Hornchurch (UK Parliament constituency)


Hornchurch (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = Hornchurch


Type = Borough
Entity = Greater London
DivisionType = County
Division = Greater London
Year = 1945
MP = James Brokenshire
Party = Conservative
EP = London

Hornchurch is a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Boundaries

The seat encompasses Hornchurch, Rainham, Elm Park and the village of Wennington. It borders on the other London constituencies of Romford and Upminster and like them, is part of the London Borough of Havering.

History

The south of the constituency has been seen as a site for building large entertainment centres on Rainham's large marshland area, and was viewed as a potential site for the European Disneyland project, although it was considered much less suitable than the current position near Paris. There have been plans to build a casino but permission is yet to be granted.

Hornchurch is a predominantly suburban and Conservative-voting area, but the seat is seen as a swing seat due to Rainham and Elm Park's working class voters and because the wealthiest Emerson Park area of Hornchurch does not form part of the constituency, instead forming part of Upminster constituency.

The constituency will be abolished before the next election. The areas of the constituency covered by the Elm Park, South Hornchurch, and Rainham and Wennington wards in the London Borough of Havering will be merged with Dagenham to form a cross-borough Dagenham and Rainham constituency. Hacton and St Andrews wards in Hornchurch will merge with Upminster to form Hornchurch and Upminster. Hylands ward in Hornchurch will merge with Romford. The new seats will probably be marginal Labour and safe Conservative respectively if they follow the voting patterns of the previous Dagenham, Upminster and Romford constituencies. [http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pbc/review_areas/North_London_Boroughs/downloads/North_London_Prov_Recs_PN.pdf]

Members of Parliament

* 1945 – 1955: Geoffrey Bing, Labour
* 1955 – 1966: Godfrey Lagden, Conservative
* 1966 – 1970: Alan Lee Williams, Labour
* 1970 – 1974: John Loveridge, Conservative
* 1974 – 1979: Alan Lee Williams, Labour
* 1979 – 1997: Robin Squire, Conservative
* 1997 – 2005: John Cryer, Labour
* 2005 – "present": James Brokenshire, Conservative

Elections

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = James Brokenshire
votes = 16,355
percentage = 42.8
change = +0.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = John Cryer
votes = 15,875
percentage = 41.6
change = –4.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Nat Green
votes = 2,894
percentage = 7.6
change = –0.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = Ian Moore
votes = 1,313
percentage = 3.4
change = +3.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Laurence Webb
votes = 1,033
percentage = 2.7
change = +0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Residents Association of London
candidate = Malvin Brown
votes = 395
percentage = 1.0
change = +1.0
Election box candidate
party = Third Way
candidate = Graham Williamson
votes = 304
percentage = 0.8
change = +0.3
Election box majority
votes = 480
percentage = 1.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 38,169
percentage = 63.5
change = +5.6
Election box gain with party link
winner =Conservative Party (UK)
loser =Labour Party (UK)
swing =+2.6

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Hornchurch
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = John Cryer
votes = 16,514
percentage = 46.4
change = –3.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Robin Squire
votes = 15,032
percentage = 42.3
change = +5.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Sarah Lea
votes = 2,928
percentage = 8.2
change = +0.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Lawrence Webb
votes = 893
percentage = 2.5
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate
party = Third Way
candidate = David Durant
votes = 190
percentage = 0.5
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 1,482
percentage = 4.1
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 35,557
percentage = 58.3
change = –14.5
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = –4.4

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Greater London

Notes


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