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East Ham
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
East Ham, which is basically the Newham North East which existed until 1997, is a mixed race seat at the heart of the east end of London, won by Stephen Timms in a by-election in 1994 and very safely retained in the last General Election. An interesting feature in that contest, which was not close, was that fringe parties of the extreme Left and Right between tham polled exactly 10pc of the vote, the highest anywhere in England. Socialist Labour (the party founded by Arthur Scargill) saved their deposit and the British National Party exploited reaction against the 49pc non-white population here with a 3pc haul. This hardly makes East Ham a hotbed of extremism but does say something about the tensions and discontents generated in one of the less affluent parts of a very wealthy big city.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Stephen Timms, a tall, pudding-basin-hair-cut-sporting Europhile, computer specialist and Christian Socialist, won here in 1994, having run the local council for 4 years. Born 1955, educated at Farnborough Grammar School and Emmanuel College. Cambridge, with his very long head and high forehead and fringe, he has the appearance of a grown-up Midwich Cuckoo. Mild, earnest, idealistic and uncharismatic, he has risen swiftly in government since 1998, currently as Financial Secretary to the Treasury.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 0.00% 14.99% 0.00
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.00% 2.49% 0.00
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.70% 4.43% 15.72
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 0.00% 7.27% 0.05
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 3.90% 2.56% 152.26
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 1.01% 3.94% 25.55
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 0.00% 13.04% 0.00
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 8.52% 12.70% 67.07
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 0.38% 8.14% 4.63
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 24.72% 4.02% 614.77
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 1.07% 3.19% 33.58
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 3.74% 11.31% 33.03
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 8.80% 3.06% 287.27
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 2.22% 2.52% 88.11
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 44.95% 2.10% 2,140.31
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 9.09% 9.41% 96.57
5-10K 15.57% 16.63% 93.59
10-15K 15.98% 16.58% 96.40
15-20K 13.55% 13.58% 99.73
20-25K 10.65% 10.39% 102.51
25-30K 8.13% 7.77% 104.53
30-35K 6.13% 5.79% 105.87
35-40K 4.62% 4.33% 106.63
40-45K 3.49% 3.27% 106.94
45-50K 2.65% 2.48% 106.90
50-55K 2.03% 1.90% 106.60
55-60K 1.56% 1.47% 106.11
60-65K 1.21% 1.15% 105.47
65-70K 0.95% 0.91% 104.74
70-75K 0.75% 0.72% 103.93
75-80K 0.59% 0.57% 103.08
80-85K 0.47% 0.46% 102.19
85-90K 0.38% 0.37% 101.30
90-95K 0.31% 0.31% 100.39
95-100K 0.25% 0.25% 99.49
100K + 1.26% 1.34% 93.61

Local Map of the constituency
East Ham - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
East Ham - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (10.63%)
Conservative (- 15.90%) Liberal Democrat (-  7.58%)
Conservative (0.76%) Labour (9.33%) Liberal Democrat (0.54%)
Con - 15.90%
Lab 10.63%
LD - 7.58%
Con 0.76%
Lab 9.33%
LD 0.54%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Stephen Timms
Labour hold
Con Conservative (16.86%) 6,209 16.86%
Lab Labour (73.96%) 27,241 73.96%
LD Liberal Democrat (7.06%) 2,600 7.06%
Oth Other (2.13%) 783 2.13%
Maj Majority (57.10%) 21,032 57.10%
Turn Turnout (51.69%) 36,833 51.69%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Stephen Timms
Labour hold
C Peter Campbell 6,209 16.86%
SL Rod Finlayson 783 2.13%
LD Bridget Fox 2,600 7.06%
L Stephen Timms 27,241 73.96%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Stephen Timms
Labour
Con Conservative (16.10%) 6,421 16.10%
Lab Labour (64.63%) 25,779 64.63%
LD Liberal Democrat (6.52%) 2,599 6.52%
Ref Referendum (2.12%) 845 2.12%
Oth Other (10.64%) 4,245 10.64%
Maj Majority (48.53%) 19,358 48.53%
Turn Turnout (60.81%) 39,889 60.81%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (32.00%) 13,751 32.00%
Lab Labour (54.00%) 23,212 54.00%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.10%) 6,049 14.10%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (22.00%) 9,461 22.00%
Turn Turnout (61.66%) 43,012 61.66%

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