Kingston upon Hull East (UK Parliament constituency)
|Kingston upon Hull East|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Kingston upon Hull East in Humberside.
Location of Humberside within England.
|County||East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Electorate||68,150 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Karl Turner (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Kingston upon Hull|
|European Parliament constituency||Yorkshire and the Humber|
- Drypool; Holderness; Ings; Longhill; Marfleet; Southcoates East; Southcoates West; and Sutton in the City of Hull
This safe Labour seat covers most the city of Kingston upon Hull east of the river Hull, excluding for the Bransholme estate which lies in the Hull North Constituency. It is a constituency of diversity, divided by Holderness Road, it can be split into two very separate areas. It includes the now-redeveloped residential Victoria Docks, which can be considered alongside Sutton Village, Garden Village and the private housing suburbs to the north of East Park. Away from the prestigious dockside developments and middle-class suburbs, the southern area of the constituency is largely social housing with a large amount of unemployment and underemployment alongside the vast docks and industrial estates.
In the early years of the constituency, it continually changed hands between the Conservative Party and the then-Liberal Party. Hull East has returned Labour MPs since 1935, and from 1945 to 2010 was represented by only two members, former seamen, Harry Pursey and John Prescott (who became Deputy Prime Minister, in charge of at the time town and country planning policy).
Members of Parliament
|1892||Sir Clarence Smith||Liberal|
|1895||Sir Joseph Firbank||Conservative|
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2010: Kingston upon Hull East|
|Liberal Democrat||Jeremy Wilcock||7,790||22.8||+2.6|
|National Front||Joe Uttley||880||2.6||N/A|
|English Democrats||Mike Burton||715||2.1||+2.1|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Hull East|
|Liberal Democrat||Andy Sloan||5,862||18.9||+4.0|
|Socialist Labour||Linda Muir||207||0.7||-2.0|
|Legalise Cannabis||Carl Wagner||182||0.6||N/A|
|General Election 2001: Hull East|
|Labour||John Prescott||19,938||64.6||-6.7[n 3]|
|Liberal Democrat||Jo Swinson||4,613||14.9||+5.1|
|Socialist Labour||Linda Muir||830||2.7||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1992: Hull East|
|Conservative||John L. Fareham||11,373||23.8||−2.2|
|Liberal Democrat||James H. Wastling||6,050||12.6||−5.0|
|Natural Law||Cliff Kinzell||323||0.7||+0.7|
Notes and references
- A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
- As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
- Nominal figures based on imputed results from 1997 for new wards: seat saw substantial boundary changes
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- 2011 census interactive maps
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Hull East". BBC News. Retrieved 2010-05-07.
- "Hull City Council: General Elections". Hull City Council. Retrieved 2009-04-14.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.