Ilford South (UK Parliament constituency)

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Ilford South
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Ilford South in Greater London.
County Greater London
Electorate 86,401 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Ilford
Current constituency
Created 1945
Member of Parliament Mike Gapes (Labour Co-operative)
Number of members One
Created from Ilford
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency London

Ilford South is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 1992 by Mike Gapes of the Labour Party and of the Co-operative Party.[n 2]

Boundaries[edit]

Ilford South in Essex, showing boundaries used from 1945 to 1950.

Ilford South comprises the southern part of the town of Ilford, including Cranbrook, Seven Kings,and parts of Goodmayes, in the London Borough of Redbridge. It is bordered to the east by Dagenham & Rainham, to the south by Barking and to the north by Ilford North.

History[edit]

This constituency was created in 1945 and was in 1995, like the adjoining Ilford North seat, altered to contain slightly different electoral wards. The current MP is the fourth Labour Party MP, each of which has been interspersed by a period of a Conservative MP serving the area, however the current MP is the longest incumbent of the seat, having held it since 1992.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1945 Jim Ranger Labour
1950 Albert Cooper Conservative
1966 Arnold Shaw Labour
1970 Albert Cooper Conservative
Feb 1974 Arnold Shaw Labour
1979 Neil Thorne Conservative
1992 Mike Gapes Labour Co-op

Election results[edit]

Elections in 2010s[edit]

General Election 2010: Ilford South[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Michael Gapes 25,311 49.4 +0.6
Conservative Toby Boutle 14,014 27.4 +0.1
Liberal Democrat Anood Al-Samerai 8,679 17.0 −3.6
Green Wilson Chowdhry 1,319 2.6 N/A
UKIP Terry Murray 1,132 2.2 +0.6
Save King George Hospital John Jestico 746 1.5 N/A
Majority 11,297 22.1 −0.5
Turnout 51,201 58.0 +4.4
Labour Co-op hold Swing +0.2

Elections in 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Ilford South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Michael Gapes 20,856 48.9 −10.7
Conservative Stephen Metcalfe 11,628 27.2 +1.5
Liberal Democrat Matthew Lake 8,761 20.5 +9.2
British Public Party Kashif Rana 763 1.8 +1.8
UKIP Colin Taylor 685 1.6 −1.8
Majority 9,228 21.6
Turnout 42,693 53.6 −0.7
Labour Co-op hold Swing −6.1
General Election 2001: Ilford South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Michael Gapes 24,619 59.6 +1.1
Conservative Suresh Kumar 10,622 25.7 −4.4
Liberal Democrat Ralph Scott 4,647 11.3 +5.0
UKIP Harun Khan 1,407 3.4 N/A
Majority 13,997 33.9
Turnout 41,295 54.3 −15.9
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Elections in 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Ilford South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Michael Gapes 29,273 58.5 +13.5
Conservative Neil Thorne 15,073 30.1 −14.3
Liberal Democrat Aina Khan 3,152 6.3 −3.3
Referendum Party David Hodges 1,073 2.1 N/A
Socialist Labour Bruce Ramsey 868 1.7 N/A
BNP Aron Owens 580 1.2 N/A
Majority 14,200 28.0
Turnout 50,019 70.2
Labour Co-op hold Swing +13.9
General Election 1992: Ilford South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Michael Gapes 19,418 45.4 +7.9
Conservative Neil Thorne 19,016 44.4 −4.0
Liberal Democrat George G. Hogarth 4,126 9.6 −4.5
Natural Law Nandkishore Bramachari 269 0.6 N/A
Majority 402 0.9
Turnout 42,829 76.7
Labour Co-op gain from Conservative Swing +6.0

Elections in 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Ilford South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Neil Thorne 20,351 48.4 +2.9
Labour K.H. Jones 15,779 37.5 +3.1
Liberal Ralph Scott 5,928 14.1 −5.4
Majority 4,572 10.9
Turnout 42,058 71.8
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Ilford South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Neil Thorne 18,672 45.5
Labour J.H. Hogben 14,106 34.4
Liberal Ralph Scott 7,999 19.5
BNP R.A. Martin 235 0.6
Majority 4,566 11.1
Turnout 41,012 70.6
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Ilford South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Neil Thorne 19,290 46.8
Labour Arnold Shaw 17,602 42.7
Liberal R.J.R. Scott 3,664 8.9
National Front T.C. Fitzgerald 636 1.5
Majority 1,688 4.1
Turnout 75.9
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General Election October 1974: Ilford South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arnold Shaw 17,538 44.71
Conservative Neil Thorne 15,789 40.25
Liberal E. Yates 5,734 14.62
More Prosperous Britain T. Keen 169 0.43
Majority 1,749 4.46
Turnout 69.73
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Ilford South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arnold Shaw 17,201 40.07
Conservative Albert Cooper 16,058 37.41
Liberal G. Wilson 9,666 22.52
Majority 1,143 2.66
Turnout 76.93
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1970: Ilford South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Albert Cooper 18,369 46.25
Labour Arnold Shaw 17,087 43.03
Liberal G.L. Wilson 3,341 8.41
National Front M.E.L. Skeggs 727 1.83
Independent M.J. Marks 190 0.48
Majority 1,282 3.23
Turnout 68.13
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elections in 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: Ilford South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arnold Shaw 20,613 47.59
Conservative Albert Cooper 18,093 41.77
Liberal I. Watson 4,606 10.63
Majority 2,520 5.82
Turnout 76.93
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1964: Ilford South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Albert Cooper 18,352 42.13
Labour Arnold Shaw 16,659 38.25
Liberal P. McGregor 8,547 19.62
Majority 1,693 3.89
Turnout 75.01
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Ilford South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Albert Cooper 23,876 50.50
Labour G.J. Borrie 16,569 35.05
Liberal R.V. Netherclift 6,832 14.45
Majority 7,307 15.46
Turnout 77.91
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1955: Ilford South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Albert Cooper 27,292 56.73
Labour Jim Ranger 20,814 43.27
Majority 6,478 13.47
Turnout 75.32
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1951: Ilford South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Albert Cooper 30,177 54.75
Labour Jim Ranger 24,938 45.25
Majority 5,239 9.51
Turnout 82.66
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1950: Ilford South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Albert Cooper 28,087 49.51
Labour Jim Ranger 23,558 41.53
Liberal R.A. Hall 4,170 7.35
Communist D. Kelly 913 1.61
Majority 4,529 7.98
Turnout 85.37
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Election in 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Ilford South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jim Ranger 19,339 48.0 N/A
Conservative E.J. Boulton 14,633 36.3 N/A
Liberal E.A. Holloway 6,322 15.7 N/A
Majority 4,706 11.7
Turnout 71.1
Labour win (new seat)

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.
References

Coordinates: 51°33′50″N 0°05′10″E / 51.564°N 0.086°E / 51.564; 0.086