General election 2024: A breakdown of boundary changes affecting Hackney residents

The new Hackney North and Stoke Newington constituency

The general election on 4 July will be the first since constituency boundaries were changed to even out the number of voters in each area.

Most Hackney residents are unaffected, but some will find themselves registered to vote in a different constituency.

Your poll card will tell you your constituency, but to avoid any confusion, the Citizen has broken down the changes below.

Hackney North and Stoke Newington:

If you live in King’s Park ward, you have been moved from Hackney South to the Hackney North and Stoke Newington constituency.

The other wards in Hackney North are Cazenove, Clissold, Hackney Downs, Lea Bridge, Shacklewell, Springfield, Stamford Hill West and Stoke Newington.

Hackney North and Stoke Newington has been Labour since 1950.

Diane Abbott has been the MP since 1987 and will be standing again as the Labour candidate after being reinstated to the party following her suspension.

The full list of Hackney North candidates is available here.

Hackney South and Shoreditch:

The revised constituency of Hackney South and Shoreditch

If you live in Dalston, you may find you are now part of the Hackney South and Shoreditch constituency, rather than Hackney North.

The other wards in Hackney South are Hackney Central, Hackney Wick, Haggerston, Homerton, Hoxton East and Shoreditch, Hoxton West, London Fields and Victoria.

Hackney South and Shoreditch has been Labour since 1974, with Meg Hillier representing the constituency in parliament since 2005.

The full list of Hackney South candidates is available here.

Islington South and Finsbury:

If you live in De Beauvoir ward, your constituency is now Islington South and Finsbury.

The constituency has been Labour since 1974, apart from one year in 1982 when it was the Social Democrat Party.

Emily Thornberry, the shadow attorney general for England and Wales, has been MP since 2005.

De Beauvoir residents last year criticised the change, saying they had been “shunted” into a new constituency.

Residents can find a list of general election candidates for Islington South and Finsbury here.


Woodberry Down and Brownswood wards now fall within the Tottenham constituency.

Tottenham has mainly been Labour since 1950, apart from the years of 1961 to 1964, when Alan Grahame Brown infamously defected from the Labour to Conservative Party.

David Lammy, shadow secretary of state for foreign, commonwealth and development affairs, has been the MP for Tottenham since 2000.

Brownswood residents previously told the Citizen that the changes were “very confusing”.

A list of general election candidates for Tottenham can be found here.