Ealing Central and Acton (UK Parliament constituency)

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Ealing Central and Acton
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Ealing Central and Acton in Greater London.
County Greater London
Electorate 69,828 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of Parliament Angie Bray (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush, Ealing Southall, Ealing North
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency London

Ealing Central and Acton is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Angie Bray of the Conservative Party.[n 2]

Constituency profile[edit]

The seat takes in an eastern third of the London Borough of Ealing – including the large town (or London district) of Acton and equally bustling Ealing town centre, with their residential side streets, education establishments, small industrial estates, sports areas, part of the Grand Union Canal and parks, centred primarily north of the Uxbridge Road (A40).

Acton and Ealing have an increasing proportion of young working families on middle or high incomes[2] supported by the seat's many tube stations and other good transport connections and having generally low levels of crime and deprivation. However in the north of the seat is a main railway into Marylebone and Euston stations adjoining the Wormwood Scrubs common and neighbourhood which bears its name — this remains to date one of the more stubbornly highest deprivation index-rated areas in the borough, a situation which is planned to be alleviated by the Old Oak Common railway station proposal, as part of the Crossrail and HS2 projects.[3]

Notionally, the new seat for 2010 (if votes were cast as in 2005) would have resulted in a very close three-way marginal between the Conservative,[n 3] Labour[n 4] and Liberal Democrats parties.[n 5][4] Alternative estimates suggest that the seat would have had a tiny Labour majority in 2005.[citation needed]

In the 2010 general election, Angie Bray won the seat with a majority of 3,716, representing swing from Labour to the Conservatives of 5.0%.[n 6] The seat is 56 on the list of Labour target seats for the 2015 election[5]

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency has electoral wards:

  • Acton Central, Ealing Broadway, Ealing Common, East Acton, Hanger Hill, South Acton, Chiswick Southfield, Walpole in London Borough of Ealing

The Boundary Commission's review led to the seat's creation for the 2010 General Election largely as a successor seat for Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush. This seat was won by a Labour candidate and various population changes in the borough as well as the statutory preference to remove the cross-border element of another borough from the constituency resulted in the change.

2015 Election[edit]

General Election 2015: Ealing Central and Acton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Angie Bray
Liberal Democrat Jon Ball
Labour Rupa Huq
Majority
Turnout

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[6] Party
2010 Angie Bray Conservative

Election results[edit]

General Election 2010: Ealing Central and Acton[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Angie Bray 17,944 38.0 +6.8
Labour Bassam Mahfouz 14,228 30.1 −3.2
Liberal Democrat Jon Ball 13,041 27.6 −3.0
UKIP Julie Carter 765 1.6 N/A
Green Sarah Edwards 737 1.6 −3.3
Christian Suzanne Fernandes 295 0.6 N/A
Independent Ealing Acton Communities Public Services Sam Akaki 190 0.4 N/A
Majority 3,716 7.9
Turnout 47,200 67.52
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
  3. ^ (32.8%)
  4. ^ (32.6%)
  5. ^ (29.7%)
  6. ^ Based upon the notional outcome of an election fought with electoral wards from the various previous seats fought in the previous election.
References

Coordinates: 51°31′N 0°17′W / 51.51°N 0.28°W / 51.51; -0.28