Leyton (UK Parliament constituency)

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Leyton
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19501997
Number of members one
Replaced by Leyton and Wanstead
Created from Leyton East and Leyton West

Leyton was a parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom, centred on the town of Leyton in North-East London. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first-past-the-post system.

History[edit]

The constituency was created for the 1950 general election, and abolished for the 1997 general election, when it was partly replaced by the new Leyton and Wanstead constituency.

Boundaries[edit]

1950-1974: The Municipal Borough of Leyton.

1974-1983: The London Borough of Waltham Forest wards of Cann Hall, Central, Forest, Lea Bridge, Leyton, and Leytonstone.

1983-1997: The London Borough of Waltham Forest wards of Cann Hall, Cathall, Forest, Grove Green, Lea Bridge, Leyton, and Leytonstone.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party Notes
1950 Reginald Sorensen Labour Resigned 1964 on being raised to the peerage
1965 by-election Ronald Buxton Conservative
1966 Patrick Gordon Walker Labour Previously MP for Smethwick 1945-1964
Feb 1974 Bryan Magee Labour
1982 SDP
1983 Harry Cohen Labour
1997 constituency abolished: see Leyton and Wanstead

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Leyton [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Reginald Sorensen 35,702 54.59 N/A
Conservative Peter Williams 24,052 36.77 N/A
Liberal CO Appleton 5,650 8.64 N/A
Majority 11,650 17.71 N/A
Turnout 65,404 83.33 N/A
Registered electors 78,491
Labour win (new seat)
General Election 1951: Leyton [2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Reginald Sorensen 37,728 57.78 +3.19
Conservative Peter Williams 27,563 42.22 +5.45
Majority 10,165 15.57 -2.14
Turnout 65,291 82.18 -1.15
Registered electors 79,445
Labour hold Swing -1.13
General Election 1955: Leyton [4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Reginald Sorensen 29,747 53.40 -4.78
Conservative Ronald Buxton 21,543 38.67 -3.55
Liberal Evan Richards 4,421 7.94 -N/A
Majority 8,204 14.73 -0.84
Turnout 55,711 74.34 -7.84
Registered electors 79,944
Labour hold Swing -0.62
General Election 1959: Leyton [6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Reginald Sorensen 28,367 53.71 +0.31
Conservative Ronald Buxton 24,448 46.29 +7.62
Majority 3,919 7.42 -7.31
Turnout 52,815 74.39 +0.05
Registered electors 70,996
Labour hold Swing -3.7

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: Leyton [8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Reginald Sorensen 23,640 50.35 -3.36
Conservative Ronald Buxton 15,714 33.47 -12.82
Liberal Alistair Mackay 7,598 16.18 N/A
Majority 7,926 16.88 +9.46
Turnout 46,592 70.18 -4.21
Registered electors 66,905
Labour hold Swing -3.36
By-election, 21 Jan 1965 [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ronald Buxton 16,544 42.88 +9.41
Labour Patrick Gordon Walker 16,339 42.36 -8.00
Liberal Alistair Mackay 5,382 13.95 -2.23
UK & Commonwealth Party Jeremiah Lynch 157 0.41 N/A
Disarmament George Delf 156 0.40 N/A
Majority 205 0.53 N/A
Turnout 38,578 57.70 -12.48
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +8.71
General Election 1966: Leyton [11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Patrick Gordon Walker 26,803 54.42 +4.07
Conservative Ronald Buxton 18,157 36.87 +3.40
Liberal Alistair Mackay 3,851 7.82 -8.36
Independent Labour William Hanley 441 0.90 N/A
Majority 8,646 17.55 +0.67
Turnout 49,252 76.09 +4.91
Registered electors 64,727
Labour hold Swing +0.34

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Leyton [13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Patrick Gordon Walker 23,386 56.64 +2.22
Conservative Ronald Buxton 17,906 43.36 +6.49
Majority 5,480 13.27 -4.28
Turnout 41,292 61.99 -14.10
Registered electors 66,610
Labour hold Swing -2.14
General Election, February 1974: Leyton [15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bryan Magee 22,785 49.07 -7.57
Conservative Barry Dare 12,848 43.36 -15.69
Liberal Timothy Brown 8,707 18.75 N/A
National Front Sherri Bothwell 2,097 4.52 N/A
Majority 9,937 21.40 +8.13
Turnout 46,437 72.66 +10.67
Registered electors 63,909
Labour hold Swing +4.06
General Election, October 1974: Leyton [15][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bryan Magee 22,130 54.88 +5.82
Conservative Barry Dare 10,617 26.33 -1.34
Liberal Ralph Scott 5,408 13.41 -5.34
National Front Sherri Bothwell 2,168 5.38 +0.86
Majority 11,513 28.55 +7.15
Turnout 40,323 62.68 -9.98
Registered electors 64,328
Labour hold Swing +3.58
General Election 1979: Leyton [15][18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bryan Magee 21,095 51.38 -3.51
Conservative Anthony Cordle 15,361 37.41 +11.08
Liberal Clyde Kitson 3,425 8.34 -5.07
National Front Peter Pomery-Rudd 1,179 2.87 -2.51
Majority 5,734 13.96 -14.59
Turnout 41,060 69.39 +6.71
Registered electors 59,176
Labour hold Swing -7.29

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1983: Leyton [19][20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harry Cohen 16,504 43.50 -7.90
Conservative Waldemar Neilson-Hansen 11,988 31.60 -5.78
Social Democratic Bryan Magee 9,448 24.90 N/A
Majority 4,516 11.90 -2.06
Turnout 37,940 65.67 -3.72
Registered electors 57,770
Labour hold Swing -1.06
General Election 1987: Leyton [19][21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harry Cohen 16,536 41.21 -2.29
Liberal Simon Banks 11,895 29.65 +4.75
Conservative David Gilmartin 11,692 29.14 -2.46
Majority 4,641 11.57 -0.33
Turnout 40,123 69.58 +3.91
Registered electors 57,662
Labour hold Swing -3.52

Election in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1992: Leyton [19][22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harry Cohen 20,334 52.64 +11.43
Conservative Christine Smith 8,882 23.00 -6.14
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Fryer 8,180 21.18 -8.47
Liberal Louis de Pinna 561 1.45 N/A
Green Khalid Pervez 412 1.07 N/A
Natural Law Richard Archer 256 0.66 N/A
Majority 11,452 29.65 +18.08
Turnout 38,625 67.44 -2.14
Registered electors 57,272
Labour hold Swing +8.79

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results February 1950". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results October 1951". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  3. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1951. 
  4. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results May 1955". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  5. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1955. 
  6. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results October 1959". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  7. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1959. 
  8. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results October 1964". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  9. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1964. 
  10. ^ "1965 By Election Results". Archived from the original on October 25, 2009. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  11. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results March 1966". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  12. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1966. 
  13. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1970". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  14. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1970. 
  15. ^ a b c "'Leyton', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  16. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results February 1974". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  17. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results October 1974". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  18. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results May 1979". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  19. ^ a b c "'Leyton', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  20. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results June 1983". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  21. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results June 1987". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  22. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results April 1992". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 24 March 2016.