Rachel HoldsworthWhat Do The Voters In London's Tightest Marginal Think?
Photographers Orlando Gili and Joseph Fox have spent the duration of the 'short' election campaign capturing the voters of Hampstead and Kilburn — in 2010, the country's tightest seat, won by Labour with only 42 votes. The pair wanted to see what was on the mind of residents and how that would make them vote on Thursday. You can see the results on the website Marginal Streets, or pop along to the junction of Kilburn High Road and Brondesbury Road on 7 May to see the images exhibited outdoors in the heart of the constituency (thanks to the largesse of Papercolour).
Orlando and Joseph say:
"With the constituency boundaries recently redrawn, Hampstead and Kilburn contains an even greater range of demographics in the 2015 general election. The nine electoral wards encapsulate every possible income, ethnicity and age — from the palatial villas of Hampstead Heath via the heaving hustle and bustle on Kilburn High Road and suburban style central London retreats of Swiss Cottage and Fortune Green.
"The more we photographed the more we became aware of the level of uncertainty; people were still weighing up the options until the very end, while those who were traditionally Labour, Conservative or Liberal Democrat supporters were challenging their voting habits and shifting to new parties. The voters displayed give an indication of the complexity and uncertainty in this constituency, perhaps going some way to representing what is happening in other key marginal seats across the country."