East Ham (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of East Ham in GreaterLondon.
|Electorate||91,531 (December 2010)|
|Member of parliament||Stephen Timms (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Newham North East, Newham South|
|European Parliament constituency||London|
- Predecessor seats and constituent wards
- Summary of results
Stephen Timms (Lab) has represented the seat since the seat's creation, 1997. At the 2010 general election Stephen 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.
Comprising the eastern part of the London Borough of Newham, the housing of the seat is largely low-rise terraces of modest architecture, and functionalist mid-rise and high rise blocks including at the lower-end of its housing stock basically equipped 1960s high rise tower blocks. The land is near flat and features small recreational parks as its green spaces, large roads, one major overground railway line and underground and Docklands Light Railway lines above the surface. It briefly has a narrow residential border with the tidal Thames, almost alongside London City Airport, otherwise industrial and treatment works at the Beckton riverside.
The urban constituency has the largest proportion of non-white people in the UK; Greater London's highest proportion of British Asians, many of whom are Muslims, live in the seat. In the London Borough of Newham 43.5% of people are British Asian in 2011.[n 4] Around two-thirds of constituents are non-white, and more than 40% of the population are immigrants to the UK.
The constituency takes in several run-down, deprived, lower working-class areas with low incomes and high unemployment that in 2000 ranked high in the Index of Multiple Deprivation including Beckton, Silvertown and East Ham itself. London City Airport is in the seat, as are the former Royal Docks.
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.
Based on the 2010 list of eligible electors compiled by local authorities, this seat has the second-largest electorate of any in the UK, behind only the Isle of Wight.
Member of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||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 Democrat||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 Democrat||Ann M. Haigh||4,296||10.9||+3.9|
|Christian Peoples||David J. Bamber||580||1.5||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||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 Democrat||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|
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.
- On a -19.95% swing (Lab-Respect)
- see 2011 census data release: Ethnicity
- "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
- Neighbourhood Statistics. "2001 Census". Neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk. Retrieved 2017-01-16.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "E" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "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