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 Brent South
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Paul Boateng Labour 20,984 73.3 +0.3
Carupiah Selvarajah Conservative 3,604 12.6 -3.3
Havard Hughes Liberal Democrat 3,098 10.8 +3.1
Mick McDonnell Socialist Alliance 491 1.7  
Tomas Mac Stiofain Residents/Motorists 460 1.6  
Majority 17,380 60.7
Turnout 28,637 51.2 -13.3
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 1.8% from Conservative to Labour

Description
Brent South is a long strip on the southern border of the borough of Brent encompassing a diverse mixture of areas.

The seat includes the Wembley Central area, including Wembley Stadium, where the greatest concentration of Asians in the constituency live.

The Lib Dems are strong here and hold Alperton and Barham wards on Brent Council.

The constituency also has a large African Carribbean population.

It has significant social problems not least poor housing conditions and high crime levels. One in 10 households are single parent families.

But also includes the Tokyngton ward which is a more affluent residential area, where the population is 62% non-white. This seat has the highest ethnic minority population in England and Wales.

It is regarded a safe Labour seat and its MP Paul Boateng, a Home Office minister, recorded a majority of nearly 20,000 votes at the last election. Mr Boateng is one of a handful of ethnic minority MPs in the Commons.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Brent South
Labour hold
Name Party Votes %
Paul Boateng Labour 25,180 73.0
Stewart Jackson Conservative 5,489 15.9
Julian Brazil Liberal Democrat 2,670 7.7
Janet Phythian Referendum 497 1.4
David Edler Green 389 1.1
Christopher Howard Rainbow 175 0.5
Anjali Mahaldar Natural Law 98 0.3
Majority 19,691 57.1
Turnout 34,498 64.5
 
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