Upminster (UK Parliament constituency)


Upminster (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = Upminster


Type = Borough
Entity = Greater London
DivisionType = County
Division = Greater London
Year = 1974
MP = Angela Watkinson
Party = Conservative
EP = London

Upminster is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

It is the easternmost constituency of the London Borough of Havering and Greater London. The constituency is oddly shaped and covers both the wealthiest and the poorest parts of the borough while being London's least ethnically diverse constituency.

Boundaries

The constituency includes the Upminster suburb of Cranham. The boundary to the north extends beyond the A127 and A12 to include Harold Wood and Harold Hill. In the east the constituency is uniquely the only London constituency form a protrusion to cross the M25 motorway and include North Ockendon. To the west the boundary also forms a protrusion to include the wealthy suburban area of Emerson Park which otherwise forms part of Hornchurch.

The River Ingrebourne forms part of the constituency boundary to the west and the M25 Motorway forms much of the boundary to the east. It is expected the constituency will be reformed into a Hornchurch and Upminster constituency by the time of the 2009/2010 election.

History

The current MP is the Conservative Angela Watkinson. It was one of the few seats that Labour lost in the 2001 general election. The former Labour MP, Keith Darvill, contested the seat again in the 2005 general election, but failed to regain it.

Members of Parliament

* 1974 — 1983: John Loveridge, Conservative
* 1983 — 1997: Sir Nicholas Bonsor, Conservative
* 1997 — 2001: Keith Darvill, Labour
* 2001 — "present": Angela Watkinson, Conservative Party

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Upminster
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Angela Watkinson
votes = 16,820
percentage = 48.5
change = +3.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Keith Darvill
votes = 10,778
percentage = 31.5
change = −10.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Peter Truesdale
votes = 3,128
percentage = 9.0
change = −0.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Residents Association of London
candidate = Ron Ower
votes = 1,455
percentage = 4.2
change = +4.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = Chris Roberts
votes = 1,173
percentage = 3.4
change = +3.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Alan Hindle
votes = 701
percentage = 2.0
change = −1.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Melanie Collins
votes = 543
percentage = 1.6
change = +1.6
Election box candidate
party = Third Way
candidate = David Durant
votes = 78
percentage = 0.2
change = +0.2
Election box majority
votes =
percentage = 17.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 63.0
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = +6.9

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Upminster
id=595
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Angela Watkinson
votes = 15,410
percentage = 45.5
change = +6.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Keith Darvill
votes = 14,169
percentage = 41.9
change = -4.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Peter Truesdale
votes = 3,183
percentage = 9.4
change = -0.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Terry Murray
votes = 1,089
percentage = 3.2
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 1,241
percentage = 3.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 33,851
percentage = 59.6
change = -13.2
Election box gain with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
loser = Labour Party (UK)
swing = +5.2

Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: Upminster
id=595
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Keith Darvill
votes = 19,095
percentage = 46.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Sir Nicholas Bonsor
votes = 16,315
percentage = 39.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Pamela Peskett
votes = 3,919
percentage = 9.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = Terry Murray
votes = 2,000
percentage = 4.8
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 2,770
percentage = 6.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 41,319
percentage = 72.3
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = +15.4

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Greater London

External links

* [http://www.epolitix.com/NR/rdonlyres/B4FCF157-B2EA-4D71-A29B-D0E0D654F722/0/angelawatkinson_constitmaplarge.jpgConstituency map]


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