Hornchurch and Upminster (UK Parliament constituency)
|Hornchurch and Upminster|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Hornchurch and Upminster in Greater London.
|Electorate||79,568 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Angela Watkinson (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Hornchurch, Upminster, Romford|
|European Parliament constituency||London|
The easternmost seat in Greater London, the predecessor seats were lost by the Conservatives in Labour's landslide 1997 victory, but were won back in 2001 and 2005 respectively and this area is now very safe territory for the Tories because it gained their strongest areas from Hornchurch in the boundary changes.
The constituency includes affluent areas such as Hornchurch town centre, Cranham and Upminster. Limited pockets of deprivation exist in the north of the constituency and most output areas have high levels of retired constituents by Greater London standards, and the borough as a whole is similar to the London Borough of Bromley in that it has high levels of home ownership, on statistics compiled in the 2011 census. The seat, like the London borough, is the only one in London that extends beyond the M25 motorway.
The seat was the proposal of the Boundary Commission's Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies in 2008-9 and was after consultation accepted by Parliament. Hornchurch and Upminster is essentially an expansion of the old Upminster seat to include a chunk of the old Hornchurch seat - specifically Hornchurch itself.
The constituency of Hornchurch and Upminster is made up of eight electoral wards from the London Borough of Havering:
- Cranham, Emerson Park, Gooshays, Hacton, Harold Wood, Heaton, St Andrew’s, Upminster.
Members of Parliament
|General Election 2010: Hornchurch & Upminster|
|Liberal Democrat||Karen Chilvers||7,426||13.9||n/a|
- * Served as MP for Upminster in the 2005–2010 Parliament
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- 2011 census interactive maps
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Hornchurch and Upminster, UKPollingReport