Poplar and Canning Town (UK Parliament constituency)
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|Poplar and Canning Town|
|Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Poplar and Canning Town in Greater London for the 2005 general election.
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Poplar and Limehouse, West Ham|
|Created from||Bow and Poplar, Newham South|
|European Parliament constituency||London|
Poplar and Canning Town was a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.
The constituency was created in 1997 general election from the constituencies of Bow and Poplar and Newham South, and was divided at the 2010 general election between the realigned seat of Poplar and Limehouse and the neighbouring West Ham seat. It was held by the Labour Party for the entire period of its existence.
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- London Borough of Newham: Beckton, Canning Town and Grange, Custom House and Silvertown, Ordnance.
- London Borough of Tower Hamlets: Blackwall, Bromley, East India, Lansbury, Limehouse, Millwall, Shadwell.
Following their review of parliamentary representation in North London, the Boundary Commission for England recommended the creation of an altered Poplar and Limehouse seat, to be fought at the 2010 general election.
Members of Parliament
|2010||Constituency abolished: see Poplar and Limehouse|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Janet Ludlow||4,072||10.4||N/A|
|Socialist Labour||Jacklyn Joseph||551||1.4||N/A|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Alexi Sugden||3,795||11.1||+0.8|
|Socialist Alliance||Kambiz Boomla||950||2.8||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||Janet Ludlow||5,420||13.9||+2.8|
|Independent||Md. Aminul Hoque||815||2.1||N/A|
|Christian Peoples||Simeon Ademolake||470||1.2||N/A|