At the same election Labour took control of Ealing Council from the Conservatives with a major swing against the Tories, which conflicted with the nationwide swing in the General Election. Choose a Vivastreet agency or an independent escort now! Population While Northolt remained a rural, agricultural area in the 19th century, its population growth remained slow: My pictures are Real so what you see is what you get On viewing St Mary the Virgin, Northolt's church from the village green, one could believe that one was still in a rural village.