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Barnet and Camden (London Assembly constituency)

Barnet and Camden is a territorial constituency represented on the London Assembly by one assembly member (AM). The constituency was created in 2000 at the same time as the London Assembly and has elections every four years. It consists of the combined area of the London Borough of Barnet and the London Borough of Camden. The current assembly member is Andrew Dismore of the Labour Party who was elected in 2012.

Barnet and Camden
Territorial constituency for the London Assembly
Barnet and Camden shown within London.PNG
Barnet and Camden shown within London
Created2000 (2000)
Number of membersOne
MemberAndrew Dismore
PartyLabour
Last election2016
Next election2020

Constituency profileEdit

The constituency is a 'pie slice' pairing of the large Outer London borough of Barnet with the smaller Inner London borough of Camden. It stretches from Holborn in the south to the Greater London boundary in the north. It includes parts of central London, the inner city, suburban development and a semi-rural fringe.

The seat originally was a very marginal Conservative seat, being won by the party by less than 600 votes in 2000. The result was perhaps surprising as all of the area it covered, apart from the Chipping Barnet constituency, was represented by Labour MPs at the time.

It became reasonably safer in the 2004 and 2008 elections, but was lost to Labour on a swing of almost 12% in 2012.

Assembly membersEdit

The constituency returns one assembly member and is one of fourteen territorial constituencies in London. Represented from its creation in 2000 until the election in 2012 by Brian Coleman, a Conservative from Barnet, former Labour MP Andrew Dismore won it from him with a swing of nearly 12%.

Year Member Party
2000 Brian Coleman Conservative
2012 Andrew Dismore Labour

Election resultsEdit

Elections are held every four years, with the first taking place in 2000.

2020 London Assembly election: Barnet and Camden[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Roberto Weeden-Sanz
2016 London Assembly election: Barnet and Camden[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Andrew Dismore 81,482 44.3 -0.4
Conservative Dan Thomas 65,242 35.5 +3.6
Green Stephen Taylor 16,996 9.2 -1.5
Liberal Democrat Zack Polanski 11,204 6.1 -2.2
UKIP Joseph Langton 9,057 4.9 +0.5
Majority 16,240 8.7 -4.1
Total formal votes 183,981 98.8 +0.4
Informal votes 2,050 1.2 -0.4
Turnout 186,031 48% +10.0
Labour hold Swing
2012 London Assembly election: Barnet and Camden[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Andrew Dismore 74,677 44.7 +14.7
Conservative Brian Coleman 53,378 31.9 -9.2
Green Audrey Poppy 17,904 10.7 +1.2
Liberal Democrat Chris Richards 13,800 8.3 -4.3
UKIP Michael Corby 7,331 4.4 +2.3
Majority 21,299 12.8
Total formal votes 167,090 98.4
Informal votes 2,671 1.6
Turnout 169,761 38.0 -9.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -11.9
2008 London Assembly election: Barnet and Camden[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brian Coleman 72,659 40.4 +7.0
Labour Nicky Gavron 52,966 29.4 +4.1
Liberal Democrat Nick Russell 22,213 12.3 -4.3
Green Miranda Dunn 16,782 9.3 +0.9
UKIP Magnus Nielsen 3,678 2.0 -4.1
Christian (Christian Peoples) Clement Adebayo 3,536 2.0 N/A
English Democrat David Stevens 2,146 1.2 N/A
Left List Dave Hoefing 2,074 1.2 N/A
Veritas Graham Dare 510 0.3 N/A
Majority 19,693 11.0 +10.6
Turnout 180,007 47.8 +9.4
Conservative hold Swing +1.25
2004 London Assembly election: Barnet and Camden[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brian Coleman 47,640 33.4 +0.5
Labour Lucy Anderson 36,121 25.3 -7.2
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Simpson 23,603 16.6 -1.0
Green Miranda Dunn 11,921 8.4 -3.3
UKIP Magnus Nielsen 8,685 6.1 +4.4
Respect Elisabeth Wheatley 5,150 3.6 N/A
Majority 11,519 8.5 +8.1
Turnout 135,034
Conservative hold Swing +4.05
2000 London Assembly election: Barnet and Camden[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brian Coleman 41,583 32.9 N/A
Labour Helen Gordon 41,032 32.5 N/A
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Davies 22,295 17.6 N/A
Green Miranda Dunn 14,768 11.7 N/A
London Socialist Candy Udwin 3,488 2.8 N/A
UKIP Magnus Nielsen 2,115 1.7 N/A
Maharishi's Natural Programmes Diane Derksen 1,081 0.9 N/A
Majority 551 0.4 N/A
Turnout 136,384 35.0 N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Overlapping constituenciesEdit

The constituency includes all of the following Westminster seats:

Barnet and Camden also includes part of the following constituency:

ReferencesEdit