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 Streatham
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Keith Hill Labour 21,041 56.9 -5.9
Roger O'Brien Liberal Democrat 6,771 18.3 +4.7
Stephen Hocking Conservative 6,639 17.9 -3.8
Mohammed Sajid Green 1,641 4.4  
Greg Tucker Socialist Alliance 906 2.4  
Majority 14,270 38.6
Turnout 36,998 48.7 -11.5
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 5.3% from Labour to Liberal Democrat
Lab-Con (against 1997) 1.1% from Labour to Conservative

Description
In 1992, Keith Hill ousted Sir William Shelton, who had represented the constituency for over 22 years, to become the first Labour MP for Streatham since the seatís creation in 1918.

Meaning hamlet on the street, Streatham, lies on the A23 London to Brighton Road. Increasingly inner-city in nature, the constituency extends well beyond Streatham to embrace communities in Balham, Brixton and Clapham. It is a constituency of great variety, ranging from the inner city to the tree-lined streets of the suburbs - pluralist, multi-ethnic, in considerable demographic flux.

Streatham Hill and Streatham High road, once known as the West End of south London, were particular casualties of economic recession and became known for their particularly dilapidated appearances.

The core of deprivation lies in the Brixton area of the constituency. In Town Hall ward, unemployment ranges between 20 and 25%, much of it long term; among young men, the figure is much higher.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Streatham
Labour hold
Name Party Votes %
Keith Hill Labour 28,181 62.8
Ernest Noad Conservative 9,758 21.7
Roger O'Brien Liberal Democrat 6,082 13.6
Jeremy Wall Referendum 864 1.9
Majority 18,423 41.0
Turnout 44,885 60.2
 
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