Nottingham East (UK Parliament constituency)

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Nottingham East
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Nottingham East in Nottinghamshire.
Outline map
Location of Nottinghamshire within England.
County Nottinghamshire
Electorate 59,489 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Nottingham
Current constituency
Created 1974 (1974)
Member of Parliament Chris Leslie (Labour Co-op)
Number of members One
18851955
Number of members One
Type of constituency Borough constituency
Created from Nottingham
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency East Midlands

Nottingham East is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Chris Leslie, who has served previously as an MP, a member of the Labour Party.[n 2]

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency covers the north-eastern part of the City of Nottingham. It includes the suburbs of Mapperley, Carrington and Sherwood, and the inner city areas of Hyson Green, St Ann's and Sneinton.[2]

Parliament accepted the Boundary Commission's Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies which slightly altered this constituency for the 2010 general election since which it has electoral wards:

1983–1997

In this period the constituency was made up of nine wards of the City rather than six wards[n 3] Michael Knowles (Conservative) and John Heppell (Labour) were the MPs for the seat during this period. The City of Nottingham was not a unitary authority at the time – instead services such as Education and Transport were administered by Nottinghamshire County Council.

Constituency profile[edit]

On average earners' incomes are slightly lower than the national average[4] and in 2010 unemployment (based on accurate and up-to-date claimant numbers giving a partial total) stood at 7%, which was higher than the East Midlands average at that date of 3.5%[5] however the picture is not uniform across all 2011 Census Output Areas, some of which have incomes at the national average or above and together with the affordability of property in the area, those on the national average way or above generally have the ability to save, purchase property or enjoy a high standard of living.[6][7]

History[edit]

The present Nottingham East constituency was created in 1974, and first elected Jack Dunnett who had been Labour MP for the abolished Nottingham Central seat. Michael Knowles won it for the Conservative Party in 1983, when some of the seat was transferred to the new Nottingham South constituency in boundary changes. Knowles held the seat with a reduced majority in 1987, but John Heppell gained it for Labour in 1992, and held the seat until he retired in 2010. It is presently held by Labour's Chris Leslie. Leslie previously represented the West Yorkshire constituency of Shipley from 1997 to 2005 and joined the front benches serving as a junior minister as part of the Tony Blair Government.

MPs 1885–1955[edit]

Event Member[8] Party
1885 Arnold Morley Liberal
1895 Edward Bond Conservative
1906 Sir Henry John Stedman Cotton Liberal
1910 James Archibald Morrison Conservative
1912 by-election Sir John David Rees Conservative
1922 John Plowright Houfton Coalition Conservative
1923 Norman Birkett Liberal
1924 Clement Edmund Royds Brocklebank Conservative
1929 Norman Birkett Liberal
1931 Louis Halle Gluckstein Conservative
1945 James Harrison Labour
1955 constituency abolished

MPs 1974–present[edit]

Event Member[8] Party
Feb. 1974 Jack Dunnett Labour
1983 Michael Knowles Conservative
1992 John Heppell Labour
2010 Chris Leslie Labour Co-operative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Nottingham East[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Chris Leslie
Conservative Garry Hickton
UKIP Fran Loi[10]
Liberal Democrat Tad Jones
General Election 2010: Nottingham East[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Chris Leslie 15,022 45.4 −1.3
Liberal Democrat Sam Boote 8,053 24.3 +2.5
Conservative Ewan Lamont 7,846 23.7 +1.2
UKIP Pat Wolfe 1,138 3.4 +0.9
Green Benjamin Hoare 928 2.8 −2.4
Christian Parvaiz Sardar 125 0.4 N/A
Majority 6,969 21.0 −3.2
Turnout 33,112 56.4 +7.5
Labour Co-op hold Swing −1.3

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Nottingham East[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Heppell 13,787 45.8 −13.2
Liberal Democrat Issan Ghazni 6,848 22.8 +9.8
Conservative Jim Thornton 6,826 22.7 −1.6
Green Ashley Baxter 1,517 5.0 N/A
UKIP Anthony Ellwood 740 2.5 N/A
Socialist Unity Pete Radcliff 373 1.2 N/A
Majority 6,939 23.1
Turnout 30,091 49.6 +4.1
Labour hold Swing −11.5
General Election 2001: Nottingham East[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Heppell 17,530 59.0 -3.3
Conservative Richard Allan 7,210 24.3 +0.8
Liberal Democrat Tim Ball 3,874 13.0 +2.9
Socialist Alliance Pete Radcliff 1,117 3.8 N/A
Majority 10,320 34.7
Turnout 29,731 45.5 -15.0
Labour hold Swing −2.0

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Nottingham East[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Heppell 24,755 62.3
Conservative Andrew Raca 9,336 23.5
Liberal Democrat Kevin Mulloy 4,008 10.1
Referendum Party Ben Brown 1,645 4.1
Majority 15,419 38.8
Turnout 39,744 60.5
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Nottingham East[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Heppell 25,026 52.6 +10.6
Conservative Michael Knowles 17,346 36.4 −6.5
Liberal Democrat Tim S. Ball 3,695 7.8 −6.9
Green Andrew G. Jones 667 1.4 +1.4
Liberal Charles W. Roylance 598 1.3 −13.4
Natural Law John Ashforth 283 0.6 +0.6
Majority 7,680 16.1 +15.2
Turnout 47,615 70.1 +1.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +8.6

