Uxbridge and South Ruislip (UK Parliament constituency)

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Uxbridge and South Ruislip is a constituency of the UK Parliament in Greater London. It was created in 2010.

Since 2010, the seat has been held by the Conservative Party. John Randall was MP from 2010 to 2015. Boris Johnson was MP from 2015 to 2019.

Boris Johnson became Prime Minister of the UK on 24 July 2019.[1]

In 2017 he got 5,034 votes more than his nearest rival. This was the smallest majority of any sitting prime minister since 1924.[2]

In 2019, his main rival was the Labour Party candidate Ali Milani. In April 2019, think-tank Onward classified the seat as "vulnerable" for the Conservatives.[3] In November 2019, YouGov classified the seat as "likely Conservative".[4]

The Brexit leave vote is estimated by the House of Commons Library as 57.2%. In August 2018, The Observer reported that opinion had changed, with 51.4% of voters now supporting Remain.

In 2019, satirical candidates Count Binface and Lord Buckethead stood for election. The candidate William Tobin aimed to receive no votes. He is unable to vote as he is an expat who has lived abroad for 15 years.[5][6]

History[change | change source]

Most of the constituency came from that of Uxbridge with parts from Ruislip-Northwood and Hayes and Harlington.

The Conservative party won the seat in 2010 and 2015.[7]

In 2010, the Conservative candidate was John Randall.

In 2015, Boris Johnson was the winning candidate for the conservatives.

Wards[change | change source]

The seat comprises the following electoral wards:

Constituency profile[change | change source]

The seat is in the Outer London commuter belt. It is served by seven tube stations. It has green spaces such as the Colne Valley regional park. Most buildings are near to Uxbridge town centre. Brunel University is in the constituency.

Most of the borough electoral wards have Conservative councillors. Uxbridge South has Labour councillors.

Members of Parliament[change | change source]

Election Candidate Party Notes
2010 John Randall Conservative Treasurer of the Household (2010–2013)
2015 Boris Johnson Conservative Mayor of London (2008–2016)
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (2016–2018)
Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservative Party (2019–present)

Elections[change | change source]

General election 2019: Uxbridge and South Ruislip[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Boris Johnson 25,351 52.6 Increase1.8
Labour Ali Milani 18,141 37.6 Decrease2.4
Liberal Democrats Joanne Humphreys 3,026 6.3 Increase2.3
Green Mark Keir 1,090 2.3 Increase0.4
UKIP Geoffrey Courtenay 283 0.6 Decrease2.8
Monster Raving Loony Lord Buckethead 125 0.3 N/A
Independent Count Binface 69 0.1 N/A
Independent Alfie Utting 44 0.1 N/A
[9] Yace "Interplanetary Time Lord" Yogenstein 23 0.0 N/A
Independent Norma Burke 22 0.0 N/A
[9] Bobby Smith 8 0.0 N/A
[9] William Tobin 5 0.0 N/A
Majority 7,210 15.0 Increase4.2
Turnout 48,187 68.5 Increase1.7
Registered electors 70,369
Conservative hold Swing Increase2.1


General election 2017: Uxbridge and South Ruislip[10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Boris Johnson 23,716 50.8 +0.6
Labour Vincent Lo 18,682 40.0 +13.6
Liberal Democrats Rosina Robson 1,835 3.9 -1.0
UKIP Lizzy Kemp 1,577 3.4 -10.8
Green Mark Keir 884 1.9 -1.3
Majority 5,034 10.8 -13.1
Turnout 46,694 66.8 +3.4
Registered electors 69,936
Conservative hold Swing -6.5
General election 2015: Uxbridge and South Ruislip[12][13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Boris Johnson 22,511 50.2 +1.9
Labour Chris Summers[15] 11,816 26.4 +3.0
UKIP Jack Duffin 6,346 14.2 +11.4
Liberal Democrats Michael Cox 2,215 4.9 −15.0
Green Graham Lee[16] 1,414 3.2 +2.1
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition Gary Harbord[17] 180 0.4 N/A
Independent Jenny Thompson[18] 84 0.2 N/A
Monster Raving Loony Howling Laud Hope[19] 72 0.2 N/A
Communities United Party Sabrina Moosun[18] 52 0.1 N/A
The Eccentric Party of Great Britain (UK) Lord Toby Jug[18] 50 0.1 N/A
Independent Michael Doherty[18] 39 0.1 N/A
The Realists' Party Jane Lawrence[18] 18 0.0 N/A
Independent James Jackson[18] 14 0.0 N/A
Majority 10,695 23.9 −1.0
Turnout 44,811 63.4 +0.1
Registered electors 70,631
Conservative hold Swing −0.5
General election 2010: Uxbridge and South Ruislip[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Randall* 21,758 48.3 N/A
Labour Sidharath Garg 10,542 23.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Mike Cox 8,995 20.0 N/A
British National Party Diane Neal 1,396 3.1 N/A
UKIP Mark Wadsworth 1,234 2.7 N/A
Green Mike Harling 477 1.1 N/A
English Democrats Roger Cooper 403 0.9 N/A
National Front (UK) Frank McCallister 271 0.6 N/A
Majority 11,216 24.9 N/A
Turnout 45,076 63.3 N/A
Registered electors 71,160
Source: BBC News[21]
* Served as an MP in the 2005–2010 Parliament

Notes and references[change | change source]

Notes
References
  1. Mason, Rowena (24 July 2019). "Boris Johnson becomes PM with promise of Brexit by 31 October". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  2. Townsend, Mark (17 November 2019). "The view from Uxbridge: young voters battle to oust Johnson from his own seat". The Observer. ISSN 0029-7712. Retrieved 17 November 2019 – via www.theguardian.com.
  3. Chakelian, Anoosh (24 July 2019). "Meet Ali Milani, the millennial who could unseat Boris Johnson in Uxbridge". New Statesman. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  4. Timsit, Annabelle (2 December 2019). ""I don't think he's got a hope in hell": A 25-year-old's quest to oust Boris Johnson". Quartz. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  5. "Don't vote for me, says Boris Johnson's election rival". Ealing Times. 29 November 2019. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  6. Rowland, Oliver (15 November 2019). "Briton in France stands against Boris Johnson". The Connexion. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  7. List of Conservative MPs elected in 2015 by % majority UK Political.info. Retrieved 29 January 2017
  8. "Uxbridge & Ruislip South parliamentary constituency". BBC News.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 This independent candidate left the optional Description field blank on the "Statement of Persons Nominated" (PDF). London Borough of Hillingdon. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  10. "Uxbridge & Ruislip South parliamentary constituency". BBC News.
  11. http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7979/CBP-7979.pdf
  12. "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  13. "London Borough of Hillingdon – Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency results 2015". Government of the United Kingdom. Archived from the original on 5 September 2017. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  14. "Uxbridge & Ruislip South parliamentary constituency – Election 2015 – BBC News". BBC.
  15. "VOTE FOR CHRIS SUMMERS". VOTE FOR CHRIS SUMMERS.
  16. "Your Green candidates for May 2015". Archived from the original on 8 January 2015. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  17. "TUSC parliamentary candidates in May 2015" (PDF). Tusc.org. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 "Election of a Member of Parliament". Archived from the original on 18 April 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  19. "Monster Raving Loony's Howling Laud Hope's career". BBC. 27 November 2014.
  20. "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  21. "Election 2010: Uxbridge & South Ruislip". BBC News. Retrieved 21 April 2011.

Other websites[change | change source]

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Constituency represented by the Prime Minister
2019–present
Incumbent

Coordinates: 51°32′N 0°26′W / 51.54°N 0.44°W / 51.54; -0.44