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Hornsey and Wood Green (UK Parliament constituency)

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Greater London


European Parliament constituency

Number of members

79,878 (December 2010)

Created from
Hornsey and Wood Green

Member of parliament
Catherine West

Replaced by
Hornsey, Wood Green

Hornsey and Wood Green (UK Parliament constituency)

Hornsey and Wood Green is a constituency created in 1983 represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since May 2015 by Catherine West, of the Labour Party. 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.

Constituency profile

The constituency takes in the western part of the London Borough of Haringey, stretching from Highgate in the south west of the seat, through the mainly affluent Muswell Hill, through Crouch End and on to the more deprived Wood Green in the north east corner of the seat.

This is a fashionable and trendy area, though there are also concentrated pockets of former and current council housing and unemployment overall, leading to more social housing reliance than the London average.

The area has long had a diverse population, ethnically, including Jewish, Cypriot, Muslim and Afro-Caribbean communities and the constituency includes Alexandra Palace.

In the 2016 EU referendum, the constituency was estimated to have the highest level of "Remain" support.

Political history

The seat created in 1983 has had representation by the three largest political parties at Westminster in England. The win from the incumbent Liberal Democrat in 2015 by the Labour Party's candidate was a strong swing. The 2015 result made the seat the 137th safest of Labour's 232 seats by percentage of majority.


The constituency was created in 1983 from abolished Hornsey and 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. At the 2015 election this seat had the lowest combined Conservative and UKIP percentage in England (11.45%).


Hornsey and Wood Green (UK Parliament constituency) Wikipedia

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