Leicester South East (UK Parliament constituency)

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Leicester South East
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
1950–February 1974
Number of members one

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

The constituency was created for the 1950 general election, and abolished for the February 1974 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

1950-1955: The County Borough of Leicester wards of Evington, Knighton, Spinney Hill, and Wycliffe.

1955-1974: The County Borough of Leicester wards of Evington, Knighton, Spinney Hill, and Wycliffe, and the Urban District of Oadby.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1950 Charles Waterhouse Conservative
1957 by-election Sir John Peel Conservative
1974 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Leicester South East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Waterhouse 20,964 51.37
Labour SK Lewis 14,823 36.32
Liberal Cecil Archer Newport 5,024 12.31
Majority 6,141 15.05
Turnout
Conservative win
General Election 1951: Leicester South East[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Waterhouse 23,853 59.52
Labour Ewart Taylor 16,225 40.48
Majority 7,628 19.03
Turnout 83.77
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1955: Leicester South East[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Waterhouse 26,070 64.21
Labour Edward John Masters 14,529 35.79
Majority 11,541 28.43
Turnout 30,599 78.46
Conservative hold Swing
Leicester South East by-election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William John Peel 18,023 60.9 −3.3
Labour Betty Boothroyd 11,541 39.1
Majority 6,482
Turnout 56.3
Conservative hold Swing −6.0
General Election 1959: Leicester South East[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William John Peel 28,390 67.35
Labour W Barrie Chambers 13,760 32.65
Majority 14,630 34.71
Turnout 78.33
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: Leicester South East [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William John Peel 23,236 55.95
Labour W Barrie Chambers 11,090 26.70
Liberal Colin J Beech 7,205 17.35
Majority 12,146 29.25
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1966: Leicester South East [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William John Peel 23,615 59.88
Labour Colin Grundy 15,819 40.12
Majority 7,796 19.77
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Leicester South East [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William John Peel 26,483 62.65
Labour William Hilbourne 15,788 37.35
Majority 10,695 25.30
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  4. ^ "Conservatives Hold Leicester". The Times (London). 29 November 1957. p. 10. 
  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