Ealing Central and Acton (UK Parliament constituency)
|Ealing Central and Acton|
for the House of Commons
|Electorate||69,828 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Rupa Huq (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush, Ealing Southall, Ealing North|
The seat takes in an eastern third of the London Borough of Ealing – including the large town (or London district) of Acton and equally bustling Ealing town centre, with their residential side streets, educational establishments, small industrial estates, sports areas, part of the Grand Union Canal and parks, centred around the Uxbridge Road (A4020).
The Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies created the seat by selecting wards for the year 2010 to equalise electorates. Here, if votes were cast as in 2005, this seat would have produced a three-way marginal between the Conservative (32.8%), Labour (32.6%), and Liberal Democrats (29.7%) parties. An analysis of intervening local results indicated that the seat would, if no voters were swung nor new voters introduced, present a tiny Labour majority.
- 2010 campaign
According to the BBC, heavy campaigning in the 2015 general election was expected by leading figures and regional activists of the two largest political parties; at the time it was 56th on the list of Labour target seats. In a mixed election for two-way targets of the two largest parties, Labour's Rupa Huq won the constituency. The 2015 result gave the seat the 2nd most marginal majority of Labour's 232 seats by percentage of majority.
In April 2017, the Green Party announced that it would not stand a candidate in this constituency for the 2017 general election and instead lend its support to the sitting MP, Rupa Huq.
The constituency consists of the following electoral wards of the London Borough of Ealing:
- Acton Central, Ealing Broadway, Ealing Common, East Acton, Hanger Hill, South Acton, Southfield, and Walpole
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||Sonul Badiani||9,444||17.2||11.7|
|Brexit Party||Samir Alsoodani||664||1.2||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Jon Ball||3,075||5.6||0.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Jon Ball||3,106||6.1||21.5|
|Workers Revolutionary||Scott Dore||73||0.1||N/A|
|Above and Beyond Party||Tammy Rendle||54||0.1||N/A|
|Europeans Party||Andrzej Rygielski||39||0.1||N/A|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+4.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Jon Ball||13,041||27.6||N/A|
|Independent Ealing Acton Communities Public Services||Sam Akaki||190||0.4||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
- A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
- As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
- Based upon the notional outcome of an election fought with electoral wards from the various previous seats fought in the previous election.
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- Fifth Periodical Report, Boundary Commission for England, page 7 ISBN 0-10-170322-8. Also contains list of boundary changes in England.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "E" (part 1)
- Council, Ealing. "Ealing Council download - Statements of persons nominated and notice of poll: UK Parliamentary General Election 12 December 2019 | Council and local decisions | Elections". www.ealing.gov.uk. Retrieved 2019-11-19.
- "General election 2017: latest updates". BBC News.
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- "Peter Florence". ukip-ealing-central-acton.org. Archived from the original on 2015-04-19.
- "Peter Florence's CV, Ealing Central and Acton, MP candidate, UK Independence Party (UKIP) - Democracy Club CVs". democracyclub.org.uk.
- "London Green Party - 2015 general election". greenparty.org.uk. Archived from the original on 2015-01-08.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
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