Nottingham East (UK Parliament constituency)

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Nottingham East
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Nottingham East in Nottinghamshire.
Outline map
Location of Nottinghamshire within England.
County Nottinghamshire
Electorate 58,705 (2010)[1]
Major settlements Nottingham
Current constituency
Created 1974 (1974)
Member of parliament Chris Leslie (Labour Co-op)
Number of members One
Created from Nottingham Central and Nottingham South
18851955
Number of members One
Type of constituency Borough constituency
Replaced by Nottingham Central and Nottingham North
Created from Nottingham
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency East Midlands

Nottingham East is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Chris Leslie, a member of the Labour Party who previously served as the MP for Shipley.[n 2]

Members of Parliament[edit]

MPs 1974–present[edit]

Event Member[2] Party
2010 Chris Leslie Labour Co-operative
1992 John Heppell Labour
1983 Michael Knowles Conservative
Feb 1974 Jack Dunnett Labour

MPs 1885–1955[edit]

Event Member[2] Party
1955 constituency abolished
1945 James Harrison Labour
1931 Louis Halle Gluckstein Conservative
1929 Norman Birkett Liberal
1924 Clement Edmund Royds Brocklebank Conservative
1923 Norman Birkett Liberal
1922 John Plowright Houfton Coalition Conservative
1912 by-election Sir John David Rees Conservative
1910 James Archibald Morrison Conservative
1906 Sir Henry John Stedman Cotton Liberal
1895 Edward Bond Conservative
1885 Arnold Morley Liberal

Constituency profile[edit]

On average earners' incomes are slightly lower than the national average[3] and in 2010 unemployment stood at 7.4%, which was higher than the East Midlands average at the time of 3.6%[4] however the picture is not uniform across all 2011 Census Output Areas, some of which have incomes at the national average or above and together with the affordability of property in the area, those on the national average way or above generally have the ability to save, purchase property or enjoy a high standard of living.[5][6]

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency covers the north-eastern part of the City of Nottingham. It includes the suburbs of Mapperley, Carrington and Sherwood, and the inner city areas of Hyson Green, St Ann's and Sneinton.

2010-present: The City of Nottingham wards of Arboretum, Berridge, Dales, Mapperley, St Ann's, and Sherwood.

1983-2010: The City of Nottingham wards of Basford, Forest, Greenwood, Manvers, Mapperley, Radford, St Ann's, Sherwood, and Trent.

1974-1983: The County Borough of Nottingham wards of Bridge, Lenton, Manvers, Market, St Ann's, and Trent.

1950-1955: The County Borough of Nottingham wards of Byron, Manvers, Mapperley, and St Ann's.

1918-1950: The County Borough of Nottingham wards of Byron, Manvers, Mapperley, and St Mary's.

1885-1918: The Municipal Borough of Nottingham wards of Byron, Manvers, Mapperley, Robin Hood, and St Ann's.

History[edit]

The present Nottingham East constituency was created in 1974, and first elected Jack Dunnett who had been Labour MP for the abolished Nottingham Central seat. Michael Knowles regained it for the Conservative Party in 1983, when some of the seat was transferred to the new Nottingham South constituency in boundary changes. Knowles held the seat with a reduced majority in 1987, but John Heppell gained it for Labour in 1992, and held the seat until he retired in 2010. It is presently held by Labour's Chris Leslie. Leslie previously represented the West Yorkshire constituency of Shipley from 1997 to 2005 and joined the front benches serving as a junior minister as part of the Tony Blair Government.


Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2017: Nottingham East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Barry Holliday
Labour Chris Leslie[7]
Green Kat Boettge
UKIP Robert Hall-Palmer
Conservative Simon Murray
Majority
Turnout
General Election 2015: Nottingham East[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Chris Leslie 19,208 54.6 Increase 9.2
Conservative Garry Hickton 7,314 20.8 Decrease 2.9
UKIP Fran Loi 3,501 9.9 Increase 6.5
Green Antonia Zenkevitch [10] 3,473 9.9 Increase 7.1
Liberal Democrat Tad Jones 1,475 4.2 Decrease 20.1
Independent Seb Soar [11] 141 0.4 Increase 0.4
Independent James Stephenson 97 0.3 Increase 0.3
Majority 11,894 33.8 Increase 12.8
Turnout 58.2 Increase 1.8
Labour Co-op hold Swing Increase 6.1
General Election 2010: Nottingham East[12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Chris Leslie 15,022 45.4 Decrease 1.3
Liberal Democrat Sam Boote 8,053 24.3 Increase 2.5
Conservative Ewan Lamont 7,846 23.7 Increase 1.2
UKIP Pat Wolfe 1,138 3.4 Increase 0.9
Green Benjamin Hoare 928 2.8 Decrease 2.4
Christian Parvaiz Sardar 125 0.4 N/A
Majority 6,969 21.0 −3.2
Turnout 33,112 56.4 Increase 7.5
Labour Co-op hold Swing Decrease 1.3

