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 Regent's Park & Kensington North
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Karen Buck Labour 20,247 54.6 -5.3
Peter Wilson Conservative 9,981 26.9 -2.1
David Boyle Liberal Democrat 4,669 12.6 +4.1
Paul Miller Green 1,268 3.4  
China Mieville Socialist Alliance 459 1.2  
Alan Crisp UK Independence 354 1.0  
Charlotte Regan Independent 74 0.2  
Majority 10,266 27.7
Turnout 37,052 48.8 -19.6
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 1.6% from Labour to Conservative

Description
In terms of the area this seat contains, one might describe it as the epitome of cool. It includes the hip Portobello area which houses some of the liveliest bars and shopping areas in London. It is the venue for the annual Notting Hill carnival. It also includes the wealthy St. Johnís Wood area, Lords Cricket Ground, Madame Tussaudís, and London Zoo.

A stark contrast to some of Londonís most famous attractions and most sought after residential areas is provided by the more deprived areas of this constituency.

Roughly a quarter of the population come from ethnic minorities - from or with roots in the Caribbean, Morocco and Bangladesh, among many other places. Members of the ethnic community here experience unemployment disproportionately, at levels two or three times higher than the general population. The overall unemployment rate in this constituency is high too - 5.9% - higher than the national average.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Regent's Park & Kensington North
Labour hold
Name Party Votes %
Karen Buck Labour 28,367 59.9
Paul McGuinness Conservative 13,710 29.0
Emily Gasson Liberal Democrat 4,041 8.5
Sandra Dangoor Referendum 867 1.8
Jonathan Hinde Natural Law 192 0.4
Debbie Sadowitz Rainbow 167 0.4
Majority 14,657 31.0
Turnout 47,344 68.4
 
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