Vauxhall (UK Parliament constituency)
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for the House of Commons
Boundary of Vauxhall in Greater London
|Electorate||73,274 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||North Lambeth|
|Member of Parliament||Kate Hoey (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Kennington and Lambeth North|
|European Parliament constituency||London|
- 1 Boundaries
- 2 Constituency profile
- 3 Political history
- 4 Members of Parliament
- 5 Elections
- 6 See also
- 7 Notes
- 8 References
- 9 External links
1950–1974: The Metropolitan Borough of Lambeth wards of Bishop's, Marsh, Oval, Prince's, and Vauxhall.
1974–1983: The London Borough of Lambeth wards of Bishop's, Oval, Prince's, Stockwell, and Vassall.
1983–1997: The London Borough of Lambeth wards of Bishop's, Clapham Town, Ferndale, Larkhall, Oval, Prince's, Stockwell, and Vassall.
1997–2010: The London Borough of Lambeth wards of Angell, Bishop's, Clapham Town, Ferndale, Larkhall, Oval, Prince's, Stockwell, and Vassall.
2010–present: The London Borough of Lambeth wards of Bishop's, Clapham Town, Ferndale, Larkhall, Oval, Prince's, Stockwell, and Vassall.
Vauxhall is wholly within the London Borough of Lambeth. The core of the constituency - unchanged from the former Lambeth North - is delimited by the River Thames to the west and north and the boundary with Southwark to the east.
The seat includes all of Vauxhall, North Lambeth, Stockwell, Kennington and some of Brixton and north Clapham. Its landmarks include the London Eye, the Oval cricket ground and the National Theatre. Among Britain's most ethnically diverse constituencies, Vauxhall has Jamaican, Portuguese, Ghanaian and Ecuadorian communities; it also has a large LGBTQ community.
The southern area of the constituency, Clapham Town, it consists of predominantly residential and terraced houses, populated by commuters and families. Clapham Town has provided large sums of Conservative support in recent times. At the northern tip of the borough is the Bishop's ward which has multiple million-pound flats which overlook the River Thames, Houses of Parliament and Lambeth Palace.
The area has consistently voted in parliamentary elections for Labour Members of Parliament since 1918, except in 1931. This includes the results of the former seat of Lambeth North, which had near-identical boundaries.
Since a 1989 by-election, the seat has been represented by Kate Hoey. Continuing a history as a safe seat for Labour, since her 1989 election, Hoey has consistently achieved majorities of 9,100 to 20,200 votes. The 2015 result made the seat the 105th safest of Labour's 230 seats by percentage of majority.
Despite Hoey being a prominent campaigner for leaving the European Union, Vauxhall voted to remain in the EU by 77.6% in the national referendum on 23 June 2016. In the 2017 general election, this led to her seat being targeted by pro-Remain organisations and high-profile individuals seeking to oust her in favour of the pro-EU Liberal Democrat candidate. There had been a change.org petition calling for Hoey's deselection as the Labour candidate for the seat; however, due to party rules this was unsuccessful. While Hoey did significantly increase her majority in 2017, the Liberal Democrat vote total more than trebled, and they moved back into second place having fallen to fourth behind the Conservatives and the Greens in 2015. In May 2018, Hoey's local party passed a vote of no confidence in her, vowing to deselect the MP as well.
Local government results
Three Liberal Democrat councillors represented the Bishop's ward from 1990 to 2014; they subsequently lost the three ward seats to Labour, as did the sole Liberal Democrat councilors in the Oval and Vassall wards. They failed to gain them back in 2018.
At the 2018 council elections, Labour won all of the ward seats in the constituency. The Liberal Democrats finished second in the wards of Bishop's, Oval, Stockwell and Prince's. The Conservatives finished the runner up in Clapham Town and the Green Party in Vassall, Ferndale and Larkhall.
Members of Parliament
|1989 by-election||Kate Hoey||Labour|
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Sarah Lewis|
|Brexit Party||Hortense Sheppard|
|Liberal Democrat||George Turner||11,326||20.5||+13.6|
|Women’s Equality||Harini Iyengar||539||0.9||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett||3,312||6.9||-18.2|
|Left Unity||Simon Hardy||188||0.4||N/A|
|Socialist (GB)||Daniel Lambert||82||0.2||-0.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Caroline Pidgeon||10,847||25.1||-2.1|
|English Democrat||Jose Navarro||289||0.7||+0.1|
|Socialist (GB)||Daniel Lambert||143||0.3||-0.3|
|Animal Welfare||James Kapetanos||96||0.2||N/A|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Charles Anglin||9,767||26.1||+6.0|
|Socialist (GB)||Daniel Lambert||240||0.6||N/A|
|English Democrat||Janus Polenceus||221||0.6||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||Anthony Bottrall||6,720||20.1||+4.1|
|Socialist Alliance||Theresa Bennett||853||2.6||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Keith Kerr||6,260||16.0||+1.6|
|Socialist Labour||Ian Driver||983||2.5||N/A|
|Socialist (GB)||Richard Headicar||97||0.3||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||Mike Tuffrey||5,678||14.6||−3.6|
|Revolutionary Communist||S. Hill||152||0.4||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|Social and Liberal Democrats||Mike Tuffrey||5,043||17.5||−0.7|
|The People's Candidate||Hewie Andrew||302||1.1||N/A|
|The Greens||Dominic Allen||264||0.9||N/A|
|Revolutionary Communist||Don Milligan||177||0.6||N/A|
|Official National Front||Patrick Harrington||127||0.4||N/A|
|Monster Raving Loony||Screaming Lord Sutch||106||0.4||N/A|
|Christian Alliance||David Black||86||0.3||N/A|
|National Front||Ted Budden||83||0.3||N/A|
|Leveller Party||William Scola||21||0.1||N/A|
|Social Democratic||Simon Acland||7,764||18.2||−6.1|
|Red Front||Kunle Oluremi||117||0.3||N/A|
|Social Democratic||Roger Liddle||9,515||24.3||N/A|
|National Front||J. Wright||508||1.3||-2.3|
|Monster Raving Loony||P. Lingard||266||0.7||N/A|
|Workers Revolutionary||G Shorter||38||0.1||-0.5|
Elections in the 1970s
|Conservative||Philip Linnell Heslop||8,358||33.6||+10.2|
|National Front||V Atkinson||879||3.6||N/A|
|Labour Alliance Party||D Elliot||565||2.3||N/A|
|Workers Revolutionary||S Hannigan||153||0.6||N/A|
|Democratic Monarchist Public Safety White Resident||Bill Boaks||44||0.2||N/A|
|Conservative||Clive W Jones||7,477||36.4||+3.0|
Elections in the 1960s
|Conservative||Spencer Le Marchant||7,645||33.4||-2.49|
Elections in the 1950s
|Conservative||Edwin H. Lee||10,492||35.31||+1.15|
|Conservative||Edwin H. Lee||12,564||34.16||+6.46|
|Conservative||Alfred Frank Lockwood||10,618||27.7||N/A|
|Liberal||Walter Stanley Dyer||3,251||8.5||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
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- Politics Resources (Election results from 1922 onwards)
- Electoral Calculus (Election results from 1955 onwards)
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