Brent East (UK Parliament constituency)
|Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Brent East in Greater London for the 2005 general election.
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Brent Central, Hampstead and Kilburn|
|Created from||Willesden West|
Brent East was a parliamentary constituency in northwest London; it was replaced by Brent Central for the 2010 general election. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post system.
1974-1983: The London Borough of Brent wards of Brentwater, Brondesbury Park, Carlton, Church End, Cricklewood, Gladstone, Kilburn, Mapesbury, Queen's Park, and Willesden Green.
1983-2010: The London Borough of Brent wards of Brentwater, Brondesbury Park, Carlton, Chamberlayne, Church End, Cricklewood, Gladstone, Kilburn, Mapesbury, Queen's Park, and Willesden Green.
The constituency was one of three covering the London Borough of Brent in north-west London. It covered the south-east of the borough, including the areas of Brondesbury, Dollis Hill, Kilburn and Neasden, as well as parts of Willesden and Cricklewood.
The constituency was created in 1974 and first contested in the February general election of that year. An ethnically diverse area, it was previously one of the Labour Party's safest seats in London. It was held by Reg Freeson from 1974 until 1987, then by Ken Livingstone (following the abolition of the Greater London Council, of which he was leader, in 1986).
After Livingstone was expelled from the Labour Party for standing as an independent candidate for Mayor of London in 2000, he represented the constituency as an independent until standing down as MP in 2001 to concentrate on his position as Mayor. Labour retained the seat at the 2001 general election, with Paul Daisley holding the seat until his death two years later.
The resulting Brent East by-election was held on 18 September 2003, with the 2003 Invasion of Iraq as a background. Labour lost the seat to Sarah Teather of the Liberal Democrats, with a considerable 29% swing, having come from a distant third place in 2001. Teather held the seat at the 2005 general election, with an increased majority of 8.7%
Members of Parliament
|Feb 1974||Reg Freeson||Labour|
|2003 by-election||Sarah Teather||Liberal Democrat|
|2010||constituency abolished: see Brent Central & Hampstead and Kilburn|
Elections in the 1970s
|Labour win (new seat)|
|National Front||N. Lyons||1,096||2.9||N/A|
|Irish Civil Rights||J. Curran||382||1.0||N/A|
|National Front||J. Davies||706||1.9||−1.0|
|Workers Revolutionary||Gerald Downing||290||0.8||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|Social Democratic||Dr MH Rosen||6,598||16.9||N/A|
|Workers Revolutionary||Gerald Downing||222||0.6||−0.2|
|Conservative||Miss Harriet Spencer Crawley||15,119||38.4||+3.8|
|Social Democratic||Daniel Finkelstein||5,710||14.5||−2.4|
|Independent Labour||Riaz Querishi Dooley||1,035||2.6||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Mark Cummins||3,249||8.9||−5.6|
|Green||Miss Theresa M. Deen||548||1.5||N/A|
|Communist||Mrs. Anne G. Murphy||96||0.3||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||Ian M.C. Hunter||2,751||7.8||−1.1|
|Socialist Labour||Stan E. Keable||466||1.3||N/A|
|ProLife Alliance||Andrew J. Shanks||218||0.6||N/A|
|Rainbow Dream Ticket||Miss Claire M. Warrilow||120||0.3||N/A|
|Natural Law||Dean Jenkins||103||0.3||N/A|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Miss Norsheen M. Bhatti||3,065||10.6||+2.8|
|Green||Miss Simone F. Aspis||1,361||4.7||N/A|
|ProLife Alliance||Miss Sarah Macken||392||1.4||+0.7|
|Socialist Labour||Mrs Iris M.J. Cremer||383||1.3||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||Sarah Teather||8,158||39.1||+28.5|
|Labour||Robert John Emlyn Evans||7,040||33.8||−29.4|
|Conservative||Mrs. Uma M. Fernandes||3,368||16.2||−2.0|
|Socialist Alliance||Brian Butterworth||361||1.7||N/A|
|Public Services Not War||Fawzi Ibrahim||219||1.1||N/A|
|Independent||Miss Kelly McBride||189||0.9||N/A|
|Independent||Harold L. Immanuel||188||0.9||N/A|
|UKIP||Brian J. Hall||140||0.7||+0.1|
|Socialist Labour||Mrs Iris M.J. Cremer||111||0.5||−0.8|
|Independent||Neil F. Walsh||101||0.5||N/A|
|Monster Raving Loony||Alan Hope||59||0.3||N/A|
|No label||Aaron Barschak||37||0.2||N/A|
|No label||Jitendra J.N. Bardwaj||35||0.2||N/A|
|www.xat.org||Rainbow George Weiss||11||0.1||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat gain from Labour||Swing||+29.0|
|Liberal Democrat||Sarah Teather||14,764||47.5||+36.9|
|Independent||Mrs. Michelle A. Weininger||115||0.4||N/A|
|Rainbow Dream Ticket||Rainbow George Weiss||39||0.1||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat hold||Swing||+29.0|
Notes and references
- Webster, Philip; Hurst, Greg (19 September 2003). "The Times report on by-election result". London. Retrieved 2008-04-23.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 5)[self-published source][better source needed]