Uxbridge & Ruislip South

2015 Result:
Conservative: 22511 (50.4%)
Labour: 11816 (26.4%)
Lib Dem: 2215 (5%)
Green: 1414 (3.2%)
UKIP: 6346 (14.2%)
TUSC: 180 (0.4%)
Loony: 72 (0.2%)
Independent: 14 (0%)
Others: 120 (0.3%)
MAJORITY: 10695 (23.9%)

Category: Very safe Conservative seat

Geography: Greater London. Part of Hillingdon council area.

Main population centres: Uxbridge, Hillingdon, Cowley, Yiewsley, South Ruislip.

Profile: A suburban seat on the fringe of west London, this covers Uxbridge, Hillingdon, Cowley and Yiewsley and then, north of Northolt Aerodrome which runs down the middle of the seat, South Ruislip.This is middle-of-the-road suburbia, hidden away at the end at the far end of the Metropolitan line.

Politics: A relatively safe Conservative seat, it has seen held by the Conservatives since 1970 but not always by large majorities. In 1997 this became the first by-election hold for the Conservatives for 18 years when John Randall was returned following the death of Michael Shersby, the first time the Tories had held a seat at a by-election since William Hague held Richmond in 1989. Since 2015 it has been the new seat of Boris Johnson, elected MP while still serving as London Mayor.


Current MP
BORIS JOHNSON (Conservative) Born 1964, New York, son of former MEP Stanley Johnson. Educated at Eton and Oxford University. Former journalist, author and editor of the Spectator. MP for Henley 2001-2008, Mayor of London since 2008. First elected as MP for Uxbridge & Ruislip South in 2015. Shadow higher education minister 2005-2007. Instantly recognisable by his dishevelled appearance, blond thatch of hair and bumbling public-schoolboy mannerisms, Boris Johnson has become a media celebrity through appearances on Have I Got News For You and a tendency to make gaffes. His first period as an MP saw a brief shadow ministerial career cut short by denials of an affair that turned out to be true and he resigned from Parliament to become Mayor of London. In 2014 he announced he would seek to return to Parliament with the barely disguised ambition to stand as the next party leader.
Past Results
2010
Con: 21758 (48%)
Lab: 10542 (23%)
LDem: 8995 (20%)
BNP: 1396 (3%)
Oth: 2385 (5%)
MAJ: 11216 (25%)
2005*
Con: 16840 (49%)
Lab: 10669 (31%)
LDem: 4544 (13%)
BNP: 763 (2%)
Oth: 1562 (5%)
MAJ: 6171 (18%)
2001
Con: 15751 (47%)
Lab: 13653 (41%)
LDem: 3426 (10%)
UKIP: 588 (2%)
MAJ: 2098 (6%)
1997
Con: 18095 (44%)
Lab: 17371 (42%)
LDem: 4528 (11%)
Oth: 398 (1%)
MAJ: 724 (2%)

