Stepney and Poplar (UK Parliament constituency)

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Stepney and Poplar
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
February 1974–1983
Number of members one
Replaced by Bow & Poplar and Bethnal Green & Stepney[1]
Created from Poplar and Stepney

Stepney and Poplar was a parliamentary constituency in London, which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

It was created for the February 1974 general election, largely replacing the old Stepney constituency, and abolished for the 1983 general election, when it was partly replaced by the new Bethnal Green and Stepney constituency.


The London Borough of Tower Hamlets wards of Limehouse, Poplar East, Poplar Millwall, Poplar South, Poplar West, Redcoat, St Dunstan's, St Katharine's, St Mary's, and Shadwell.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
Feb 1974 Peter Shore Labour
1983 constituency abolished: see Bethnal Green and Stepney

Election results[edit]

General Election 1979: Stepney and Poplar
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Shore 19,576 62.6
Conservative Robert Hughes 6,561 21.0
Liberal Rif Winfield 2,234 7.2
National Front Victor Clarke 1,571 5.0 N/A
Independent Labour Ted Johns 672 2.2 N/A
Communist Kevin Halpin 413 1.3
Workers Revolutionary Peter Chappell 235 0.8 N/A
Majority 13,015 41.6
Turnout 58,637 53.3
Labour hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Stepney and Poplar
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Shore 24,159 77.6
Conservative Harry Greenway 3,183 10.2
Liberal F. W. Alexander 3,181 10.2 N/A
Communist Kevin Halpin 617 2.0
Majority 20,976 67.4
Turnout 60,458 51.5
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Stepney and Poplar
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Shore 28,869 80.9 N/A
Conservative Harry Greenway 5,539 15.5 N/A
Communist Kevin Halpin 1,278 3.6 N/A
Majority 23,330 65.4 N/A
Turnout 60,045 59.4 N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A


  1. ^ "'Stepney and Poplar', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 24 March 2016.