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]

Members of Parliament[edit]

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

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Waterhouse
Labour
Liberal Cecil Archer Newport
Majority
Turnout
Conservative win
General Election 1951: [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Waterhouse
Labour Ewart Taylor
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1955: [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Waterhouse 26,070 64.21
Labour Edward J 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: [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William John Peel
Labour W Barrie Chambers
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William John Peel
Labour Colin J Beech
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1966: [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William John Peel
Labour Colin Grundy
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William John Peel
Labour William Hilbourne
Majority
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