Bexleyheath and Crayford (UK Parliament constituency)

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Bexleyheath and Crayford
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Bexleyheath and Crayford in Greater London.
County Greater London
Electorate 64,144 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1997
Member of Parliament David Evennett (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Bexleyheath and Erith & Crayford
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency London
Revised wards and boundaries of The Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency (green) within the London Borough of Bexley (yellow)

Bexleyheath and Crayford 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 was created in 1997 from parts of the former seats of Bexleyheath and Erith & Crayford.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency is made up of eight electoral wards from the London Borough of Bexley:

  • Barnehurst, Brampton, Christchurch, Colyers, Crayford, Danson Park, North End, St Michael’s

Boundary review[edit]

Following their review of parliamentary representation in South London, and as a consequence of changes to ward boundaries, the Boundary Commission for England recommended that part of Danson Park ward be transferred to Bexleyheath and Crayford from the constituency of Old Bexley and Sidcup; that part of Colyers ward be transferred from Erith and Thamesmead; and that parts of Lesnes Abbey ward, Belvedere ward, Northumberland Heath ward and Erith ward be transferred to Bexleyheath and Crayford from Erith and Thamesmead.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1997 Nigel Beard Labour
2005 David Evennett Conservative

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Bexleyheath and Crayford [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stefano Borella [4]
Conservative David Evennett [5]
Green Stella Gardiner [6]
General Election 2010: Bexleyheath and Crayford[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Evennett 21,794 50.5 +3.9
Labour Howard Dawber 11,450 26.5 -7.7
Liberal Democrat Karelia Scott 5,502 12.7 -0.4
BNP Stephen James 2,042 4.7 +1.8
UKIP John Dunford 1,557 3.6 +0.4
English Democrats John Griffiths 466 1.1 +1.1
Green Adrian Ross 371 0.9 +0.9
Majority 10,344 24.0
Turnout 43,182 66.4 +1.8
Conservative hold Swing +5.8

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Bexleyheath and Crayford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Evennett 19,722 46.3 +6.4
Labour Nigel Beard 15,171 35.6 −8.0
Liberal Democrat David Raval 5,144 12.1 +1.0
UKIP John Dunford 1,302 3.1 +1.2
BNP Jay Lee 1,245 2.9 −0.6
Majority 4,551 10.7
Turnout 42,584 65.5 +2.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +7.2
General Election 2001: Bexleyheath and Crayford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nigel Beard 17,593 43.6 −1.9
Conservative David Evennett 16,121 39.9 +1.5
Liberal Democrat Nick O'Hare 4,476 11.1 −0.1
BNP Colin Smith 1408 3.5 +2.6
UKIP John Dunford 780 1.9 +1.1
Majority 1,472 3.6
Turnout 40,378 63.5 –12.6
Labour hold Swing –1.7

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Bexleyheath and Crayford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nigel Beard 21,942 45.5 N/A
Conservative David Evennett 18,527 38.4 N/A
Liberal Democrat Mrs. Francoise J. Montford 5,391 11.2 N/A
Referendum Party Barrie R. Thomas 1,551 3.2 N/A
BNP Mrs. Pauline Smith 429 0.9 N/A
UKIP W. Jenner 383 0.8 N/A
Majority 3,415 7.1 N/A
Turnout 48,223 76.1 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 51°28′N 0°10′E / 51.46°N 0.16°E / 51.46; 0.16