West Ham

Old parliamentary constituency

This constituency no longer exists. Please select one of the replacement constituencies below

In June 2024, this constituency was replaced by two new constituencies:

Stratford and Bow

Covers approximately 46% of this old constituency’s population, and 43% of this old constituency’s area.

West Ham and Beckton

Covers approximately 54% of this old constituency’s population, and 56% of this old constituency’s area.

MP profiles

Date elected

5th May 2005

Public opinion

Would be less favourable towards the Conservative Party if they chose to weaken climate policies

69%

69.1% national average

Would prefer the next leader of the Conservative Party to invest in renewable energy

70%

72.2% national average

Support nuclear energy

59%

57.4% national average

Believe the government has increased investment in renewables over the past 5 years

46%

51.9% national average

Believe that the government should use wind and solar farms to reduce energy bills

85%

84.2% national average

Believe that the government should continue the block on onshore wind development

39%

24.2% national average

Second placed party at most recent election

Conservative Party

Have missed a bill payment in the last six months

42%

31.6% national average

Have missed a credit payment in the last six months

36%

23.7% national average

Have not been able to afford to turn the heating on at home when they have felt cold in the past month

43%

37.6% national average

Loss of nature and destruction of the environment should be one of the most important concerns for the country

This area National average
Neither agree nor disagree 25% 18.7%
Net agree 68% 72.5%
Net disagree 7% 8.7%
Partly agree 39% 38.8%
Partly disagree 5% 5.9%
Strongly agree 29% 33.8%
Strongly disagree 2% 2.7%

Mental health has been impacted by the cost of living crisis

54%

41.6% national average

Neither support nor oppose Net Zero

27%

26.7% national average

Oppose Net Zero

8%

12.7% national average

Policies for tackling the cost of living crisis should go hand in hand with policies to tackle the climate crisis

This area National average
Neither agree nor disagree 27% 23.5%
Net agree 61% 58.8%
Net disagree 12% 17.7%
Somewhat agree 36% 34.7%
Somewhat disagree 7% 10.6%
Strongly agree 25% 24.2%
Strongly disagree 5% 7.2%

Tackling climate change should / should not be one of the Government’s biggest priorities right now

This area National average
Should be a priority 55% 57.4%
Should not be a priority 45% 42.6%

Think that Rishi Sunak and the Conservative Government do not understand the impact the cost of living crisis is having on people

64%

68.0% national average

Worried about having to use a foodbank in the next year

39%

28.8% national average

Worried about not being able to afford their mortgage or rent in the next year

59%

40.0% national average

Place

Constituency age distribution

This area National average
Ages 0-9 13.8% 11.8%
Ages 10-19 10.4% 11.5%
Ages 20-29 20.1% 12.9%
Ages 30-39 21.9% 13.3%
Ages 40-49 12.6% 12.6%
Ages 50-59 10.1% 13.7%
Ages 60-69 6.2% 10.8%
Ages 70-79 3.3% 8.5%
Ages 80+ 1.8% 5.0%

Country of the UK

England

Estimated child poverty

48.8%

28.2% national average

Ethnicity

This area National average
African 13.4% 2.2%
Any other ethnic group 3.8% 1.4%
Arab 1.1% 0.5%
Bangladeshi 13.8% 0.9%
Caribbean 4.5% 0.9%
Chinese 2.4% 0.7%
English, Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish or British 17.8% 76.5%
Gypsy or Irish Traveller 0.1% 0.1%
Indian 7.5% 2.8%
Irish 0.7% 0.8%
Other Asian 3.8% 1.5%
Other Black 2.3% 0.4%
Other Mixed or Multiple ethnic groups 1.8% 0.7%
Other White 16.3% 5.7%
Pakistani 6.2% 2.4%
Roma 0.8% 0.2%
White and Asian 1.0% 0.8%
White and Black African 1.1% 0.4%
White and Black Caribbean 1.5% 0.8%

Number of onshore windfarms

0

0.7 national average

Socio-economic status

This area National average
Full-time students 12.3% 7.4%
Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations 12.2% 12.9%
Intermediate occupations 8.1% 11.5%
Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations 16.5% 19.9%
Lower supervisory and technical occupations 4.5% 5.5%
Never worked / long-term unemployed 13.7% 8.5%
Routine occupations 10.7% 12.2%
Semi-routine occupations 10.0% 11.5%
Small employers and own account workers 12.0% 10.6%

Movement

Churches that have declared a climate emergency

0

0.2 national average

Number of CAFOD parishes

2

1.4 national average

Number of CAFOD schools

4

2.3 national average

Number of Friends of the Earth local action groups

0

1.2 national average

Number of Hope For The Future trained constituents

0

0.2 national average

Number of RSPB Reserves

0

0.3 national average

Number of Save the Children shops

0

0.2 national average

Number of Wildlife Trusts Reserves

0

2.4 national average

Number of Women’s Institute groups