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Coventry South East (UK Parliament constituency)

BoundariesEdit

1974-1983: The County Borough of Coventry wards of Binley and Willenhall, Godiva, Lower Stoke, and St Michael's.

1983-1997: The City of Coventry wards of Binley and Willenhall, Cheylesmore, Lower Stoke, and St Michael's.

For its entire existence the constituency included Coventry city centre, which had previously been part of the Coventry South seat; in 1997 the city centre was transferred to the re-created Coventry South constituency, with Jim Cunningham being elected as MP.

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General election, February 1974: Coventry South East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Wilson 22,217 58.23
Conservative Ian Taylor 11,466 30.05
Liberal D Prem 4,472 11.72
Majority 10,751 28.18
Turnout 75.53
Labour win (new seat)
General election, October 1974: Coventry South East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Wilson 20,771 60.45
Conservative C Hannington 8,640 25.14
Liberal D Woodcock 4,952 14.41
Majority 12,131 35.30
Turnout 67.62
Labour hold Swing
General election, 1979: Coventry South East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Wilson 19,583 55.00
Conservative T Sawdon 12,097 33.98
Liberal M Brazier 2,984 8.38
National Front R Clarke 513 1.44
Workers Revolutionary A Wilkins 426 1.20
Majority 7,486 21.03
Turnout 69.86
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1980sEdit

General election 1983: Coventry South East[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Dave Nellist 15,307 41.1
Conservative Jacques Arnold 12,625 33.9
Alliance G. Kilby 9,323 25.02
Majority 2,682 7.2
Turnout 37,255 70.9
Labour hold Swing
General election 1987: Coventry South East[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Dave Nellist 17,969 47.5 +6.4
Conservative Alan Grant 11,316 29.9 −4.0
Social Democratic Frank Devine 8,095 21.4 −3.6
Green Neil Hutchinson 479 1.3 N/A
Majority 6,653 17.6 +10.4
Turnout 37,856 72.97 +2.06
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General election 1992: Coventry South East[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jim Cunningham 11,902 32.58 −14.9
Conservative Martine Hyams 10,591 28.99 −0.9
Independent Labour Dave Nellist 10,551 28.88 N/A
Liberal Democrat Tony Armstrong 3,318 9.08 N/A
National Front Norman Tomkinson 173 0.5 N/A
Majority 1,311 3.59 −14.0
Turnout 36,533 74.87 +1.9
Labour hold Swing

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 6)
  2. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 26 November 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  5. ^ http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge87/i06.htm
  6. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  7. ^ "UK General Election results April 1992". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2011.