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Leyton (UK Parliament constituency)

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created for the 1950 general election, and abolished for the 1997 general election, when it was partly replaced by the new Leyton and Wanstead constituency.

BoundariesEdit

1950-1974: The Municipal Borough of Leyton.

1974-1983: The London Borough of Waltham Forest wards of Cann Hall, Central, Forest, Lea Bridge, Leyton, and Leytonstone.

1983-1997: The London Borough of Waltham Forest wards of Cann Hall, Cathall, Forest, Grove Green, Lea Bridge, Leyton, and Leytonstone.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party Notes
1950 Reginald Sorensen Labour Resigned December 1964 on being raised to the peerage
1965 by-election Ronald Buxton Conservative
1966 Patrick Gordon Walker Labour Previously MP for Smethwick 1945-1964
Feb 1974 Bryan Magee Labour
1982 SDP
1983 Harry Cohen Labour
1997 constituency abolished: see Leyton and Wanstead

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1950sEdit

General election 1950: Leyton [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Reginald Sorensen 35,702 54.59 N/A
Conservative Peter Williams 24,052 36.77 N/A
Liberal CO Appleton 5,650 8.64 N/A
Majority 11,650 17.71 N/A
Turnout 65,404 83.33 N/A
Registered electors 78,491
Labour win (new seat)
General election 1951: Leyton [2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Reginald Sorensen 37,728 57.78 +3.19
Conservative Peter Williams 27,563 42.22 +5.45
Majority 10,165 15.57 -2.14
Turnout 65,291 82.18 -1.15
Registered electors 79,445
Labour hold Swing -1.13
General election 1955: Leyton [4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Reginald Sorensen 29,747 53.40 -4.78
Conservative Ronald Buxton 21,543 38.67 -3.55
Liberal Evan Richards 4,421 7.94 -N/A
Majority 8,204 14.73 -0.84
Turnout 55,711 74.34 -7.84
Registered electors 79,944
Labour hold Swing -0.62
General election 1959: Leyton [6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Reginald Sorensen 28,367 53.71 +0.31
Conservative Ronald Buxton 24,448 46.29 +7.62
Majority 3,919 7.42 -7.31
Turnout 52,815 74.39 +0.05
Registered electors 70,996
Labour hold Swing -3.7

Elections in the 1960sEdit

General election 1964: Leyton [8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Reginald Sorensen 23,640 50.35 -3.36
Conservative Ronald Buxton 15,714 33.47 -12.82
Liberal Alistair Mackay 7,598 16.18 N/A
Majority 7,926 16.88 +9.46
Turnout 46,592 70.18 -4.21
Registered electors 66,905
Labour hold Swing -3.36
By-election, 21 Jan 1965 [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ronald Buxton 16,544 42.88 +9.41
Labour Patrick Gordon Walker 16,339 42.36 -8.00
Liberal Alistair Mackay 5,382 13.95 -2.23
UK & Commonwealth Party Jeremiah Lynch 157 0.41 N/A
Disarmament George Delf 156 0.40 N/A
Majority 205 0.53 N/A
Turnout 38,578 57.70 -12.48
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +8.71
General election 1966: Leyton [11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Patrick Gordon Walker 26,803 54.42 +4.07
Conservative Ronald Buxton 18,157 36.87 +3.40
Liberal Alistair Mackay 3,851 7.82 -8.36
Independent Labour William Hanley 441 0.90 N/A
Majority 8,646 17.55 +0.67
Turnout 49,252 76.09 +4.91
Registered electors 64,727
Labour hold Swing +0.34

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General election 1970: Leyton [13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Patrick Gordon Walker 23,386 56.64 +2.22
Conservative Ronald Buxton 17,906 43.36 +6.49
Majority 5,480 13.27 -4.28
Turnout 41,292 61.99 -14.10
Registered electors 66,610
Labour hold Swing -2.14
General election, February 1974: Leyton [15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bryan Magee 22,785 49.07 -7.57
Conservative Barry Dare 12,848 27.67 -15.69
Liberal Timothy Brown 8,707 18.75 N/A
National Front Sherri Bothwell 2,097 4.52 N/A
Majority 9,937 21.40 +8.13
Turnout 46,437 72.66 +10.67
Registered electors 63,909
Labour hold Swing +4.06
General election, October 1974: Leyton [15][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bryan Magee 22,130 54.88 +5.82
Conservative Barry Dare 10,617 26.33 -1.34
Liberal Ralph Scott 5,408 13.41 -5.34
National Front Sherri Bothwell 2,168 5.38 +0.86
Majority 11,513 28.55 +7.15
Turnout 40,323 62.68 -9.98
Registered electors 64,328
Labour hold Swing +3.58
General election 1979: Leyton [15][18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bryan Magee 21,095 51.38 -3.51
Conservative Anthony Cordle 15,361 37.41 +11.08
Liberal Clyde Kitson 3,425 8.34 -5.07
National Front Peter Pomery-Rudd 1,179 2.87 -2.51
Majority 5,734 13.96 -14.59
Turnout 41,060 69.39 +6.71
Registered electors 59,176
Labour hold Swing -7.29

Elections in the 1980sEdit

General election 1983: Leyton [19][20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harry Cohen 16,504 43.5 −7.9
Conservative Waldemar Neilson-Hansen 11,988 31.60 −5.8
Social Democratic Bryan Magee 9,448 24.90 N/A
Majority 4,516 11.90 −2.1
Turnout 37,940 65.7 -3.72
Registered electors 57,770
Labour hold Swing -1.06
General election 1987: Leyton [19][21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harry Cohen 16,536 41.21 -2.29
Liberal Simon Banks 11,895 29.65 +4.75
Conservative David Gilmartin 11,692 29.14 -2.46
Majority 4,641 11.57 -0.33
Turnout 40,123 69.58 +3.91
Registered electors 57,662
Labour hold Swing -3.52

Election in the 1990sEdit

General election 1992: Leyton [19][22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harry Cohen 20,334 52.64 +11.43
Conservative Christine Smith 8,882 23.00 -6.14
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Fryer 8,180 21.18 -8.47
Liberal Louis de Pinna 561 1.45 N/A
Green Khalid Pervez 412 1.07 N/A
Natural Law Richard Archer 256 0.66 N/A
Majority 11,452 29.65 +18.08
Turnout 38,625 67.44 -2.14
Registered electors 57,272
Labour hold Swing +8.79

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results February 1950". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  2. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results October 1951". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  3. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1951.
  4. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results May 1955". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  5. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1955.
  6. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results October 1959". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  7. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1959.
  8. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results October 1964". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  9. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1964.
  10. ^ "1965 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 25 October 2009. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  11. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results March 1966". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  12. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1966.
  13. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1970". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  14. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1970.
  15. ^ a b c "'Leyton', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Archived from the original on 3 April 2016. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  16. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results February 1974". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  17. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results October 1974". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  18. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results May 1979". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  19. ^ a b c "'Leyton', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Archived from the original on 4 April 2016. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  20. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results June 1983". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  21. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results June 1987". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  22. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results April 1992". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 24 March 2016.