Rupa Huq Holds Ealing Central and Acton

Labour candidate wins with a larger majority but reduced vote share

Rupa Huq gives her acceptance speech following the result
Rupa Huq gives her acceptance speech following the result. Picture: Rupa Huq

July 5, 2024

Rupa Huq, Labour’s candidate for Ealing Central and Acton has won a fourth term as the area’s MP.

She received 46.8% of the vote to gain a majority of 13,995. This represents a swing away from the party of 4.2% but its majority has been increased due to a bigger fall in the vote share of the other main contenders. Dr Huq first won the seat from the Conservatives in 2015 by less than 300 votes but this fourth win confirms the seat as a safe one for Labour.

She said afterwards on social media, “Thank you Ealing Central and Acton (now including the @LBHF wards of Wormholt and College Park and Old Oak) for placing your faith and trust in me for a fourth consecutive term.”

“Locally and nationally voters have backed #change and @UKLabour to turn the page on Tory chaos.”

As well as wards in Ealing and Acton areas, the constituency covers parts of Chiswick and Shepherd’s Bush after boundary changes since the last election. 47,769 electors turned out to vote representing 60.9% of those eligible a 9.4% fall on 2019.

The result declaration for Ealing Central and Acton
The result declaration for Ealing Central and Acton. Picture: Ealing Council

During a dismal night for the Conservatives, their candidate, James Windsor-Clive might take some solace for thwarting the Liberal Democrats ambitions to become the main challenger to Labour in the seat. The big gainer on the night was the Green’s Kate Crossland who received 11.4% of the vote, narrowly failing to push the Liberal Democrats into fourth place.

Ealing Central and Acton General Election Result July 2024
Candidate Votes % Change
Rupa Huq (Labour) 22,340 46.8% -4.2
James Windsor-Clive (Conservative) 8,345 17.5% -9.6
Alastair Mitton (Liberal Democrat) 6,056 12.7% -4.5
Kate Crossland (Green) 5,444 11.4% +8.2
Felix Orrell (Reform UK) 3,105 6.5%  
Nada Jarche (Workers Party) 1,766 3.7%  
Stephen Balogh (Social Democrat Party) 410 0.9%  
Julie Carter (Independent) 303 0.6%  
Total 47,769


Ealing Central and Acton - General Election 2019



% Change

Rupa Huq

Labour Party


Julian Gallant



Sonul Badiani

Liberal Democrat

Kate Crossland Green - -
Samir Alsoodani Brexit - -





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