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Leyton East (UK Parliament constituency)

Leyton East was a parliamentary constituency in the Municipal Borough of Leyton, then part of Essex but now in Greater London.

Leyton East
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19181950
Number of membersone
Replaced byLeyton
Created fromWalthamstow

It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post system.

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BoundariesEdit

 
Leyton East in Essex 1918-1950

The Urban District of Leyton wards of Cann Hall, Grove Green, Harrow Green, Leytonstone, and Wanstead Slip.

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created for the 1918 general election, and abolished for the 1950 general election.

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Election in the 1910sEdit

General election 1918: Leyton East [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Liberal Cecil Malone 4,319 35.7 N/A
Unionist Ernest Edward Alexander 4,119 34.0 N/A
Labour William Carter 3,668 30.3 N/A
Majority 200 1.7 N/A
Turnout 12,106 45.3 N/A
Liberal win (new seat)
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920sEdit

General election 1922: Leyton East [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Ernest Edward Alexander 7,866 38.6 +4.6
Labour William Carter 6,300 30.9 +0.6
National Liberal William Gibbons 4,568 22.4 N/A
Liberal Edward Brotherton-Ratcliffe 1,650 8.1 −27.6
Majority 1,566 7.7 N/A
Turnout 20,384 72.2 +26.9
Registered electors 28,232
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +16.1
General election 1923: Leyton East [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Archibald Church 7,944 39.5 +8.6
Unionist Ernest Edward Alexander 6,533 32.4 −6.2
Liberal Thomas Broad 5,669 28.1 +20.0
Majority 1,411 7.1 N/A
Turnout 20,146 69.1 −3.1
Registered electors 29,166
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +7.4
General election 1924: Leyton East [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Ernest Edward Alexander 10,649 46.4 +14.0
Labour Archibald Church 9,087 39.7 +0.2
Liberal R.W. Puddicombe 3,174 13.9 −14.2
Majority 1,562 6.7 N/A
Turnout 22,190 77.6 +8.5
Registered electors 29,506
Unionist gain from Labour Swing +6.9
General election 1929: Leyton East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Fenner Brockway 11,111 42.9 +3.2
Unionist Ernest Edward Alexander 8,691 33.6 −12.8
Liberal Frank Wynne Davies 6,096 23.5 +9.6
Majority 2,420 9.3 N/A
Turnout 25,898 72.6 −5.0
Registered electors 35,680
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +8.0

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General election 1931: Leyton East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Frederick Mills 17,285 62.4
Ind. Labour Party Fenner Brockway 10,433 37.6
Majority 6,852 24.8
Turnout 75.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General election 1935: Leyton East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Frederick Mills 10,836 46.1
Labour Albert Bechervaise 10,507 44.7
Liberal Edwin Malindine 2,161 9.2
Majority 329 1.4
Turnout 67.1
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1940sEdit

General election 1945: Leyton East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Albert Bechervaise 13,048 65.7
Conservative Bernard Braine 6,802 34.3
Majority 6,246 31.5
Turnout 68.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  2. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  3. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  4. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  • Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L" (part 2)