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City and East (London Assembly constituency)

City and East
Territorial constituency for the London Assembly
City and East shown within London
Created 2000 (2000)
Number of members One
Member John Biggs
Party Labour
Last election 2012
Next election 2016

City and East is a constituency represented in the London Assembly. Since its creation in 2000 it has been represented by Labour's John Biggs.


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

Overlapping constituencies

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

It also includes parts of the following constituencies:

Election results

London Assembly election, 2012: City and East[1]
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 Democrat Richard Macmillan 7,351 4.3 -3.2
BNP Paul Borg 7,031 4.1 -5.7
Communities United Party Kamran Malik 6,774 4.0 N/A
UKIP Steven Woolfe 5,243 3.1 +1.4
Communist League Paul Davies 1,108 0.6 N/A
Majority 82,744
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[2]
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 N/A
Liberal Democrat Rajonuddin Jalal 13,724 7.48 –5.01
Green Heather Finlay 11,478 6.26 +0.32
Christian (Christian Peoples) 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 N/A
Left List Michael Gavan 2,274 1.24 N/A
English Democrats John Griffiths 2,048 1.12 N/A
Communist League Julie Crawford 701 0.37 N/A
Majority 31,553
Turnout 183,456
Labour hold Swing
London Assembly election, 2004: City and East[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Biggs 38,085 29.1 –16.9
Conservative Shafi Choudhury 23,749 18.1 –1.4
Respect Oliur Rahman 19,675 15.0 N/A
Liberal Democrat Guy Burton 18,255 13.9 –4.6
UKIP Christopher Pratt 17,997 13.8 N/A
Green Terry McGrenera 8,687 6.6 –5.4
Christian Peoples 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[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Biggs 45,387 45.9 N/A
Conservative Syed Kamall 19,266 19.5 N/A
Liberal Democrat Janet Ludlow 18,300 18.5 N/A
Green Peter Howell 11,939 12.1 N/A
London Socialist 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


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ BBC Election 2008: results
  3. ^ Greater London Authority Election Results
  4. ^ London & Local Elections 2000: City and East, BBC News

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