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Nottingham East[14][15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Heppell 13,787 45.8 Decrease 13.2
Liberal Democrat Issan Ghazni 6,848 22.8 Increase 9.8
Conservative Jim Thornton 6,826 22.7 Decrease 1.6
Green Ashley Baxter 1,517 5.0 N/A
UKIP Anthony Ellwood 740 2.5 N/A
Socialist Unity Pete Radcliff 373 1.2 N/A
Majority 6,939 23.1
Turnout 30,091 49.6 Increase 4.1
Labour hold Swing Decrease 11.5
General Election 2001: Nottingham East[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Heppell 17,530 59.0 Decrease 3.3
Conservative Richard Allan 7,210 24.3 Increase 0.8
Liberal Democrat Tim Ball 3,874 13.0 Increase 2.9
Socialist Alliance Pete Radcliff 1,117 3.8 N/A
Majority 10,320 34.7
Turnout 29,731 45.5 Decrease 15.0
Labour hold Swing Decrease 2.0

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Nottingham East[18][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Heppell 24,755 62.3
Conservative Andrew Raca 9,336 23.5
Liberal Democrat Kevin Mulloy 4,008 10.1
Referendum Ben Brown 1,645 4.1
Majority 15,419 38.8
Turnout 39,744 60.5
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Nottingham East[19][20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Heppell 25,026 52.6 Increase 10.6
Conservative Michael Knowles 17,346 36.4 Decrease 6.5
Liberal Democrat Timothy Ball 3,695 7.8 Decrease 6.9
Green Andrew Jones 667 1.4 Increase 1.4
Liberal Charles Roylance 598 1.3 Decrease 13.4
Natural Law John Ashforth 283 0.6 Increase 0.6
Majority 7,680 16.1 Increase 15.2
Turnout 47,615 70.1 Increase 1.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Increase 8.6

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Nottingham East[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Knowles 20,162 42.93 Increase 2.49
Labour Mohammed Aslam 19,706 41.96 Increase 4.88
Liberal Stephen Parkhouse 6,887 14.66 N/A
Red Front Kenan Malik 212 0.45 N/A
Majority 456 0.97
Turnout 68.80
Conservative hold Swing -1.20
General Election 1983: Nottingham East[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Knowles 17,641 40.44 Increase 0.55
Labour Martyn Sloman 16,177 37.08 Decrease 13.39
Social Democratic Michael Bird 8,385 19.22 N/A
Independent Conservative David Merrick 1,421 3.26 N/A
Majority 1,464 3.36
Turnout 63.56
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +6.97

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Nottingham East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jack Dunnett 15,433 50.47 Decrease 0.74
Conservative Martin Brandon-Bravo 12,199 39.89 Increase 7.13
Liberal JD Hiley 2,270 7.42 Decrease 6.34
National Front M Coles 426 1.39 N/A
Socialist Unity IB Juniper 252 0.82 N/A
Majority 3,234 10.58
Turnout 63.92
Labour hold Swing Decrease 3.94
General Election October 1974: Nottingham East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jack Dunnett 16,530 51.21
Conservative SM Swerling 10,574 32.76
Liberal E Rowan 4,442 13.76
Ind. Labour Party DW Peetz 736 2.28
Majority 5,956 18.45
Turnout 60.02
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Nottingham East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jack Dunnett 17,324 46.87
Conservative Richard Shepherd 13,346 36.11
Liberal T Rowan 6,294 17.03
Majority 3,978 10.76
Turnout 69.12
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1951: Nottingham East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Harrison 20,865 47.77
Conservative Sidney Shephard 20,601 47.17
Liberal Ruth Abrahams 2,209 5.06
Majority 264 0.60
Turnout 83.34
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1950: Nottingham East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Harrison 20,404 46.53
Conservative Louis Gluckstein 18,079 41.23
Liberal Edward Anthony Brooke Fletcher 5,368 12.24
Majority 2,325 5.30
Turnout 84.26
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Nottingham East[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Harrison 12,075 40.2
Conservative Louis Gluckstein 11,227 37.4
Liberal Patrick Seely 5,658 18.8
Independent Labour George Twells 1,072 3.6
Majority 848 2.8
Turnout 72.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

General Election 1939/40: Another general election was required to take place before the end of 1940. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place from 1939 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected;

