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 Brentford & Isleworth
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Ann Keen Labour 23,275 52.3 -5.1
Tim Mack Conservative 12,957 29.1 -2.7
Gareth Hartwell Liberal Democrat 5,994 13.5 +5.3
Nic Ferriday Green 1,324 3.0 +1.8
Gerald Ingram UK Independence 412 0.9 -0.2
Daniel Faith Socialist Alliance 408 0.9  
Asa Khaira Independent 144 0.3  
Majority 10,318 23.2
Turnout 44,514 53.0 -16.5
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 1.2% from Labour to Conservative

Description
In 1997 this seat went Labour for the first time. Ann Keen won it for Labour with a majority of nearly 15,000 votes. She joined her husband Alan Keen, elected in Feltham and Heston, in providing complete family representation for the borough of Hounslow.

The Hounslow side of the constituency is strong for Labour, and is a striking contrast to neighbouring Twickenham and Richmond wards.

It is the wards over to the territory east of the constituency: Chiswick Homefields, Chiswick Riverside, and Turnham Green where the Conservatives enjoy more success.

Chiswick has a higher number of professionals and much desirable housing. The wards of Spring Grove and Hounslow South are more marginal.

Overall unemployment here is low - 1.7% in December 2000 - and inward investment is fairly good.

The constituency is home to many multinational companies. Samsung recently moved its headquarters to Brentford and nearby Heathrow International Airport provides much employment for people who live here.

The constituency sits on the north of the Thames, encompassing Kew Gardens, Old Deer Park skimming the town of Richmond and Syon Park.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Brentford & Isleworth
Labour gain from Conservative
Name Party Votes %
Ann Keen Labour 32,249 57.4
Nirj Deva Conservative 17,825 31.8
Gareth Hartwell Liberal Democrat 4,613 8.2
John Bradley Green 687 1.2
B Simmerson UK Independence 614 1.1
Morris Ahmed Natural Law 147 0.3
Majority 14,424 25.7
Turnout 56,135 69.5
 
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