Newport East (UK Parliament constituency)

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Not to be confused with Newport East (Assembly constituency).

Coordinates: 51°35′35″N 2°55′12″W / 51.593°N 2.920°W / 51.593; -2.920

Newport East
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Newport East in Wales.
Preserved county Gwent
Electorate 55,224 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1983
Member of Parliament Jessica Morden (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Newport
Overlaps
Welsh Assembly South Wales East
European Parliament constituency Wales

Newport East (Welsh: Dwyrain Casnewydd) is a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) using the first-past-the-post voting system.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency comprises the electoral divisions of Alway, Beechwood, Langstone, Liswerry, Llanwern, Ringland, St. Julians and Victoria in the city of Newport, plus the electoral divisions of Caldicot Castle, Dewstow, Green Lane, Mill, Rogiet, Severn, The Elms and West End from the principal area of Monmouthshire. The western boundary is formed by the River Usk, the northern boundary by the city boundary, the southern boundary by the Bristol Channel and the eastern boundary by the end of the built-up area of Caldicot.

History[edit]

Newport East was created when the former Newport borough constituency was split into two divisions in 1983. It also included some rural areas formerly part of Monmouth county constituency. There have been only minor boundary changes since the constituency was created.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1983 Roy Hughes Labour
1997 Alan Howarth Labour
2005 Jessica Morden Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2010: Newport East[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jessica Morden 12,744 37.0 −8.2
Liberal Democrat Ed Townsend 11,094 32.2 +8.5
Conservative Dawn Parry 7,918 23.0 −0.5
BNP Keith Jones 1,168 3.4 N/A
Plaid Cymru Fiona Cross 724 2.1 −1.7
UKIP David Rowlands 677 2.0 −1.0
Socialist Labour Liz Screen 123 0.4 −0.4
Majority 1,650 4.8
Turnout 34,448 63.6 +5.7
Labour hold Swing −8.3

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Newport East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jessica Morden 14,389 45.2 −9.5
Liberal Democrat Ed Townsend 7,551 23.7 +9.7
Conservative Matthew Collings 7,459 23.4 +0.2
Plaid Cymru Mohammad Asghar 1,221 3.8 −1.1
UKIP Roger Thomas 945 3.0 +1.7
Socialist Labour Liz Screen 260 0.8 −0.5
Majority 6,838 21.5 −10.0
Turnout 31,825 57.9 +3.2
Labour hold Swing −9.6
General Election 2001: Newport East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan Howarth 17,120 54.7 −2.9
Conservative Ian Oakley 7,246 23.2 +1.8
Liberal Democrat Alistair Cameron 4,394 14.0 +3.6
Plaid Cymru Madoc Batcup 1,519 4.9 +2.9
Socialist Labour Liz Screen 420 1.3 −3.9
UKIP Neal Reynolds 410 1.3 N/A
Communist Robert Griffiths 173 0.6 N/A
Majority 9,874 31.5 −4.8
Turnout 31,282 54.7 −18.9
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Newport East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan Howarth 21,481 57.7 +2.7
Conservative David M. Evans 7,958 21.4 −10.0
Liberal Democrat Alistair Cameron 3,880 10.4 −1.5
Socialist Labour Arthur Scargill 1,951 5.2 N/A
Referendum Party Garth Davis 1,267 3.4 N/A
Plaid Cymru Christopher K. Holland 721 1.9 +0.2
Majority 13,523 36.3 +7.3
Turnout 37,258 73.1 −7.9
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Newport East[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Royston John Hughes 23,050 55.0 +5.9
Conservative Mrs Angela A. Emmett 13,151 31.4 −0.8
Liberal Democrat William A. Oliver 4,991 11.9 N/A
Plaid Cymru (Green) Stephen M. Ainley 716 1.7 +0.6
Majority 9,899 23.6 +6.7
Turnout 41,908 81.2 +0.3
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Newport East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Royston John Hughes 20,518 49.1 +9.5
Conservative G. R. Webster-Gardiner 13,454 32.2 −0.9
Social Democratic Mrs Frances A. David 7,383 17.7 −7.9
Plaid Cymru G. Butler 458 1.1 −0.6
Majority 7,064 16.9 +10.4
Turnout 41,813 79.9 +3.3
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1983: Newport East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Royston John Hughes 15,931 39.6 N/A
Conservative K. R. Thomason 13,301 33.1 N/A
Social Democratic Mrs Frances A. David 10,293 25.6 N/A
Plaid Cymru D. J. Thomas 697 1.7 N/A
Majority 2,630 6.5 N/A
Turnout 40,222 76.6 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Beyond 20/20 WDS - Table view". 2011 Electorate Figures. StatsWales. 1 December 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "N" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ Newport East Newport City Council - Newport East candidates
  4. ^ Newport East BBC Election - Newport East
  5. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.