Leyton and Wanstead (UK Parliament constituency)
|Leyton and Wanstead|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Leyton and Wanstead in Greater London.
|Electorate||63,021 (December 2010)|
|Member of parliament||John Cryer (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Leyton, Wanstead & Woodford|
|European Parliament constituency||London|
Uniting for general elections areas from the boroughs of Redbridge and Waltham Forest in inner north-east London, the constituency covers Leyton, Wanstead, Leytonstone and South Woodford. The seat was created for the 1997 election succeeding the Leyton constituency, with parts of what had been the Wanstead and Woodford constituency. It has an electorate of approximately 60,000.
The seat has electoral wards:
- Snaresbrook;[n 3] and Wanstead in the London Borough of Redbridge:
- Cann Hall; Cathall; Forest; Grove Green; Leyton; and Leytonstone in the London Borough of Waltham Forest
The seat arose from the enacting of the recommendations of the fourth periodic review of Westminster constituencies of the Boundary Commission for England to take account of demographic population change and seek to equalise electorates whilst in preference retaining the historic connections with the local authorities of the United Kingdom.
- Political history
The constituency has consistently elected Labour Party MPs (Members of Parliament); the narrowest winning majority was 16%; the greatest, 49%, in 2017. Harry Cohen was MP for the Leyton area from 1983 and this seat from 1997. Cohen retired before the 2010 election, after which the seat was retained by John Cryer.[n 4] At the time of the 2015 result, the seat was the 46th safest of Labour's 232 seats by percentage of majority.
This seat combines deprived and economic-cycle vulnerable areas around Leyton with the more affluent, resilient Wanstead area. It is an ethnically diverse area with the biggest minority groups Pakistani British and Caribbean British, however has fewer ethnic minority constituents than in the London Borough of Newham.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Ben Sims||2,961||6.4||+0.8|
|Liberal Democrat||Carl Quilliam||2,304||5.7||−22.0|
|Liberal Democrat||Farooq Qureshi||11,095||27.6||+2.9|
|Independents Federation UK||Martin Levin||80||0.2||N/A|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Meher Khan||8,377||25.2||+9.2|
|Conservative||Edward G. Heckels||6,654||19.7||−2.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Alexander I.M.C. Wilcock||5,389||16.0||+0.9|
|Socialist Alliance||Sally A. Labern||709||2.1||N/A|
|UKIP||Michael J. D'Ingurthorpe||378||1.1||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Charles Anglin||5,920||15.1||N/A|
|ProLife Alliance||Sean Duffy||488||1.2||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
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.
- Excluding one polling district of this ward which is in the Ilford North seat
- Previously MP for Hornchurch (1997 to 2005).
- "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
- 2001 Census
- 2011 census interactive maps Archived 2016-01-29 at the Wayback Machine.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L" (part 2)
- "Leyton & Wanstead parliamentary constituency". BBC News.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Leyton and Wanstead". Election 2015. BBC. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
- "Carl Quilliam PPC page". Liberal Democrats. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Election 2010: Leyton and Wanstead". BBC News. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
- "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.