Salford East (UK Parliament constituency)

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Salford East
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19501997
Number of members one
Replaced by Salford
Created from Salford North and Salford South

Salford East was a parliamentary constituency in the City of Salford in Greater Manchester. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created for the 1950 general election, and abolished for the 1997 general election, when it was partially replaced by the new Salford constituency.

Boundaries[edit]

1983-1997: The City of Salford wards of Blackfriars, Broughton, Claremont, Kersal, Langworthy, Ordsall, and Pendleton.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
1950 Edward Hardy Labour
1955 Frank Allaun Labour
1983 Stan Orme Labour
1997 constituency abolished: see Salford

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1992: Salford East[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stanley Orme 20,327 60.0 +1.2
Conservative David A. Berens 9,092 26.8 −0.5
Liberal Democrat Norman J. Owen 3,836 11.3 −2.0
Green Mark T. Stanley 463 1.4 N/A
Natural Law Christopher C.B. Craig 150 0.4 N/A
Majority 11,235 33.2 +1.7
Turnout 33,868 64.4 −1.7
Labour hold Swing +0.9

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Salford East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stanley Orme 22,555 58.8 +5.1
Conservative Hamish McFall 10,499 27.4 −2.3
Social Democrat Patrick Keaveney 5,105 13.3 −2.3
Workers Revolutionary Stephen G. Murray 201 0.5 −0.6
Majority 12,056 31.4
Turnout 38,360 66.0 +3.7
Labour hold Swing +3.7
General Election 1983: Salford East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stanley Orme 21,373 53.7 −9.3
Conservative Simon Cole 11,832 29.7 −6.7
Social Democrat Adrian C. Williams 6,190 15.6 N/A
Workers Revolutionary S.M. Carter 417 1.1 N/A
Majority 9,541 24.0
Turnout 39,812 62.3
Labour hold Swing

Note: This constituency underwent major boundary changes for the 1983 election and so changes are based on notional figures.

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Salford East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank Allaun 13,453 63.9 +4.1
Conservative S. Latimer 7,597 36.1 +9.1
Majority 5,856 27.8
Turnout 21,050 64.3 +4.8
Labour hold Swing −2.5
General Election October 1974: Salford East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank Allaun 14,276 59.8 +5.3
Conservative S. Latimer 6,440 27.0 −1.3
Liberal A. Bell 3,160 13.2 −3.9
Majority 7,836 32.8
Turnout 23,876 59.5 −6.9
Labour hold Swing +3.3
General Election February 1974: Salford East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank Allaun 14,426 54.5 −1.3
Conservative Mrs. Betty Knightly 7,495 28.3 −5.4
Liberal Howard Watkin 4,536 17.1 +6.5
Majority 6,931 26.2
Turnout 26,457 66.4 +4.2
Labour hold Swing +2.1
General Election 1970: Salford East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank Allaun 15,853 55.8 −11.4
Conservative J.B. Lack 9,583 33.7 +0.9
Liberal A.F. Bell 3,000 10.6 N/A
Majority 6,270 22.1
Turnout 28,436 62.2 +1.1
Labour hold Swing −6.2

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: Salford East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank Allaun 18,409 67.2 +6.1
Conservative G.W.G. FitzSimons 9,000 32.8 −6.1
Majority 9,409 34.3
Turnout 27,409 61.1 −5.7
Labour hold Swing +6.1
General Election 1964: Salford East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank Allaun 19,641 61.1 +6.5
Conservative J.H. Franks 12,498 38.9 −6.5
Majority 7,143 22.2
Turnout 32,139 66.8 −7.0
Labour hold Swing +6.5

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Salford East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank Allaun 20,639 54.6 +2.4
Conservative J.H. Franks 17,171 45.4 −2.4
Majority 3,468 9.2
Turnout 37,810 73.8 +4.0
Labour hold Swing +2.4
General Election 1955: Salford East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank Allaun 20,351 52.2 −4.8
Conservative J. Whiteley 18,623 47.8 +4.8
Majority 1,728 4.4
Turnout 38,974 69.8 −9.9
Labour hold Swing −4.8
General Election 1951: Salford East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Edward Hardy 27,729 57.0 +2.9
Conservative J.E. Parkinson 20,951 43.0 +5.4
Majority 6,778 13.9
Turnout 48,680 79.7 −1.4
Labour hold Swing −1.3
General Election 1950: Salford East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Edward Hardy 26,783 54.2 N/A
Conservative W. Sinclair 18,625 37.6 N/A
Liberal Sydney Needoff 4,057 8.2 N/A
Majority 8,158 16.5 N/A
Turnout 49,465 81.1 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ "UK General Election results April 1992". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.