Swansea East (UK Parliament constituency)

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Not to be confused with Swansea East (Assembly constituency).
Swansea East
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Swansea East in Wales.
Preserved county West Glamorgan
Electorate 60,809 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1918
Member of Parliament Siân James (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Swansea
Overlaps
Welsh Assembly South Wales West
European Parliament constituency Wales

Swansea East (Welsh: Dwyrain Abertawe) is a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency comprises the electoral wards of Bonymaen, Cwmbwrla, Landore, Llansamlet, Morriston, Mynydd-Bach, Penderry and St.Thomas. It has been a Labour seat since 1922.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1918 Thomas Williams Coalition Liberal
1919 by-election David Matthews Coalition Liberal
1922 David Williams Labour
1940 by-election David Mort Labour
1963 by-election Neil McBride Labour
Oct 1974 Donald Anderson Labour
2005 Siân James Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2010: Swansea East[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Siân Catherine James 16,819 51.5 −5.1
Liberal Democrat Robert Speht 5,981 18.3 −1.8
Conservative Christian Holliday 4,823 14.8 +4.7
Plaid Cymru Dic Jones 2,181 6.7 −0.2
BNP Clive Bennett 1,715 5.2 +2.8
UKIP David Rogers 839 2.6 +0.4
Green Tony Young 318 1.0 −0.6
Majority 10,838 33.2
Turnout 32,676 54.6 +1.0
Labour hold Swing −1.7

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Swansea East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Siân Catherine James 17,457 56.6 −8.6
Liberal Democrat Robert Speht 6,208 20.1 +9.9
Conservative Ellenor Bland 3,103 10.1 0.0
Plaid Cymru Carolyn Shan Couch 2,129 6.9 −4.6
BNP Kevin Holloway 770 2.5 +2.5
UKIP Tim Jenkins 674 2.2 +0.7
Green Tony Young 493 1.6 +0.1
Majority 11,249 36.5
Turnout 30,834 52.4 +0.1
Labour hold Swing −9.3
General Election 2001: Swansea East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Donald Anderson 19,612 65.2 −10.2
Plaid Cymru John Ball 3,464 11.5 +8.1
Liberal Democrat Robert Speht 3,064 10.2 +1.3
Conservative Paul Morris 3,026 10.1 +0.8
Green Tony Young 463 1.5 N/A
UKIP Tim Jenkins 443 1.5 N/A
Majority 16,148 53.7
Turnout 30,072 52.3 −15.1
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Swansea East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Donald Anderson 29,151 75.38
Conservative Catherine Dibble 3,582 9.26
Liberal Democrat Elwyn Jones 3,440 8.90
Plaid Cymru Michelle Pooley 1,308 3.38
Referendum Party Catherine Maggs 904 2.34
Socialist (GB) Ronnie Job 289 0.75
Majority 25,569 66.11
Turnout 67.41
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Swansea East[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Donald Anderson 31,179 69.7 +6.0
Conservative Henry L. Davies 7,697 17.2 −1.7
Liberal Democrat Robert E. Barton 4,248 9.5 −5.3
Plaid Cymru Miss Eleanor E. Bonner-Evans 1,607 3.6 +0.9
Majority 23,482 52.5 +7.7
Turnout 44,731 75.6 +0.2
Labour hold Swing +3.8

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Swansea East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Donald Anderson 27,478 63.69
Conservative RD Lewis 8,140 18.87
Liberal DW Thomas 6,380 14.79
Plaid Cymru C Reid 1,145 2.65
Majority 19,338 44.82
Turnout 75.42
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1983: Swansea East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Donald Anderson 22,297 54.43
Liberal Martyn J. Shrewsbury 8,762 21.39
Conservative N O'Shaughnessy 8,080 19.72
Plaid Cymru C Reid 1,531 3.74
Communist WR Jones 294 0.72
Majority 13,535 33.04
Turnout 71.51
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Swansea East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Donald Anderson 31,909 69.92
Conservative S Edwards 10,689 23.42
Plaid Cymru JG Ball 2,732 5.99
Communist W Jones 308 0.67
Majority 21,220 46.50
Turnout 75.62
Labour hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Swansea East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Donald Anderson 26,735 63.81
Conservative DJ Mercer 6,014 14.35
Liberal Roger Anstey 5,173 12.35
Plaid Cymru JG Ball 3,978 9.49
Majority 20,721 49.45
Turnout 71.28
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Swansea East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Neil McBride 28,537 66.32
Conservative DJ Mercer 8,850 20.57
Plaid Cymru JG Ball 5,135 11.93
Communist WR Jones 507 1.18
Majority 19,687 45.75
Turnout 73.80
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1970: Swansea East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Neil McBride 28,183 68.53
Conservative MJ Murphy 8,191 19.92
Communist WR Jones 563 1.37
Plaid Cymru DR Evans 4,188 10.18
Majority 19,992 48.61
Turnout 70.12
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: Swansea East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Neil McBride 30,290 75.38
Conservative T Knowles 6,241 15.53
Plaid Cymru Chris Rees 2,749 6.84
Communist WR Jones 902 2.24
Majority 24,049 59.85
Turnout 73.78
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1964: Swansea East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Neil McBride 30,904 73.02
Conservative Oliver C Wright 7,863 18.58
Plaid Cymru Edward Christopher Rees 3,556 8.40
Majority 23,041 54.44
Turnout 76.25
Labour hold Swing
Swansea East by-election, 1963