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Nottingham East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Knowles 20,162 42.93
Labour M Aslam 19,706 41.96
Liberal S Parkhouse 6,887 14.66
Red Front K Malik 212 0.45
Majority 456 0.97
Turnout 68.80
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Nottingham East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Knowles 17,641 40.44
Labour M Sloman 16,177 37.08
Social Democratic M Bird 8,385 19.22
Independent Conservative DS Merrick 1,421 3.26
Majority 1,464 3.36
Turnout 63.56
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Nottingham East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jack Dunnett 15,433 50.47
Conservative Martin Brandon-Bravo 12,199 39.89
Liberal JD Hiley 2,270 7.42
National Front M Coles 426 1.39
Socialist Unity IB Juniper 252 0.82
Majority 3,234 10.58
Turnout 63.92
Labour hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Nottingham East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jack Dunnett 16,530 51.21
Conservative SM Swerling 10,574 32.76
Liberal E Rowan 4,442 13.76
Ind. Labour Party DW Peetz 736 2.28
Majority 5,956 18.45
Turnout 60.02
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Nottingham East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jack Dunnett 17,324 46.87
Conservative RCS Shepherd 13,346 36.11
Liberal T Rowan 6,294 17.03
Majority 3,978 10.76
Turnout 69.12
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1951: Nottingham East

Electorate 52,406

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Harrison 20,865 47.77
Conservative Sidney Shephard 20,601 47.17
Liberal Lady Ruth Abrahams 2,209 5.06
Majority 264 0.60
Turnout 83.34
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1950: Nottingham East

Electorate 52,042

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Harrison 20,404 46.53
Conservative Louis Halle Gluckstein 18,079 41.23
Liberal Edward Anthony Brooke Fletcher 5,368 12.24
Majority 2,325 5.30
Turnout 84.26
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Nottingham East[15]

Electorate 41,734

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Harrison 12,075 40.2
Conservative Louis Halle Gluckstein 11,227 37.4
Liberal Maj. Arthur Patrick William Seely 5,658 18.8
Independent Labour George Twells 1,072 3.6
Majority 848 2.8
Turnout 72.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

General Election 1939/40: Another general election was required to take place before the end of 1940. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place from 1939 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected;

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1935

Electorate 42,551

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Louis Halle Gluckstein 16,726 57.7
Labour M. Leon Freedman 7,435 25.7
Liberal Arthur Strettell Comyns Carr 4,819 16.6
Majority 9,291 32.1
Turnout 28,980 68.1
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1931

Electorate 44,049

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Louis Halle Gluckstein 17,484 50.3
Liberal William Norman Birkett 11,901 34.3
Labour Walter Windsor 5,339 15.4
Majority 5,583 16.1
Turnout 34,724 78.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1929

Electorate 44,319

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal William Norman Birkett 14,049 40.2 -1.4
Unionist Louis Halle Gluckstein 11,110 31.8 -15.8
Labour J H Baum 9,787 28.0 +28.0
Majority 2,939 8.4
Turnout 34,946 78.9 +4.2
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing +7.2
General Election 1924

Electorate 32,411

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Clement Edmund Royds Brocklebank 11,524 47.6 +1.0
Liberal William Norman Birkett 10,078 41.6
Communist Tom Mann 2,606 10.8
Majority 1,446 6.0
Turnout 74.7
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing
General Election 1923

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal William Norman Birkett 11,355 53.4 +6.3
Unionist John Plowright Houfton 9,919 46.6 -13.1
Majority 1,436 6.8
Turnout 21,274 67.8 +1.6
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing +26.2
General Election 1922

Electorate 30,610

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist John Plowright Houfton 12,082 59.7
Liberal E E H Atkin 8,170 40.3
Majority 3,912 19.4
Turnout 66.2
Unionist hold Swing
Nottingham East by-election, 1922

Electorate 30,034

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist John Plowright Houfton 10,404 52.3
Labour A.H. Jones 5,431 27.3
Liberal Thomas George Graham 4,065 20.4
Majority 4,973 25.0
Turnout 66.3
Unionist hold Swing

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918

Electorate 29,377

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist 9,549 65.7
Labour Thomas Proctor 2,817 19.4
Independent Joseph N Dennis Brookes 1,083 14.9
Majority
Turnout 49.5
Unionist hold Swing
  • denotes candidate who was endorsed by the Coalition Government.

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

1906 General Election: Nottingham East

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Henry John Stedman Cotton 6,020 58.4 +12.7
Conservative Edward Bond 4,290 41.6 -12.7
Majority 1,730 16.8
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing 12.7
Turnout 10,310 82.8 +7.9

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
  3. ^ Basford; Forest; Greenwood; Manvers; Mapperley; Radford; St Ann's; Sherwood; and Trent
References

Coordinates: 52°58′N 1°08′W / 52.96°N 1.13°W / 52.96; -1.13