Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner (UK Parliament constituency)

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Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner in Greater London
CountyGreater London
Electorate71,706 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlementsRuislip, Northwood, Pinner, Harefield, Eastcote, Hatch End, Ickenham, North Hillingdon
Current constituency
Created2010
Member of ParliamentDavid Simmonds (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromRuislip-Northwood, Harrow West

Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2019 by David Simmonds, a Conservative.[n 2]

History[edit]

Parliament accepted the Boundary Commission's Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies and created this constituency for General Election 2010. In this election it was won by the previous member for Ruislip, Northwood.

Predecessor seat

This seat is at its core the successor to Ruislip-Northwood which had an unbroken history as a Conservative safe seat with non-marginal majorities running from its 1950 creation.[2] This Conservative success was only bolstered by the addition of generally highly Conservative, highly affluent Pinner in 2010.

Political history

The 2015 result was greater than the previous majority, having seen a major fall in the vote of the Liberal Democrats, of 11.7% less than national swing against the party of 15.7%, and made the seat the 57th safest of the Conservative Party's 331 seats by percentage of majority.[3] Since 2015, the Conservative vote share has been slowly declining, while the Liberal Democrat vote share has been steadily rising.

Boundaries[edit]

Map of current boundaries

Following their review of parliamentary representation in North London, the Boundary Commission for England has created a new seat of Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner to deal with population changes. It includes parts of the Harrow West constituency and much of the former Ruislip-Northwood constituency.[4]

This constituency has electoral wards:

The only other three-place constituency name in England is Normanton, Pontefract, and Castleford in Yorkshire.

Constituency profile[edit]

The constituency consists of Census Output Areas of two local government districts with similar characteristics: a working population whose income is higher than the national average and lower than average reliance upon social housing.[5] At the end of 2012 the unemployment rate in the constituency stood as 1.6% of the population claiming jobseekers allowance, compared to the regional average of 3.6%.[6] This was the third lowest in the capital behind Richmond Park and Kingston & Surbiton. The borough contributing to the bulk of the seat's statistics are given first.

  • A low for the capital 22.7/23.5% of the two boroughs' populations were without a car
  • 19.1%/16.8 of the population without qualifications and a high 28%/36.8% at the 2011 census had a level 4 qualifications or above.

In terms of tenure 62.9%/65.2% of homes are owned outright or on a mortgage as at the 2011 census across the two London Boroughs.[7]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[8] Party
2010 Nick Hurd Conservative
2019 David Simmonds Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General election 2019: Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner[9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Simmonds 29,391 55.6 -1.6
Labour Peymana Assad 12,997 24.6 -6.4
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Banks 7,986 15.1 +8.0
Green Sarah Green 1,646 3.1 +0.7
Animal Welfare Femy Amin 325 0.6 New
Independent Tracy Blackwell 295 0.6 New
Independent Julian Wilson 264 0.5 New
Majority 16,394 31.0 +4.8
Turnout 52,904 72.1 -0.6
Registered electors 73,389
Conservative hold Swing +2.4
General election 2017: Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nick Hurd 30,555 57.2 -2.4
Labour Rebecca Lury 16,575 31.0 +10.9
Liberal Democrats Alexander Cunliffe 3,813 7.1 +2.1
Green Sarah Green 1,268 2.4 -1.1
UKIP Richard Braine 1,171 2.2 -8.7
Majority 13,980 26.2 -13.3
Turnout 53,382 72.7 +2.7
Registered electors 73,427
Conservative hold Swing -6.6
General election 2015: Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner[13][14][15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nick Hurd 30,521 59.6 +2.1
Labour Michael Borio 10,297 20.1 +0.6
UKIP Gerard Barry[16] 5,598 10.9 +8.2
Liberal Democrats Josh Dixon 2,537 5.0 -11.6
Green Karen Pillai[17] 1,801 3.5 +2.0
TUSC Wally Kennedy 302 0.6 New
National Liberal Sockalingam Yogalingam[18] 166 0.3 New
Majority 20,224 39.5 +1.5
Turnout 51,222 70.0 -0.8
Registered electors 73,216
Conservative hold Swing +0.7
General election 2010: Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner[19][20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nick Hurd* 28,866 57.5
Labour Anita McDonald 9,806 19.5
Liberal Democrats Thomas Papworth 8,345 16.6
UKIP Jason Pontey 1,351 2.7
National Front Ian Edward 899 1.8
Green Graham Lee 740 1.5
Christian Ruby Akhtar 198 0.4
Majority 19,060 38.0
Turnout 50,205 70.8
Registered electors 70,783
Conservative win (new seat)
* Served as an MP in the 2005–2010 Parliament

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  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[edit]

  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. ^ "UKPollingReport Election Guide 2010 » Ruislip Northwood and Pinner". ukpollingreport.co.uk. Archived from the original on 12 April 2010. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Conservative Members of Parliament 2015". UK Political.info. Archived from the original on 8 June 2017. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Proposals for Parliamentary Constituencies in Some of the North London Boroughs" (Press release). Boundary Commission for England. 29 July 2002. Archived from the original on 12 June 2010. Retrieved 11 May 2010.
  5. ^ "Local statistics - Office for National Statistics". neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 11 February 2003. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  6. ^ Unemployment claimants by constituency Archived 2017-08-02 at the Wayback Machine The Guardian
  7. ^ "2011 census interactive maps". Archived from the original on 29 January 2016.
  8. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "R" (part 2)
  9. ^ "Ruislip, Northwood & Pinner Parliamentary constituency". BBC News. Archived from the original on 12 August 2019. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  10. ^ "Commons Briefing Paper 8749. General Election 2019: results and analysis" (PDF). London: House of Commons Library. 28 January 2020. Archived (PDF) from the original on 18 November 2021. Retrieved 19 January 2022.
  11. ^ "Ruislip, Northwood & Pinner parliamentary constituency". BBC News. Archived from the original on 29 November 2017. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Commons Briefing Paper 7979. General Election 2017: results and analysis" (PDF) (Second ed.). House of Commons Library. 29 January 2019 [7 April 2018]. Archived (PDF) from the original on 12 November 2019.
  13. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  14. ^ "London Borough of Hillingdon - Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner constituency results 2015". www.hillingdon.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 18 August 2015. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  15. ^ "Ruislip, Northwood & Pinner parliamentary constituency - Election 2017". Archived from the original on 29 November 2017. Retrieved 21 June 2018 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  16. ^ "UKPollingReport Election Guide 2010 » Ruislip Northwood and Pinner". ukpollingreport.co.uk. Archived from the original on 8 May 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  17. ^ london.greenparty.org.uk/elections/2015-general-election.html
  18. ^ "Candidates for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner". YourNextMP. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  19. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  20. ^ "BBC News - Election 2010 - Constituency - Ruislip, Northwood & Pinner". news.bbc.co.uk. Archived from the original on 6 May 2018. Retrieved 11 May 2010.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°36′N 0°27′W / 51.60°N 0.45°W / 51.60; -0.45