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Borough constituency
Vauxhall shown within Greater London
Created: 1950
MP: Kate Hoey
Party: Labour
Type: House of Commons
County: Greater London
EP constituency: London

Vauxhall 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.



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. In addition to the area commonly known as Vauxhall it includes the historic core of Lambeth near London Waterloo station and all of Kennington and Stockwell. Since the abolition of the Lambeth Central constituency in 1983, the constituency has also included the northern parts of Clapham and Brixton stretching as far south as Clapham Park Road, Acre Lane and Coldharbour Lane.


Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in South London, the Boundary Commission for England has made minor changes to the constituency. The electoral wards used in the creation of this modified seat are:


Vauxhall in the London County Council area from 1950 to 1974.

The Vauxhall area has traditionally been left wing. The former seat of Lambeth North and the Vauxhall seat (first contested under that name in 1950) have been represented by Labour Members of Parliament for almost all of the twentieth century apart from 1931 to 1934.

The 1989 by-election was caused by Stuart Holland's resignation to take up an academic job in Italy in preference to remaining in the Labour Party. Kate Hoey was shortlisted for the seat against the wishes of many left-wing local Labour activists who wanted Nigerian-born Martha Osamor.

The by-election had one of the longest lists of 'serious' candidates at any by-election in the 1980s with two "Green" candidates, two National Front candidates from their warring "Third Way" and "Flag" factions, and the feuding 'Social & Liberal Democrats' and 'Continuing Social Democratic Party' candidates.

The local government wards in the constituency are currently divided between Labour and Liberal Democrats on Lambeth Council. A lone Conservative represented Clapham Town ward until losing the seat in the 2006 local elections.

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1950 George Strauss Labour
1979 Stuart Holland Labour
1989 by-election Kate Hoey Labour

Election results

=Elections in 2010s

Confirmed candidates for the next UK general election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Glyn Chambers
Anticapitalist - Workers Power Jeremy Drinkall
Green Joseph Healy
Labour Kate Hoey
Socialist (GB) Daniel Lambert
Liberal Democrat Caroline Pidgeon

Elections in 2000s

General Election 2005: Vauxhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kate Hoey 19,744 52.9 -6.2
Liberal Democrat Charles Anglin 9,767 26.1 +6.0
Conservative Edward Heckels 5,405 14.5 1.1
Green Tim Summers 1,705 4.6 +0.2
UKIP Robert McWhirter 271 0.7 N/A
Socialist (GB) Daniel Lambert 240 0.6 N/A
English Democrats Janus Polenceus 221 0.6 N/A
Majority 9,977 26.7
Turnout 37,363 46.9 +2.1
Labour hold Swing
General Election 2001: Vauxhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kate Hoey 19,738 59.1 -4.7
Liberal Democrat Anthony Bottrall 6,720 20.1 +4.1
Conservative Gareth Compton 4,489 13.4 -1.8
Green Shane Collins 1,485 4.4 +2.2
Socialist Alliance Theresa Bennett 853 2.6 N/A
Independent Martin Boyd 107 0.3 N/A
Majority 13,018 39.0
Turnout 33,392 44.8 -10.6
Labour hold Swing
UK Parliament by-election, 1989: Vauxhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kate Hoey 15,191 52.7 2.5
Conservative Michael Keegan 5,425 18.8 -10.2
Social and Liberal Democrats Mike Tuffrey 5,043 17.5 -0.7
Green Henry Bewley 1,767 6.1 +4.3
The People's Candidate Rev. Hewie Andrew 302 1.1
The Greens Dominic Allen 264 0.9
Independent Rudy Narayan 179 0.6
Revolutionary Communist Don Milligan 177 0.6
Official National Front Patrick Harrington 127 0.4
Monster Raving Loony "Lord" David Sutch 106 0.4
Christian Alliance David Black 86 0.3
National Front Edward Budden 83 0.3
Fellowship Rev. Geoffrey Rolph 24 0.1
Leveller Party William Scola 21 0.1
Majority 9,766 33.9
Turnout 28,795 44.4 -19.6
Labour hold Swing


  1. ^ Vauxhall, UKPollingReport

See also

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thirsk and Malton
Constituency represented by the Father of the House
1974 – 1979
Succeeded by

Coordinates: 51°28′55″N 0°07′08″W / 51.482°N 0.119°W / 51.482; -0.119


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