Labour’s Stephen Timms wins back East Ham seat

Labour's Stephen Timms during the general election campaign period

Labour's Stephen Timms during the general election campaign period - Credit: Archant

Stephen Timms has been re-elected as the MP for East Ham.

With seven candidates contesting the seat, he was declared the winner at Lee Valley VeloPark at tonight’s election count.

The Labour politician has held the seat since its inauguration in 1997.

He beat off competition from Conservative candidate Samir Jassal, Liberal Democrat David Thorpe and the Green Party’s Tamsin Omond, as well as TUSC’s Lois Austin, Ukip’s Daniel Oxley and Mohammed Farid Aslam, of the Communities United Party.