Tower Hamlets elects its two MPs

Election 2019

Returning Officer and Speaker, Councillor Victoria Obaze

The results are now in and Tower Hamlets voters have elected their two new members of parliament (MPs) following the general election held on Thursday December 12 2019.

Rushanara Ali, Labour Party, has been elected as MP for the Bethnal Green and Bow constituency with 44,052 votes.

Apsana Begum, Labour Party, has been elected as MP for the Poplar and Limehouse constituency with 38,660 votes.

The official election count and declaration was made at the ExCel Centre by the borough’s Returning Officer and Speaker of the Council, Councillor Victoria Obaze.

Will Tuckley, Acting Returning Officer and Tower Hamlets Chief Executive, said: “I’m pleased to see that we have once again carried out our important role in delivering another safe, secure and fair election. Many thanks to everyone who voted today, especially as the weather was fairly cold and wet for much of the day. Our staff work tirelessly with important partners, like the police, to deliver the smooth running of our elections and I’m grateful for the dedicated hard work over many weeks leading up to today.”

The voter turnout for the Bethnal Green and Bow constituency was recorded as 60,810 (68.9 per cent) while the turnout for the Poplar and Limehouse constituency was recorded as 61,562 (67.03 per cent).

The full general election results including the number of votes given to each candidate is available on the council’s website www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/ge2019

Posted on Friday 13th December 2019