Leyton and Wanstead 2024 general election result

Calvin Bailey

Labour has held Leyton and Wanstead in its landslide victory, although with a reduced majority. The Green party leapfrogged the Lib Dems and Conservatives to take second place.

Calvin Bailey is the new MP, with a majority of 13,964 – a reduction on John Cryer’s 2019 majority of more than 20,000. Green Charlotte Lafferty came second, and independent candidate Shanell Johnson nearly made it into third place.

Meanwhile Mr Cryer will become a Lord, having been included in the dissolution honours for Labour. Mr Cryer’s wife, Ellie Reeves, who held her Lewisham seat with a 19,000 majority, is tipped to be appointed to the cabinet.

In Ilford North Wes Streeting, despite his high profile in the campaign, won with a very slender majority of just over 500 votes over former Wanstead High School student Leanne Mohamad. In Ilford South, Redbridge council leader Jas Athwal won comfortably, presumably meaning there will be change in the town hall.

And Wanstead Park councillor Bayo Alaba won a significant victory for Labour in Southend, taking the seat from the Conservatives with a majority of more than 4,000.

The full Leyton and Wanstead results are:

Calvin Bailey20,755

Charlotte Lafferty6,791

Gloria Croxall4,846

Shanell Johnson4,173

Liberal Democrat
Tara Copeland

Reform UK
David Sandground2,475

Workers Party of Britain
Mahtab Aziz1,633

Rejoin EU
Simon Bezer244

Here is Mr Bailey’s victory speech at the count at Waltham Forest town hall.

Story corrected re Ilford North and South. Thanks Sue.

10 thoughts on “Leyton and Wanstead 2024 general election result”

  1. He lives in Wiltshire , is he going to meet his constituents by Zoom? Ex RAF, he really was parachuted in!

  2. He plans to move to the area. The unexpected timing of the election explains why his address is still given as Wiltshire.

    On a separate point, very encouraging to see such a strong showing from the Greens. It says a lot for our area that environmentalism has a high priority.

    1. Stuart,there wasn’t one, well not by the local Labour party members anyway – he was selected by the NEC. I didn’t realise that Wanstead Park’s Cllr Bayo was standing in Southend (and has been elected) though. Why on earth wasn’t he the prospective candidate for Leyton and Wanstead? Do we now have a by-election in Wanstead Park for a new Councillor?

  3. I had a 15 minute conversation with Mr Bailey on my doorstep and asked him how he would manage living in Wiltshire alongside his responsibilities of representing Wanstead and Leyton constituents. He said he will be living in Leytonstone or the time being, but would not be moving his family as they are settled in Wiltshire following years of movement during his time in the forces. He therefore feels he can combine representing his constituents whilst having a permanent home in Wiltshire. He’s going to be busy bloke that’s for sure!

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