Poplar and Canning Town (UK Parliament constituency)

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Poplar and Canning Town
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Poplar and Canning Town in Greater London for the 2005 general election.
County Greater London
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.


As the constituency's name suggested, it covered Poplar and Canning Town, as well as Limehouse and the Isle of Dogs. The breakdown of wards was:

Boundary review[edit]

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[edit]

Election Member [1] Party
1997 Jim Fitzpatrick Labour
2010 Constituency abolished: see Poplar and Limehouse


Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Poplar and Canning Town
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jim Fitzpatrick 24,807 63.2 N/A
Conservative Bene't Steinberg 5,892 15.0 N/A
Liberal Democrat Janet Ludlow 4,072 10.4 N/A
BNP John Tyndall 2,849 7.3 N/A
Referendum Ian Hare 1,091 2.8 N/A
Socialist Labour Jacklyn Joseph 551 1.4 N/A
Majority 18,915 48.2 N/A
Turnout 39,262 58.5 N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2001: Poplar and Canning Town
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jim Fitzpatrick 20,866 61.2 −2.0
Conservative Robert Marr 6,758 19.8 +4.8
Liberal Democrat Alexi Sugden 3,795 11.1 +0.8
BNP Paul Borg 1,733 5.1 −2.2
Socialist Alliance Kambiz Boomla 950 2.8 N/A
Majority 14,108 41.4
Turnout 34,102 44.9 −12.8
Labour hold Swing
General Election 2005: Poplar and Canning Town[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jim Fitzpatrick 15,628 40.1 −21.1
Conservative Tim Archer 8,499 21.8 +2.0
Respect Oliur Rahman 6,573 16.8 N/A
Liberal Democrat Janet Ludlow 5,420 13.9 +2.8
Green Terry McGrenera 955 2.4 N/A
Independent Md. Aminul Hoque 815 2.1 N/A
Veritas Tony Smith 650 1.7 N/A
Christian Peoples Simeon Ademolake 470 1.2 N/A
Majority 7,129 18.7
Turnout 39,010 61.8 +16.9
Labour hold Swing −11.4


Coordinates: 51°30′54″N 0°00′00″E / 51.515°N 0.000°E / 51.515; 0.000