General election 2015: Newham results in full
PUBLISHED: 11:06 08 May 2015 | UPDATED: 14:06 08 May 2015
Labour MPs Stephen Timms and Lyn Brown have comfortably held on to their seats in Newham’s two constituencies.
Labour councillor, Charlene McLean, was also re-elected to Newham Council following a by-election for the Stratford and New Town ward.
The final turnout figures were 58.51% for West Ham, 60.11% for East Ham and 54.54% for the by-election.
Here are the results in full:
Stephen Timms (Lab) - 40,563 78pc
Samir Jassal (Con) - 6,311 12pc
Daniel Oxley (Ukip) - 2,622 5pc
Tamsin Omond (Green) - 1,299 2pc
David Thorpe (Lib Dems) - 856 2pc
Mohammed Aslam (CUN) - 409 1pc
Lois Austin (TUSC) - 230 0pc
Lyn Brown (Lab) - 36,132 68pc
Festus Akinbusoye (Con) - 8,146 15pc
Jamie McKenzie (Ukip) - 3,950 7pc
Rachel Collinson (Green Party) - 2,651 5pc
Paul Reynolds (Lib Dems) - 1,430 3pc
Andy Uzoka (CPA) - 369 1pc
Cydatty Bogie (CUP) - 115 0pc
Stratford and New Town by-election:
Charlene McLean (Lab) - 4607 57pc
Matthew Gass (Con) - 1778 22pc
Isabelle Clare Anderson (Green) - 1170 14pc
Jamie Ross McKenzie (Ukip) - 403 5pc
Joe Mettle (CPA) - 99 1pc
Bob Severn (TUSC) - 70 1pc
Speaking after the result was announced, Stephen Timms praised his fellow candidates for “for the decency and dignity in which this campaign has been fought.”
He thanked his team, his wife and Labour party members, as well as the voters of East Ham “who’ve entrusted me again for the sixth time after 21 years to be their representative in the House of Commons.”
He said: “That’s an enormous privilege that I’m extremely grateful for.”
Lyn Brown said she believed it had been “a good campaign, a campaign that has been fought on principals and policies and not personalities” before wishing her fellow candidates “all the best in the future.”
She added that she was “so very grateful” to her campaign team and that it was “a real, real, tremendous honour to be once again elected to be the MP for West Ham.”
Charlene McLean, who was elected as Stratford and New Town councillor during a by-election, dedicated her win to her “beautiful daughter.”
She said: “I didn’t think I’d be standing here a year after I was elected but there you go,” and thanked the residents of Stratford for voting for her.
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