Leyton and Wanstead (UK Parliament constituency)

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Leyton and Wanstead
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Leyton and Wanstead in Greater London.
County Greater London
Electorate 63,021 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1997
Member of parliament John Cryer (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Leyton, Wanstead & Woodford
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency London

Leyton and Wanstead is a constituency[n 1] created in 1997 represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by John Cryer of the Labour Party.[n 2]

Boundaries[edit]

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:

History[edit]

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 authorites 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, 38.6% in 1997. Harry Cohen was MP for the Leyton area from 1983 and this seat from 1997. Cohen retired in 2010 when the seat was won by John Cryer.[n 4] The 2015 result made the seat the 46th safest of Labour's 232 seats by percentage of majority.[2]

Constituency profile[edit]

This seat combines deprived and economic-cycle vulnerable areas around Leyton[3] 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.[4]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[5] Party
1997 Harry Cohen Labour
2010 John Cryer Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Leyton and Wanstead[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Cryer 23,858 58.6 +15.0
Conservative Matthew Scott 8,939 22.0 −0.3
Green Ashley Gunstock[8] 2,974 7.3 +5.9
UKIP Rosamund Beattie[9] 2,341 5.8 +3.1
Liberal Democrat Carl Quilliam[10] 2,304 5.7 −22.0
Independent Mahtab Aziz 289 0.7 N/A
Majority 14,919 36.7 +20.7
Turnout 40,705 63.0 −0.2
Labour hold Swing +7.6
General Election 2010: Leyton and Wanstead[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Cryer 17,511 43.6 −2.2
Liberal Democrat Farooq Qureshi 11,095 27.6 +2.9
Conservative Ed Northover 8,928 22.2 −0.5
UKIP Graham Wood 1,080 2.7 +0.9
Green Ashley Gunstock 562 1.4 −3.0
BNP Jim Clift 561 1.4 +1.4
Christian Sonika Bhatti 342 0.9 +0.9
Independents Federation UK Martin Levin 80 0.2 N/A
Majority 6,416 16.0 −4.6
Turnout 40,159 63.2 +9.3
Labour hold Swing −2.6

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Leyton and Wanstead[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harry Cohen 15,234 45.8 −12.2
Liberal Democrat Meher Khan 8,377 25.2 +9.2
Conservative Julien Foster 7,393 22.2 +2.5
Green Ashley Gunstock 1,522 4.6 +1.5
UKIP Nick Jones 591 1.8 +0.7
Independent Marc Robertson 155 0.5 N/A
Majority 6,857 20.6
Turnout 33,272 55.0 +0.2
Labour hold Swing −10.7
General Election 2001: Leyton and Wanstead[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harry Cohen 19,558 58.0 −2.8
Conservative Edward G. Heckels 6,654 19.7 −2.5
Liberal Democrat Alexander I.M.C. Wilcock 5,389 16.0 +0.9
Green Ashley Gunstock 1,030 3.1 N/A
Socialist Alliance Sally A. Labern 709 2.1 N/A
UKIP Michael J. Skaife D'Ingurthorpe 378 1.1 N/A
Majority 12,904 38.3
Turnout 33,718 54.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Leyton and Wanstead[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harry Cohen 23,922 60.8 N/A
Conservative Robert Vaudry 8,736 22.2 N/A
Liberal Democrat Charles Anglin 5,920 15.1 N/A
ProLife Alliance Sean Duffy 488 1.2 N/A
Independent Abdul Mian 256 0.7 N/A
Majority 15,186 38.6 N/A
Turnout 39,322 63.2 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  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. ^ Excluding one polling district of this ward which is in the Ilford North seat
  4. ^ Previously MP for Hornchurch (1997 to 2005).
References
  1. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ List of Labour MPs elected in 2015 by % majority UK Political.info. Retrieved 2017-01-29
  3. ^ 2001 Census
  4. ^ 2011 census interactive maps
  5. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
  6. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "Leyton and Wanstead". Election 2015. BBC. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  8. ^ http://www.wfrgreenparty.org.uk/candidates.html
  9. ^ http://www.rosamundbeattie.org/
  10. ^ "Carl Quilliam PPC page". Liberal Democrats. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  11. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  12. ^ "Election 2010: Leyton and Wanstead". BBC News. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  13. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  14. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  15. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°34′16″N 0°00′47″E / 51.571°N 0.013°E / 51.571; 0.013