Islington North (UK Parliament constituency)


Islington North (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = Islington North


Type = Borough
Entity = Greater London
DivisionType = County
Division = Greater London
Year = 1885
MP = Jeremy Corbyn
Party = Labour
EP = London

Islington North 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. At just convert|727|ha|acre|-1, it is the smallest UK Parliamentary constituency by area. [http://www.parliament.uk/faq/elections_faq_page.cfm]

Boundaries

The seat covers the northern half of the London Borough of Islington, which includes the areas of Holloway, Highbury, Tufnell Park and Archway.

These boundaries have been considerably changed since 1970, when Islington returned three MPs and shared another with Hackney. This reflects the depopulation of central London as people move to leafier suburbs and the local authority seeks to obtain lower housing densities. The core of the constituency was the area north of Seven Sisters Road and Camden Road.

Members of Parliament

Election results

Elections in the 1910s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1918: Islington North
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Sir Newton Moore
votes = 14,183
percentage = 68.5
change =
Election box candidate
party = British Socialist Party
candidate = John Arnall
votes = 4,000
percentage = 19.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = N. T. C. Sargant
votes = 2,529
percentage = 12.2
change =
Election box majority
votes = 49.2
percentage = 10,183
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 18,412
percentage = 49.6
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
loser = Liberal Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1920s

Elections in the 1930s

Election box begin
title=Islington North by-election, 1937
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Leslie Haden-Guest
votes = 13,523
percentage = 52.5
change = +6.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Sir Wilfrid Sugden
votes = 12,227
percentage = 47.5
change = −6.9
Election box majority
votes = 1,296
percentage = 5.0
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 27,750
percentage = 40.4
change = −19.3
Election box gain with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = 6.9

Elections in the 1940s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1945: Islington North
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Leslie Haden-Guest
votes = 23,234
percentage = 67.4
change = +14.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = C. A. U Rhys
votes = 11,240
percentage = 32.6
change = −14.9
Election box majority
votes = 11,994
percentage = 34.8
change = +29.8
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 67.2
change = +26.8
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = +14.9

Elections in the 1950s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1950: Islington North
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Ronw Moelwyn Hughes
votes = 26,354
percentage = 57.9
change = −9.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Graham Page
votes = 16,935
percentage = 37.2
change = +4.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = R. E. Burns
votes = 2,189
percentage = 4.8
change = N/A
Election box majority
votes = 9,419
percentage = 20.7
change = −14.1
Election box turnout
votes = 45,478
percentage = 76.7
change = +9.5
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = −7.1

Election box begin
title=General Election 1951: Islington North
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Wilfred Fienburgh
votes = 27,406
percentage = 59.6
change = +1.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Graham Page
votes = 18,541
percentage = 40.4
change = +3.2
Election box majority
votes = 8,865
percentage = 19.3
change = −1.4
Election box turnout
votes = 45,947
percentage = 77.8
change = +0.8
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = −0.8

Election box begin
title=General Election 1955: Islington North
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Wilfred Fienburgh
votes = 22,100
percentage = 60.3
change = +0.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = E. Mackinnon
votes = 14,522
percentage = 39.7
change = −0.7
Election box majority
votes = 7,578
percentage = 20.7
change = +1.4
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 64.7
change = −13.1
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = +0.7

Election box begin
title=Islington North by-election, 1958
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Gerry Reynolds
votes = 13,159
percentage = 66.8
change = +6.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Ronald Bartle
votes = 5,968
percentage = 30.3
change = −9.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent Labour Party
candidate = Jim McKie
votes = 576
percentage = 2.9
change = N/A
Election box majority
votes = 7,461
percentage = 37.9
change = +17.2
Election box turnout
votes = 19,703
percentage =
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = +7.9

Election box begin
title=General Election 1959: Islington North
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Michael O'Halloran
votes = 18,718
percentage = 55.8
change = −11.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Ronald Bartle
votes = 14,820
percentage = 44.2
change = +13.9
Election box majority
votes = 3,898
percentage = 11.6
change = −26.3
Election box turnout
votes = 33,538
percentage = 62.0
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = −12.5

Elections in the 1960s

Election box begin
title=Islington North by-election, 1969
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Michael O'Halloran
votes = 7,288
percentage = 49.2
change = −10.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Andrew Pearce
votes = 5,754
percentage = 38.9
change = +8.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Eric Thwaites
votes = 1,514
percentage = 10.2
change = +0.4
Election box candidate
party = Independent Socialist
candidate = Austin Williams
votes = 245
percentage = 1.7
change = N/A
Election box majority
votes = 1,534
percentage = 10.4
change = −18.4
Election box turnout
votes = 14,801
percentage =
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = −9.2

