Luton East (UK Parliament constituency)

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Luton East
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County Bedfordshire
Major settlements Luton
1974 (1974)1983
Number of members One
Replaced by Luton North and Luton South
Created from Luton

Luton East is a former United Kingdom Parliamentary constituency. It was created upon the abolition of the Luton constituency in 1974 and, with Luton West, divided into Luton North and Luton South in 1983.


The County Borough of Luton wards of Central, Crawley, High Town, South, Stopsley, and Wardown.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
Feb 1974 Ivor Clemitson Labour
1979 Graham Bright Conservative
1983 Constituency abolished


General Election February 1974: Luton East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ivor Clemitson 17,137 40.15 N/A
Conservative Charles Simeons 15,712 36.81 N/A
Liberal J Fisher 9,680 22.68 N/A
Independent Jitendra Bard 155 0.36 N/A
Majority 1,425 3.34 N/A
Turnout 80.47 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
General Election October 1974: Luton East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ivor Clemitson 17,877 45.46
Conservative A Johnston 14,200 36.11
Liberal J Fisher 6,947 17.67
Irish Civil Rights Association L Byrne 299 0.76
Majority 3,677 9.35
Turnout 73.43
Labour hold Swing {{{swing}}}
General Election, 1979: Luton East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Graham Bright 17,809 43.72
Labour Ivor Clemitson 16,962 41.64
Liberal David Franks 5,285 12.98
National Front MG Kerry 461 1.13 N/A
Communist Clayton Mitchell 107 0.26 N/A
Committee for the Prevention of a Police State Jitendra Bardwaj 61 0.15 N/A
Workers Revolutionary Arthur Lynn 45 0.11 N/A
Majority 847 2.08
Turnout 77.69
Conservative gain from Labour Swing {{{swing}}}

See also[edit]