South East Derbyshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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South East Derbyshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
19501983
Number of members one
Replaced by Erewash, Derbyshire South and Amber Valley[1]
Created from South Derbyshire

South East Derbyshire was a parliamentary constituency in Derbyshire. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post voting system.

The constituency was created for the 1950 general election, and abolished for the 1983 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

1950-1955: The Urban District of Long Eaton, and the Rural District of Shardlow.

1955-1974: The Urban District of Long Eaton, and part of the Rural District of Shardlow.

1974-1983: The Urban District of Long Eaton, and the Rural District of South East Derbyshire.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1950 Joe Champion Labour
1959 John Jackson Conservative
1964 Trevor Park Labour
1970 Peter Rost Conservative
1983 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: South East Derbyshire[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arthur Champion 30,039 49.06
Conservative JC Jennings 24,789 40.49
Liberal Maldwyn James 6,396 10.45
Majority 5,250 8.58
Turnout 86.94
Labour win
General Election 1951: South East Derbyshire[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arthur Champion 33,020 52.68
Conservative JC Jennings 29,663 47.32
Majority 3,357 5.36
Turnout 86.41
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1955: South East Derbyshire[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arthur Champion 25,620 51.59
Conservative John Jackson 24,039 48.41
Majority 1,581 3.18
Turnout 82.11
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1959: South East Derbyshire[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Jackson 25,374 45.54
Labour Arthur Champion 25,362 45.52
Liberal Thomas Lynch 4,980 8.94
Majority 12 0.02
Turnout 85.12
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: South East Derbyshire[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Trevor Park 29,528 50.75
Conservative Peter Myers 28,655 49.25
Majority 873 1.50
Turnout 82.83
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1966: South East Derbyshire[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Trevor Park 32,407 54.63
Conservative Peter Myers 26,911 45.37
Majority 5,496 9.27
Turnout 81.76
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: South East Derbyshire[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Rost 32,185 52.21
Labour John Ryman 29,461 47.79
Majority 2,724 4.42
Turnout 75.46
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General Election February 1974: South East Derbyshire[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Rost 20,016 44.11
Labour JW Wardle 16,981 37.42
Liberal F Fry 8,378 18.46
Majority 3,035 6.69
Turnout 85.11
Conservative hold Swing
General Election October 1974: South East Derbyshire[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Rost 18,856 43.74
Labour RJ Madeley 17,851 41.41
Liberal H Warschauer 6,404 14.85
Majority 1,005 2.33
Turnout 80.22
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1979: South East Derbyshire[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Rost 24,004 51.47
Labour Gerald Bermingham 16,617 35.63
Liberal R Lustig 5,518 11.83
National Front C Neil 498 1.07
Majority 7,387 15.84
Turnout 81.09
Conservative hold Swing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Derbyshire South East', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  4. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  5. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1973
  6. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1973
  7. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  8. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  9. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  10. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  11. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig