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 Chingford & Woodford Green
Other Conservative hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Iain Duncan Smith Conservative 17,834 48.2 +0.7
Jessica Webb Labour 12,347 33.4 -1.2
John Beanse Liberal Democrat 5,739 15.5 0.0
Jean Griffin BNP 1,062 2.9 +0.5
Majority 5,487 14.8
Turnout 36,982 58.5 -12.2
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 1.0% from Labour to Conservative

Description
Shadow defence secretary Iain Duncan Smith currently holds this seat, but it was Norman Tebbit who put Chingford and Woodford Green on the political map.

Dubbed the ‘Chingford Skinhead’ Lord Tebbit was famous for his ultra right wing stances on policy, and for his loyalty to Margaret Thatcher.

When constituency boundaries were redrawn in 1995, the boundary commission decided to cross the boundary between the London boroughs of Waltham Forest and Redbridge twice, creating two cross border seats. This is one of them.

On the fringe of Essex, this constituency can be considered the epitome of traditionally Tory suburbia.

Residents are mainly white, in non-manual jobs and are wealthy enough to own their own property. There is below average unemployment at 2.6%.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Chingford & Woodford Green
Conservative hold
Name Party Votes %
Iain Duncan Smith Conservative 21,109 47.5
Tommy Hutchinson Labour 15,395 34.6
Geoffrey Seeff Liberal Democrat 6,885 15.5
Alan Gould BNP 1,059 2.4
Majority 5,714 12.9
Turnout 44,448 70.7
 
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