of an investigation in the early 1970s by The Sunday Times newspaper. They highlighted his background with a local building company and the local Irish community and queried the tactics of his supporters during his selection as candidate.
O'Halloran joined the SDP in September 1981, as did both of the other Islington MPs. However the Boundary Commission cut the number of constituencies in Islington from three to two. O'Halloran sought selection as the SDP candidate for the revised Islington North constituency but the local SDP association selected John Grant, then SDP (elected as Labour) MP for Islington Central, as its official candidate. In February 1983, O'Halloran resigned his membership of the SDP and sat in Parliament as an "Independent Labour" member, supporting the Parliamentary Labour Party. Despite this, he failed to regain the Labour Party nomination for the 1983 General Election and he was defeated by the new Labour candidate, Jeremy Corbyn, coming fourth with 11.1% of the vote.
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in Greater London
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in Islington
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Parliamentary constituencies, UK Parliament official website. Accessed 12 August 2015.
- Redistribution Of Seats Act, 1885. Sixth Schedule. Divisions Of Boroughs. Number, Names, Contents, And Boundaries Of Divisions.
- Youngs, Frederic A, Jr. (1979). Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England, Vol.I: Southern England. London: Royal Historical Society. pp. 743, 746, 749. ISBN 0-901050-67-9.
- Representation Of The People Act 1918. Ninth Schedule. Redistribution Of Seats.
- Representation Of The People Act 1948, First Schedule. Parliamentary Constituencies.
- The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1970 (S.I. 1970/1674)
- The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1983 (S.I. 1983/417)
- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/1626)". legislation.gov.uk. The National Archives. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/1681)". legislation.gov.uk. The National Archives. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "T" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- Islington Council Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.
- General Election - Campaign News Socialist Party of Great Britain, 15 January 2015
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- Islington Council Archived March 3, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
- "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.
- British Parliamentary Election Results 1918–1949, FWS Craig
- British Parliamentary Election Results 1885–1918, FWS Craig
- Iain Dale, ed. (2003). The Times House of Commons 1929, 1931, 1935. Politico's (reprint). ISBN 1-84275-033-X.
- The Times House of Commons 1945. The Times. 1945.
- The Times House of Commons 1950. The Times. 1950.
- The Times House of Commons 1955. The Times. 1955.
- Craig, F. W. S. (1983) . British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
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