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 Vauxhall
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Kate Hoey Labour 19,738 59.1 -4.7
Anthony Bottrall Liberal Democrat 6,720 20.1 +4.1
Gareth Compton Conservative 4,489 13.4 -1.8
Shane Collins Green 1,485 4.4 +2.2
Theresa Bennett Socialist Alliance 853 2.6  
Martin Boyd Independent 107 0.3  
Majority 13,018 39.0
Turnout 33,392 44.8 -10.7
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 4.4% from Labour to Liberal Democrat
Lab-Con (against 1997) 1.5% from Labour to Conservative

Description
Despite a troubled past in local elections, Labour has consistently fared well here in Westminster elections. Pro-hunting Sports Minister Kate Hoey has served in this seat since winning it in a by-election in 1989.

Although the seat contains some of Londonís most prominent landmarks including the Oval Cricket ground, Lambeth Palace, the South Bank Centre, Waterloo stations and St Thomasís hospital, it is also home to some of Londonís more run-down areas.

Areas such as Stockwell and its Stockwell Park Council estate and the terraced streets North of Brixton are riddled with drug and crime related problems.

There is a very low percentage of owner occupied housing across the constituency, a mere 24%, and half of all housing here is owned by the local authority.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Vauxhall
Labour hold
Name Party Votes %
Kate Hoey Labour 24,920 63.8
Keith Kerr Liberal Democrat 6,260 16.0
Richard Bacon Conservative 5,942 15.2
Ian Driver Socialist Labour 983 2.5
Shane Collins Green 864 2.2
Richard Headicar Socialist Party 97 0.2
Majority 18,660 47.8
Turnout 39,066 55.5
 
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