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City and East (London Assembly constituency)

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City and East
Territorial constituency for the London Assembly
City and East shown within London
Created2000 (2000)
Number of membersOne
MemberUnmesh Desai
PartyLabour
Last election2016
Next election2021

City and East is a constituency represented in the London Assembly. Created in 2000 it was represented by John Biggs until 2016.

Since the 2016 assembly elections the constituency has been represented by Unmesh Desai, of the Labour Party.

Boundaries

It consists of the combined area of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, the City of London, the London Borough of Newham, and the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Assembly Members

Year Member Party
2000 John Biggs Labour
2016 Unmesh Desai Labour

Mayoral election results

Below are the results for the candidate which received the highest share of the popular vote in the constituency at each mayoral election.

Year Member Party
2000 Ken Livingstone Independent
2004 Ken Livingstone Labour
2008 Ken Livingstone Labour
2012 Ken Livingstone Labour
2016 Sadiq Khan Labour
2021 Sadiq Khan Labour

Overlapping constituencies

The City and East Assembly constituency comprises all of the following UK Parliament constituencies:

It also includes parts of the following constituencies:

Assembly election results

2021 London Assembly election: City and East[1][2]
Party Candidate Constituency List
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
Labour Unmesh Desai[a] 125,025 56.7 Decrease1.1 116,148 53.32
Conservative Nick Vandyke 46,718 21.2 Increase5.8 44,957 20.64
Green Tim Kiely 25,596 11.6 Increase2.7 20,106 9.23
Liberal Democrats Richard Flowers 14,136 6.4 Increase1.4 9,001 4.13
Rejoin EU 4,724 2.17
Animal Welfare 3,651 1.68
Women's Equality 3,431 1.58
CPA 2,992 1.37
UKIP 2,734 1.26
Reform UK David Bull 9,060 4.1 N/A 2,459 1.13
London Real 2,189 1.00
Let London Live 1,649 0.76
Heritage 986 0.45
Londependence 850 0.39
Communist 849 0.39
TUSC 950 0.43
SDP 691 0.32
National Liberal 395 0.18
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency

2010s

2016 London Assembly election: City and East[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Unmesh Desai 122,175 57.8 -5.2
Conservative Chris Chapman 32,546 15.4 +0.8
Green Rachel Collinson 18,766 8.9 +2.5
UKIP Peter Harris 18,071 8.6 +5.5
Liberal Democrats Elaine Bagshaw 10,714 5.0 +0.8
Respect Mikail Rayne 6,722 3.2 New
Take Back The City Amina Gichinga 1,368 0.7 New
All People's Party Aaron D'Souza 1,009 0.5 New
Majority 89,629 42.4 -6.0
Total formal votes 211,421 98.5 +0.4
Informal votes 3,203 1.5 -0.4
Majority 89,629 42.4
Turnout 214,624 43.0 +8.2
2012 London Assembly election: City and East[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Biggs 107,667 62.97 +28.27
Conservative John Moss 24,923 14.57 -2.91
Green Chris Smith 10,891 6.4 +0.1
Liberal Democrats Richard Macmillan 7,351 4.3 -3.2
BNP Paul Borg 7,031 4.1 -5.7
Communities United Kamran Malik 6,774 4.0 New
UKIP Steven Woolfe 5,243 3.1 +1.4
Communist League Paul Davies 1,108 0.6 +0.23
Majority 82,744 48.4 +31
Total formal votes 170,988 98.1
Informal votes 3,293 1.9
Majority 82,744 48.40
Turnout 174,281 34.8
2008 London Assembly election: City and East[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Biggs 63,635 34.69 +8.64
Conservative Phil Briscoe 32,082 17.49 +1.25
Respect Hanif Abdulmuhit 26,760 14.59 +1.13
BNP Bob Bailey 18,020 9.82 N/A
Liberal Democrats Rajonuddin Jalal 13,724 7.48 –5.01
Green Heather Finlay 11,478 6.26 +0.32
Christian (CPA) Thomas Conquest 7,306 3.98 +0.93
UKIP Michael McGough 3,078 1.68 –10.63
National Front Graham Kemp 2,350 1.28 N/A
Left List Michael Gavan 2,274 1.24 N/A
English Democrat John Griffiths 2,048 1.12 N/A
Communist League Julie Crawford 701 0.37 N/A
Majority 31,553 17.2 +6.2
Turnout 183,456
Labour hold Swing
2004 London Assembly election: City and East[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Biggs 38,085 29.1 –16.9
Conservative Dr Shafi Choudhury 23,749 18.1 –1.4
Respect Oliur Rahman 19,675 15.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Guy Burton 18,255 13.9 –4.6
UKIP Christopher Pratt 17,997 13.8 N/A
Green Terry McGrenera 8,687 6.6 –5.4
CPA Christopher Gill 4,461 3.4 N/A
Majority 14,336 11.0 –13.7
Turnout 130,909 30.0 +5.3
Labour hold Swing
2000 London Assembly election: City and East[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Biggs 45,387 45.9 N/A
Conservative Syed Kamall 19,266 19.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Janet Ludlow 18,300 18.5 N/A
Green Peter Howell 11,939 12.1 N/A
London Socialist Austin Burnett 3,908 4.0 N/A
Majority 26,121 26.4 N/A
Turnout 98,800 24.7 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

References

  1. ^ "Results" (PDF). www.towerhamlets.gov.uk. 2021. Retrieved 13 May 2021.
  2. ^ Results 2021 LondonElects
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 May 2016. Retrieved 21 April 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 May 2016. Retrieved 4 May 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "BBC NEWS | Election 2008 | London Elections: City & East". news.bbc.co.uk.
  6. ^ "Greater London Authority Election Results". www.election.demon.co.uk. Archived from the original on 26 September 2019. Retrieved 30 April 2008.
  7. ^ London & Local Elections 2000: City and East, BBC News


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