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#ELLGE2015: Graphics showing how Hackney voted

#ELLGE2015: Graphics showing how Hackney voted

Both Labour and the Greens increased their share as Hackney returned their incumbent Labour MPs – local residents have consistently supported the party since the late 1970s. The Green Party rose hugely in popularity, while UKIP made an entry into Hackney South and Shoreditch. Diane Abbott held her seat with a 63 per cent vote share in Hackney…

#ELLGE2015: Graphic shows how Labour lost in Croydon

#ELLGE2015: Graphic shows how Labour lost in Croydon

As one of the 12 key battleground constituencies, all eyes were on Croydon Central on election night. The Conservative win in this marginal seat spoke to the larger national result, while North and South Croydon saw no particular political shakeup. Increased support for UKIP, however, was notable. Croydon Central saw a close race, with…

#ELLGE2015: Tower Hamlets Labour and UKIP surge

#ELLGE2015: Tower Hamlets Labour and UKIP surge

Both Tower Hamlets’ Labour MPs held their seats in the general election while extending their majorities by an additional 18 per cent. Support for the party remained strong in the borough in stark contrast to Labour’s bleak results across the country. Rushanara Ali won Bethnal Green and Bow with a majority of 24,317…

#ELLGE2015: Graphic shows Green vote soar in Lewisham

#ELLGE2015: Graphic shows Green vote soar in Lewisham

There were substantial gains for the Labour Party across Lewisham, while the Liberal Democrats suffered massive losses in all three constituencies. Across the borough as a whole, support for the Green Party nearly tripled. UKIP saw a three-to-five-fold increase in popularity, while the Conservative vote hardly moved. In Lewisham West and…

#ELLGE2015: Labour grabs both seats in Hackney

#ELLGE2015: Labour grabs both seats in Hackney

Hackney was the earliest to declare its winners among the East London boroughs, welcoming back incumbents Diane Abbott and Meg Hillier with open arms. Both kept their seats with more-than-comfortable leads, with Abbott taking 63 per cent of votes in her Hackney North and Stoke Newington, and Hillier garnering 64…

#ELLGE2015: Labour majorities up in all seats

#ELLGE2015: Labour majorities up in all seats

Labour held all three Lewisham constituencies in each case with a substantially increased majority. In Lewisham East, Labour MP Heidi Alexander was re-elected with 23,907 votes  a 56 per cent share  and a substantial improvement on the 2010 results when she won 43 per cent. The Liberal Democrats crashed from…

#ELLGE2015: Barwell wins by just 165 votes

#ELLGE2015: Barwell wins by just 165 votes

Weary Labour eyes hoping for some crumbs of comfort turned to Croydon Central this morning only to see Conservative MP Gavin Barwell defeat Labour’s Sarah Jones by just 165 votes. It had been one of the key target marginal seats Labour needed to win to have any chance of power. In…

#ELLGE2015: Labour defy trend with 18pc swing

#ELLGE2015: Labour defy trend with 18pc swing

Labour held their two seats in Tower Hamlets with both sitting MPs registering stunning 18 per cent increases in their shares of the vote over 2010, in complete contrast to the party’s dismal showing elsewhere. Rushanara Ali won Bethnal Green and Bow with a majority of 24,317 on a turnout…

Quiz: How much do you know about global food?

Quiz: How much do you know about global food?

Enjoyed finding out about the diversity of food in ELL boroughs? Why not try our world food quiz to see just how much you know about kräftskiva and curry houses. Thanks for taking our quiz! If you missed it, this week ELL has been focusing on foreign food in your…

#MigrantMunchies: ELL’s foodie focus week follows migrants’ stories and how they’re changing what you eat

#MigrantMunchies: ELL’s foodie focus week follows migrants’ stories and how they’re changing what you eat

Eastlondonlines has gone around the world – in four boroughs. We’ve sampled some of the tastiest global cuisines in our bid to discover how migration has spiced up the local restaurant scene. Over the week we’ll be offering you the low down on migration trends and the new and exciting…

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