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Barking is a constituency represented in the House of Commonsmarker of the Parliament of the United Kingdommarker. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. It has elected Labour MPs since its creation in 1945, usually with strong majorities.


Barking in Essex, showing boundaries used from 1945 to 1950.
The seat covers the areas of Barkingmarker and Becontreemarker in east Londonmarker.

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in North Londonmarker the Boundary Commission for England has made modifications and alterations to all existing constituencies. The electoral wards used to create the Barking constituency to be fought at the Next United Kingdom general election are:

  • Abbey, Alibon, Becontree, Eastbury, Gascoigne, Goresbrook, Longbridge, Mayesbrook, Parsloes, Thames, and Valence.

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1945 Somerville Hastings Labour
1959 Tom Driberg Labour
Feb 1974 Jo Richardson Labour
1994 by-election Margaret Hodge Labour

Election results

Elections in 2000s

Elections in 1990s

Elections in 1980s

Elections in 1970s

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