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Brentford and Isleworth

2010 Results:
Conservative: 20022 (37.24%)
Labour: 18064 (33.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 12718 (23.65%)
BNP: 704 (1.31%)
UKIP: 863 (1.61%)
Green: 787 (1.46%)
English Democrat: 230 (0.43%)
Christian: 210 (0.39%)
Independent: 68 (0.13%)
Others: 99 (0.18%)
Majority: 1958 (3.64%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 16904 (38.8%)
Conservative: 13434 (30.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 10138 (23.3%)
Other: 3110 (7.1%)
Majority: 3471 (8%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 13918 (30.2%)
Labour: 18329 (39.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 10477 (22.8%)
Green: 1652 (3.6%)
Other: 1641 (3.6%)
Majority: 4411 (9.6%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 12957 (29.1%)
Labour: 23275 (52.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 5994 (13.5%)
UKIP: 412 (0.9%)
Green: 1324 (3%)
Other: 552 (1.2%)
Majority: 10318 (23.2%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 17825 (31.8%)
Labour: 32249 (57.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 4613 (8.2%)
Other: 1448 (2.6%)
Majority: 14424 (25.7%)

Boundary changes: Loses parts of Hounslow West, Heston Central and Heston East to Feltham and Heston.

Profile: A long seat that snakes along the north bank of the Thames, opposite Barnes and Kew Gardens. This is a mixed seat that changes as follows the Thames west, from upmarket and now reliably Conservative Chiswick, a mix of residential and office areas, home of the Fullers Brewery and popular with young urban professionals; past Gunnersbury and the council estates around Brentford Towers into the lower quality housing and more mixed areas of Brentford. There are large green spaces here around Osterley Park House and Syon House and Tory areas like Spring Grove, but moving south-west it becomes better for Labour. Isleworth was once considered a Conservative area but there is a far amount of council housing around the sewage works here and, moving westwards into Hounslow a large asian population.

In 1997 and 2001 Labour securing towering five figure majorities here, but it slumped to only 4411 in 2005 before falling to the Conservatives in 2010, something of a return to form for a seat that had been held by the Conservatives since it`s creation in 1974 (albeit often very marginally) having formerly been represented by Nirj Deva, now a Conservative MEP.

portraitCurrent MP: Mary MacLeod (Conservative) Management consultant and former policy advisor at Buckingham Palace. Contested Ross, Skye and Inverness West in 1997. First elected as MP for Brentford and Isleworth 2010.

2010 election candidates:
portraitMary MacLeod (Conservative) Management consultant and former policy advisor at Buckingham Palace. Contested Ross, Skye and Inverness West in 1997. Chairman of the Conservative Candidates Association.
portraitAnn Keen(Labour) born 1948, Wales. Educated at Elfred Secondary Modern, Clwyd, and Surrey University. Former nurse. Contested Brentford and Isleworth 1992. First elected as MP for Brentford and Isleworth in 1997. Former PPS to Gordon Brown. Undersecretary of state for health since 2007. She is married to Alan Keen, MP for neighbouring Feltham and Heston. Her sister is Sylvia Heal, MP for Halesowen and Rowley Regis (more information at They work for you)
portraitAndrew Dakers (Liberal Democrat) born 1979. Hounslow councillor and leader of the Liberal Democrat group on Hounslow council. Contested Brentford and Isleworth in 2005.
portraitJohn Hunt (Green) Nurse and former software specialist. Contested London in 2009 European election.
portraitJason Hargreaves (UKIP)
portraitPaul Winnett (BNP)
portraitDavid Cunningham (English Democrat)
portraitAamir Bhatti (Christian Party)
portraitEvangeline Pillai (CPA)
portraitTeresa Millicent (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 105343
Male: 48.6%
Female: 51.4%
Under 18: 20.7%
Over 60: 15.5%
Born outside UK: 30.3%
White: 70%
Black: 4.6%
Asian: 18.7%
Mixed: 3.3%
Other: 3.4%
Christian: 55.5%
Hindu: 6.6%
Muslim: 8.2%
Sikh: 5.1%
Full time students: 5.8%
Graduates 16-74: 37.2%
No Qualifications 16-74: 19.3%
Owner-Occupied: 59%
Social Housing: 21.5% (Council: 16.1%, Housing Ass.: 5.4%)
Privately Rented: 16.7%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 7.2%

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