Tactical voting

Southend West and Leigh

Our tactical voting recommendation in Southend West and Leigh:
Vote Labour

Why vote Labour in Southend West and Leigh?

This is a marginal seat between Conservatives and Labour. The Conservatives were narrowly ahead of Labour in the May 2024 local elections here, with nearly a third of the vote divided between Lib Dem and Green council candidates. However, people often vote differently in local and general elections. In the context of a general election, Labour has a small lead over the Conservatives in Southend West and Leigh. Labour, and supporters of progressive politics, cannot afford to take Southend West and Leigh for granted.

Tactical voting decision based on

Current MP
Local factors

Which parties look like they are targeting Southend West and Leigh?

It looks like Southend West and Leigh is a Labour target seat.

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About our data

Polling: Voting Intention for Southend West and Leigh

MRP polling by Survation:

Selector of different research dates
30 Mar
04 Jun
15 Jun
Conservative 33.94%
Labour 39.06%
Liberal Democrats 8.34%
Reform 12.76%
Green 3.90%
Other 1.89%
Updated: 15 June 20:20

Remember, polling data alone should not be used for tactical voting. It's important to consider local factors and which party holds the seat.

How many people intend to vote tactically in Southend West and Leigh?


What's happened in Southend West and Leigh

Energy Bills


Percentage of constituents who are worried about not being able to pay their energy bills in the next year
Source: Survation MRP for 38 Degrees (February 2023)

Food Banks (Local)


visits (April 2017 - March 2018)


visits (April 2022 - March 2023)
Source: Trussell Trust (April 2023)

Food Banks (Great Britain)


visits (April 2009 - March 2010)


visits (April 2022 - March 2023)
Source: Trussell Trust (April 2023)

Ambulance Wait Times

52m 23s

Time in which 90% of emergency calls are responded to (November 2018)

1h 40m 3s

Time in which 90% of emergency calls are responded to (November 2023)
Source: NHS England (November 2018 - 2023)



people are estimated to be homeless in your region
Source: Shelter (December 2023)

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