Dulwich and West Norwood (UK Parliament constituency)

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Dulwich and West Norwood
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Dulwich and West Norwood in Greater London.
County Greater London
Electorate 71,523 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Herne Hill, Dulwich, Brixton, Gipsy Hill, West Norwood
Current constituency
Created 1997
Member of parliament Helen Hayes (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Dulwich and Norwood
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency London

Dulwich and West Norwood /ˈdʌlɪ ... ˈnɔːrwʊd/ is a constituency created in 1997 and represented in the House of Commons by Helen Hayes of the Labour Party since her election in 2015.

Boundaries[edit]

1997-2010: The London Borough of Southwark wards of Alleyn, Bellenden, College, Lyndhurst, Ruskin, and Rye, and the London Borough of Lambeth wards of Gipsy Hill, Herne Hill, Knight's Hill, and Thurlow Park.

2010-present: The London Borough of Southwark wards of College, East Dulwich, and Village, and the London Borough of Lambeth wards of Coldharbour, Gipsy Hill, Herne Hill, and Thurlow Park.

Tessa Jowell represented the constituency since its creation in 1997 up until she stepped down from office in 2015
Dulwich College is a local landmark
West Norwood Cemetery

Constituency profile[edit]

Situated in south London is the seat of Dulwich and West Norwood. Traversed by the South Circular Road, one side of which there is Dulwich Village, and on the other side are Angell Town, and Coldharbour.

The seat is ethnically diverse: around 25% of the population are from an Afro-Caribbean background, while about 33% of the total population live in social housing; roughly 10% are lone parents. The constituency has the 15th highest proportion of people with a degree in the country at 47.6%.

Political history[edit]

The Labour Party majorities won have been in the safe order of more than 15% since the seat's 1997 creation, the runner-up party in four of the six elections to date has been the Conservative Party, otherwise the Liberal Democrats.

A Principal Speaker of the Green Party, Jenny Jones stood in the seat in 2001 and 2005.

Before 1997 the forerunner seats of Norwood and Dulwich were won by Labour candidates, the latter being Tessa Jowell; the last other party win in either was the 1987 win in the Dulwich seat of Gerald Francis Bowden, Conservative, by 0.5% of the vote, having won a 4.9% majority in the 1983 landslide.

Members of Parliament[edit]

The constituency was created in 1997 from parts of the former seats of Dulwich and Norwood, it was represented from its creation until 2015 by the former Secretary of State for Culture (2001-2007), Tessa Jowell.

Election Member[2] Party
1997 Tessa Jowell Labour
2015 Helen Hayes Labour

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2017: Dulwich and West Norwood[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Helen Hayes 39,096 69.6 +15.5
Conservative Rachel Wolf [5] 10,940 19.5 -3.2
Liberal Democrat Gail Kent 4,475 8.0 -1.8
Green Rashid Nix 1,408 2.5 -6.9
Independent Robin Lambert 121 0.2 0.0
Independent Yen Chong 103 0.2 N/A
Majority 28,156 50.1 +18.7
Turnout 55,143 71.9 +4.8
Registered electors 78,037
Labour hold Swing +9.3
General Election 2015: Dulwich and West Norwood[6][7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Helen Hayes 27,772 54.1 +7.5
Conservative Resham Kotecha 11,650 22.7 +0.5
Liberal Democrat James Barber 5,055 9.8 -17.3
Green Rashid Nix 4,844 9.4 +6.8
UKIP Rathy Alagaratnam 1,606 3.1 +1.7
TUSC Steve Nally 248 0.5 N/A
Independent Robin Lambert 125 0.2 N/A
All People's Party Amadu Kanumansa 62 0.1 N/A
Majority 16,122 31.4 +12.0
Turnout 51,362 67.1 +0.9
Registered electors 76,575
Labour hold Swing +3.5
General Election 2010: Dulwich and West Norwood[9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tessa Jowell 22,461 46.6 -2.3
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Mitchell 13,096 27.2 +6.1
Conservative Kemi Badenoch 10,684 22.2 +1.3
Green Shane Collins 1,266 2.6 -3.7
UKIP Elizabeth Jones 707 1.5 +0.7
Majority 9,365 19.4 -0.3
Turnout 48,214 66.2 +9.3
Registered electors 72,817
Labour hold Swing -0.8

Elections of the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Dulwich and West Norwood[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tessa Jowell 19,059 45.4 -9.5
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Mitchell 10,252 24.4 +9.2
Conservative Kim Humphreys 9,200 21.9 -0.8
Green Jenny Jones 2,741 6.5 +1.5
UKIP Ralph Atkinson 290 0.7 N/A
Veritas David Heather 241 0.6 N/A
Socialist Labour Amanda Rose 149 0.4 N/A
For Integrity And Trust In Government Judy Weleminsky 57 0.1 N/A
Majority 8,807 21.0 -11.2
Turnout 41,989 58.1 +4.7
Registered electors 73,710
Labour hold Swing -9.4
General Election 2001: Dulwich and West Norwood[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tessa Jowell 20,999 54.9 −6.1
Conservative Nicholas Vineall 8,689 22.7 −1.5
Liberal Democrat Caroline Pidgeon 5,805 15.2 +4.4
Green Jenny Jones 1,914 5.0 N/A
Socialist Alliance Brian Kelly 839 2.2 N/A
Majority 12,310 32.2 -4.6
Turnout 38,246 53.4 −11.6
Registered electors 71,261
Labour hold Swing -2.3

Elections of the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Dulwich and West Norwood[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tessa Jowell 27,807 61.0 N/A
Conservative Roger Gough 11,038 24.2 N/A
Liberal Democrat Susan Kramer 4,916 10.8 N/A
Referendum Bruce Coles 897 2.0 N/A
Liberal Alex Goldie 587 1.3 N/A
Rainbow Dream Ticket David Goodman 173 0.4 N/A
UKIP Eddie Pike 159 0.3 N/A
Rizz Party Captain Rizz 38 0.1 N/A
Majority 16,769 36.8 N/A
Turnout 45,615 65.5 N/A
Registered electors 70,203
Labour win (new seat)

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Coordinates: 51°26′49″N 0°05′02″W / 51.447°N 0.084°W / 51.447; -0.084