East Surrey (UK Parliament constituency)
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of East Surrey in Surrey.
Location of Surrey within England.
|Electorate||77,145 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Caterham, Whyteleafe, Woldingham, Godstone, Horley, Oxted, Limpsfield|
|Member of Parliament||Sam Gyimah (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Number of members||Two|
|Type of constituency||County constituency|
|Replaced by||Battersea, Chertsey, Clapham, Croydon, Epsom, Kingston, Reigate, Wandsworth and Wimbledon|
|Created from||Bletchingley, Gatton and Surrey|
|European Parliament constituency||South East England|
- 1 Boundaries
- 2 History
- 3 Members of Parliament
- 4 Elections
- 5 See also
- 6 Notes and references
- 7 Sources
1983-1997: The District of Tandridge.
1997-2010: The District of Tandridge; and the Borough of Reigate and Banstead wards of Horley East and Horley West.
2010-present: The District of Tandridge; and the Borough of Reigate and Banstead wards of Horley Central, Horley East, and Horley West.
The constituency covers the easternmost part of the county of Surrey.
An earlier constituency of the same name existed from 1832 to 1885. Formally and often known as the "Eastern Division of Surrey" or "Surrey Eastern", it elected two MPs by the bloc vote system. It was created in the 1832 Reform Acts and covered an area stretching from Peckham and southern Brixton to Lingfield and from Capel to Kingston upon Thames.
Central parts of Surrey, a county which then extended far into today's Greater London, were selected for[clarification needed] two MPs under the Second Reform Act, starting from the 1868 general election. Surrey benefited under this Reform Act 1867, which ensured a modest level of representation was had[clarification needed] as[clarification needed] it included all of South London with the exceptions of Lambeth and Southwark.
The Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 went much further than the Reform Act 1832 towards equal representation around the country, and also reflected growth in the county's population. Thus for elections from 1885 onwards, Mid Surrey and Surrey Eastern were split into Chertsey, Croydon, Epsom, Kingston, Reigate and Wimbledon constituencies (seats formerly included in Surrey Eastern are in bold).
In 1918 the constituency was re-established as East Surrey, taking rural and at most small suburban parts of Reigate and Croydon, and for the first time electing only one MP. It covered a smaller area, from the south of Croydon to the Kent and West Sussex borders. It included Lingfield, Oxted, Limpsfield, Godstone, Caterham and Woldingham.
In 1950 East Surrey lost Addington parish on the eastern fringe of Croydon to the newly formed Croydon South constituency, and its southern half to the Reigate constituency. In 1974 much of the north of constituency became part of Croydon South, reflecting the 1965 transfer of Purley and Coulsdon to the London Borough of Croydon in the new Greater London which then replaced the London County Council. Surrey East took in much of the area to the south that had been in Reigate since 1950. Its MP until 1974, William Clark, won the new Croydon South in that year's February election. Clark's successor, Sir Geoffrey Howe, later became Chancellor of the Exchequer and Foreign Secretary in Margaret Thatcher's cabinet.
Members of Parliament
|Election||First member||1st Party||Second member||2nd Party|
|1832||John Ivatt Briscoe||Liberal||Aubrey Beauclerk||Liberal|
|1841 by-election||Edmund Antrobus||Conservative|
|1847||Peter John Locke King||Liberal||Thomas Alcock||Liberal|
|1871 by-election||James Watney||Conservative|
MPs since 1918
|1918||Sir Stuart Coats, Bt||Conservative|
|February 1974||Geoffrey Howe||Conservative||Later Baron Howe of Aberavon; Cabinet minister 1979-90|
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2015: East Surrey|
|Liberal Democrat||David Lee|
|General Election 2010: East Surrey|
|Liberal Democrat||David Lee||14,133||25.9||+2.0|
|Monster Raving Loony||Martin Hogbin||422||0.8||N/A|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: East Surrey|
|Liberal Democrat||Jeremy Pursehouse||11,738||23.8||-0.6|
|Legalise Cannabis||Winston Matthews||410||0.8||+0.8|
|General Election 2001: East Surrey|
|Liberal Democrat||Jeremy Pursehouse||11,503||24.4||+1.9|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: East Surrey|
|Liberal Democrat||Belinda Ford||12,296||22.5||-4.4|
|Referendum Party||Michael Sydney||2,656||4.9|
|Natural Law||Susan Bartrum||173||0.3|
This constituency underwent boundary changes between the 1992 and 1997 general elections and thus change in share of vote is based on a notional calculation.
|General Election 1992: East Surrey|
|Liberal Democrat||Robert L. Tomlin||12,111||25.4||+1.4|
|Labour||Mrs GM Roles||5,075||10.6||+0.2|
|Green||Ian T. Kilpatrick||819||1.7||−0.6|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: East Surrey|
|Liberal||Michael Alexander John Anderson||11,000||23.9||−3.4|
|Labour||Michael John Davis||4,779||10.4||+0.6|
|Green||David Richard Newell||1,044||2.3|
|General Election 1983: East Surrey|
|Liberal||Mrs. Susan Mary Liddell||11,836||27.3|
Elections in the 1970s
|General Election 1979: East Surrey|
|Liberal||Mrs. Susan Mary Liddell||8,866||19.71|
|National Front||D Smith||452||1.00|
|General Election October 1974: East Surrey|
|Liberal||Kenneth S Vaus||12,382||29.20|
|General Election February 1974: East Surrey|
|Liberal||Kenneth S Vaus||15,544||33.75|
|General Election 1970: East Surrey|
|Liberal||Percy W Meyer||11,749||20.36|
Elections in the 1960s
|General Election 1966: East Surrey|
|Liberal||Michael R Lane||16,407||28.96|
|General Election 1964: East Surrey|
|Liberal||Michael R Lane||16,049||28.21|
Elections in the 1950s
|General Election 1959: East Surrey|
|Liberal||Kenneth S Vaus||10,376||18.27|
|General Election 1955: East Surrey|
|General Election 1951: East Surrey|
|General Election 1950: East Surrey|
Election in the 1940s
|General Election 1945: Surrey Eastern|
|Liberal||Donald Phillip Owen||9,495||16.28|
Elections in the 1930s
|General Election 1935: Surrey Eastern|
|Labour||Maj. HE Weaver||9,025||21.09|
|General Election 1931: Surrey Eastern|
|Labour||Dr. M Follick||4,236||11.15|
- 2005 United Kingdom general election result in Surrey
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in Surrey
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Commissioners on Proposed Division of Counties and Boundaries of Boroughs (1832). Parliamentary representation: further return to an address to His Majesty, dated 12 December, 1831; for copies of instructions given by the Secretary of State for the Home department with reference to Parliamentary representation; likewise copies of letters of reports received by the Secretary of state for the Home department in answer to such instructions.. London. pp. 125–126.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 6)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. pp. 465–466. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.
- Major boundary changes
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
- Election result, 2010 BBC News
- Election result, 2005 BBC News
- Election results, 1997 - 2001 BBC News
- Election results, 1997 - 2001 Election Demon
- Election results, 1983 - 1992 Election Demon
- Election results, 1992 - 2010 The Guardian
- Election results, 1945 - 1979 Politics Resources
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