Coventry South East (UK Parliament constituency)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Coventry South East
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County West Midlands
February 1974–1997
Number of members One
Replaced by Coventry South, Coventry North East
Created from Coventry South, Coventry East

Coventry South East was a parliamentary constituency in the city of Coventry. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created for the February 1974 general election, and abolished for the 1997 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

1974-1983: The County Borough of Coventry wards of Binley and Willenhall, Godiva, Lower Stoke, and St Michael's.

1983-1997: The City of Coventry wards of Binley and Willenhall, Cheylesmore, Lower Stoke, and St Michael's.

For its entire existence the constituency included Coventry city centre, which had previously been part of the Coventry South seat; in 1997 the city centre was transferred to the re-created Coventry South constituency, with Jim Cunningham being elected as MP.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
Feb 1974 Bill Wilson Labour
1983 Dave Nellist Labour
1992 James Dolan Cunningham Labour
1997 constituency abolished: see Coventry South and Coventry North East

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election, February 1974: Coventry South East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Wilson 22,217 58.23
Conservative Ian Taylor 11,466 30.05
Liberal D Prem 4,472 11.72
Majority 10,751 28.18
Turnout 75.53
Labour win (new seat)
General Election, October 1974: Coventry South East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Wilson 20,771 60.45
Conservative C Hannington 8,640 25.14
Liberal D Woodcock 4,952 14.41
Majority 12,131 35.30
Turnout 67.62
Labour hold Swing
General Election, 1979: Coventry South East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Wilson 19,583 55.00
Conservative T Sawdon 12,097 33.98
Liberal M Brazier 2,984 8.38
National Front R Clarke 513 1.44
Workers Revolutionary A Wilkins 426 1.20
Majority 7,486 21.03
Turnout 69.86
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1983: Coventry South East[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Dave Nellist 15,307 41.1
Conservative Jacques Arnold 12,625 33.9
SDP–Liberal Alliance G. Kilby 9,323 25.02
Majority 2,682 7.2
Turnout 37,255 70.9
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1987: Coventry South East[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Dave Nellist 17,969 47.46 +6.4
Conservative Alan Grant 11,316 29.89 −4.0
Social Democratic Frank Devine 8,095 21.38 −3.6
Green Neil Hutchinson 479 1.27 N/A
Majority 6,653 17.57 +10.4
Turnout 37,856 72.97 +2.06
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1992: Coventry South East[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jim Cunningham 11,902 32.58 −14.9
Conservative Martine Hyams 10,591 28.99 −0.9
Independent Labour Dave Nellist 10,551 28.88 N/A
Liberal Democrat Tony Armstrong 3,318 9.08 N/A
National Front Norman Tomkinson 173 0.5 N/A
Majority 1,311 3.59 −14.0
Turnout 36,533 74.87 +1.9
Labour hold Swing

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 6)
  2. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  3. ^ http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge83/i06.htm
  4. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  5. ^ http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge87/i06.htm
  6. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "UK General Election results April 1992". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2011.