Hayes and Harlington (UK Parliament constituency)
|Hayes and Harlington|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Hayes and Harlington in Greater London
|Electorate||70,589 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Harlington, Hayes, West Drayton, Yeading, Yiewsley|
|Member of Parliament||John McDonnell (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
Hayes and Harlington is a constituency[n 1][n 2] in the west of London represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 1997 by John McDonnell of the Labour Party, who also served as the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2015 to 2020.
The seat, created in 1950, is 1 of 49 won (held or gained) by a Labour candidate in 2017 from a total of 73 covering London. In the period 1983-1997 the seat was Conservative-represented. From 1981 until 1983 the seat was represented, by defection, by a member of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) which later merged into the Liberal Democrats. From 1950 until 1983 the seat was won by Labour candidates.
Its London Heathrow Airport component has most of the border with Buckinghamshire and Surrey and its shape is near-square with a north-east square attached: Hayes and Yeading. Harlington is among the lowest-population components of the seat; with Hayes it gives its name to a railway station and with Hayes was the name of an urban district.
1950–1974: The Urban District of Hayes and Harlington.
1974–1983: The London Borough of Hillingdon wards of Belmore, Frogmore, Hayes, South, and Yeading.
1983–2010: The London Borough of Hillingdon wards of Barnhill, Botwell, Charville, Crane, Harlington, Heathrow, Townfield, Wood End, and Yeading.
2010–present: The London Borough of Hillingdon wards of Barnhill, Botwell, Charville, Heathrow Villages, Pinkwell, Townfield, West Drayton, and Yeading.
The south-west is Heathrow Airport, which is the largest single provider of employment including its many associated businesses, such as retail, international distribution, cargo handling and parking throughout the seat and nearby. Housing is overwhelmingly semi-detached houses and mid-rise apartments. The topography is near-flat and features the M4 motorway, mixed-traction Great Western main line, and the airport itself. Newer housing in the seat adjoins the Grand Union Canal and reduced pollution is expected from less diesel rolling stock on the main line. The seat has an income level of earnings slightly below national and Greater London averages. Among its working-age population, the most dominant occupation sectors are manufacturing, distribution, self-employed trades and light industry.
- Political history since 1997
McDonnell's majority has fluctuated between 25.4% and 41.6% of the votes cast over his runner-up, which in each election has been the Conservative Party's candidate. The 2015 result made the seat the 56th safest of the party's 232 seats (by majority percentage).
- 2016 EU referendum results
The constituency of Hayes and Harlington voted 58.25% leave versus 41.75% to remain; this is in contrast to the public stance of incumbent MP, John McDonnell, at the time of the referendum.
The seat since its 1950 creation has in most elections been quite heavily Labour-voting in relative terms (as with its predecessor in the post war years). In 1981 its Labour MP, Neville Sandelson, defected to the now Liberal-merged Social Democratic Party.[n 3] Sandelson stood for election for the new party in 1983 which led to a three-way split in the vote which enabled Conservative Terry Dicks to gain the seat in 1983 and retain it in the next two General Elections on marginal majorities. In 1997, the seat swung heavily back to the Labour candidate McDonnell with his +17.5% swing exceeding that nationally (10% average swing). McDonnell's majorities have ranged between 25.4% and 41.6% of the votes cast.
Members of Parliament
|Election||Member||Party||Most notable frontbench role (if any)|
|1953 by-election||Arthur Skeffington||Labour|
|1971 by-election||Neville Sandelson||Labour|
|1997||John McDonnell||Labour||Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (2015-2020)|
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||Alexander Cunliffe||1,947||4.4||+3.2|
|Brexit Party||Harry Boparai||1,292||2.9||N/A|
|Christian Peoples Alliance||Chika Amadi||187||0.4||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Bill Newton Dunn||601||1.3||-0.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Satnam Kaur Khalsa||888||2.0||−6.8|
|Liberal Democrats||Satnam Kaur Khalsa||3,726||8.7||-1.1|
|National Front||Andy Cripps||566||1.3||N/A|
|English Democrat||Cliff Dixon||464||1.1||N/A|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Jon Ball||3,174||9.8||+3.8|
|Liberal Democrats||Nahid Boethe||1,958||6.0||-1.4|
|Socialist Alternative||Walter Kennedy||648||2.0||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Tony Little||3,049||7.4||-2.9|
|National Front||John Hutchins||504||1.2||N/A|
|All Night Party||Daniel Farrow||135||0.3||N/A|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+17.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Tony Little||4,472||10.3||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+9.28|
Elections in the 1970s
|National Front||G.T. Callow||582||1.38||-1.68|
|National Front||J.S. Fairhurst||1,189||3.06||-3.41|
|Workers Revolutionary||R. Bull||198||0.51||N/A|
|National Front||J.S. Fairhurst||2,721||6.47||N/A|
|Conservative||Andre William Potier||5,348||25.3||-15.98|
|Conservative||Andre William Potier||13,728||41.24||+5.54|
Elections in the 1960s
|Conservative||Lionel E. Smith||11,883||35.70||-2.94|
|Conservative||Lionel E. Smith||13,158||38.64||+0.62|
Elections in the 1950s
|Conservative||Mannas Joel Rantzen||12,949||35.21||+5.21|
|Liberal||John Walter Frank Lett||3,093||8.27||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
- As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
- This splinter movement was in part formed from the Labour Party Conference vote, adopted by MPs to oppose the Common Market eight years after the UK joining the European Communities.
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