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 Brent East
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Paul Daisley Labour 18,325 63.2 -4.1
David Gauke Conservative 5,278 18.2 -4.1
Nowsheen Bhatti Liberal Democrat 3,065 10.6 +2.8
Simone Aspis Green 1,361 4.7  
Sarah Macken ProLife Alliance 392 1.4 +0.8
Iris Cremer Socialist Labour 383 1.3 0.0
Ashwin Tanna UK Independence 188 0.6  
Majority 13,047 45.0
Turnout 28,992 49.9 -16.0
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 0.0% from Labour to Conservative
Lab-Con (against 1997) 0.0% from Conservative to Labour

Description
Brent East is an area of the capital bursting with diversity - over 40 different languages, a kaleidoscope of religions, home of the most spectacular Hindu Temple in the UK and an ethnic minority population that nears 45%.

This seat has become well known due to its famous sitting MP, and newly elected London Mayor, Ken Livingstone. He won this seat in 1997 with a sizeable majority, and a ratio of nearly 3 Labour votes to every Conservative vote.

When Mr Livingstone first won the seat in 1987, he scraped to victory over Conservative candidate Harriet Crawley, with 1,653 votes.

Brent East has been dubbed “Bent” in the past by Private Eye magazine, based on what some might describe as the “colourful” politics of the borough - which have been troubled and have had more than a hint of scandal.

Mr Livingstone will not be seeking re-election. The process of picking a Labour replacement to stand at the next general election was fraught with controversy.

Local race relations activists were angered at the selection of white local council leader Paul Daisley, despite the high percentage of ethnic minorities in the area.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Brent East
Labour hold
Name Party Votes %
Ken Livingstone Labour 23,748 67.3
Mark Francois Conservative 7,866 22.3
Ian Hunter Liberal Democrat 2,751 7.8
Stanley Keable Socialist Labour 466 1.3
Andrew Shanks ProLife Alliance 218 0.6
Claire Warrilow Rainbow 120 0.3
Dean Jenkins Natural Law 103 0.3
Majority 15,882 45.0
Turnout 35,272 65.9
 
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