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 Finchley & Golders Green
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Rudi Vis Labour 20,205 46.3 +0.2
John Marshall Conservative 16,489 37.8 -1.9
Sarah Teather Liberal Democrat 5,266 12.1 +0.8
Miranda Dunn Green 1,385 3.2 +2.1
John de Roeck UK Independence 330 0.8 +0.4
Majority 3,716 8.5
Turnout 43,675 57.3 -12.2
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 1.1% from Conservative to Labour

Description
This constituency comprises affluent suburbs in north London and is within the borough of Barnet.

It is best known for its former MP, Margaret Thatcher. She was the UKs first female prime minister, breaking a string of records including three general election victories and the lengthiest premiership of the 20th century. However, in 1997, the constituency could not resist the huge pro-Labour swing in outer London and returned Labour candidate Rudi Vis as its member.

The seat has a large Jewish community, and is also home to a growing number of ethnic communities, including Cypriot and Indian people. There is also a significant Irish community in the western part of the seat in Cricklewood.

Only 9.8% of homes are council-rented, unemployment is below the national average, and over 75% of the workforce are in non-manual occupations - and a great many of those earn above average pay.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Finchley & Golders Green
Labour gain from Conservative
Name Party Votes %
Rudolph Vis Labour 23,180 46.1
John Marshall Conservative 19,991 39.7
Jonathan Davies Liberal Democrat 5,670 11.3
Gary Shaw Referendum 684 1.4
Ashley Gunstock Green 576 1.1
David Barraclough UK Independence 205 0.4
Majority 3,189 6.3
Turnout 50,306 69.5
 
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