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Neil McBride 18,909 61.1 −6.4
Liberal R. Owens 4,895 15.8 N/A
People's Party Rev L Atkin 2,462 8.0 N/A
Conservative Miss A. P. Thomas 2,272 7.3 −14.7
Plaid Cymru Edward Christopher Rees 1,620 5.2 −5.3
Communist B. Pearce 773 2.5 N/A
Majority 14,014 45.3 −0.2
Turnout 30,931 55.9
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Swansea East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Llewellyn Mort 29,884 67.47
Conservative HJFC Ewing 9,754 22.02
Plaid Cymru Chris Rees 4,651 10.50
Majority 20,130 45.45
Turnout 80.09
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1955: Swansea East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Llewellyn Mort 28,198 72.44
Conservative RS Guest 10,726 27.56
Majority 17,472 44.89
Turnout 72.07
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1951: Swansea East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Llewellyn Mort 32,790 73.59
Conservative JC Hope 11,768 26.41
Majority 21,022 47.18
Turnout 82.84
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1950: Swansea East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Llewellyn Mort 32,680 75.31
Conservative JF Lynam 10,712 24.69
Majority 21,968 50.63
Turnout 81.85
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Swansea East[6]

Electorate 33,762

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Llewellyn Mort 19,127 75.8 n/a
Liberal National W. Rowe Harding 6,102 24.2 n/a
Majority 13,025 51.6 n/a
Turnout 25,229 74.7 n/a
Labour hold Swing n/a
Swansea East by-election, 1940

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Llewellyn Mort unopposed n/a n/a
Labour hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1935: Swansea East[7]

Electorate 35,940

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Williams unopposed n/a n/a
Labour hold Swing n/a
General Election 1931: Swansea East[8]

Electorate 35,918

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Williams 17,126 56.5 +0.0
Liberal Dr R. D. Chalke 13,177 43.5 +10.2
Majority 3,949 13.0 −10.2
Turnout 84.4 +2.5
Labour hold Swing -5.1

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1929: Swansea East[9]

Electorate 36,001

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Williams 16,665 56.5 +1.9
Liberal Arthur Hopkins 9,825 33.3 -12.1
Unionist P P Jones 3,003 10.2 n/a
Majority 6,840 23.2 +14.0
Turnout 81.9 +1.2
Labour hold Swing +7.0
General Election 1924: Swansea East[10]

Electorate 27,836

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Williams 12,274 54.6 -2.8
Liberal W D Rees 10,186 45.4 +2.8
Majority 1,088 9.2 -5.6
Turnout 80.7 -0.4
Labour hold Swing -2.8
General Election 1923: Swansea East[11]

Electorate 27,365

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Williams 12,735 57.4 +6.5
Liberal Thomas Artemus Jones 9,463 42.6 -6.5
Majority 3,272 14.8 +13.0
Turnout 81.1 -0.6
Labour hold Swing +6.5
General Election 1922 : Swansea East[12]

Electorate 27,246

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Williams 11,333 50.9 +4.0
National Liberal E Harries 10,926 49.1 -4.0
Majority 407 1.8 8.0
Turnout 81.7 +17.7
Labour gain from National Liberal Swing +4.0

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

Swansea East by-election, 1919

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Coalition Liberal David Matthews 9,250 53.1 −10.5
Labour David Williams 8,158 46.9 +10.5
Majority 1,092 6.2 −21.0
Turnout 17,408 64.0 −0.1
Coalition Liberal hold Swing −10.5
General Election 1918: Swansea East

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal 11,071 63.6 n/a
Labour David Williams 6,341 36.4 n/a
Majority 4,730 27.2 n/a
Turnout 17,411 64.1 n/a
Liberal win
  • was endorsed by the Coalition Government

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 "S" (part 6)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ Swansea East City and County of Swansea - candidates Swansea East
  4. ^ Swansea East BBC Election - Swansea East
  5. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  6. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  7. ^ Political Science Resources
  8. ^ Political Science Resources
  9. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  10. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  11. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  12. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.

Coordinates: 51°39′01″N 3°55′10″W / 51.65028°N 3.91944°W / 51.65028; -3.91944