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City and East
Territorial constituency for the London Assembly
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City and East shown within London
Created 2000 (2000)
Number of members One
Member Unmesh Desai
Party Labour
Last election 2016
Next election 2020

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.

Overlapping constituencies

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

  • Barking (Labour)
  • Bethnal Green and Bow (Labour)
  • East Ham (Labour)
  • Poplar and Limehouse (Labour)
  • West Ham (Labour)

It also includes parts of the following constituencies:

  • Cities of London and Westminster (Conservative)
  • Dagenham and Rainham (Labour)

Election results

London Assembly election, 2016: City and East
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
[[United Kingdom Independence Party|Template:United Kingdom Independence Party/meta/shortname]] Peter Harris 18,071 8.6 +5.5
[[Liberal Democrats (UK)|Template:Liberal Democrats (UK)/meta/shortname]] Elaine Bagshaw 10,714 5. +0.8
[[Respect Party|Template:Respect Party/meta/shortname]] Mikail Rayne 6,722 3.2 N/A
Take Back The City Amina Gichinga 1,368 0.7 N/A
style="background-color: Template:All People's Party (UK)/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[All People's Party (UK)|Template:All People's Party (UK)/meta/shortname]] Aaron D'Souza 1,009 0.5 N/A
Majority 89,629 42.4 -6
Total formal votes 211,421 98.5 +0.4
Informal votes 3,203 1.5 -0.4
Turnout 214,624 43 +8.2
London Assembly election, 2012: City and East
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 (UK)|Template:Liberal Democrats (UK)/meta/shortname]] Richard Macmillan 7,351 4.3 -3.2
[[British National Party|Template:British National Party/meta/shortname]] Paul Borg 7,031 4.1 -5.7
style="background-color: Template:Communities United Party/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[Communities United Party|Template:Communities United Party/meta/shortname]] Kamran Malik 6,774 4.0 N/A
[[United Kingdom Independence Party|Template:United Kingdom Independence Party/meta/shortname]] Steven Woolfe 5,243 3.1 +1.4
style="background-color: Template:Communist League (UK, 1988)/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[Communist League (UK, 1988)|Template:Communist League (UK, 1988)/meta/shortname]] Paul Davies 1,108 0.6 N/A
Majority 82,744 48.4 +31
Total formal votes 170,988 98.1
Informal votes 3,293 1.9
Turnout 174,281 34.8
London Assembly election, 2008: City and East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Biggs 63,635 34.69 +8.64
Conservative Phil Briscoe 32,082 17.49 +1.25
[[Respect Party|Template:Respect Party/meta/shortname]] Hanif Abdulmuhit 26,760 14.59 +1.13
[[British National Party|Template:British National Party/meta/shortname]] Bob Bailey 18,020 9.82 N/A
[[Liberal Democrats|Template:Liberal Democrats/meta/shortname]] Rajonuddin Jalal 13,724 7.48 –5.01
Green Heather Finlay 11,478 6.26 +0.32
class="org" style="background-color: Template:Christian Party (UK)/meta/color" | [[Christian Party (UK)|Template:Christian Party (UK)/meta/shortname]] ([[Christian Peoples Alliance|Template:Christian Peoples Alliance/meta/shortname]]) Thomas Conquest 7,306 3.98 +0.93
[[UK Independence Party|Template:UK Independence Party/meta/shortname]] Michael McGough 3,078 1.68 –10.63
style="background-color: Template:National Front (United Kingdom)/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[National Front (United Kingdom)|Template:National Front (United Kingdom)/meta/shortname]] Graham Kemp 2,350 1.28 N/A
style="background-color: Template:Left List/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[Left List|Template:Left List/meta/shortname]] Michael Gavan 2,274 1.24 N/A
style="background-color: Template:English Democrats Party/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[English Democrats Party|Template:English Democrats Party/meta/shortname]] John Griffiths 2,048 1.12 N/A
style="background-color: Template:Communist League (UK, 1988)/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[Communist League (UK, 1988)|Template:Communist League (UK, 1988)/meta/shortname]] Julie Crawford 701 0.37 N/A
Majority 31,553 17.2 +6.2
Turnout 183,456
Labour hold Swing
London Assembly election, 2004: City and East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Biggs 38,085 29.1 –16.9
Conservative Shafi Choudhury 23,749 18.1 –1.4
[[Respect Party|Template:Respect Party/meta/shortname]] Oliur Rahman 19,675 15.0 N/A
[[Liberal Democrats|Template:Liberal Democrats/meta/shortname]] Guy Burton 18,255 13.9 –4.6
[[UK Independence Party|Template:UK Independence Party/meta/shortname]] Christopher Pratt 17,997 13.8 N/A
Green Terry McGrenera 8,687 6.6 –5.4
style="background-color: Template:Christian Peoples Alliance/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[Christian Peoples Alliance|Template:Christian Peoples Alliance/meta/shortname]] 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
London Assembly election, 2000: City and East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Biggs 45,387 45.9 N/A
Conservative Syed Kamall 19,266 19.5 N/A
[[Liberal Democrats|Template:Liberal Democrats/meta/shortname]] Janet Ludlow 18,300 18.5 N/A
Green Peter Howell 11,939 12.1 N/A
style="background-color: Template:London Socialist Alliance/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[London Socialist Alliance|Template:London Socialist Alliance/meta/shortname]] Austin Burnett 3,908 4.0 N/A
Majority 26,121 26.4 N/A
Turnout 98,800 24.7 N/A
Labour hold Swing



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