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 Upminster
Other Conservative gain from Labour
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Angela Watkinson Conservative 15,410 45.5 +6.0
Keith Darvill Labour 14,169 41.9 -4.3
Peter Truesdale Liberal Democrat 3,183 9.4 -0.1
Terry Murray UK Independence 1,089 3.2  
Majority 1,241 3.7
Turnout 33,851 59.6 -13.2
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 5.2% from Labour to Conservative

Description
Upminster is located on the eastern edge of London, on the border with Essex. The seat comprises the usually solid Labour territory of Harold Hill, a sprawling council estate in the north which was built after the second world war to house the overspill population from London.

In stark contrast, the southern part of the seat covers the middle-class and prosperous Cranham and Emerson park. The seat also includes the area from which it gets its name, Upminster.

Local successes include Hall Mead school in Cranham, which was one of 300 schools nationwide to receive Beacon status and the Thames Chase Community Forest, which has been awarded over 4m to aid its development as a new English woodland.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Upminster
Labour gain from Conservative
Name Party Votes %
Keith Darvill Labour 19,085 46.2
Nicholas Bonsor Conservative 16,315 39.5
Pamela Peskett Liberal Democrat 3,919 9.5
Terry Murray Referendum 2,000 4.8
Majority 2,770 6.7
Turnout 41,319 72.8
 
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