Hillingdon and National General Election results analysis

10 May 2015

To all Hillingdon Members and those who have signed up as supporters.

 

Many thanks for all the work you put in to secure the best ever General Election results in not only Hillingdon, but in every single constituency in the country. In fact the Green vote is Uxbridge and South Ruislip was 2.96 times the 2010 figure, Ruislip Northwood and Pinner 2.4 times and Hayes and Harlington 2.3 times the 2010 figure.

I give below a table showing the results for our three constituencies and the National figures.

UXBRIDGE & SOUTH RUISLIP

PartyVotes% Share+/- % since 2010 General Election
Conservative (Boris Johnson) 22,511 50.2 +2.0
Labour 11,816 26.4 +3.0
UKIP 6,346 14.2 +11.4
Lib-Dem 2,215 4.9 -15.0
GREEN (Graham Lee) 1,414 3.2 +2.1
TUSC 180 0.4 (did not stand in 2010)
All others less than 95 votes.

 

RUISLIP NORTHWOOD AND PINNER

PartyVotes% Share+/- % since 2010 General Election
Conservative (Nick Hurd) 30,521 59.6 +2.1
Labour 10,297 20.1 +0.6
UKIP 5,598 10.9 +8.2
Lib-Dem 2,537 4.95 -11.7
GREEN (Karen Pillai) 1,801 3.5 +2.0
TUSC 302 0.6 (did not stand in 2010)
National Liberal Party 166 0.3 (did not stand in 2010)

 

HAYES AND HARLINGTON

PartyVotes% Share+/- % since 2010 General Election
Labour (John McDonnell) 26,843 59.6 +4.7
Conservative 11,143 24.7 -4.7
UKIP 5,388 12.0 (did not stand in 2010)
Lib-Dem 888 2.0 -6.8
GREEN (Alick Munro) 794 1.8 +0.9

 

NATIONAL FIGURES

PartySeats+/-Votes% Share+/- % since 2010 General Election
Conservative 331 +24 11,334,920 36.9 +0.8
Labour 232 -26 9,347,326 30.4 +1.5
UKIP 1 +1 3,881,129 12.6 +9.5
Lib-Dem 8 -49 2,415,888 7.9 -15.2
SNP 56 +50 1,454,436 4.7 +3.1
GREEN 1 0 1,157,613 3.8 +2.8
DUP 8 0 184,260 0.6 0.0
Plaid Cymru 3 0 181,694 0.6 0.0
Sin Fein 4 -1 176,232 0.6 0.0
UUP 2 +2 114,935 0.4 0.0
All other parties less than 100,000 votes

 

As I am sure you are aware Caroline Lucas has grown her vote share in Brighton Pavilion by 11%, winning 22,871 votes and retaining her seat.

 

We came second in four seats, including Bristol West, where Darren Hall received the biggest ever upswing in a General Election in England and Wales – taking the Green vote up 23% to 26.8%

 

Over the country Greens retained around 100 deposits and beat the Lib-Dems in 126 seats. In 2010 they beat them in just one.

 

Caroline Lucas said ” In 2010, Brighton Pavilion showed that a different kind of politics is possible. That you can stand firm by your principles and still be elected.

 

And in re-electing me tonight Brighton has made history again. I couldn’t be more proud to be an MP of this wonderful city. I’m completely honoured to be able to represent it again.

 

But there’s not a moment to lose. Amid the most savage, targeted austerity cuts in modern history, and with parties set on wringing ‘every last drop of oil’ from the North Sea, even as climate change accelerates – the urgency of a strong, clear Green voice in Parliament has never been greater.

 

We will hold Parliament to account and push for real reform – starting with proportional representation, for a politics that looks far more like the people it’s supposed to represent.

And we’ll fight for a fairer, greener future – and justice today.”

 

Outside of London there were Local Council Elections. The Green Party increased its number of Councillors by +9.

 

Next May we have the London Assembly elections .  All votes for the list make a difference and we should increase our numbers on the Greater London Assembly. Your help over the coming 12 months will make a difference.

 

With renewed thanks.

 

Graham J. Lee