Newham North East (UK Parliament constituency)

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Newham North East
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County Greater London
February 1974–1997
Number of members One
Replaced by East Ham
Created from East Ham North and East Ham South

Newham North East was a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, in the London Borough of Newham. It returned one Member of Parliament, elected by the first past the post system.

History[edit]

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.

Boundaries[edit]

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 Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
Feb 1974 Reg Prentice Labour
1977 Conservative
1979 Ron Leighton Labour
1994 by-election Stephen Timms Labour
1997 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

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 nominee Alex James Kellaway 821 4.2 −7.0
UKIP Anthony Scholefield 509 2.6 N/A
House Homeless People Ms Jo Homeless 342 1.8 N/A
Natural Law Richard Archer 228 1.2 N/A
Buy the Daily Sport Ms 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.[2]

General Election 1992: Newham North East[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ron Leighton 20,952 58.3 +6.4
Conservative Jeremy H. Galbraith 10,966 30.5 −0.2
Liberal Democrat 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

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Newham North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ron Leighton 20,220 51.9 +2.2
Conservative Peter Robert Christian Davis 11,984 30.7 +2.9
Liberal Miss Harriet Steele 6,772 17.4 −3.1
Majority 8,236 21.2
Turnout 38,976 64.1 +2.0
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1983: Newham North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ron Leighton 19,282 49.7 −4.8
Conservative Mrs. H. Gardener 10,773 27.8 −2.7
Liberal Mrs. A.C. 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

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Newham North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ron Leighton 22,818 54.5 −2.4
Conservative K. 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 Alexander Van Der Poorten 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
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 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 J.M. Ross 202 0.5 N/A
Majority 13,331 30.0 N/A
Turnout 44,517 68.0 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "N" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ Colin Rallings & David Broughton, British Elections and Parties Yearbook 1995, p. 182
  3. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010.