Ealing North (UK Parliament constituency)


Ealing North is a constituency,[n 1] created in 1950. Since the 2019 general election, it has been represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament by James Murray of the Labour Co-operative party. [n 2]

Ealing North
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Ealing North in Greater London
CountyGreater London
Electorate73,105 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlementsGreenford, Northolt and Perivale
Current constituency
Created1950
Member of ParliamentJames Murray (Labour Co-operative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromEaling East and Ealing West

History


Straddling the Western Avenue and directly south of Harrow, Ealing North occupies the north-western part of the London Borough of Ealing.

From the February 1974 to 2005 general elections inclusive, it was a Labour-Conservative marginal, being won by the party forming the government, and thus a bellwether. Since 1997, is on the length of tenure measure (but not necessarily extent of majority) a "safe" Labour seat. The party's newly selected candidate for MP in 2019 came 12,269 votes ahead of the Conservative candidate, a majority of almost 25% of the votes cast.

Boundaries


Map of present boundaries
Map that gives each named seat and any constant electoral success for national (Westminster) elections for Middlesex, 1955 to 1974.

1950–1974: The Municipal Borough of Ealing wards of Greenford Central, Greenford North, Greenford South, Hanger Hill, Northolt, and Perivale.

1974–1983: The London Borough of Ealing wards of Brent, Cleveland, Horsenden, Mandeville, Perivale, Ravenor, and West End.

1983–1997: The London Borough of Ealing wards of Argyle, Costons, Hobbayne, Mandeville, Perivale, Ravenor, West End, and Wood End.

1997–2010: The London Borough of Ealing wards of Argyle, Costons, Hanger Hill, Hobbayne, Horsenden, Mandeville, Perivale, Pitshanger, Ravenor, West End, and Wood End.

2010–present: The London Borough of Ealing wards of Cleveland, Greenford Broadway, Greenford Green, Hobbayne, North Greenford, Northolt Mandeville, Northolt West End, and Perivale.

Boundaries redrawn in 2010

Per its review of parliamentary representation in North London under the national Fifth review, the Boundary Commission for England saw made minor changes to Ealing North. Part of Greenford Broadway ward, along with tiny parts of Hobbayne; and Dormers Wells wards were transferred to Ealing Southall. Tiny parts of the latter two wards were exchanged in return. Parts of Ealing Broadway and Hanger Hill wards were moved to the new Ealing Central and Acton so the latter came into existence to avoid its forerunner's mention of Shepherd Bush and avoid its containing much of that part of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.

Members of Parliament


ElectionMember[2] Party
1950 James Hudson Labour Co-op
1955 John Barter Conservative
1964 William Molloy Labour
1979 Harry Greenway Conservative
1997 Stephen Pound Labour
2019 James Murray Labour Co-op

Election results


Elections in the 2010s

General election 2019: Ealing North[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op James Murray 28,036 56.5 −9.5
Conservative Anthony Pickles 15,767 31.8 +3.3
Liberal Democrats Henrietta Bewley 4,370 8.8 +6.4
Green Jeremy Parker 1,458 2.9 +1.5
Majority 12,269 24.7 −12.8
Turnout 49,631 66.6 −3.6
Registered electors 74,473
Labour hold Swing -6.4
General election 2017: Ealing North[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Pound 34,635 66.0 +10.9
Conservative Isobel Grant 14,942 28.5 −1.2
Liberal Democrats Humaira Sanders 1,275 2.4 −0.8
UKIP Peter Mcilvenna 921 1.8 −6.3
Green Meena Hans 743 1.4 −2.0
Majority 19,693 37.5 +12.1
Turnout 52,516 70.2 +4.5
Registered electors 74,764
Labour hold Swing +6.0
General election 2015: Ealing North[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Pound 26,745 55.1 +4.7
Conservative Thomas O'Malley 14,419 29.7 –1.2
UKIP Afzal Akram 3,922 8.1 +6.7
Green Meena Hans[8] 1,635 3.4 +2.3
Liberal Democrats Kevin McNamara 1,575 3.2 −10.0
TUSC David Hofman 214 0.4 New
Majority 12,326 25.4 +5.9
Turnout 48,510 65.7 −4.5
Registered electors 73,881
Labour hold Swing +3.0
General election 2010: Ealing North[9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Pound 24,023 50.4 +3.5
Conservative Ian Gibb 14,772 30.9 +2.6
Liberal Democrats Chris Lucas 6,283 13.2 −6.0
BNP Dave Furness 1,045 2.2 +2.2
UKIP Ian De Wulverton 685 1.4 −0.1
Green Christopher Warleigh-Lack 505 1.1 −1.8
Christian Petar Ljubisic 415 0.9 New
Majority 9,301 19.5 +6.0
Turnout 47,678 70.2 +10.1
Registered electors 73,104
Labour hold Swing +0.4

