Bexleyheath and Crayford (UK Parliament constituency)
|Bexleyheath and Crayford|
for the House of Commons
|Population||87,848 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||64,144 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||David Evennett (Conservative)|
|Created from||Bexleyheath and Erith & Crayford|
Bexleyheath and Crayford is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2005 by David Evennett, a Conservative.[n 2]
It was created in 1997 from parts of the former seats of Bexleyheath and Erith & Crayford.
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.
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.
Most of the seat consists of suburbs developed in the 20th century. There are four railway stations and many residents use these to commute to Central London. Bexleyheath is a large shopping and entertainment centre for the wider London Borough of Bexley.
Residents' health and wealth are in line with UK averages.
Members of Parliament
See Bexley, Bexleyheath and Erith and Crayford for related results from 1955 to 1997.
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||David McBride||2,819||6.5||+3.8|
|English Democrat||Graham Moore||520||1.2||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Simone Reynolds||1,201||2.7||-0.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Richard Davis||1,308||3.0||-9.7|
|English Democrat||Maggi Young||151||0.3||-0.8|
|Liberal Democrats||Karelia Scott||5,502||12.7||-0.4|
|English Democrat||John Griffiths||466||1.1||New|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||David Raval||5,144||12.1||+1.0|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+7.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Nick O'Hare||4,476||11.1||-0.1|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Francoise J. Montford||5,391||11.2|
|Referendum||Barrie R. Thomas||1,551||3.2|
|Labour win (new seat)|
- List of parliamentary constituencies in London
- David Evennett's website
- Bexleyheath and Crayford Conservative Association website
- ^ 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.
- ^ "Bexleyheath and Crayford: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
- ^ "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.
- ^ Electoral Calculus https://www.electoralcalculus.co.uk/fcgi-bin/seatdetails.py?seat=Bexleyheath+and+Crayford
- ^ "Bexleyheath & Crayford". BBC News. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
- ^ "Bexleyheath & Crayford parliamentary constituency". BBC News.
- ^ "House Of Commons Library 2017 Election report" (PDF).
- ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- ^ "Election results for Bexleyheath and Crayford, 7 May 2015". 7 May 2015.
- ^ "Green Party candidates for General Election". bexley.greenparty.org.uk.
- ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- Politics Resources (Election results from 1922 onwards)
- Electoral Calculus (Election results from 1955 onwards)