General Election Predictions

General Election Predictions 28: London North East

4 Jan 2015 at 09:00

This is the twenty-eighth in a series of blogposts (scroll to the bottom of the article for the others) which will seek to predict the outcome of every seat in the run-up to the next general election. The notion of a universal swing in May 2015 can be totally discounted. Each seat has to be treated on its merits. Feel free to add your comments and tell me where you think I have got things wrong. I will return to update each county analysis when and if I get new information.

Seats: 11
Current Political Makeup: Con 4, Lab 7
Predicted Political Makeup after May 7: Con 3, Lab 8

Chingford & Woodford Green

2010 Result:
Conservative: 22743 (52.8%)
Labour: 9780 (22.7%)
Lib Dem: 7242 (16.8%)
BNP: 1288 (3%)
Green: 650 (1.5%)
UKIP: 1133 (2.6%)
Independent: 202 (0.5%)
Others: 68 (0.2%)
MAJORITY: 12963 (30.1%)

Sitting MP: Iain Duncan Smith (Con)
Prediction: Conservative hold

Safe seat

Edmonton

2010 Result:
Conservative: 12052 (29.8%)
Labour: 21665 (53.7%)
Lib Dem: 4252 (10.5%)
Green: 516 (1.3%)
UKIP: 1036 (2.6%)
Christian: 350 (0.9%)
Independent: 127 (0.3%)
Others: 379 (0.9%)
MAJORITY: 9613 (23.8%)

Sitting MP: Andy Love (Lab)
Prediction: Labour hold

Enfield North

2010 Result:
Conservative: 18804 (42.3%)
Labour: 17112 (38.5%)
Lib Dem: 5403 (12.2%)
BNP: 1228 (2.8%)
Green: 489 (1.1%)
UKIP: 938 (2.1%)
English Dem: 131 (0.3%)
Christian: 161 (0.4%)
Independent: 91 (0.2%)
Others: 96 (0.2%)
MAJORITY: 1692 (3.8%)

Sitting MP: Nick de Bois (Con)
Prediction: Labour gain

This seat is more complicated than it looks. You’d think it would be a Labour banker to regain, but the local Labour Party is in dissaray after they re-selected Joan Ryan, who Nick De Bois defeated in 2010. She’s a gift to the Tories because of her record on expenses, and the circumstances surrounding her selection whiff to say the least. There are also demographic changes afoot in this seat which benefit the Conservatives. However, I’m going with Labour in my prediction as I think the odds still go marginally in their favour.

Enfield Southgate

2010 Result:
Conservative: 21928 (49.4%)
Labour: 14302 (32.2%)
Lib Dem: 6124 (13.8%)
Green: 632 (1.4%)
UKIP: 505 (1.1%)
Respect: 174 (0.4%)
English Dem: 173 (0.4%)
Independent: 391 (0.9%)
Others: 123 (0.3%)
MAJORITY: 7626 (17.2%)

Sitting MP: David Burrowes (Con)
Prediction: Conservative hold

Portillo’s old seat. I doubt there will be much of an upset this time.

Hackney North & Stoke Newington

2010 Result:
Conservative: 6759 (14.5%)
Labour: 25553 (55%)
Lib Dem: 11092 (23.9%)
Green: 2133 (4.6%)
Christian: 299 (0.6%)
Independent: 96 (0.2%)
Others: 529 (1.1%)
MAJORITY: 14461 (31.1%)

Sitting MP: Diane Abbott (Lab)
Prediction: Labour hold

Safe seat.

Ilford North

2010 Result:
Conservative: 21506 (45.7%)
Labour: 16102 (34.2%)
Lib Dem: 5966 (12.7%)
BNP: 1545 (3.3%)
Green: 572 (1.2%)
UKIP: 871 (1.9%)
Others: 456 (1%)
MAJORITY: 5404 (11.5%)

Sitting MP: Lee Scott (Con)
Prediction: Conservative hold

This seat will definitely be targeted by Labour but unless they are heading for a decent sized majority I don’t see it falling to them.

Ilford South

2010 Result:
Conservative: 14014 (27.4%)
Labour: 25301 (49.4%)
Lib Dem: 8679 (17%)
Green: 1319 (2.6%)
UKIP: 1132 (2.2%)
Others: 746 (1.5%)
MAJORITY: 11287 (22%)

Sitting MP: Mike Gapes (Lab)
Prediction: Labour hold

Safe seat.

Islington North

2010 Result:
Conservative: 6339 (14.2%)
Labour: 24276 (54.5%)
Lib Dem: 11875 (26.7%)
Green: 1348 (3%)
UKIP: 716 (1.6%)
MAJORITY: 12401 (27.8%)

Sitting MP: Jeremy Corbyn (Lab)
Prediction: Labour hold

Safe seat.

Leyton & Wanstead

2010 Result:
Conservative: 8928 (22.2%)
Labour: 17511 (43.6%)
Lib Dem: 11095 (27.6%)
BNP: 561 (1.4%)
Green: 562 (1.4%)
UKIP: 1080 (2.7%)
Christian: 342 (0.9%)
Others: 80 (0.2%)
MAJORITY: 6416 (16%)

Sitting MP: John Cryer (Lab)
Prediction: Labour hold

Safe seat

Tottenham

2010 Result:
Conservative: 6064 (14.9%)
Labour: 24128 (59.3%)
Lib Dem: 7197 (17.7%)
Green: 980 (2.4%)
UKIP: 466 (1.1%)
Christian: 262 (0.6%)
TUSC: 1057 (2.6%)
Independent: 143 (0.4%)
Others: 390 (1%)
MAJORITY: 16931 (41.6%)

Sitting MP: David Lammy (Lab)
Prediction: Labour hold

Safe seat.

Walthamstow

2010 Result:
Conservative: 5734 (14%)
Labour: 21252 (51.8%)
Lib Dem: 11774 (28.7%)
Green: 767 (1.9%)
UKIP: 823 (2%)
Christian: 248 (0.6%)
TUSC: 279 (0.7%)
Independent: 117 (0.3%)
MAJORITY: 9478 (23.1%)

Sitting MP: Stella Creasy (Lab)
Prediction: Labour hold

Safe seat.

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