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  UK Parliament - Leyton & Wanstead
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Parents > United Kingdom > England > London > London > Leyton & Wanstead
OfficeParliament
Type General Election
Filing Deadline April 20, 2010 - 06:00pm
Polls Open May 06, 2010 - 01:00am
Polls Close May 06, 2010 - 04:00pm
Term Start May 17, 2010 - 12:00pm
Term End May 17, 2015 - 12:00pm
ContributorRalphie
Last ModifiedBob May 07, 2010 08:42am
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Description
BBC Profile:
The seat of Leyton and Wanstead was created in 1995 and has been held by Labour MP Harry Cohen since the 1997 election. However, his share of the vote fell by 12% in 2005, with the Liberal Democrats polling in second place. Harry Cohen is standing down at the general election.

At the election, the seat gains the part-wards of Snaresbrook and Wanstead from Ilford North.

To find out what might have happened had this boundary change been in force at the last election, see a notional - or estimated - result below.

Within the constituency, Leyton is a working-class area with inner-city traits, while Wanstead and Snaresbrook are more suburban and middle-class.

Redevelopment in Leyton has seen some old tower blocks bulldozed, but crime and deprivation are still issues in the area.

The main sources of employment are in the public sector notably Whipps Cross Hospital and the local authorities. The development of nearby Stratford as a transport hub for local, national and international services has also created jobs.

The south-west corner of the constituency touches the Lea Valley, which is targeted for massive regeneration and development as part of the London 2012 Olympic Games plan. The Olympic park will bring jobs and investment to the constituency.

Demographically, the constituency has a large ethnic minority population and at the last census, 16% of people identified themselves as Muslim.

Rallings & Thrasher Notional:
Lab 15,748 (45.84%)
LD

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyLabour Won05/05/2005
NameHarry Cohen Votes15,234 (45.79%)
Term05/17/2005 - 05/17/2010 Margin6,857 (+20.61%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
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KEY RACE? 0.0000000000 Average
LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
Leaning Graph
03/13/2010 05/06/2010
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
John Cryer 2 2 ----
Leaning Call: John Cryer (100.00%)
Weighted Call: 0 (0.00%)

CANDIDATES
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Name MP John Cryer Farooq Qureshi Edwin Northover Graham Wood Ashley Gunstock Jim Clift Sonika Bhatti
PartyLabour Liberal Democrat Conservative UK Independence Green British National Christian
Website
Uncertified Votes17,511 (43.60%) 11,095 (27.63%) 8,928 (22.23%) 1,080 (2.69%) 562 (1.40%) 561 (1.40%) 342 (0.85%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -6,416 (-15.98%) -8,583 (-21.37%) -16,431 (-40.91%) -16,949 (-42.20%) -16,950 (-42.21%) -17,169 (-42.75%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
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MORE CANDIDATES
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Name Martin Levin  
PartyIndependent  
Website  
Uncertified Votes80 (0.20%)  
Margin-17,431 (-43.40%)  
Predict Avg.0.00%  
Cash On Hand $--  
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