*There were boundary changes after 2005, name changed from Uxbridge

Demographics
2015 Candidates
BORIS JOHNSON (Conservative) Born 1964, New York, son of former MEP Stanley Johnson. Educated at Eton and Oxford University. Journalist and author, former editor of the Spectator. MP for Henley 2001-2008, Mayor of London since 2008. Shadow higher education minister 2005-2007. Instantly recognisable by his dishevelled appearance, blond thatch of hair and bumbling public-schoolboy mannerisms, Boris Johnson has become a media celebrity through appearances on Have I Got News For You and a tendency to make gaffes. His first period as an MP saw a brief shadow ministerial career cut short by denials of an affair that turned out to be true and he resigned from Parliament to become Mayor of London. In 2014 he announced he would seek to return to Parliament with the barely disguised ambition to stand as the next party leader.
CHRIS SUMMERS (Labour) BBC journalist. Ealing councillor since 2010.
MICHAEL COX (Liberal Democrat) Educated at Salesian Missionary College and Brunel University. Chartered accountant. Hillingdon councillor 2002-2010. Contested Ruislip Northwood 2001, 2005, Uxbridge and South Ruislip 2010.
JACK DUFFIN (UKIP) Educated at Stratton Upper School and Brunel University. student.
GRAHAM LEE (Green)
SABRINA MOOSUN (Communities United)
JENNY THOMPSON (Independent)
MICHAEL DOHERTY (Independent)
LORD TOBY JUG (Eccentric Party of GB) Musician. Contested West Ham 1992, 1997, Folkstone and Hythe 2005, Huntingdon 2010.
JANE LAWRENCE (Realists)
JAMES JACKSON (No description) Retired auditor.
GARY HARBORD (TUSC)
HOWLING LAUD HOPE (Loony) Born 1942, Mytchett, real name Alan Hope. Publican. Contested Teignbridge 1983, 1987, 1992, Aldershot 1997, Eddisbury 1999, Kensington and Chelsea 1999, Brent East 2003, Hartlepool 2004, Aldershot 2005, Blaenau Gwent 2006, Sedgefield 2007, Norwich North 2009, Witney 2010, Barnsley Central 2011, Bradford West 2012, Manchester Central 2012, Eastleigh 2013, South Shields 2013, Clacton 2014.
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Comments - 1,313 Responses on “Uxbridge & Ruislip South”
  1. I confidently predict Hemmelig will vote Tory even if Boris delivers a no deal Brexit as Kevin Fowkes has always voted Tory after he said he wouldn’t in June 2016.

    All Boris has to do is deliver a no deal brexit and he will get the huge majority predicted by comres. The Labour party will be in civil war in that scenario

    The delusional and arrogant polltroll owes me an apology right now.

  2. The Sun has predictions for Boris Cabinet – they expecting Penny Mourdant for some reason to be removed entirely while Javid is tipped to become the chancellor. Geoffrey Cox could be made Brexit or Foreign Secretary. While Gove and Rudd will stay.
    Jacob Ress- Mogg tipped to become Chairman.
    Micheal Fallon could return apparently as Northern Irish sec.

  3. Seems a sane Cabinet that many of us who aren’t completely bonkers could live with. Still an awful lot stronger than anything Lab could cough up at.present. As for Mordaunt…perhaps being punished for not backing BJ to begin with.

  4. A poll in the Sunday Times shows that 59% wouldn’t buy a used car from Boris.

    On that question, Raab rated best of all of the candidates, with Boris coming last.

  5. A bit odd that Raab came first but I suppose someone had to.

  6. Not likely to happen but if Gove and Hunt lost votes and Javid/Raab/Stewart did not gain enough it is possible that Boris will be elected tory leader tommrow night by virtue of all the candiates falling under the threshold.

  7. ‘A poll in the Sunday Times shows that 59% wouldn’t buy a used car from Boris.’

    A more startling revelation in that same poll was that a mere 18% thought Johnson was honest and trustworthy – surely a new low for any PM, particularly an incoming one

    But as with Boris political brother in the US – Donald Trump – it doesn’t seem to matter as the depressing reality is that the public at large think the vast majority politicians are dishonest crooks anyhow

  8. Raab has the best policies:

    https://www.conservativehome.com/parliament/2019/06/conservative-leadership-election-candidates-polices-full-list.html

    Gove only wants to ban cotton buds and Boris has even fewer!

  9. Some of Raab’s policies are good but inaccurate – the scan at 36 weeks is quite late for example – medical professionals tend to want a third scan around 32 weeks.

  10. Damian Green has endorsed Boris Johnson.

  11. Boris Johnson 126
    Michael Gove 41
    Jeremy Hunt 46
    Sajid Javid 33
    Dominic Raab 30
    Rory Stewart 37

    Stewart and Javid survive another day but Raab is eliminated. Boris is still unstoppable.

  12. Raab doubling his vote thats quite something

  13. Rory

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