Leyton and Wanstead (UK Parliament constituency)
|Leyton and Wanstead|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Leyton and Wanstead in Greater London.
|Electorate||63,021 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||John Cryer (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Leyton, Wanstead & Woodford|
|European Parliament constituency||London|
Straddling the boundary of the boroughs of Redbridge and Waltham Forest in inner north-east London, the constituency covers Leyton, Wanstead, Leytonstone and South Woodford. The seat was created for the 1997 election succeeding the Leyton constituency, with parts of what had been the Wanstead and Woodford constituency. It has an electorate of approximately 60,000.
The seat has electoral wards:
- Snaresbrook;[n 3] and Wanstead in the London Borough of Redbridge:
- Cann Hall; Cathall; Forest; Grove Green; Leyton; and Leytonstone in the London Borough of Waltham Forest
This seat combines deprived and economic-cycle vulnerable areas around Leyton with the more affluent, resilient Wanstead area. It is an ethnically diverse area with the biggest minority groups Pakistani British and Caribbean British, however has fewer ethnic minority constituents than in the London Borough of Newham.
Members of Parliament
The seat has been Labour since its creation in 1997 - the historical results of its wards present one of the Labour Party's safest seats. Harry Cohen was MP for the Leyton area from 1983 and this seat from 1997. Cohen retired in 2010 when the seat was won by John Cryer.[n 4]
Elections in 2010s
|General Election 2010: Leyton and Wanstead|
|Liberal Democrat||Farooq Qureshi||11,095||27.6||+2.9|
|Independents Federation UK||Martin Levin||80||0.2||N/A|
Elections in 2000s
|General Election 2005: Leyton and Wanstead|
|Liberal Democrat||Meher Khan||8,377||25.2||+9.2|
|General Election 2001: Leyton and Wanstead|
|Conservative||Edward G. Heckels||6,654||19.7||-2.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Alexander I.M.C. Wilcock||5,389||16.0||+0.9|
|Socialist Alliance||Sally A. Labern||709||2.1||N/A|
|UKIP||Michael J. Skaife D'Ingurthorpe||378||1.1||N/A|
|General Election 1997: Leyton and Wanstead|
|Liberal Democrat||Charles Anglin||5,920||15.1||N/A|
|ProLife Alliance||Sean Duffy||488||1.2||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
- 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.
- Excluding one polling district of this which is in the Ilford North seat, represented by the Conservative Lee Scott since 2005.
- Previously MP for Hornchurch (1997 to 2005).
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- 2001 Census
- 2011 census interactive maps
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Election 2010: Leyton and Wanstead". BBC News. Retrieved 7 May 2010.