Hackney North and Stoke Newington (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = Hackney North and Stoke Newington


Type = Borough
Entity = Greater London
DivisionType = County
Division = Greater London
Year = 1950
MP = Diane Abbott
Party = Labour
EP = London

Hackney North and Stoke Newington is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Wards

*Brownswood
*Cazenove
*Clissold
*Dalston
*Hackney Downs
*Leabridge
*Lordship
*New River
*Springfield
*Stoke Newington Central

Boundaries

The constituency borders four others. Islington North to the west, Tottenham to the north, Walthamstow to the east and Hackney South & Shoreditch to the south. It is currently divided into ten wards and each represented by three councillors sitting together with members from Hackney South & Shoreditch in the London Borough of Hackney’s council chamber.

History

The constituency has gone through many changes and has only recently, in January 2006 seen the boundary moved again, this time to correspond with the local government ward boundaries.

Elections have been held here since De Montfort's Parliament in 1265 for the county constituency of Middlesex (UK Parliament constituency). The first division of the historic county was for the two seat constituency of Hackney (UK Parliament constituency) at the 1868 general election. This was a creation of the Second Reform Act or the officially termed Representation of the People Act, 1867. Hackney's increased democratic representation provided suffrage for the first time to working-class men but was originally intended to increase the number of seats held in the House of Commons by the Conservative Party.

Following even greater electoral reform of the Redistribution of Seats Act, 1885, part of the Third Reform Act, the seat became Hackney North (UK Parliament constituency) and this time returned only one constituency Member of Parliament in the 1885 general election.

The Stoke Newington (UK Parliament constituency) was created in the 1918 general election by the division of the Hackney North constituency by the Representation of the People Act, 1918, known generally as Fourth Reform Act; an Act most importantly remembered for the first time extending suffrage to women.

Following a decrease in the population the two constituencies were merged by the Representation of the People Act, 1948, retaining David Weitzman as MP and becoming the current constituency in the 1950 general election.

Members of Parliament

*1950-1979: David Weitzman, Labour Party
*1979-1987: Ernest Roberts, Labour Party
*1987-present: Diane Abbott, Labour Party

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Diane Abbott
votes = 14,268
percentage = 48.6
change = −12.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = James Blanchard
votes = 6,841
percentage = 23.3
change = +9.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Ertan Hurer
votes = 4,218
percentage = 14.4
change = −0.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Mischa Borris
votes = 2,907
percentage = 9.9
change = +2.5
Election box candidate
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = David Vail
votes = 602
percentage = 2.0
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Nusrat Sen
votes = 296
percentage = 1.0
change = −1.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Official Monster Raving Loony Party
candidate = Knight Knapp Barrow
votes = 248
percentage = 0.8
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 7,427
percentage = 25.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 29,380
percentage = 49.6
change = +0.6
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = −10.8

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Diane Abbott
votes = 18,081
percentage = 61.0
change = -4.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Pauline (aka) Molly Dye
votes = 4,430
percentage = 15.0
change = -2.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Meral Ece
votes = 4,170
percentage = 14.1
change = +3.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Chit Chong
votes = 2,184
percentage = 7.4
change = +3.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Sukant Chandan
votes = 756
percentage = 2.6
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 13,651
percentage = 46.0
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 29,621
percentage = 49.0
change = -3.0
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

External links

* [http://www.dianeabbott.org.uk/ Diane Abbott's website]

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Hackney
* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Greater London


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