General Election 2024: Leyton & Wanstead result


The Leyton and Wanstead constituency will continue to be represented by Labour in parliament, with Calvin Bailey elected as the new MP.

The former Royal Air Force pilot won the seat with a 13,964 vote majority, a reduction of 6,844 compared to his predecessor John Cryer.

“I am passionate about education and opportunities for our young people in Leyton and Wanstead,” said Bailey in a pre-election statement, citing the delivery of a new Whipps Cross Hospital and opportunities for the next generation as his top priorities.

The Green Party increased their vote share, up from 4.1% in 2019 to 15.5% in yesterday’s election, pushing their candidate Charlotte Lafferty into second place.

Both the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats saw their vote share drop, finishing third and fifth respectively, with independent candidate Shanell Johnson earning a 9.5%  share of the vote to take fourth place.