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 Ealing Acton & Shepherd's Bush
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Clive Soley Labour 20,144 54.1 -4.3
Justine Greening Conservative 9,355 25.1 -0.7
Martin Tod Liberal Democrat 6,171 16.6 +5.9
Nick Grant Socialist Alliance 529 1.4  
George Lawrie UK Independence 476 1.3 +0.5
Carlos Rule Socialist Labour 301 0.8 -0.5
Rebecca Ng ProLife Alliance 225 0.6 0.0
Majority 10,789 29.0
Turnout 37,201 52.6 -14.1
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 1.8% from Labour to Conservative

Description
Ealing Acton and Shepherd’s Bush was the site of a ten-way battle in which seven of the combatants failed to gain a four-figure vote. Ultimately Labour’s Clive Soley was victorious with a majority of over 15,000 votes.

His victory was due, in part, to the Boundary Commission’s decision to create a cross-borough seat including wards from both Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham which worked massively in Labour’s favour, especially when two of the Old Acton seat’s most Conservative wards were moved elsewhere.

Compounding the Tories’ woes, the five wards that were transferred in from the Hammersmith constituency - Shepherd’s Bush - tended to vote strongly Labour, including the massive White City council estate, the rather down-at-heel area surrounding Wormwood Scrubs and the heart of multicultural Shepherd’s Bush.

The Conservative’s opposition to these boundary changes is understandable. Ealing is an Outer London borough and Hanger Lane has very little in common - either politically or socially - with Shepherd’s Bush’s inner city terraces.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Ealing Acton & Shepherd's Bush
Labour gain from Conservative
Name Party Votes %
Clive Soley Labour 28,052 58.4
Barbara Yerolemou Conservative 12,402 25.8
Andrew Mitchell Liberal Democrat 5,163 10.7
Christopher Winn Referendum 637 1.3
Jack Gilbert Socialist Labour 635 1.3
Joseph Gomm UK Independence 385 0.8
Paul Danon ProLife Alliance 265 0.6
Christopher Beasley Independent 209 0.4
William Edwards Independent 163 0.3
Kevin Turner Natural Law 150 0.3
Majority 15,650 32.6
Turnout 48,061 66.7
 
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