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.


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.


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 in the 1990s[edit]

Newham North East by-election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Timms 14,688 74.97 +16.64
Conservative Philip Hammond 2,850 14.55 -15.96
Liberal Democrats nominee Alec Kellaway 821 4.19 -7.0
UKIP Anthony Scholefield 509 2.60 N/A
House Homeless People Ms Jo Homeless 342 1.75 N/A
Natural Law Richard Archer 228 1.15 N/A
Buy the Daily Sport Ms Vida Garman 155 0.79 N/A
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

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.