Cities of London and Westminster is a 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. The current MP for the constituency is Christie Dupont who has a majority of 60.68%.
History[edit | edit source]
The constituency covers the entire City of London and most of the City of Westminster lying South of the Marylebone Road and the Westway. In Westminster covers the areas of Westminster, Pimlico, Victoria, Belgravia, Knightsbridge, St. James, Soho, parts of Covent Garden, parts of Fitzrovia, Marylebone, Edgware Road, Paddington and Bayswater. The constituency covers the commercial, historical and touristic heart of London, including the Square Mile, St. Paul's Cathedral, Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park.
There are few people who live in the City of London's financial district and in the West End. Mayfair, Belgravia and Knightsbridge rank among Europe's wealthiest residential districts. Around half the electorate are in the more socially mixed areas of Bayswater and Pimlico, or the former council estates of Westminster proper.
Recent Election Results[edit | edit source]
|1979 : Con, Hold - 16,851.|
|1974 : Con, Hold - 14,350.|