Elections in the 2000s

General election 2005: Ealing North[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Pound 20,956 44.0 −11.7
Conservative Roger C. Curtis 13,897 30.5 +1.2
Liberal Democrats Francesco R. Fruzza 9,148 20.1 +8.9
Green Alan G. Outten 1,319 2.9 +0.6
UKIP Robin A.D. Lambert 692 1.5 0.0
Veritas David Malindine 495 1.1 New
Majority 6,159 13.5 −12.9
Turnout 46,607 58.2 +0.2
Registered electors 77,787
Labour hold Swing −6.4
General election 2001: Ealing North[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Pound 25,022 55.7 +2.0
Conservative Charles Walker 13,185 29.3 −7.9
Liberal Democrats Francesco R. Fruzza 5,043 11.2 +4.2
UKIP Daniel Moss 668 1.5 +0.3
Green Astra Seibe 1,039 2.3 +1.4
Majority 11,837 26.4 +9.9
Turnout 44,957 58.0 −16.1
Registered electors 77,524
Labour hold Swing +4.9

Elections in the 1990s

General election 1997: Ealing North[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Pound 29,904 53.7 +17.9
Conservative Harry Greenway 20,744 37.2 −14.2
Liberal Democrats Anjam K. Gupta 3,887 7.0 −3.8
UKIP G. M. Slysz 689 1.2 New
Green Astra Seibe 502 0.9 −0.2
Majority 9,160 16.5 N/A
Turnout 55,726 73.9 −4.9
Registered electors 78,144
Labour gain from Conservative Swing −13.9
General election 1992: Ealing North[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Harry Greenway 24,898 49.7 −6.3
Labour Martin J. Stears 18,932 37.8 +10.0
Liberal Democrats Peter C. D. Hankinson 5,247 10.5 −4.6
Green Douglas S. Earl 554 1.1 0.0
National Front Christopher J. G. Hill 277 0.5 New
Christian Democrat Randall A. Davis 180 0.4 New
Majority 5,966 11.9 −16.3
Turnout 50,088 78.8 +3.7
Registered electors 63,528
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s

General election 1987: Ealing North[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Harry Greenway 30,100 56.0 +10.9
Labour Hilary Benn 14,947 27.8 −5.0
Liberal Anthony Miller 8,149 15.1 −6.4
Green Katrin Fitzherbert 577 1.1 New
Majority 15,153 28.2 +15.9
Turnout 53,773 75.1 +0.3
Registered electors 71,634
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1983: Ealing North[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Harry Greenway 23,128 45.1 +1.4
Labour Hilary Benn 16,837 32.8 −13.6
Liberal Anthony Miller 11,021 21.5 +13.3
BNP J. Shaw 306 0.6 New
Majority 6,291 12.3 N/A
Turnout 51,298 74.8 −3.0
Registered electors 68,538
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Note: This constituency underwent boundary changes after the 1979 election, so was notionally a Labour seat.

