Hampstead and Kilburn (UK Parliament constituency)

Hampstead and Kilburn (UK Parliament constituency)
Hampstead and Kilburn
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Hampstead and Kilburn in Greater London.
County Greater London
Electorate 78,552 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 2010 (2010)
Member of Parliament Glenda Jackson (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Brent East, Brent South, Hampstead and Highgate
European Parliament constituency London

Hampstead and Kilburn is a borough constituency electing one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.



The constituency was first contested in the 2010 general election and was won by Labour's Glenda Jackson with a majority of just 42, making it the second most marginal seat in the 2010 UK Parliament, after Fermanagh and South Tyrone. Hampstead and Kilburn is also the closest three-way marginal seat in the 2010 Parliament, as the third-placed candidate obtained just 841 fewer votes than Jackson, the winner.

Estimates of party support

The Rallings and Thrasher calculations for a media consortium of BBC, ITV, Sky and the Press Association are that on the new boundaries for this constituency the result in 2005 would have been Labour 15,138 (37%), Liberal Democrat 14,664 (36%), Conservative 9,559 (23%) and other parties 2,314, putting Labour 474 votes ahead.[2]


The constituency covers the north-western part of the London Borough of Camden and the far east of London Borough of Brent.

It is made up of seven electoral wards from the London Borough of Camden:

  • Belsize, Fortune Green, Frognal and Fitzjohns, Hampstead Town, Kilburn (Camden), Swiss Cottage, West Hampstead

and three electoral wards from the London Borough of Brent:

  • Brondesbury Park, Kilburn (Brent), Queens Park

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in North London, the Boundary Commission for England reduced the number of constituencies across the boroughs of Brent and Camden from five to four. The seat of Hampstead and Kilburn is a new creation resulting from these changes.[3] Hampstead Town ward, Belsize ward, Swiss Cottage ward, Frognal and Fitzjohns ward, Fortune Green ward, West Hampstead ward, and Kilburn (Camden) ward were transferred from the former constituency of Hampstead and Highgate. Brondesbury Park ward, Kilburn (Brent) ward and part of Queens Park ward were transferred from the former constituency of Brent East. A small part of Queens Park ward was transferred from the former constituency of Brent South.

Members of Parliament

Election Member [4] Party
2010 Glenda Jackson Labour

Election results

General Election 2010: Hampstead and Kilburn[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Glenda Jackson * 17,332 32.8 −3.5
Conservative Chris Philp 17,290 32.7 +9.8
Liberal Democrat Edward Fordham + 16,491 31.2 −4.0
Green Beatrix Campbell 759 1.4 −3.2
UKIP Magnus Nielsen 408 0.8 +0.1
BNP Victoria Moore 328 0.6 N/A
Tamsin Omond To The Commons Tamsin Omond 123 0.2 N/A
Independent Gene Alcantara 91 0.2 N/A
Majority 42 0.1 −1.1
Turnout 52,822 66.3 +10.4
Labour hold Swing -6.7
* Served as MP for Hampstead and Highgate in the 2005–2010 Parliament
+ This was the largest share of the vote obtained by any third-placed candidate in the 2010 General Election.

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Coordinates: 51°32′56″N 0°11′38″W / 51.549°N 0.194°W / 51.549; -0.194

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