Ealing Central and Acton (UK Parliament constituency)

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Ealing Central and Acton
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Ealing Central and Acton in Greater London.
County Greater London
Electorate 69,828 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of parliament Rupa Huq (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush, Ealing Southall, Ealing North
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency London

Ealing Central and Acton is a constituency created in 2010 represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2015 by Rupa Huq of the Labour Party.[n 1][n 2]

Constituency profile[edit]

The seat takes in an eastern third of the London Borough of Ealing – including the large town (or London district) of Acton and equally bustling Ealing town centre, with their residential side streets, education establishments, small industrial estates, sports areas, part of the Grand Union Canal and parks, centred primarily north of the Uxbridge Road (A40).

Political history[edit]

The Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies created the seat by selecting wards for the year 2010 to equalise electorates. Here if votes were cast as in 2005 this seat would produce a three-way marginal between the Conservative (32.8%), Labour (32.6%), and Liberal Democrats (29.7%) parties.[2] An analysis of intervening local results indicated that the seat would, if no voters were swung nor new voters introduced, present a tiny Labour majority.

2010 campaign

In the 2010 general election, Angie Bray, a Conservative, won the seat with a majority of 3,716, representing swing from Labour to the Conservatives of 5%.[n 3]

2015

According to the BBC, heavy campaigning in the 2015 general election was expected by leading figures and regional activists of the two largest political parties;[3] — at the time 56th on the list of Labour target seats.[4] In a mixed election for two-way targets of the two largest parties, Labour's Rupa Huq won the constituency. The 2015 result gave the seat the 2nd most marginal majority of Labour's 232 seats by percentage of majority.[5]

2017

In April 2017, the Green Party announced that it would not stand a candidate in this constituency for the 2017 general election and instead lend its support to the sitting MP, Rupa Huq.[6][7]

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency has electoral wards:

  • Acton Central, Ealing Broadway, Ealing Common, East Acton, Hanger Hill, South Acton, Southfield, Walpole in London Borough of Ealing

The constituency was created with an electorate close to the electoral quota of 69,703 for 2006.[8]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[9] Party
2010 Angie Bray Conservative
2015 Rupa Huq Labour

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2017: Ealing Central and Acton[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Jon Ball
Labour Rupa Huq
Conservative Joy Morrissey
General Election 2015: Ealing Central and Acton[11][12][13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rupa Huq 22,002 43.2 +13.1
Conservative Angie Bray 21,728 42.7 +4.7
Liberal Democrat Jon Ball 3,106 6.1 −21.5
UKIP Peter Florence 1,926 3.8 +2.2
Green Tom Sharman[15] 1,841 3.6 +2.1
Independent Jonathan Notley 125 0.2 N/A
Workers Revolutionary Scott Dore 73 0.1 N/A
Above and Beyond Party Tammy Rendle 54 0.1 N/A
Europeans Party Andrzej Rygielski 39 0.1 N/A
Majority 274 0.5
Turnout 50,894 71.4 +3.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +4.2
General Election 2010: Ealing Central and Acton[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Angie Bray 17,944 38.0 +6.8
Labour Bassam Mahfouz 14,228 30.1 −3.2
Liberal Democrat Jon Ball 13,041 27.6 −3.0
UKIP Julie Carter 765 1.6 N/A
Green Sarah Edwards 737 1.6 −3.3
Christian Suzanne Fernandes 295 0.6 N/A
Independent Ealing Acton Communities Public Services Sam Akaki 190 0.4 N/A
Majority 3,716 7.9
Turnout 47,200 67.52
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  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.
  3. ^ Based upon the notional outcome of an election fought with electoral wards from the various previous seats fought in the previous election.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "UKPollingReport Election Guide 2010 » Ealing Central and Acton". ukpollingreport.co.uk. 
  3. ^ Hollins, Victoria (7 April 2015). "Ealing Central and Acton is key election battleground". BBC News. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Labour's 106 battleground target seats for 2015". Labour List. 8 January 2013. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  5. ^ List of Labour MPs elected in 2015 by % majority UK Political.info. Retrieved 2017-01-29
  6. ^ Bloom, Dan (23 April 2017). "Green Party pulls out of crucial general election seat to help Labour beat the Tories". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 28 April 2017. 
  7. ^ Morse, Felicity (23 April 2017). "Local election pact: Ealing Green Party stand aside to help Labour MP Rupa Huq win". i (newspaper). Retrieved 28 April 2017. 
  8. ^ Fifth Periodical Report, Boundary Commission for England, page 7 ISBN 0-10-170322-8. Also contains list of boundary changes in England.
  9. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "E" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  10. ^ [1]
  11. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  12. ^ http://www.ealing.gov.uk/info/200643/elections-results/2023/uk_parliamentary_election_7_may_2015/2 3Aug15
  13. ^ "Peter Florence". ukip-ealing-central-acton.org. 
  14. ^ "Peter Florence's CV, Ealing Central and Acton, MP candidate, UK Independence Party (UKIP) - Democracy Club CVs". democracyclub.org.uk. 
  15. ^ "London Green Party - 2015 General Election". greenparty.org.uk. Archived from the original on 2015-01-08. 
  16. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  17. ^ http://www.ealing.gov.uk/info/200643/elections-results/590/parliamentary_election/4

Coordinates: 51°31′N 0°17′W / 51.51°N 0.28°W / 51.51; -0.28