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Hackney South and Shoreditch
Borough constituency
HackneySouthShoreditchConstituency.svg
Hackney South and Shoreditch shown within Greater London
Created: Feb 1974
MP: Meg Hillier
Party: Labour Co-operative
Type: House of Commons
County: Greater London
EP constituency: London

Hackney South and Shoreditch is a borough 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.

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Boundaries

The constituency shares a boundary with eight others: Walthamstow, Leyton & Wanstead, West Ham, Bethnal Green & Bow, Cities of London and Westminster, Islington South & Finsbury, Islington North, and its borough partner Hackney North & Stoke Newington.

The constituency historically covers South Hackney, Shoreditch, Haggerston, De Beauvoir Town and Hackney Wick in the London Borough of Hackney, and is now divided into nine political wards:

Shoreditch Town Hall

Members of Parliament

The seat was created in February 1974 from the former seat of Shoreditch and Finsbury, and has a history of members switching parties. Ronald Brown, former incumbent for Shoreditch and Finsbury, was elected in 1974 as a representative of the Labour Party, but joined the splinter Social Democratic Party (SDP) in 1981. He held the seat as an SDP member until 1983, when he was defeated by Labour Party candidate Brian Sedgemore. Sedgemore announced his retirement from parliament at the 2005 election; but on 26 April 2005 defected to the Liberal Democrats, the successors to the SDP, shortly before the week of the election.[1] The Liberal Democrats were unable to capitalise on the defection; and the seat was held for Labour by the current incumbent Meg Hillier.

Election Member Party
Feb 1974 Ronald Brown Labour
1981 SDP
1983 Brian Sedgemore Labour
2005 Meg Hillier Labour Co-operative

Election results

Elections in the 2000s

United Kingdom general election, 2010: Hackney South and Shoreditch [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Meg Hillier
Conservative Simon Nayyar
Liberal Democrat Dave Raval
General Election 2005: Hackney South and Shoreditch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Meg Hillier 17,048 52.9 –11.3
Liberal Democrat Hugh Bayliss 6,844 21.2 +6.6
Conservative John Moss 4,524 14.0 +0.2
Green Ipemndoh dan Iyan 1,779 5.5 N/A
Respect Dean Ryan 1,437 4.5 N/A
Liberal Benjamin Rae 313 1.0 N/A
Communist Monty Goldman 200 0.6 –0.3
Workers' Revolutionary Jonty Leff 92 0.3 –0.2
Majority 10,204 31.7
Turnout 32,237 49.7 +2.3
Labour Co-op hold Swing –9.0
General Election 2001: Hackney South and Shoreditch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Sedgemore 19,471 64.2 +4.8
Liberal Democrat Tony Vickers 4,422 14.6 –0.4
Conservative Paul White 4,180 13.8 +0.5
Socialist Alliance Cecilia Prosper 1,401 4.6 N/A
Reform 2000 Saim Koksal 471 1.6 N/A
Communist Ivan Beavis 259 0.9 0.0
Workers' Revolutionary William Rogers 143 0.5 +0.1
Majority 15,049 49.6
Turnout 30,347 47.4 –7.0
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s

General Election 1997: Hackney South and Shoreditch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Sedgemore 20,048 59.4
Liberal Democrat Martin Pantling 5,058 15.0
Conservative Christopher O'Leary 4,494 13.3
Independent Terry Betts 2,436 7.2 N/A
Referendum Party Richard Franklin 613 1.8 N/A
BNP Gordon Callow 531 1.6 N/A
Communist Monty Goldman 298 0.9 N/A
Natural Law Michelle Goldberg 145 0.4
Workers' Revolutionary William Rogers 139 0.4 N/A
Majority 14,990 44.4
Turnout 33,762 54.5
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Hackney South and Shoreditch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Sedgemore 19,730 53.4 +5.5
Conservative Andrew Turner 10,714 29.0 +0.3
Liberal Democrat George Wintle 5,533 15.0 –7.4
Green L Lucas 772 2.1 N/A
Natural Law Ms G Norman 226 0.6 N/A
Majority 9,016 24.4
Turnout 36,975 63.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s

General Election 1987: Hackney South and Shoreditch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Sedgemore 18,799 47.9 +4.4
Conservative M C Northcroft-Brown 11,277 28.7 +5.4
Liberal J D Roberts 8,812 22.4 Unclear
Communist D Green 403 1.0 +0.4
Majority 7,522 19.2
Turnout 32,291 55.4
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1983: Hackney South and Shoreditch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Sedgemore 16,621 43.3
Conservative P J P Croft 8,930 23.3
Social Democrat Ron Brown 7,025 18.3
Independent Liberal J. D. Roberts 3,724 9.7
Independent Labour S. J. Quilty 704 1.8
National Front R. Ashton 593 1.6
BNP V. D. Tyndall 374 1.0
Communist D. Green 246 0.6
Workers' Revolutionary R. D. Goldstein 141 0.4
Majority 7,691 20.0
Turnout 53.8

See also

References

  1. ^ Loyal Bennite and political loner Michael White, The Guardian 27 April 2005 accessed 14 July 2009
  2. ^ Hackney South and Shoreditch UKPolling

Sources

Coordinates: 51°32′N 0°04′W / 51.54°N 0.06°W / 51.54; -0.06








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