Newham North West (UK Parliament constituency)

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Newham North West
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
February 1974–1997
Number of members one
Replaced by West Ham
Created from West Ham North

Newham North West 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. It was then merged with part of the constituency of Newham South to form the new constituency of West Ham.

Boundaries[edit]

The London Borough of Newham wards of Forest Gate, New Town, Park, Plashet, Stratford, Upton, and West Ham.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
Feb 1974 Arthur Lewis Labour
1983 Tony Banks Labour
1997 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1992: Newham North West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anthony Louis Banks 15,911 61.1 +5.7
Conservative Michael Mark Prisk 6,740 25.9 +0.5
Liberal Democrat Andrew John Sawdon 2,445 9.4 −8.0
Green Amanda Jane Sandford 587 2.3 +0.5
Raving Loony Green Giant Lord Toby Jug 252 1.0 N/A
International Communist David Andrew O'Sullivan 100 0.4 N/A
Majority 9,171 35.2 +5.2
Turnout 26,035 56.0 −3.4
Labour hold Swing +2.6

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Newham North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anthony Louis Banks 15,677 55.4 +8.8
Conservative John Christopher Wylie 7,181 25.4 +3.5
Social Democratic Richard Henry Redden 4,920 17.4 −1.2
Green Varyah Annette De Grandis-Harrison 497 1.8 N/A
Majority 8,496 30.1
Turnout 28,275 59.4 +3.2
Labour hold Swing +2.7
General Election 1983: Newham North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anthony Louis Banks 13,042 46.6 −14.9
Conservative K.D. Irons 6,124 21.9 −4.6
Social Democratic Alex James Kellaway 5,204 18.6 +10.7
Ind. Labour Party A. Lewis 3,074 11.0 N/A
National Front M. Hipperson 525 1.9 −2.2
Majority 6,918 24.7
Turnout 27,969 56.2 +0.8
Labour hold Swing −5.2

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Newham North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arthur William John Lewis 18,392 61.5 −5.1
Conservative David Anthony Andrew Amess 7,937 26.5 +8.4
Liberal B. McCarthy 2,377 7.9 −7.3
National Front M. Maloney 1,217 4.1 N/A
Majority 10,455 34.9
Turnout 29,923 55.4 +3.8
Labour hold Swing −6.8
General Election October 1974: Newham North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arthur William John Lewis 18,388 66.6 +6.7
Conservative R. Brown 5,007 18.1 −1.9
Liberal A. Hetherington 4,201 15.2 −4.9
Majority 13,381 48.5
Turnout 27,596 51.6 −7.7
Labour hold Swing +4.3
General Election February 1974: Newham North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arthur William John Lewis 18,898 59.9 N/A
Liberal D.C. Bigg 6,350 20.1 N/A
Conservative David Atkinson 6,301 20.0 N/A
Majority 12,548 39.8 N/A
Turnout 31,549 59.3 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

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