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%.