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Newham North East (UK Parliament constituency)

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created for the February 1974 general election, and abolished for the 1997 general election, when it was partly replaced by the new East Ham constituency.

BoundariesEdit

1974-1983: The London Borough of Newham wards of Castle, Central, Greatfield, Kensington, Little Ilford, Manor Park, St Stephens, Wall End, and Woodgrange.

1983-1997: The London Borough of Newham wards of Castle, Central, Greatfield, Kensington, Little Ilford, Manor Park, Monega, St Stephens, and Wall End.

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General election February 1974: Newham North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Reg Prentice 24,200 54.4 N/A
Conservative T.J. Stroud 10,869 24.4 N/A
Liberal L.H. Cohen 8,486 19.1 N/A
Workers Revolutionary Vanessa Redgrave 760 1.7 N/A
International Marxist John Ross 202 0.5 N/A
Majority 13,331 30.0 N/A
Turnout 44,517 68.0 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
General election October 1974: Newham North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Reg Prentice 22,205 56.9 +2.5
Conservative T.J. Stroud 8,664 22.2 −2.2
Liberal L.H. Cohen 4,880 12.5 −6.6
National Front J. Newham 2,715 7.0 N/A
Workers Revolutionary Vanessa Redgrave 572 1.5 −0.2
Majority 13,541 34.7
Turnout 39,036 59.2 −8.8
Labour hold Swing +2.4
General election 1979: Newham North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ron Leighton 22,818 54.5 −2.4
Conservative Cynthia Kay Wood 12,778 30.5 +8.3
Liberal David J. Corney 4,027 9.6 −2.9
National Front W.H.H. Northcott 1,769 4.2 −2.8
Independent J. Regan 208 0.5 N/A
Workers Revolutionary Michael Banda 154 0.4 −1.1
Democratic Monarchist Public Safety White Resident William Boaks 118 0.3 N/A
Majority 10,040 24.0
Turnout 41,872 63.1 +3.9
Labour hold Swing −6.8

Elections in the 1980sEdit

General election 1983: Newham North East[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ron Leighton 19,282 49.7 −4.8
Conservative Helen Gardener 10,773 27.8 −2.7
Liberal Ann Winfield 7,943 20.5 +10.9
National Front F.R. Adams 794 2.0 −2.2
Majority 8,509 21.9
Turnout 38,792 62.1 −1.0
Labour hold Swing −5.2
General election 1987: Newham North East[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ron Leighton 20,220 51.9 +2.2
Conservative Peter Davis 11,984 30.7 +2.9
Liberal Harriet Steele 6,772 17.4 −3.1
Majority 8,236 21.2
Turnout 38,976 64.1 +2.0
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General election 1992: Newham North East[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ron Leighton 20,952 58.3 +6.4
Conservative Jeremy H. Galbraith 10,966 30.5 −0.2
Liberal Democrats Jonathan J. Aves 4,020 11.2 −6.2
Majority 9,986 27.8 +6.7
Turnout 35,938 60.3 −3.8
Labour hold Swing +3.3
By-election 1994: Newham North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Stephen Timms 14,688 75.0 +16.6
Conservative Philip Hammond 2,850 14.6 −16.0
Liberal Democrats Alex Kellaway 821 4.2 −7.0
UKIP Anthony Scholefield 509 2.6 N/A
House Homeless People Jo Homeless 342 1.8 N/A
Natural Law Richard Archer 228 1.2 N/A
Buy the Daily Sport Vida Garman 155 0.8 N/A
Majority 11,838 60.4
Turnout 19,593
Labour hold Swing

Note: Immediately prior to the election Kellaway announced that he was leaving the Liberal Democrats and joining the Labour Party. Consequently, there was no official Liberal Democrat standing in the election.[6]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "N" (part 1)
  2. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
  6. ^ Colin Rallings & David Broughton, British Elections and Parties Yearbook 1995, p. 182