Residents of Tower Hamlets are the most strongly opposed in the UK to bombing Isis in Syria.
MPs are embarking on a 10-hour debate on Wednesday, December 2, on whether to back air strikes against the terror group in Syria, ending in a vote in the evening.
The Wharf has analysed the results of an e-petition on Parliament’s website calling for MPs not to support attacking IS in Syria, which has been signed more than 182,000 times and the top two constituencies make up Tower Hamlets.
Some 2,614 of these signatures come from people in Bethnal Green and Bow.
This works out at one person in 51 in Rushanara Ali’s seat.
The Labour MP quit Ed Miliband’s front bench last year in order to abstain from a similar vote to attack IS in Iraq, which her former leader was backing.
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Another 2,295 people in neighbouring Poplar and Limehouse have put their names to the appeal.
This works out at one person in 61 in Jim Fitzpatrick’s constituency – but he said last week that he was minded to support the Government.
Some 1,016 in Jeremy Corbyn’s constituency of Islington North have also signed the petition against the proposal while Diane Abbott’s Hackney seat also features in the top 10.
Prime Minister David Cameron is likely to win parliamentary support for the air strikes despite the opposition of the Labour leader.
Around 90 Labour MPs are likely to join many Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland in supporting the Prime Minister’s plan.
Top seats opposed to air strikes
Seat // Signatures // MP // 1 in X signed from constituency
Bethnal Green and Bow // 2,614 // Rushanara Ali // 51
Poplar and Limehouse // 2,295 // Jim Fitzpatrick // 61
Birmingham, Hall Green // 1,853 // Mr Roger Godsiff // 64
Blackburn // 1,604 // Kate Hollern // 67
Bristol West // 1,794 // Thangam Debbonaire // 72
Brighton, Pavilion // 1,455 // Caroline Lucas // 73
Bradford West // 1,549 // Naz Shah // 75
Birmingham, Hodge Hill // 1,638 // Liam Byrne // 76
Hackney North and Stoke Newington // 1,517 // Ms Diane Abbott // 88
Manchester, Gorton // 1,196 // Sir Gerald Kaufman MP // 95