Vauxhall (UK Parliament constituency)


Vauxhall (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = Vauxhall


Type = Borough
Entity = Greater London
DivisionType = County
Division = Greater London
Year = 1950
MP = Kate Hoey
Party = Labour
EP = 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.

Boundaries

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 existing Vauxhall constituency. The electoral wards used in the creation of this modified seat are:
*Bishop’s, Clapham Town, Ferndale, Larkhall, Oval, Prince’s, Stockwell and Vassall.

History

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 Vauxhall by-election, 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, with a lone Conservative representing Clapham Town ward until losing the seat in the 2006 local elections.

Members of Parliament

*1950 — 1979: George Strauss, Labour
*1979 — 1989: Stuart Holland, Labour (resigned)
*1989 — "present": Kate Hoey, Labour

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Kate Hoey
votes = 19,744
percentage = 52.9
change = -6.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Charles Anglin
votes = 9,767
percentage = 26.1
change = +6.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Edward Heckels
votes = 5,405
percentage = 14.5
change = 1.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Tim Summers
votes = 1,705
percentage = 4.6
change = +0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Robert McWhirter
votes = 271
percentage = 0.7
change = +0.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Party of Great Britain
candidate = Daniel Lambert
votes = 240
percentage = 0.6
change = +0.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = English Democrats Party
candidate = Janus Polenceus
votes = 221
percentage = 0.6
change = +0.6
Election box majority
votes =9,977
percentage =26.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes =37,363
percentage =46.9
change =+2.1
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Vauxhall
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Kate Hoey
votes = 19,738
percentage = 59.1
change = -4.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Anthony Bottrall
votes = 6,720
percentage = 20.1
change = +4.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Gareth Compton
votes = 4,489
percentage = 13.4
change = -1.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Shane Collins
votes = 1,485
percentage = 4.4
change = +2.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Alliance (England)
candidate = Theresa Bennett
votes = 853
percentage = 2.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Martin Boyd
votes = 107
percentage = 0.3
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 13,018
percentage = 39.0
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 33,392
percentage = 44.8
change = -10.6
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Kate Hoey
votes = 15,191
percentage = 52.7
change = 2.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Michael Keegan
votes = 5,425
percentage = 18.8
change = -10.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Social and Liberal Democrats
candidate = Mike Tuffrey
votes = 5,043
percentage = 17.5
change = -0.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Henry Bewley
votes = 1,767
percentage = 6.1
change = +4.3
Election box candidate
party = The People's Candidate
candidate = Rev. Hewie Andrew
votes = 302
percentage = 1.1
change =
Election box candidate
party = The Greens
candidate = Dominic Allen
votes = 264
percentage = 0.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Rudy Narayan
votes = 179
percentage = 0.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Revolutionary Communist Party (Furedi)
candidate = Don Milligan
votes = 177
percentage = 0.6
change =
Election box candidate
party = Official National Front
candidate = Patrick Harrington
votes = 127
percentage = 0.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Official Monster Raving Loony Party
candidate = "Lord" David Sutch
votes = 106
percentage = 0.4
change =
Election box candidate
party = Christian Alliance
candidate = David Black
votes = 86
percentage = 0.3
change =
Election box candidate
party = National Front
candidate = Edward Budden
votes = 83
percentage = 0.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Fellowship Party
candidate = Rev. Geoffrey Rolph
votes = 24
percentage = 0.1
change =
Election box candidate
party = Leveller Party
candidate = William Scola
votes = 21
percentage = 0.1
change =
Election box majority
votes = 9,766
percentage = 33.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 28,795
percentage = 44.4
change = -19.6
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

ee also

*List of Parliamentary constituencies in Greater London


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