West Central (London Assembly constituency)

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West Central
Territorial constituency for the London Assembly
West Central shown within London.PNG
West Central shown within London
Created 2000 (2000)
Number of members One
Member Tony Devenish
Party Conservative
Last election 2016
Next election 2020

West Central is a constituency represented on the London Assembly. The seat is currently held by Tony Devenish, a Conservative from Westminster.

It covers the combined area of the City of Westminster, the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

After the 2016 election, defeated candidate Mandy Richards lodged an election petition claiming that the results showed a discrepancy in turnout and that 15,000–20,000 postal votes were missing.[1]

Assembly members[edit]

Election Member Party
2000 Angie Bray Conservative
2008 Kit Malthouse Conservative
2016 Tony Devenish Conservative

Election results[edit]

London Assembly election, 2016: West Central[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tony Devenish 67,775 44.2 -6.2
Labour Mandy Richards 53,211 34.7 +4.2
Green Jennifer Nadel 14,050 9.2 +0.5
Liberal Democrat Annabel Mullin 10,577 5.9 -1
UKIP Clive Egan 7,708 5 +1.5
Majority 14,564 9.5 -10.3
Total formal votes
Informal votes
Turnout 153,321 45 5.8
Conservative hold Swing
London Assembly election, 2012: West Central[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Kit Malthouse 73,761 50.4 -1.7
Labour Todd Foreman 44,630 30.5 +9.3
Green Susanna Rustin 12,799 8.7 -1.4
Liberal Democrat Layla Moran 10,035 6.9 -2.7
UKIP Elizabeth Jones 5,161 3.5 +1.7
Majority 29,131 19.8 – 11.1
Turnout 149,419 39.2 -9.3
Conservative hold Swing -5.5
London Assembly election, 2008: West Central[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Kit Malthouse 86,651 52.1 +7.4
Labour Murad Qureshi 35,270 21.2 +2.3
Green Julia Stephenson 16,874 10.1 +0.8
Liberal Democrat Merlene Emerson 15,934 9.6 –5.5
UKIP Paul Wiffen 3,060 1.8 –4.4
English Democrat Alex Vaughan 1,858 1.1 N/A
Left List Explo Nani-Kofi 1,630 1.0 N/A
Independent Abby Dharamsey 962 0.6 N/A
Majority 51,381 30.9 +5.1
Turnout 166,379 48.5 +15.6
Conservative hold Swing +2.5
London Assembly election, 2004: West Central[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Angie Bray 51,884 44.7 +0.5
Labour Ansuya Sodha 21,940 18.9 –8.1
Liberal Democrat Francesco Fruzza 17,478 15.1 +1.9
Green Julia Stephenson 10,762 9.3 –2.2
UKIP Damian Hockney 7,219 6.2 N/A
Respect Kevin Cobham 4,825 4.1 N/A
Christian Peoples Jillian McLachlan 1,993 1.7 N/A
Majority 29,944 25.8 +8.6
Turnout 116,101 32.9 +2.0
Conservative hold Swing +4.3
London Assembly election, 2000: West Central[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Angie Bray 47,117 44.2
Labour Kate Green 28,838 27.0
Liberal Democrat Jon Burden 14,071 13.2
Green Julia Stephenson 12,254 11.5
London Socialist Christine Blower 2,720 2.6
Homeless and Addicted Stephen Smith 1,600 1.5
Majority 18,279 17.2
Turnout 106,600 30.9
Conservative hold Swing N/A

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