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1935: Nottingham East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Louis Gluckstein 16,726 57.7
Labour M. Leon Freedman 7,435 25.7
Liberal Arthur Comyns-Carr 4,819 16.6
Majority 9,291 32.1
Turnout 28,980 68.1
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1931: Nottingham East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Louis Gluckstein 17,484 50.3
Liberal Norman Birkett 11,901 34.3
Labour Walter Windsor 5,339 15.4
Majority 5,583 16.1
Turnout 34,724 78.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1929: Nottingham East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Norman Birkett 14,049 40.2 Decrease 1.4
Unionist Louis Gluckstein 11,110 31.8 Decrease 15.8
Labour James Henry Baum 9,787 28.0 Increase 28.0
Majority 2,939 8.4 Increase 14.4
Turnout 34,946 78.9 Increase 4.2
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing Increase 7.2
General Election 1924
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Edmund Brocklebank 11,524 47.6 Increase 1.0
Liberal Norman Birkett 10,078 41.6
Communist Tom Mann 2,606 10.8
Majority 1,446 6.0
Turnout 74.7
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing
General Election 1923: Nottingham East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Norman Birkett 11,355 53.4 Increase 13.1
Unionist John Houfton 9,919 46.6 Decrease 13.1
Majority 1,436 6.8 Increase 26.2
Turnout 21,274 67.8 Increase 1.6
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing Increase 13.1
General Election 1922
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John Houfton 12,082 59.7
Liberal Edward Ernest Henry Atkin 8,170 40.3
Majority 3,912 19.4
Turnout 66.2
Unionist hold Swing
Nottingham East by-election, 1922
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John Houfton 10,404 52.3 Decrease 13.4
Labour A.H. Jones 5,431 27.3 Increase 7.9
Liberal Thomas George Graham 4,065 20.4 n/a
Majority 4,973 25.0 Decrease 21.3
Turnout 66.3 Increase 16.8
Unionist hold Swing Decrease 10.6

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

Rees
General Election 1918: Nottingham East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John David Rees 9,549 65.7
Labour Thomas Proctor 2,817 19.4
NFDDSS Joseph N Dennis Brookes 1,083 14.9
Majority
Turnout 49.5
Unionist hold Swing
  • endorsed by Coalition Government

General Election 1914/15: Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

Dobson
Nottingham East by-election, 1912[24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John David Rees 6,482
Liberal Thomas Dobson 5,158
Majority
Turnout
Unionist hold Swing
Stewart-Smith
General Election December 1910: Nottingham East [25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Morrison 6,274 56.6
Liberal Dudley Stewart-Smith 4,804 43.4
Majority 13.2
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
General Election January 1910: Nottingham East [26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Morrison 5877
Liberal Henry Cotton 5725
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1906: Nottingham East [27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Henry Cotton 6,020 58.4 Increase 12.7
Conservative Edward Bond 4,290 41.6 Decrease 12.7
Majority 1,730 16.8
Turnout 10,310 82.8 Increase 7.9
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing 12.7
Bond
General Election 1900: Nottingham East [27][28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Bond 4,927
Liberal Edward Hervey Fraser 4,148
Majority 779
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1895: Nottingham East [27][29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Bond 4,900
Liberal Arnold Morley 4,735
Majority 165
Turnout
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing
General Election 1892: Nottingham East [27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Arnold Morley 4861
Conservative Harold Finch-Hatton 4284
Majority 577
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1886: Nottingham East [27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Arnold Morley 4584
Conservative Harold Finch-Hatton 4418
Majority 166
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1885: Nottingham East [27][30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Arnold Morley 5,239 n/a
Conservative Harold Finch-Hatton 4,248 n/a
Majority 991 n/a
Turnout n/a
Liberal win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
References
  1. ^ "Nottingham East". The Electoral Commission. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "N" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ "2001 Census". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Simon Rogers, John Burn-Murdoch and Ami Sedghi (15 May 2013). "Unemployment: the key UK data and benefit claimants for every constituency". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "2011 census interactive maps". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "NG3 (Nottingham) area guide". Mouseprice. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Labour announces candidates for Nottinghamshire in general election". 2 May 2017. Retrieved 10 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "UKIP Nottingham East Parliamentary Candidate 2015". UK Independence Party. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  10. ^ http://eastmidlands.greenparty.org.uk/elections-candidates.html
  11. ^ "Sebastian Soar". Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  12. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  13. ^ "Election 2010: Nottingham East". BBC News. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  14. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  15. ^ "Election 2005: Nottingham East". BBC News. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  16. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  17. ^ a b "Vote 2001: Nottingham East". BBC News. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  18. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  19. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  20. ^ "UK General Election results April 1992". Politics Resources. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  21. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  22. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  23. ^ F. W. S Craig (1977). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949. Macmillan. ISBN 0333230485. 
  24. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
  25. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
  26. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
  27. ^ a b c d e f The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  28. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  29. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  30. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1886

Coordinates: 52°58′N 1°08′W / 52.96°N 1.13°W / 52.96; -1.13