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  Cities of London & Westminster
INCUMBENT
  PartyConservative
NameNicola Aiken
Won12/12/2019
Votes17,049 (39.91%)
Margin3,953 (+9.25%)
Term12/13/2019 - 05/02/2024


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Parents > United Kingdom > England > London > London  
Alternate NamesCity of London and Westminster South
Established February 23, 1950
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorRP
Last ModifiedRBH May 04, 2021 02:02am
Description This constituency, as its name suggests, takes in large areas of central London, including Parliament and Whitehall, the West End, the City, Hyde Park and Knightsbridge. Its landmarks are numerous - the Houses of Parliament, Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Oxford Street, the Bank of England, St Paul's Cathedral, Harrods. There are 32 underground stations and four mainline termini ' Victoria, Charing Cross, Paddington and Liverpool Street. It has, however, a smallish resident population of some 71,000 voters in residential areas such as Pimlico, Marylebone, Mayfair and Bayswater. Statistically it has the highest proportion of people of working age, the highest number of flat dwellers (almost 91%), the largest private rented sector (almost 40%) and the second highest number of workers in the financial sector. Twenty-seven per cent of workers travel to their place of employment on foot (the sixth highest in the country). The constituency is solidly Conservative, as are the council wards within its boundaries. Labour votes tend to come from the estates around Millbank, Churchill Gardens and Bayswater. Former Northern Ireland Secretary, Peter Brooke, represented this seat for 20 years from 1977-1997. His successor, fellow Tory Mark Field, has a majority of just fewer than 5,000. He holds the English record for becoming an MP with the lowest share of the electorate - 21.9%.

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