East Ham (UK Parliament constituency)


East Ham (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = East Ham


Type = Borough
Entity = Greater London
DivisionType = County
Division = Greater London
Year = 1997
MP = Stephen Timms
Party = Labour
EP = London

East Ham is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, in the London Borough of Newham. It was formed in 1997 when Newham North East was merged with part of Newham South.

Boundaries

The constituency covers the eastern half of Newham, including East Ham, Beckton, Little Ilford and Manor Park.

History

East Ham is generally considered a safe Labour seat; Labour's Ron Leighton was MP for the old Newham North East from 1979 until his death in 1994, Stephen Timms has represented the seat since. The constituency has the largest proportion of non-white people in the UK; there is a significant Asian population, many of whom are Muslims. As a result the RESPECT Coalition targeted it for the 2005 election, hoping to benefit from opposition to the Iraq war, and taking second place.

Member of Parliament

* 1997 – "present:" Stephen Timms, Labour

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Stephen Timms
votes = 21,326
percentage = 53.9
change = -19.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = RESPECT The Unity Coalition
candidate = Abdul Khaliq Mian
votes = 8,171
percentage = 20.7
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Sarah Macken
votes = 5,196
percentage = 13.1
change = +3.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Ann Haigh
votes = 4,296
percentage = 10.9
change = +3.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Christian Peoples Alliance
candidate = David Bamber
votes = 580
percentage = 1.5
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 13,155
percentage = 33.2
change = -23.2
Election box turnout
votes = 39.569
percentage = 5,037
change = -1.6
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Stephen Timms
votes = 27,241
percentage = 73.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Peter Campbell
votes = 6,209
percentage = 16.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Bridget Fox
votes = 2,600
percentage = 7.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Roderick Finlayson
votes = 783
percentage = 2.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Johinda Pandhal
votes = 444
percentage = 1.2
change =
Election box majority
votes = 21,032
percentage = 56.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 52.3
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Stephen Timms
votes = 25,779
percentage = 64.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Angela Bray
votes = 6,421
percentage = 16.1
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = I. Khan
votes = 2,697
percentage = 6.8
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Mike Sole
votes = 2,599
percentage = 6.5
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = C. Smith
votes = 1,258
percentage = 3.2
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = J. McCann
votes = 845
percentage = 2.1
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = National Democrats (UK)
candidate = G. Hardy
votes = 290
percentage = 0.7
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 19,358
percentage =
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 60.8
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = "N/A"

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Greater London


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