Croydon East (UK Parliament constituency)
|Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Croydon North East and Croydon South|
|Created from||Croydon North and Croydon South|
Croydon East was a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.
Politics and history
Croydon East was a short-lived seat for the 1950 general election, creating three seats in the County Borough of Croydon from the previous two, taking in areas from the East Surrey constituency to the south. Croydon East took in areas of the former Croydon North and Croydon South constituencies, and East Surrey. It bordered Croydon West, Croydon North and East Surrey, and, when created, Beckenham.
For all of its history Croydon East had Conservative Members of Parliament. It saw three elections: the 1950 general election, the 1951 general election and a 1954 by-election. Prior to 1950, Croydon South had been held by Labour but most of its voters were re-drawn into Croydon West.
The County Borough of Croydon wards of Addington, Addiscombe, East, South Norwood, and Woodside.
Members of Parliament
|1950||Herbert Williams||Conservative||Died 1954|
|1954 by-election||John Hughes-Hallett||Conservative|
|Conservative||Sir Herbert Geraint Williams||29,484||53.3||N/A|
|Liberal||George Laing Gray||4,882||8.8||N/A|
|Conservative||Sir Herbert Geraint Williams||32,282||58.8||+5.5|
- The Times House of Commons 1950. The Times. 1950.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 6)[self-published source][better source needed]