Elections in the 1970s

General election 1979: Ealing North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Harry Greenway 27,524 46.0 +6.3
Labour William Molloy 26,044 43.6 −1.4
Liberal J. Taylor 5,162 8.6 −6.7
National Front J. Shaw 1,047 1.8 New
Majority 1,480 2.4 N/A
Turnout 59,777 77.8 +3.9
Registered electors 76,805
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General election October 1974: Ealing North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Molloy 24,574 45.0 +2.2
Conservative Geoffrey Dickens 21,652 39.7 +1.0
Liberal C. Philips 8,351 15.3 −3.1
Majority 2,922 5.3 +1.2
Turnout 54,577 73.9 −7.0
Registered electors 73,898
Labour hold Swing
General election February 1974: Ealing North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Molloy 25,387 42.8 −5.7
Conservative M.J.L. Patterson 22,939 38.7 −12.8
Liberal C. Philips 10,922 18.4 New
Independent P. Smith 93 0.2 New
Majority 2,448 4.1 +3.4
Turnout 59,341 80.9 +8.3
Registered electors 73,327
Labour hold Swing

New constituency boundaries introduced for the February 1974 general election.

General election 1970: Ealing North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Molloy 23,459 50.3 +1.6
Conservative John Barter 23,139 49.7 +6.3
Majority 320 0.6 −4.7
Turnout 46,598 72.6 −9.57
Registered electors 64,159
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s

General election 1966: Ealing North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Molloy 23,730 48.7 +5.46
Conservative John Barter 21,153 43.4 +0.21
Liberal John E. Elsom 3,858 7.9 −5.67
Majority 2,577 5.29 +5.14
Turnout 48,741 82.17 +1.05
Registered electors 59,315
Labour hold Swing
General election 1964: Ealing North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Molloy 20,809 43.24 −11.01
Conservative John Barter 20,782 43.19 −2.56
Liberal Derek F.J. Wood 6,532 13.57 New
Majority 27 0.15 N/A
Turnout 48,123 81.12 −3.12
Registered electors 59,321
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1950s

General election 1959: Ealing North[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Barter 27,312 54.25 +7.80
Labour Co-op William Hilton 23,036 45.75 −0.20
Majority 4,276 8.50 +8.00
Turnout 50,348 84.24 −0.92
Registered electors 59,768
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1955: Ealing North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Barter 23,040 46.45 −3.65
Labour Co-op James Hudson 22,794 45.95 −3.95
Liberal Arnold E. Bender 3,770 7.60 New
Majority 246 0.50 N/A
Turnout 49,604 85.16 −2.64
Registered electors 58,245
Conservative gain from Labour Co-op Swing
General election 1951: Ealing North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op James Hudson 25,698 50.1 +2.5
Conservative Airey Neave 25,578 49.9 +7.0
Majority 120 0.2 −4.5
Turnout 51,276 87.8 −0.2
Registered electors 58,401
Labour Co-op hold Swing
General election 1950: Ealing North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op James Hudson 24,157 47.6
Conservative Elsie S. Olsen 21,753 42.9
Liberal Edward Arthur George Holloway 4,855 9.6
Majority 2,404 4.7
Turnout 50,765 88.0
Registered electors 57,671
Labour Co-op win (new seat)

See also


Notes and references


Notes
  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
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  2. Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "E" (part 1)
  3. Council, Ealing. "Ealing Council download – Statements of persons nominated and notice of poll: UK Parliamentary General Election 12 December 2019 | Council and local decisions | Elections". www.ealing.gov.uk. Retrieved 2019-11-19.
  4. "Ealing North parliamentary constituency". BBC News.
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  7. Council, Ealing. "Ealing Council – Tel: (020) 8825 5000". www.ealing.gov.uk.
  8. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-01-08. Retrieved 2015-02-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  10. Council, Ealing. "Ealing Council – Tel: (020) 8825 5000" (PDF). www.ealing.gov.uk.
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  12. "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  13. "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  14. "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  15. "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  16. "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  17. http://tools.assembla.com/svn/grodt/uk/thc/files/marked_up/1959_marked_up.txt