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 Ruislip Northwood
Other Conservative hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
John Wilkinson Conservative 18,115 48.8 -1.4
Gillian Travers Labour 10,578 28.5 -4.4
Mike Cox Liberal Democrat 7,177 19.3 +3.1
Graham Lee Green 724 1.9  
Ian Edwards BNP 547 1.5  
Majority 7,537 20.3
Turnout 37,141 61.1 -13.1
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 1.5% from Labour to Conservative

Description
This seat is one of three that lie in the borough of Hillingdon, situated on the north western edge of London.

The seat, which borders the South West Hertfordshire constituency, shares more characteristics with its neighbouring seat, than with other Greater London seats. The only real variation in this constituency is between the comfortable middle classes and more wealthy neighbourhoods and private estates especially in Eastcote, Ruislip and Northwood wards. There is some local authority housing - just over 11% - but unemployment is very low, at 1.3% and falling.

An issue of present contention here is the government’s plans to close down Harefield Hospital which lies in the seat. A campaign has been set up to block this- MATCH (Movement against the closure of Harefield Hospital).

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Ruislip Northwood
Conservative hold
Name Party Votes %
John Wilkinson Conservative 22,526 50.2
Paul Barker Labour 14,732 32.9
Chris Edwards Liberal Democrat 7,279 16.2
Cherry Griffin Natural Law 296 0.7
Majority 7,794 17.4
Turnout 44,833 74.2
 
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