- Hampstead and Kilburn (UK Parliament constituency)
Hampstead and Kilburn Borough constituency for the House of Commons
Boundary of Hampstead and Kilburn in Greater London.
County Greater London Electorate 78,552 (December 2010) Current constituency Created 2010 Member of Parliament Glenda Jackson (Labour) Number of members One Created from Brent East, Brent South, Hampstead and Highgate Overlaps European Parliament constituency London
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.
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
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. 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  Party 2010 Glenda Jackson Labour
General Election 2010: Hampstead and Kilburn 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.
Notes and references
- ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. http://www.boundarycommissionforengland.org.uk/electoral-figures/electoral-figures.htm. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- ^ The book is not available online, but see details of book here
- ^ Boundary Commission For England Map from Boundary Commission for England
- ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 1)
- ^ BBC - Election 2010 - Hampstead & Kilburn
- Ed Fordham homepage
- Chris Philp homepage
- Hampstead and Kilburn Conservatives
- Hampstead and Kilburn Lib Dems
- Glenda Jackson homepage
- Tamsin Omond homepage
- Gene Alcantara homepage
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