East Ham (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of East Ham in Greater London
|Electorate||91,531 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||East Ham, Beckton|
|Member of Parliament||Stephen Timms (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Newham North East, Newham South|
- Predecessor seats and constituent wards
- Summary of results
Stephen Timms (Lab) has represented the seat since its creation in 1997. At the 2010 general election, Timms received the most votes of any MP (35,471) and largest majority (27,826) of any MP. The seat has the second-highest numerical majority and fourth-highest percentage of majority in the country, behind other staunch Labour "safe seats" in Merseyside. Every component ward has only Labour councillors (resulting from local elections) and the party's general election candidate has achieved an absolute majority in the five elections since creation, against a wide assortment of political parties.
Just north of the River Thames is the seat of East Ham. The constituency contains the King George V and the Royal Albert Docks, and London City Airport.
The area benefits from the Thames Gateway regeneration of the London Riverside area. The Silvertown Quays redevelopment will create an innovative quarter and an estimated 21,000 jobs.
Three quarters of the population are non-white; over a third are Muslim and more than half are Asian - the fourth highest proportion of any constituency in England and Wales, according to ONS 2011 Census figures. There is also a large black population.
Unemployment is significantly higher than the national average of 3.5%. In the constituency 9.9% of people are unemployed.
At the 2018, 2014 and 2010 council elections, Labour won all of the seats in the constituency. One of the safest Labour seats in the country, Stephen Timms has been MP since 1994.
1997–2010: The London Borough of Newham wards of Castle, Central, Greatfield, Kensington, Little Ilford, Manor Park, Monega, St Stephen's, South, and Wall End.
2010–present: The London Borough of Newham wards of Beckton, Boleyn, East Ham Central, East Ham North, East Ham South, Green Street East, Little Ilford, Manor Park, Royal Docks, and Wall End.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||Michael Fox||2,158||4.0||+2.8|
|Brexit Party||Alka Sehgal-Cuthbert||1,107||2.0||N/A|
|Communities United||Kamran Malik||250||0.5||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Glanville Williams||656||1.2||-0.5|
|Friends Party||Choudhry Afzal||311||0.5||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||David Thorpe||856||1.6||−10.0|
|Communities United||Mohammed Aslam||409||0.8||N/A|
|TUSC||Lois Austin ||230||0.4||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Chris Brice||5,849||11.6||+0.8|
|English Democrat||Barry O'Connor||822||1.6||N/A|
This was the largest numerical majority of any seat in the 2010 general election.
Elections in the 2000s
|Conservative||Sarah L. Macken||5,196||13.1||−3.6|
|Liberal Democrats||Ann M. Haigh||4,296||10.9||+3.9|
|CPA||David J. Bamber||580||1.5||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Bridget C. Fox||2,600||7.0||+0.5|
|Socialist Labour||Roderick Finlayson||783||2.1||−4.7|
Elections in the 1990s
|Socialist Labour||Imran Khan||2,697||6.8||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Mike J. Sole||2,599||6.5||N/A|
|Referendum||Joy E. McCann||845||2.1||N/A|
|National Democrats||Graham G. Hardy||290||0.7||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "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.
- List of Labour MPs elected in 2015 by % majority UK Political.info. Retrieved 2017-01-29
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "E" (part 1)
- "East Ham parliamentary constituency". BBC News.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Natalie Bennett's Green Party Candidates You'll Want To Be Mates With". The Debrief. 2015-01-19. Retrieved 2017-01-16.
- Statement of Persons Nominated, Newham Council
- Politics Resources (Election results from 1922 onwards)
- Electoral Calculus (Election results from 1955 onwards)