Chipping Barnet (UK Parliament constituency)

Chipping Barnet (UK Parliament constituency)
Chipping Barnet
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Chipping Barnet in Greater London.
County Greater London
Electorate 76,455 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1974 (1974)
Member of Parliament Theresa Villiers (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Barnet
European Parliament constituency London

Chipping Barnet is a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

It has been held by the Conservative Party since its creation for the February 1974 general election, and withstood the Labour landslide in 1997 by 1035 votes.



The constituency was created in 1974 from the former seat of Barnet. It covers the north-eastern third of the London Borough of Barnet including High Barnet, Arkley, New Barnet, East Barnet, Totteridge, Whetstone, Friern Barnet and parts of Cockfosters, Southgate and Muswell Hill. Chipping Barnet is made up of seven electoral wards from the London Borough of Barnet:

  • Brunswick Park, Coppetts, East Barnet, High Barnet, Oakleigh, Totteridge, Underhill

2007 Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation, and as a consequence of changes to ward boundaries, the Boundary Commission for England recommended that parts of Underhill ward and Coppetts ward be transferred to Chipping Barnet from the constituencies of Hendon and Finchley and Golders Green respectively. It also recommended that a small part of Mill Hill ward be transferred from Chipping Barnet to Hendon.

Members of Parliament

Event Member[2] Party
Feb 1974 Reginald Maudling Conservative
1979 Sir Sydney Chapman Conservative
2005 Theresa Villiers Conservative


Elections in the 2010s

General Election 2010: Chipping Barnet[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Theresa Villiers 24700 48.8 +2.9
Labour Damien Welfare 12773 25.2 -8.6
Liberal Democrat Stephen Barber 10202 20.2 +4.9
UKIP James Fluss 1442 2.8 +0.8
Green Kate Tansley 1021 2 -0.8
Independent Philip Clayton 470 0.9 +0.9
Majority 11927 23.6
Turnout 50608 65.1 +2.3
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 2000s

General Election 2005: Chipping Barnet
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Theresa Villiers 19,744 46.6 +0.2
Labour Pauline Coakley-Webb 13,784 32.5 –7.5
Liberal Democrat Sean Hooker 6,671 15.7 +2.1
Green Audrey Poppy 1,199 2.8 +2.8
UKIP Victor Kaye 924 2.2 +2.2
Rainbow Dream Ticket Rainbow George Weiss 59 0.1 +0.1
Majority 5,960 14.1
Turnout 42,381 64.1 +3.7
Conservative hold Swing +3.8
General Election 2001: Chipping Barnet
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sydney Chapman 19,702 46.4 +3.4
Labour Damien Welfare 17,001 40.0 –0.9
Liberal Democrat Sean Hooker 5,753 13.6 +1.2
Majority 2,701 6.4
Turnout 42,456 60.4 –11.3
Conservative hold Swing +2.2

See also


Coordinates: 51°38′24″N 0°11′38″W / 51.640°N 0.194°W / 51.640; -0.194

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