City and East
Territorial constituency for the London Assembly
City and East shown within London
Created2000 (2000)
Number of membersOne
MemberUnmesh Desai
PartyLabour
Last election2024
Next election2028

City and East is a constituency represented in the London Assembly. Created in 2000 it is 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.

Assembly Members

Year Member Party
2000 John Biggs Labour
2016 Unmesh Desai Labour

Mayoral election results

Below are the results for the candidate which received the highest share of the popular vote in the constituency at each mayoral election.

Year Member Party
2000 Ken Livingstone Independent
2004 Ken Livingstone Labour
2008 Ken Livingstone Labour
2012 Ken Livingstone Labour
2016 Sadiq Khan Labour
2021 Sadiq Khan Labour
2024 Sadiq Khan Labour

Overlapping constituencies

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

It also includes parts of the following constituencies:

Assembly election results

2024

2024 London Assembly election: City and East[1][2]
Party Candidate Constituency List
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
Labour Unmesh Desai 99,570 51.4 Decrease 5.3 97,432 50.2
Conservative Freddie Downing 29,083 15.0 Decrease 6.2 28,344 14.6
Green Joe Hudson-Small 29,073 15.0 Increase 3.4 24,912 12.8
Reform UK David Sandground 14,535 7.5 Increase 3.4 10,899 5.6
Liberal Democrats Pat Stillman 11,416 5.9 Decrease 0.5 9,620 5.0
Rejoin EU 5,384 2.8
Independent Ak Goodman 5,310 2.7 New
TUSC Lois Austin 4,710 2.4 New
Independent Farah London 3,490 1.8
Animal Welfare 3,423 1.8
Britain First 3,104 1.6
CPA 2,666 1.4
SDP 2,000 1.0
Communist 1,063 0.5
Independent Laurence Fox 1,006 0.5
Independent Gabe Romualdo 372 0.2
Heritage 366 0.2
Majority 70,487 36 Increase 0.5
Valid Votes 193,697 194,051
Invalid Votes 2,153 1,818
Turnout 195,850 31.1 195,869 31.1
Labour hold Swing Decrease 0.5

2021

2021 London Assembly election: City and East[3][4]
Party Candidate Constituency List
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
Labour Unmesh Desai[a] 125,025 56.7 Decrease1.1 116,148 53.32 Decrease4.29
Conservative Nick Vandyke 46,718 21.2 Increase5.8 44,957 20.64 Increase6.26
Green Tim Kiely 25,596 11.6 Increase2.7 20,106 9.23 Increase2.54
Liberal Democrats Richard Flowers 14,136 6.4 Increase1.4 9,001 4.13 Increase0.44
Rejoin EU 4,724 2.17 New
Animal Welfare 3,651 1.68 Increase0.86
Women's Equality 3,431 1.58 Decrease1.12
CPA 2,992 1.37 Increase0.11
UKIP 2,734 1.26 Decrease5.42
Reform UK David Bull 9,060 4.1 New 2,459 1.13 New
London Real 2,189 1.00 New
Let London Live 1,649 0.76 New
Heritage 986 0.45 New
Londependence Party 850 0.39 New
Communist 849 0.39 New
TUSC 950 0.43 New
SDP 691 0.32 New
National Liberal 395 0.18 New
Majority 78,307 35.5 Decrease6.9
Turnout 220,535
Labour hold Swing
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency

2016

2016 London Assembly election: City and East[5]
Party Candidate Constituency List
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
Labour Unmesh Desai 122,175 57.8 -5.2 121,871 57.61
Conservative Chris Chapman 32,546 15.4 +0.8 30,424 14.38
Green Rachel Collinson 18,766 8.9 +2.5 14,151 6.69
UKIP Peter Harris 18,071 8.6 +5.5 14,123 6.68
Liberal Democrats Elaine Bagshaw 10,714 5.0 +0.8 7,799 3.69
Respect Mikail Rayne 6,722 3.2 New 6,784 3.21
Women's Equality 5,718 2.70
Britain First 3,591 1.70
CPA 2,660 1.26
BNP 1,828 0.86
Animal Welfare 1,738 0.82
Take Back The City Amina Gichinga 1,368 0.7 New N/A
All People's Party Aaron D'Souza 1,009 0.5 New N/A
The House Party 858 0.41
Majority 89,629 42.4 -6.0
Total formal votes 211,421 98.5 +0.4
Informal votes 3,203 1.5 -0.4
Majority 89,629 42.4 -6.0
Turnout 214,624 43.0 +8.2
Labour hold Swing

2012

2012 London Assembly election: City and East[6]
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 Richard Macmillan 7,351 4.3 -3.2
BNP Paul Borg 7,031 4.1 -5.7
Communities United Kamran Malik 6,774 4.0 New
UKIP Steven Woolfe 5,243 3.1 +1.4
Communist League Paul Davies 1,108 0.6 +0.23
Majority 82,744 48.4 +31.0
Total formal votes 170,988 98.1
Informal votes 3,293 1.9
Majority 82,744 48.40
Turnout 174,281 34.8
Labour hold Swing

2008

2008 London Assembly election: City and East[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Biggs 63,635 34.69 +8.64
Conservative Phil Briscoe 32,082 17.49 +1.25
Respect Hanif Abdulmuhit 26,760 14.59 +1.13
BNP Bob Bailey 18,020 9.82 New
Liberal Democrats Rajonuddin Jalal 13,724 7.48 –5.01
Green Heather Finlay 11,478 6.26 +0.32
Christian (CPA) Thomas Conquest 7,306 3.98 +0.93
UKIP Michael McGough 3,078 1.68 –10.63
National Front Graham Kemp 2,350 1.28 New
Left List Michael Gavan 2,274 1.24 New
English Democrat John Griffiths 2,048 1.12 New
Communist League Julie Crawford 701 0.37 New
Majority 31,553 17.20 +6.2
Turnout 183,456
Labour hold Swing

2004

2004 London Assembly election: City and East[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Biggs 38,085 29.1 –16.8
Conservative Dr Shafi Choudhury 23,749 18.1 –1.4
Respect Oliur Rahman 19,675 15.0 New
Liberal Democrats Guy Burton 18,255 13.9 –4.6
UKIP Christopher Pratt 17,997 13.8 New
Green Terry McGrenera 8,687 6.6 –5.5
CPA Christopher Gill 4,461 3.4 New
Majority 14,336 11.0 –15.4
Turnout 130,909 30.0 +5.3
Labour hold Swing

2000

2000 London Assembly election: City and East[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Biggs 45,387 45.9 N/A
Conservative Syed Kamall 19,266 19.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Janet Ludlow 18,300 18.5 N/A
Green Peter Howell 11,939 12.1 N/A
London Socialist Kambiz Boomla 3,908 4.0 N/A
Majority 26,121 26.4 N/A
Turnout 98,800 24.7 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

References

  1. ^ "Constituency Member of the London Assembly Results (City & East) | London Elects" (PDF).
  2. ^ "GLA 2024 Elections, London Wide Assembly, City and East" (PDF). London Elects.
  3. ^ "Results" (PDF). towerhamlets.gov.uk. 2021. Retrieved 13 May 2021.
  4. ^ Results 2021 LondonElects
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 May 2016. Retrieved 21 April 2016.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 May 2016. Retrieved 4 May 2012.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "BBC NEWS | Election 2008 | London Elections: City & East". BBC News.
  8. ^ "Greater London Authority Election Results". election.demon.co.uk. Archived from the original on 26 September 2019. Retrieved 30 April 2008.
  9. ^ London & Local Elections 2000: City and East, BBC News