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Leyton and Wanstead
Borough constituency
Leyton and Wanstead shown within Greater London
Created: 1997
MP: Harry Cohen
Party: Labour
Type: House of Commons
County: Greater London
EP constituency: London

Leyton and Wanstead is a 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.



Crossing the border of the Redbridge and Waltham Forest boroughs in north-east London, the constituency covers Leyton, Wanstead, Leytonstone and South Woodford. The boundaries of the seat were last changed in 1995, bringing in some parts of what had been the Wanstead and Woodford constituency. It has an electorate of approximately 60,000.

Member of Parliament

Election Member Party
1997 Harry Cohen Labour


Harry Cohen has been MP for the Leyton area since 1983 and this seat from 1997, representing the Labour Party. With a Labour majority of more than 20% in the 2005 general election, Leyton and Wanstead is one of the safer Labour seats. Following the disclosure of MPs expenses, Cohen will not stand in the 2010 general election [1]


Confirmed candidates for the General Election 2010[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Ashley Gunstock[3]
Conservative Ed Northover
Liberal Democrat Farooq Qureshi
General Election 2005: Leyton and Wanstead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harry Cohen 15,234 45.8 −12.2
Liberal Democrat Meher Khan 8,377 25.2 +9.2
Conservative Julien Foster 7,393 22.2 +2.5
Green Ashley Gunstock 1,522 4.6 +1.5
UKIP Nick Jones 591 1.8 +0.7
Independent Marc Robertson 155 0.5 N/A
Majority 6,857 20.6
Turnout 33,272 55.0 +0.2
Labour hold Swing −10.7
General Election 2001: Leyton and Wanstead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harry Cohen 19,558 58.0 -2.8
Conservative E. G. Heckels 6,654 19.7 -2.5
Liberal Democrat A. I. M. C. Wilcock 5,389 16.0 +0.9
Green Ashley Gunstock 1,030 3.1 N/A
Socialist Alliance S. A. Labern 709 2.1 N/A
UKIP M. J. Skaife D'Ingerthorp 378 1.1 N/A
Majority 12,904 38.3
Turnout 33,718 54.8
General Election 1997: Leyton and Wanstead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harry Cohen 23,922 60.8
Conservative Robert Vaudry 8,736 22.2
Liberal Democrat Charles Anglin 5,920 15.1
ProLife Alliance Sean Duffy 488 1.2 N/A
Independent Abdul Mian 256 0.7 N/A
Majority 15,186 38.6
Turnout 39,322 63.2

See also


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Leyton and Wanstead, UKPollingReport
  3. ^

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Coordinates: 51°34′16″N 0°00′47″E / 51.571°N 0.013°E / 51.571; 0.013



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