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Dudley East (UK Parliament constituency)

HistoryEdit

Throughout its history, it was served by one member: John Gilbert of the Labour Party.

BoundariesEdit

1974-1983: The County Borough of Dudley wards of Castle, Coseley East, Coseley West, Netherton and Woodside, Priory, St Andrew's, St James's, and St Thomas's.

1983-1997: The Metropolitan Borough of Dudley wards of Castle and Priory, Coseley East, Coseley West, Netherton and Woodside, Quarry Bank and Cradley, St Andrew's, St James's, and St Thomas's.

Dudley East was one of three constituencies in the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, covering as its name suggested the eastern part of the town of Dudley, including the town centre, along with Coseley and parts of Sedgley. At abolition in 1997, both Dudley East and Dudley West were replaced by two new constituencies: Dudley North and Dudley South, with some constituents being transferred to the re-created Stourbridge constituency.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member[1] Party
Feb 1974 John Gilbert Labour
1997 constituency abolished: see Dudley North, Dudley South and Stourbridge

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General election 1992: Dudley East[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Gilbert 29,806 52.8 +6.9
Conservative CJ Holland 20,606 36.5 -3.0
Liberal Democrat IC Jenkins 5,400 9.6 -5.1
National Front GE Cartwright 675 1.2 +1.2
Majority 9,200 16.3 +9.9
Turnout 56,487 75.0 +2.7
Labour hold Swing +4.9

Elections in the 1980sEdit

General election 1987: Dudley East[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Gilbert 24,942 45.87 +0.05
Conservative Elisabeth Jones 21,469 39.48 +4.56
Social Democratic Kevin Monks 7,965 14.65 -4.61
Majority 3,473 6.39
Turnout 54,376 72.3
Labour hold Swing
General election 1983: Dudley East[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Gilbert 24,441 45.82 -7.86
Conservative Susan Gillies 18,625 34.92 -0.18
Social Democratic Dominic Simon 10,272 19.26 +9.8
Majority 5,816 10.9
Turnout 53,338 71.34
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General election 1979: Dudley East[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Gilbert 22,521 53.83 -3.47
Conservative William Donald Williams 14,834 35.46 +7.73
Liberal Gerald Patrick Thomas Lewis 3,639 8.70 -3.44
National Front Albert James Baker 844 2.02 -0.82
Majority 7,687 18.37
Turnout 41,838 70.13
Labour hold Swing -5.60
General election, October 1974: Dudley East[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Gilbert 23,621 57.30 -6.15
Conservative John Taylor 11,430 27.73 -8.83
Liberal Owen Glyn Hopkins 5,003 12.14 N/A
National Front Charles Rex Knott 1,171 2.84 N/A
Majority 12,191 29.57
Turnout 41,225 68.29
Labour hold Swing +1.34
General election, February 1974: Dudley East[4][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Gilbert 27,417 63.45
Conservative John Taylor 15,795 36.55
Majority 11,622 26.90
Turnout 43,212 72.12
Labour win (new seat)

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 3)
  2. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010.
  3. ^ a b "'Dudley East', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  4. ^ a b c "'Dudley East', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Archived from the original on 1 April 2016. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  5. ^ "UK General Election results May 1979". Politics Resources. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  6. ^ "UK General Election results October 1974". Politics Resources. Archived from the original on 20 August 2017. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  7. ^ "UK General Election results February 1974". Politics Resources. Archived from the original on 20 August 2017. Retrieved 21 March 2016.