Old Bexley and Sidcup: New Boundaries 2023 Calculation

Old Bexley and Sidcup: Overview

Prediction: CON

Implied MP at 2019:James Brokenshire  (CON)
County/Area:Bexley (London)
Implied Turnout 2019:69.4%
Predicted Turnout:64.3%

CON Majority20,63640.2%9.2%

Result shown is the implied general election result from 2019, before the death of Mr Brokenshire in October 2021. Louie French (Con) won the old seat in a by-election on 2 December 2021.

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Chance of winning

Old Bexley and Sidcup : Political and Demographic indicators

The table below shows some political and demographic numerical indicators for the new Old Bexley and Sidcup constituency, the 'London' area and nation.

The political measures include the three axes: Economic (Left/Right), National (Global/National) and Social (Liberal/Conservative). (what does this mean).

The demographic measures are from the 2021 Census and include categories relating to national identity, economic activity, health and education. These categories are those which have the most relevance to political attitudes.

Indicator Seat LondonAll GB
Party Winner 2019CONLABCON
Party Winner 2017CONLABCON
Party Winner 2015CONLABCON
Economic Position15° Right2° Left
National Position13° Nat16° Glo
Social Position7° Con5° Lib
TribeStrong Right
EU Leave %62%40%52%
Average Age50.345.349.5
Good Education49%60%49%
Car owner82%59%77%
Ethnic White80%54%83%
ABC1 Class65%59%56%
Gross Household Income£53,224£53,561£42,397
Average House Price£422,486£631,346£313,528
Indicators: Legend and Descriptions
View descriptions and colour schemes of the table

The colour scheme used in the table above is explained in the legend table below. The eight census indicators (British Identity, Good Health, UK Born, Good Education Good Job, High SEC, Average Age and AB1 Class), 'Gross Household Income', 'Individual Disposable Income' and 'Average House Price' all use the same 'Census' colour scheme indicating whether the area's level is above or below the national average.

TopicCat 1Cat 2Cat 3Cat 4Cat 5
Economic Position Very Left Left Centrist Right Very Right
National Position Very Global Global Centrist National Very Nat
Social Position Very Lib Liberal Moderate Conservative Very Cons
EU Leave % Very Remain Remain Balanced Leave Very Leave
Census Very Low Low Medium High Very High

Indicator definitions are given in terms of political data definitions or census categories:

Definition / Included Census Categories
Party WinnerArea party winner : actual election result or projected by Electoral Calculus
Economic PositionEconomic position between 100° Left and 100° Right, estimated by Electoral Calculus from political and demographic data.
National PositionNational position between 100° Global and 100° National, estimated by Electoral Calculus from political and demographic data.
Social PositionSocial position between 100° Liberal and 100° Conservative, estimated by Electoral Calculus from political and demographic data.
TribeTribe group dominant in the area. Can be: Strong Left, Traditionalists, Progressives, Centrists, Somewheres, Kind Young Capitalists, or Strong Right. See details.
EU Leave %EU Referendum vote share for 'Leave' : actual result or estimate
Average AgeAge (TS007A)Average age of adults (18 years and above)
Good EducationHighest level of qualification (TS067)Level 3 (A-level equivalent) or Level 4+ (degree equivalent)
EmployedEconomic activity status (TS066)Part-time, full-time employed or self-employed
HomeownerTenure (TS054)Own a property with or without a mortgage, or with shared ownership
Car ownerCar or van availability (TS045)In a household with at least one car or van
MarriedLegal partnership status (TS002)Married or civil partnership
Ethnic WhiteEthnic group (TS021)White British, Irish, Gypsy, Roma or other
ChristianReligion (TS030)Christian or Christian denomination (NI)
ABC1 ClassApproximated Social Grade (SG002)Approximated social grades A, B and C1
Gross Household IncomeMedian gross household income, including cash benefits, but before tax. Values as at 2018. Source: ONS Small area estimates (E&W), Scottish Government (Scotland), plus additional Electoral Calculus modelling.
DeprivationHouseholds by deprivation dimensions (TS011)Fraction of households which are classed as deprived on one or more of the following four indicators: employment (unemployed or long-term sick); education (no good GCSE); health and disability (bad health or long-term problem); and housing (overcrowded, shared or no central heating).
Average House PriceAverage residential property price (including flats and houses) around 2019. Sources: Land Registry, Statistics Scotland, NI Department of Finance

Old Bexley and Sidcup: Map

Boundary Lines courtesy of Ordnance Survey OpenData © Crown copyright 2021, Map © OpenStreetMap contributors

New seat: Old Bexley and Sidcup

The new seat of Old Bexley and Sidcup is made up of the following wards, with the predicted ward winners shown if there were a general election tomorrow.

New seat: Old Bexley and SidcupActualPredicted
Old SeatGE19
BexleyBlackfen and Lamorbey12,003Old Bexley and SidcupCONCON
BexleyBlendon and Penhill11,795Old Bexley and SidcupCONCON
BexleyEast Wickham3,227Bexleyheath and CrayfordCONLAB
BexleyEast Wickham8,185Old Bexley and SidcupCONLAB
BexleyFalconwood and Welling5,002Bexleyheath and CrayfordCONCON
BexleyFalconwood and Welling6,607Old Bexley and SidcupCONCON
BexleyLonglands7,640Old Bexley and SidcupCONCON
BexleySt Mary's and St James8,133Old Bexley and SidcupCONCON
BexleySidcup11,373Old Bexley and SidcupCONCON
 Total73,965 CONCON

And these are the predicted results for the new seat of Old Bexley and Sidcup if there were an immediate general election. Please note that the wards used are those of 2024.

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