Beeston (UK Parliament constituency)

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Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County Nottinghamshire
1974 (1974)1983
Number of members One
Replaced by Broxtowe and Ashfield[1]
Created from Rushcliffe

Beeston was a parliamentary constituency in Nottinghamshire which returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

It was created for the February 1974 general election from part of the Rushcliffe constituency, and abolished for the 1983 general election.


The Urban Districts of Beeston and Stapleford, and Eastwood, and in the Rural District of Basford the civil parishes of Awsworth, Brinsley, Cossall, Greasley, Kimberley, Nuthall, Strelley, and Trowell.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
Feb 1974 Jim Lester Conservative
1983 constituency abolished


General Election February 1974: Beeston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jim Lester 26,487 42.36 N/A
Labour Antony Gardner 23,943 38.30 N/A
Liberal S Reddish 12,091 19.34 N/A
Majority 2,544 4.07 N/A
Turnout 84.91 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)
General Election October 1974: Beeston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jim Lester 25,095 42.02 '
Labour Antony Gardner 24,974 41.81
Liberal S Reddish 9,658 16.17
Majority 121 0.20
Turnout 80.52
Conservative hold Swing {{{swing}}}
General Election, 1979: Beeston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jim Lester 33,273 52.58
Labour JM Jacob 23,077 36.47
Liberal T Turner 6,935 10.96
Majority 10,196 16.11
Turnout 81.34
Conservative hold Swing {{{swing}}}


  1. ^ "'Beeston', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 16 March 2016.