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.
CountyGreater London
Population87,848 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate64,144 (December 2010)[2]
Current constituency
Created1997
Member of parliamentDavid Evennett (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromBexleyheath and Erith & Crayford
Overlaps
European Parliament constituencyLondon
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]

1997-2010: The London Borough of Bexley wards of Barnehurst, Barnehurst North, Bostall, Brampton, Christchurch, Crayford, North End, St Michael’s, and Upton.

2010–present: The London Borough of Bexley wards of Barnehurst, Brampton, Christchurch, Colyers, Crayford, Danson Park, North End, and 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]

See Bexley, Bexleyheath and Erith and Crayford for 1955-1997

Election Member Party
1997 Nigel Beard Labour
2005 David Evennett Conservative

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2017: Bexleyheath and Crayford[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Evennett 25,113 55.6 +8.3
Labour Stefano Borella 16,040 35.5 +9.3
UKIP Mike Ferro 1,944 4.3 -16.7
Liberal Democrat Simone Reynolds 1,201 2.7 -0.3
Green Ivor Lobo 601 1.3 -0.8
BNP Peter Finch 290 0.6 N/A
Majority 9,073 20.0 -1.3
Turnout 45,189 69.2 +1.8
Registered electors 65,315
Conservative hold Swing -0.65
General Election 2015: Bexleyheath and Crayford[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Evennett 20,643 47.3 -3.2
Labour Stefano Borella 11,451 26.2 -0.3
UKIP Chris Attard 9,182 21.0 +17.4
Liberal Democrat Richard Davis 1,308 3.0 -9.7
Green Stella Gardiner[7] 950 2.2 +1.3
English Democrat Maggi Young 151 0.3 -0.8
Majority 9,192 21.3 -2.7
Turnout 43,685 67.4 +1.0
Registered electors 64,828
Conservative hold Swing -1.4
General Election 2010: Bexleyheath and Crayford[8]
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 Democrat John Griffiths 466 1.1 N/A
Green Adrian Ross 371 0.9 N/A
Majority 10,344 24.0 +13.3
Turnout 43,182 66.4 +1.8
Registered electors 65,015
Conservative hold Swing +5.8

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Bexleyheath and Crayford[9]
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 N/A
Turnout 42,584 65.5 +2.0
Registered electors 65,023
Conservative gain from Labour Swing -7.2
General Election 2001: Bexleyheath and Crayford[10]
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 -3.5
Turnout 40,378 63.5 -12.6
Registered electors 63,580
Labour hold Swing -1.7

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Bexleyheath and Crayford[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Nigel Beard 21,942 45.5 N/A
Conservative David Evennett 18,527 38.4 N/A
Liberal Democrat Francoise J. Montford 5,391 11.2 N/A
Referendum Barrie R. Thomas 1,551 3.2 N/A
BNP 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
Registered electors 63,373
Labour win (new seat)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bexleyheath and Crayford: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Bexleyheath & Crayford parliamentary constituency". BBC News.
  4. ^ House Of Commons Library 2017 Election report http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7979/CBP-7979.pdf] House Of Commons Library 2017 Election report Check |url= value (help). Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Election results for Bexleyheath and Crayford, 7 May 2015". 7 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Green Party candidates for General Election". bexley.greenparty.org.uk.
  8. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.

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