East Flintshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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East Flintshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Preserved county 1960–1974: Flintshire
1974–1983: Clwyd
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Number of members One
Replaced by Alyn & Deeside and Delyn
Created from Flintshire

East Flintshire was a parliamentary constituency in Flintshire, North Wales. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created for the 1950 general election, and abolished for the 1983 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency included all or most of Deeside, along with a substantial portion of the Flintshire coast up the Dee Estuary. It also included the detached portion of historic Flintshire to the South East of Wrexham.[1]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1950 Eirene White Labour
1970 Barry Jones Labour
1983 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

General Election 1950: East Flintshire [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eirene Lloyd White 21,529 48.5
Conservative George Boyle Hanna Currie 14,832 33.4
Liberal Stuart G Waterhouse 8,010 18.1
Majority 6,697 15.1
Turnout 44,371 88.0
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1951: East Flintshire [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eirene Lloyd White 23,959 53.8 +5.3
Conservative George Boyle Hanna Currie 20,580 46.2 +12.8
Majority 3,379 7.6 -7.5
Turnout 44,371 86.4 -1.6
Labour hold Swing 3.8
General Election 1955: East Flintshire [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eirene Lloyd White 22,828 52.6 -1.2
Conservative Kenneth G Knee 20,554 47.4 +1.2
Majority 2,274 5.2 -2.4
Turnout 43,382 84.1 -2.3
Labour hold Swing 1.2
General Election 1959: East Flintshire [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eirene Lloyd White 22,776 50.1 -2.5
Conservative Fred Hardman 22,701 49.9 +2.5
Majority 75 0.2 -5.0
Turnout 45,477 86.4 +2.3
Labour hold Swing 2.5

In the 1959 general election Flintshire East had the 9th highest turnout of any UK constituency.[6]

General Election 1964: East Flintshire [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eirene Lloyd White 25,469 54.2 +4.1
Conservative Fred Hardman 21,513 45.8 -4.1
Majority 3,956 8.4 +8.2
Turnout 46,982 86.9 +0.5
Labour hold Swing -2.0

In the 1964 general election Flintshire East had the 2nd highest turnout of any UK constituency.[6]

General Election 1966: East Flintshire [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eirene Lloyd White 24,442 51.3 -2.9
Conservative Fred Hardman 15,960 33.5 -12.3
Liberal Dennis O Diamond 6,348 13.3 +13.3
Plaid Cymru Gwilym Hughes 902 1.9 +1.9
Majority 8,482 17.8 +9.4
Turnout 47,652 86.5 -0.4
Labour hold Swing -4.7

In the 1966 general election Flintshire East had the 5th highest turnout of any UK constituency.[6]

General Election 1970: East Flintshire [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Barry Jones 24,227 46.1 -5.2
Conservative Rodney M Amyes 20,145 38.3 +4.8
Liberal Dennis O Diamond 5,888 11.2 -2.1
Plaid Cymru Gwilym Hughes 2,332 4.4 +2.5
Majority 4,082 7.8 -10.0
Turnout 52,592 81.1 -5.4
Labour hold Swing +5.0
General Election February 1974: East Flintshire [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Barry Jones 27,663 47.5 +1.4
Conservative MJA Penston 18,811 32.3 -6.0
Liberal Alexander Charles Carlile 10,653 18.3 +7.1
Plaid Cymru Neil Taylor 1,135 2.0 -2.4
Majority 8,852 15.2 +7.4
Turnout 58,262 84.9 +3.8
Labour hold Swing -3.7
General Election October 1974: East Flintshire [11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Barry Jones 27,002 48.9 +1.4
Conservative MJA Penston 17,416 31.6 -0.7
Liberal Alexander Charles Carlile 8,986 16.3 -2.0
Plaid Cymru Neil Taylor 1,779 3.2 +1.2
Majority 9,586 17.4 +2.2
Turnout 55,183 79.7 -5.2
Labour hold Swing -1.2
General Election 1979: East Flintshire [12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Barry Jones 29,339 48.3 -0.6
Conservative P Warburton-Jones 23,116 38.1 +6.5
Liberal Alexander Charles Carlile 6,736 11.1 -5.2
Plaid Cymru J Rogers 1,198 2.0 -1.2
Communist G Davies 307 0.5 +0.5
Majority 6,223 10.3 -7.1
Turnout 60,389 81.7 +2.0
Labour hold Swing 3.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] East Flintshire boundary map
  2. ^ [2] Political resources.net
  3. ^ [3] Political resources.net
  4. ^ [4] Political resources.net
  5. ^ [5] Political resources.net
  6. ^ a b c [6] Election Demon turnout records
  7. ^ [7] Political resources.net
  8. ^ [8] Political resources.net
  9. ^ [9] Political resources.net
  10. ^ [10]
  11. ^ [11] Political resources.net
  12. ^ [12] Political resources.net

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