Leeds North East

2015 Result:
Conservative: 15887 (32.9%)
Labour: 23137 (47.9%)
Lib Dem: 2569 (5.3%)
Green: 2541 (5.3%)
UKIP: 3706 (7.7%)
Others: 451 (0.9%)
MAJORITY: 7250 (15%)

Category: Safe Labour seat

Geography: Yorkshire and the Humber, West Yorkshire. Part of the Leeds council area.

Main population centres: Leeds, Eccup.

Profile: A diverse seat covering the northern part of the West Yorkshire city of Leeds. The seat stretches from the countryside around the Eccup reservoir, through affluent residential suburbs like Alwoodley and Moortown with their large Jewish populations, up-and coming neighbourhoods popular with young professionals like Chapel Allerton, down to deprived inner city areas like Chapeltown, the centre of Leeds` afro-carribean community.

Politics: Leeds North-East was traditionally a Tory stronghold, represented by Sir Keith Joseph for thirty years. Social change has made the seat more sympathetic to Labour as large Victorian houses have gradually been converted into flats and homes of multiple occupancy. It was first won by Labour in 1997 (the originally selected Labour candidate, Liz Davies, being blocked by the NEC and replaced by Fabian Hamilton) and has become increasingly safe for them. Even in 2010, one of Labour`s worst ever performances, they retained a majority of almost ten percent here.


Current MP
FABIAN HAMILTON (Labour) Born 1955, London. Educated at Brentwood School and York University. Former graphic designer and computer systems consultant. Leeds councillor 1987-1998. Contested Leeds North East 1992. First elected as MP for Leeds North East in 1997.
Past Results
2010
Con: 15742 (33%)
Lab: 20287 (43%)
LDem: 9310 (20%)
UKIP: 842 (2%)
Oth: 1354 (3%)
MAJ: 4545 (10%)
2005*
Con: 13370 (32%)
Lab: 18632 (45%)
LDem: 8427 (20%)
Oth: 1038 (3%)
MAJ: 5262 (13%)
2001
Con: 12451 (31%)
Lab: 19540 (49%)
LDem: 6325 (16%)
UKIP: 382 (1%)
Oth: 1075 (3%)
MAJ: 7089 (18%)
1997
Con: 15409 (34%)
Lab: 22368 (49%)
LDem: 6318 (14%)
Oth: 468 (1%)
MAJ: 6959 (15%)

*There were boundary changes after 2005

Demographics
2015 Candidates
SIMON WILSON (Conservative)
FABIAN HAMILTON (Labour) See above.
AQILA CHOUDHRY (Liberal Democrat) Charity director. Contested Leeds North East 2010.
WARREN HENDON (UKIP)
EMMA CARTER (Green)
CELIA FOOTE (Alliance Green Socialism)
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Comments - 55 Responses on “Leeds North East”
  1. Labour got 63.1% of the vote here.

    20% higher than in 1997.

    This seat is never going Tory again.

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