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.
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 ExCel centre is the impetus behind the construction of a number of international hotels.
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 2014 and 2010 council elections, Labour won all of the seats. 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 Democrat||Glanville Williams||656||1.2||-0.5|
|Friends Party||Choudhry Afzal||311||0.5||N/A|
|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|
|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