|Hornsey and Wood Green|
for the House of Commons
|Electorate||79,878 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Catherine West (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Hornsey and Wood Green|
Hornsey and Wood Green is a constituency[n 1] created in 1983 represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since May 2015 by Catherine West, of the Labour Party.[n 2] To date it has drawn together for general elections parts of the London Borough of Haringey (created in 1965).
1983–2010: The London Borough of Haringey wards of Alexandra, Archway, Bowes Park, Crouch End, Fortis Green, Highgate, Hornsey Central, Hornsey Vale, Muswell Hill, Noel Park, South Hornsey, and Woodside.
2010–present: The London Borough of Haringey wards of Alexandra, Bounds Green, Crouch End, Fortis Green, Highgate, Hornsey, Muswell Hill, Noel Park, Stroud Green, and Woodside.
The constituency takes in the western part of the London Borough of Haringey, stretching from Highgate in the south west of the seat, through Muswell Hill, Crouch End and Wood Green in the north east corner of the seat.
More out-of-work benefits reliance (8.9%) exists in the seat than the London average (8.4%, which is compares to 6.4% nationally in April 2021) and among those aged 18 to 24 the percentage is 12.7% in the seat during the COVID-19 pandemic recovery. Women, living in the constituency, working full time at this time earnt £102 per week more than men, earning 98% of the London average pay; whereas for men the figure was 79% of London's average pay and which was £50 below the national average.
The seat created in 1983 has had representation by the three largest English political parties at Westminster.
The win from the incumbent Liberal Democrat in 2015 by Labour Party's candidate was a strong swing and made the seat the 137th safest of Labour's 232 seats by percentage of majority.
In the 2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, the constituency is estimated to have voted between 66% and 82% to Remain in the EU.
The constituency was created in 1983 from the safe Conservative seat of Hornsey and the more Labour-inclined Wood Green. In those boundary changes the Wood Green seat was broadly divided into two, with half being merged with Hornsey and the rest being transferred to the neighbouring constituency of Tottenham, to the east — a very small part of the Hornsey seat was also transferred to Tottenham at the same time.
This was a Conservative Party seat until 1992 but by 1997 swung so heavily it suggested a Labour Party safe seat — Barbara Roche enjoyed a majority of over 20,000. The Liberal Democrats, however, supplanted those parties in the area, both at Parliamentary level where they won the seat in 2005 and held it until 2015; and in local terms.[n 3] At the 2015 election this seat had the lowest combined Conservative and UKIP percentage in England (11.45%).
The seat had a large swing to Labour of over 15% in the 2017 general election, similar to that of two years earlier, meaning it now has a history of political volatility; in five out of the last seven general elections, there have been swings to Labour or the Liberal Democrats of between 13 and 16%.
|2005||Lynne Featherstone||Liberal Democrats|
|Liberal Democrats||Dawn Barnes||15,884||26.0||+10.0|
|Brexit Party||Daniel Corrigan||763||1.2||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Dawn Barnes||10,000||16.0||−15.8|
|Women's Equality||Nimco Ali||551||0.8||New|
|Workers Revolutionary||Anna Athow||55||0.1||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Lynne Featherstone||18,359||31.8||−14.7|
|Workers Revolutionary||Frank Sweeney||82||0.1||New|
|Hoi Polloi||Geoff Moseley||45||0.1||New|
|Labour gain from Liberal Democrats||Swing||+15.8|
|Liberal Democrats||Lynne Featherstone||25,595||46.5||+3.2|
|Independent||Stephane de Roche||201||0.4||New|
|Liberal Democrats hold||Swing||+3.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Lynne Featherstone||20,512||43.3||+17.5|
|Conservative||Peter J. Forrest||6,014||12.7||−3.0|
|Green||Jayne E. Forbes||2,377||5.0||−0.1|
|UKIP||Roy A. Freshwater||310||0.7||New|
|Liberal Democrats gain from Labour||Swing||+14.6|
|Liberal Democrats||Lynne Featherstone||11,353||25.8||+14.5|
|Conservative||Jason D. Hollands||6,921||15.7||−6.2|
|Green||Jayne E. Forbes||2,228||5.1||+2.7|
|Socialist Alliance||Louise Christian||1,106||2.5||New|
|Socialist Labour||Ella J. Rule||294||0.7||-0.4|
|Reform 2000||Erdil Ataman||194||0.4||New|
|Conservative||Helena D. Hart||11,293||21.9||−17.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Lynne Featherstone||5,794||11.3||+1.4|
|Green||Hilary J. Jago||1,214||2.4||+0.5|
|Socialist Labour||Pat W. Sikorski||586||1.1||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Peter Dunphy||5,547||9.9||−5.2|
|Natural Law||P.R.G. Davies||197||0.35||New|
|Revolutionary Communist||William Massey||89||0.16||New|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing|
|Green (UK)||Elizabeth Crosby||1,154||1.9||+0.3|
|Labour||Valerie A. Veness||18,424||35.0|
|SDP||Michael I. Burrell||10,995||20.9|
|Ecology||Peter S.I. Lang||854||1.6|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
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