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.
|Territorial constituency for the London Assembly|
Barnet and Camden shown within London
|Number of members||One|
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.
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%.
Elections are held every four years, with the first taking place in 2000.
|Liberal Democrat||Zack Polanski||11,204||6.1||-2.2|
|Total formal votes||183,981||98.8||+0.4|
|Liberal Democrat||Chris Richards||13,800||8.3||-4.3|
|Total formal votes||167,090||98.4|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||-11.9|
|Liberal Democrat||Nick Russell||22,213||12.3||-4.3|
|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|
|Liberal Democrat||Jonathan Simpson||23,603||16.6||-1.0|
|Liberal Democrat||Jonathan Davies||22,295||17.6||N/A|
|London Socialist||Candy Udwin||3,488||2.8||N/A|
|Maharishi's Natural Programmes||Diane Derksen||1,081||0.9||N/A|
The constituency includes all of the following Westminster seats:
- Chipping Barnet - Theresa Villiers (Conservative)
- Finchley and Golders Green - Mike Freer (Conservative)
- Hendon - Matthew Offord (Conservative)
- Holborn and St. Pancras - Keir Starmer (Labour)
Barnet and Camden also includes part of the following constituency: