Vauxhall (UK Parliament constituency)
This article needs additional citations for verification. (May 2017)
for the House of Commons
|Electorate||88,659 (December 2019)|
|Major settlements||North Lambeth|
|Member of Parliament||Florence Eshalomi|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Kennington and Lambeth North|
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, Royal Vauxhall Tavern, SIS building and the National Theatre. Among Britain's most ethnically diverse constituencies, Vauxhall has sizable Jamaican, Portuguese, Ghanaian and Ecuadorian communities.
The area has consistently voted in parliamentary elections for Labour Members of Parliament since 1929, 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 had been represented by Kate Hoey. Continuing a history as a safe seat for Labour, since her 1989 election, Hoey consistently achieved majorities of 9,100 to 20,200 votes. The 2015 result made the seat the 105th safest of Labour's 232 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 to the largest the seat had ever seen, 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. On 8 July 2019 Hoey announced that she would retire from the House of Commons, and would not seek re-election as a Labour candidate at the next general election.
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|
|2019||Florence Eshalomi||Labour Co-op|
Elections in the 2010s
|Labour Co-op||Florence Eshalomi||31,615||56.1||1.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Sarah Lewis||12,003||21.3||0.8|
|Brexit Party||Andrew McGuinness||641||1.1||New|
13.6% was the largest vote share increase in a Labour held seat for the Liberal Democrats at the 2017 general election. UKIP stood down their candidate in order to ensure Hoey was successfully re-elected.
|Liberal Democrats||George Turner||11,326||20.5||13.6|
|Women's Equality||Harini Iyengar||539||0.9||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett||3,312||6.9||18.2|
|Left Unity||Simon Hardy||188||0.4||New|
|Socialist (GB)||Daniel Lambert||82||0.2||0.2|
|Liberal Democrats||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||New|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Charles Anglin||9,767||26.1||+6.0|
|Socialist (GB)||Daniel Lambert||240||0.6||New|
|English Democrat||Janus Polenceus||221||0.6||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Anthony Bottrall||6,720||20.1||+4.1|
|Socialist Alliance||Theresa Bennett||853||2.6||New|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Keith Kerr||6,260||16.0||+1.6|
|Socialist Labour||Ian Driver||983||2.5||New|
|Socialist (GB)||Richard Headicar||97||0.3||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Mike Tuffrey||5,678||14.6||−3.6|
|Revolutionary Communist||S. Hill||152||0.4||New|
Elections in the 1980s
|The People's Candidate||Hewie Andrew||302||1.1||New|
|The Greens||Dominic Allen||264||0.9||New|
|Revolutionary Communist||Don Milligan||177||0.6||New|
|Official National Front||Patrick Harrington||127||0.4||New|
|Monster Raving Loony||Screaming Lord Sutch||106||0.4||New|
|Christian Alliance||David Black||86||0.3||New|
|National Front||Ted Budden||83||0.3||New|
|Leveller Party||William Scola||21||0.1||New|
|Red Front||Kunle Oluremi||117||0.3||New|
|National Front||J. Wright||508||1.3||-2.3|
|Monster Raving Loony||P. Lingard||266||0.7||New|
|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||New|
|Labour Alliance Party||D Elliot||565||2.3||New|
|Workers Revolutionary||S Hannigan||153||0.6||New|
|Democratic Monarchist Public Safety White Resident||Bill Boaks||44||0.2||New|
|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|
|Liberal||Walter Stanley Dyer||3,251||8.5|
|Labour win (new seat)|
- A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
- https://twitter.com/lbldemocracy/status/1205342769331486722. Missing or empty
- List of Labour MPs elected in 2015 by % majority UK Political.info. Retrieved 2017-01-29
- "Pro-EU campaigners draw up 'attack list' of Brexiteer MPs they want to unseat in the general election". The Independent. 25 April 2017.
- White, Roland (19 February 2017). "Kexit's a way off for Vauxhall remoaners". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
- Zeffman, Henry (25 April 2017). "Farron shrugs off gay sex row to target veteran's seat". The Times. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
- "Kate Hoey vows to fight deselection". BBC News. 27 May 2018. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
- "Kate Hoey to stand down as MP for Vauxhall at next election". ITV News. 8 July 2019. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "V"
- "Statement of Persons Nominated" (PDF).
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Election results for Vauxhall, 7 May 2015". moderngov.lambeth.gov.uk. 7 May 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "BBC News - UK POLITICS - Roger Liddle, centre stage once more".