Nottingham East (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Nottingham East in Nottinghamshire.
Location of Nottinghamshire within England.
|Member of parliament||Chris Leslie (Labour Co-op)|
|Number of members||One|
|Number of members||One|
|Type of constituency||Borough constituency|
|European Parliament constituency||East Midlands|
- 1 Boundaries
- 2 Constituency profile
- 3 History
- 4 Elections
- 5 See also
- 6 Notes and references
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.
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:
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.
On average earners' incomes are slightly lower than the national average and in 2010 unemployment stood at 7.4%, which was higher than the East Midlands average at that date of 3.6% 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.
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.
|Feb. 1974||Jack Dunnett||Labour|
|2010||Chris Leslie||Labour Co-operative|
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2015: Nottingham East|
|Liberal Democrat||Tad Jones|
|Labour Co-op||Chris Leslie|
|Independent||Seb Soar |
|Independent||James Stephenson |
|Green||Antonia Zenkevitch |
|General Election 2010: Nottingham East|
|Labour Co-op||Chris Leslie||15,022||45.4||−1.3|
|Liberal Democrat||Sam Boote||8,053||24.3||+2.5|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||−1.3|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Nottingham East|
|Liberal Democrat||Issan Ghazni||6,848||22.8||+9.8|
|Socialist Unity||Pete Radcliff||373||1.2||N/A|
|General Election 2001: Nottingham East|
|Liberal Democrat||Tim Ball||3,874||13.0||+2.9|
|Socialist Alliance||Pete Radcliff||1,117||3.8||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Nottingham East|
|Liberal Democrat||Kevin Mulloy||4,008||10.1|
|Referendum Party||Ben Brown||1,645||4.1|
|General Election 1992: Nottingham East|
|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|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+8.6|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Nottingham East|
|Red Front||K Malik||212||0.45|
|General Election 1983: Nottingham East|
|Social Democratic||M Bird||8,385||19.22|
|Independent Conservative||DS Merrick||1,421||3.26|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing|
Elections in the 1970s
|General Election 1979: Nottingham East|
|National Front||M Coles||426||1.39|
|Socialist Unity||IB Juniper||252||0.82|
|General Election October 1974: Nottingham East|
|Ind. Labour Party||DW Peetz||736||2.28|
|General Election February 1974: Nottingham East|
|Conservative||Richard Charles Scrimgeour Shepherd||13,346||36.11|
Elections in the 1950s
|General Election 1951: Nottingham East
|Liberal||Lady Ruth Abrahams||2,209||5.06|
|General Election 1950: Nottingham East
|Conservative||Louis Halle Gluckstein||18,079||41.23|
|Liberal||Edward Anthony Brooke Fletcher||5,368||12.24|
Elections in the 1940s
|General Election 1945: Nottingham East
|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|
|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;
- Conservative: Louis Gluckstein
- Labour: George Twells
Elections in the 1930s
|General Election 1935
|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|
|General Election 1931
|Conservative||Louis Halle Gluckstein||17,484||50.3|
|Liberal||William Norman Birkett||11,901||34.3|
|Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing|
Elections in the 1920s
|General Election 1929
|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|
|Liberal gain from Unionist||Swing||+7.2|
|General Election 1924
|Unionist||Clement Edmund Royds Brocklebank||11,524||47.6||+1.0|
|Liberal||William Norman Birkett||10,078||41.6|
|Unionist gain from Liberal||Swing|
|General Election 1923
|Liberal||William Norman Birkett||11,355||53.4||+6.3|
|Unionist||John Plowright Houfton||9,919||46.6||-13.1|
|Liberal gain from Unionist||Swing||+26.2|
|General Election 1922
|Unionist||John Plowright Houfton||12,082||59.7|
|Liberal||E E H Atkin||8,170||40.3|
|Nottingham East by-election, 1922
|Unionist||John Plowright Houfton||10,404||52.3|
|Liberal||Thomas George Graham||4,065||20.4|
Elections in the 1910s
|General Election 1918
|Independent||Joseph N Dennis Brookes||1,083||14.9|
- denotes candidate who was endorsed by the Coalition Government.
Elections in the 1900s
|1906 General Election: Nottingham East
|Liberal||Henry John Stedman Cotton||6,020||58.4||+12.7|
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing||12.7|
Notes and references
- A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
- 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.
- Basford; Forest; Greenwood; Manvers; Mapperley; Radford; St Ann's; Sherwood; and Trent
- "Nottingham East". The Electoral Commission. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
- "Boundary Commission For England: Fifth Periodical Report" (PDF). The Boundary Commission. 2007. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
- "2001 Census". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
- Simon Rogers, John Burn-Murdoch and Ami Sedghi (15 May 2013). "Unemployment: the key UK data and benefit claimants for every constituency". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
- "2011 census interactive maps". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
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- "Election 2010: Nottingham East". BBC News. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
- "Election 2005: Nottingham East". BBC News. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
- "Vote 2001: Nottingham East". BBC News. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
- "UK General Election results April 1992". Politics Resources. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
- F. W. S Craig (1977). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949. Macmillan. ISBN 0333230485.