Elections in the 1970s

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Michael O'Halloran
votes = 13,010
percentage = 58.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = D. Pearce
votes = 7,862
percentage = 35.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = National Front (UK)
candidate = B. Green
votes = 1,232
percentage = 5.6
change =
Election box majority
votes = 5,148
percentage = 23.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 49.0
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Michael O'Halloran
votes = 13,332
percentage = 51.3
change = −7.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = G. Wolfson
votes = 6,704
percentage = 25.8
change = −9.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = M. Davenport
votes = 4,503
percentage = 17.3
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = National Front (UK)
candidate = J. Score
votes = 871
percentage = 3.4
change = −2.2
Election box candidate
party = Labour and Democrat
candidate = D. Fallon
votes = 570
percentage = 2.2
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 6,628
percentage = 25.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 63.1
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Michael O'Halloran
votes = 12,973
percentage = 57.9
change = +6.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Marquess of Douro
votes = 6,155
percentage = 27.5
change = +1.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = M. Davenport
votes = 2,736
percentage = 12.2
change = −5.1
Election box candidate
party = Labour and Democrat
candidate = D. Fallon
votes = 558
percentage = 2.5
change = +0.3
Election box majority
votes = 6,818
percentage = 30.4
change = +4.9
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 54.2
change = −8.9
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Michael O'Halloran
votes = 12,317
percentage = 52.6
change = −5.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = N. Kerr
votes = 7,861
percentage = 33.6
change = +6.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = K. Clarke
votes = 2,079
percentage = 8.9
change = −3.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = National Front (UK)
candidate = S. Hook
votes = 501
percentage = 2.1
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Unity (UK)
candidate = M. Simpson
votes = 438
percentage = 1.9
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Workers Revolutionary Party (UK)
candidate = R. McCullogh
votes = 217
percentage = 0.9
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 4,456
percentage = 19.0
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 61.2
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1980s

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Jeremy Corbyn
votes = 14,951
percentage = 40.4
change = −12.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = D. A. Coleman
votes = 9,344
percentage = 25.3
change = −8.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = SDP-Liberal Alliance
candidate = John Grant
votes = 8,268
percentage = 22.4
change = +13.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent Labour
candidate = Michael O'Halloran
votes = 4,091
percentage = 11.1
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = L. A. D. Bearsford-Walker
votes = 176
percentage = 0.5
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = R. A. J. Lincoln
votes = 134
percentage = 0.4
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 9,657
percentage = 24.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 66.5
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Jeremy Corbyn
votes = 19,577
percentage = 50.0
change = +9.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = E. G. Noad
votes = 9,920
percentage = 25.3
change = 0.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = SDP-Liberal Alliance
candidate = A. Whelan
votes = 8,560
percentage = 21.8
change = −0.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party (UK)
candidate = Chris Ashby
votes = 1,131
percentage = 2.9
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 9,657
percentage = 24.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 66.5
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1990s

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Jeremy Corbyn
votes = 21,742
percentage = 57.4
change = +7.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = M. L. Champagnie
votes = 8,958
percentage = 23.7
change = −1.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Sarah Ludford
votes = 5,732
percentage = 15.1
change = −6.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Chris Ashby
votes = 1,420
percentage = 3.8
change = +0.9
Election box majority
votes = 12,784
percentage = 33.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 66.6
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: Islington North
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Jeremy Corbyn
votes = 24,834
percentage = 69.3
change = +11.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = James Kempton
votes = 4,879
percentage = 13.6
change = −1.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Simon Fawthrop
votes = 4,631
percentage = 12.9
change = −10.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Chris Ashby
votes = 1,516
percentage = 4.2
change = +0.4
Election box majority
votes = 19,955
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 62.5
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 2000s

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Islington North
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Jeremy Corbyn
votes = 18,699
percentage = 61.9
change = -7.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Laura Willoughby
votes = 5,741
percentage = 19.0
change = +5.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Neil Rands
votes = 3,249
percentage = 10.8
change = -2.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Chris Ashby
votes = 1,876
percentage = 6.2
change = +2.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Stephen Cook
votes = 512
percentage = 1.7
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate
party = Reform 2000 Party
candidate = Emine Hassan
votes = 139
percentage = 0.5
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 12,958
percentage = 42.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 30,216
percentage = 48.8
change = -13.7
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Islington North
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Jeremy Corbyn
votes = 16,118
percentage = 51.2
change = -10.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Laura Willoughby
votes = 9,402
percentage = 29.9
change = +10.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Nicola Talbot
votes = 3,740
percentage = 11.9
change = +1.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Jon Nott
votes = 2,234
percentage = 7.1
change = +0.9
Election box majority
votes = 6,716
percentage = 21.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 31,494
percentage = 53.9
change = +5.1
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -10.8

Further information

Michael O'Halloran, elected Labour MP for Islington North in 1969, was the subject of an investigation in the early 1970s by "The Sunday Times" newspaper. They highlighted his background with a local building company and the local Irish community and queried the tactics of his supporters during his selection as candidate.

O'Halloran joined the SDP in September 1981, as did both of the other Islington MPs. However the Boundary Commission cut the number of constituencies in Islington from three to two. O'Halloran sought selection as the SDP candidate for the revised Islington North constituency but the local SDP association selected John Grant, then SDP (elected as Labour) MP for Islington Central, as its official candidate. In February 1983, O'Halloran resigned his membership of the SDP and sat in Parliament as an "Independent Labour" member, supporting the Parliamentary Labour Party. Despite this, he failed to regain the Labour Party nomination for the 1983 General Election and he was defeated by the new Labour candidate, Jeremy Corbyn, coming fourth with 11.1% of the vote.

Corbyn defeated Paul Boateng for the Labour Party selection. Boateng subsequently became the first black Cabinet Minister in the UK.

ee also

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

References

*cite book | author= | title=The Times House of Commons 1929, 1931, 1935 | publisher=Politico's (reprint) | year=2003 | editor=Iain Dale | id=ISBN 1-84275-033-X
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