Barking

Parliamentary constituency
LAB HOLD

Results

Labour
, with candidate Margaret Hodge
, have the following results:
  • 24,826 total votes taken.
  • 57.7% share of the total vote
  • +3.4% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Roger Gravett
, have the following results:
  • 9,554 total votes taken.
  • 22.2% share of the total vote
  • +19.3% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Mina Rahman
, have the following results:
  • 7,019 total votes taken.
  • 16.3% share of the total vote
  • -1.5% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Tony Rablen
, have the following results:
  • 879 total votes taken.
  • 2.0% share of the total vote
  • +1.3% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Peter Wilcock
, have the following results:
  • 562 total votes taken.
  • 1.3% share of the total vote
  • -6.9% change in share of the votes
TUSC
, with candidate Joseph Mambuliya
, have the following results:
  • 183 total votes taken.
  • 0.4% share of the total vote
  • +0.4% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

LAB majority: 15,272 35.5%
Turnout
58.1%

Vote share

Party %
LAB 57.7
UKIP 22.2
CON 16.3
GRN 2.0
LD 1.3
TUSC 0.4

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+19.3
LAB
+3.4
GRN
+1.3
TUSC
+0.4
CON
-1.5
LD
-6.9

Latest updates Barking

08.05.2015

05:13
Breaking

Labour hold seat

Labour's Margaret Hodge has held onto her Barking seat after securing 57.7% of the vote share.

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Constituency profile

Set in the east of Greater London, the seat of Barking is one of the areas identified for London's planned expansion in housing. The Barking Riverside regeneration project aims to create new homes, jobs and services on the site of the former power station.

Labour since 1945, Margaret Hodge has been the seat's MP since 1994. A challenge from the BNP in 2005 saw her vote reduced by over 13% on 2001. The BNP, with 16.9% of the vote, out-polled the Liberal Democrats for third place and were 27 votes behind the Conservatives.

At 7.4%, the seat has the 21st highest proportion of unemployed people among constituencies in England and Wales, according to ONS 2011 Census data. It has the third highest proportion of people from Africa. One in six is Asian/Asian British. In 2010, Labour won with 54.3% of the vote, Conservatives 17.8%, BNP 14.6% and Liberal Democrats 8.2%.