Bow and Poplar (UK Parliament constituency)

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Bow and Poplar
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19831997
Number of members One
Replaced by Poplar and Canning Town and Bethnal Green and Bow[1]
Created from Bethnal Green and Bow
Stepney and Poplar[1]

Bow and Poplar was a parliamentary constituency in London which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

It was created for the 1983 general election, and abolished for the 1997 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets wards of Blackwall, Bow, Bromley, East India, Grove, Lansbury, Limehouse, Millwall, Park, and Shadwell.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1983 Ian Mikardo Labour
1987 Mildred Gordon Labour

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1983: Bow and Poplar[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ian Mikardo 15,878 49.6 N/A
Liberal Eric Flounders 10,017 31.3 N/A
Conservative S.R. Eyres 5,129 16.0 N/A
National Front S. Bartlett 596 1.9 N/A
Independent Labour A.J. Snookes 266 0.8 N/A
Workers Revolutionary K.R. Scotcher 117 0.4 N/A
Majority 5,861 18.3 N/A
Turnout 32,003 55.4 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
General Election 1987: Bow and Poplar[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mildred Gordon 15,746 46.4 −3.2
Liberal Eric Flounders 11,115 32.7 +1.4
Conservative David Hughes 6,810 20.1 +4.1
Workers Revolutionary Peter Chappell 274 0.8 +0.4
Majority 4,631 13.6
Turnout 33,945 57.4
Labour hold Swing −2.3

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1992: Bow and Poplar[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mildred Gordon 18,487 49.5 +3.1
Liberal Democrat Peter J. Hughes 10,083 27.0 −5.7
Conservative Simon N.C. Pearce 6,876 18.4 −1.7
BNP John Tyndall 1,107 3.0 N/A
Green Steve Petter 612 1.6 N/A
Natural Law William R. Hite 158 0.4 N/A
Majority 8,404 22.5
Turnout 37,321 65.8
Labour hold Swing +4.4

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b "'Bow and Poplar', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Ltd. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 4)
  3. ^ "UK General Election results: June 1983 [Archive]". www.politicsresources.net. 
  4. ^ "UK General Election results: June 1987 [Archive]". www.politicsresources.net. 
  5. ^ "UK General Election results: April 1992 [Archive]". www.politicsresources.net.