Swansea East (UK Parliament constituency)

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Swansea East
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Swansea East in Wales.
Preserved countyWest Glamorgan
Electorate60,809 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created1918
Member of parliamentCarolyn Harris (Labour)
Number of membersOne
Created fromSwansea
Overlaps
Welsh AssemblySouth Wales West
European Parliament constituencyWales

Swansea East (Welsh: Dwyrain Abertawe) is a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency comprises the electoral wards of Bonymaen, Cwmbwrla, Landore, Llansamlet, Morriston, Mynydd-Bach, Penderry and St.Thomas. It has been a Labour seat since 1922.

1918-1949: The County Borough of Swansea wards of East, Landore, Morriston, and St John's.

1950-1955: The County Borough of Swansea wards of Alexandra, Castle, Clase, Kilvey, Landore, Llansamlet, Morriston, Penderry, St John's, and St Thomas.

1955-1983: The County Borough of Swansea wards of Castle, Landore, Llansamlet, Morriston, Penderry, St John's, and St Thomas.[2]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[3] Party Notes
1918 Thomas Williams Coalition Liberal
1919 by-election David Matthews Coalition Liberal
1922 David Williams Labour
1940 by-election David Mort Labour Died 1 January 1963
1963 by-election Neil McBride Labour Died 9 September 1974, no by-election held
Oct 1974 Donald Anderson Labour
2005 Siân James Labour
2015 Carolyn Harris Labour Deputy Leader of the Welsh Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2017: Swansea East[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Carolyn Harris 22,307 63.4 +10.5
Conservative Dan Boucher 9,139 26.0 +10.7
Plaid Cymru Steffan Phillips 1,689 4.8 -5.6
UKIP Clifford Johnson 1,040 3.0 -14.2
Liberal Democrat Charley Hasted 625 1.8 -2.4
Green Chris Evans 359 1.0 +1.0
Majority 13,168 37.4 +1.6
Turnout 35,159 60.1 +2.1
Registered electors 58,526
Labour hold Swing -0.1
General Election 2015: Swansea East[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Carolyn Harris 17,807 53.0 +1.5
UKIP Clifford Johnson 5,779 17.2 +14.6
Conservative Altaf Hussain 5,142 15.3 +0.5
Plaid Cymru Dic Jones 3,498 10.4 +3.7
Liberal Democrat Amina Jamal 1,392 4.1 -14.2
Majority 12,028 35.8 +2.6
Turnout 33,618 58.0 +3.4
Registered electors 58,011
Labour hold Swing -6.5
General Election 2010: Swansea East[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Siân James 16,819 51.5 -5.1
Liberal Democrat Robert Speht 5,981 18.3 -1.8
Conservative Christian Holliday 4,823 14.8 +4.7
Plaid Cymru Dic Jones 2,181 6.7 -0.2
BNP Clive Bennett 1,715 5.2 +2.8
UKIP David Rogers 839 2.6 +0.4
Green Tony Young 318 1.0 -0.6
Majority 10,838 33.2 -3.3
Turnout 32,676 54.6 +1.0
Registered electors 59,823
Labour hold Swing -1.7

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Swansea East[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Siân James 17,457 56.6 -8.6
Liberal Democrat Robert Speht 6,208 20.1 +9.9
Conservative Ellenor Bland 3,103 10.1 +0.0
Plaid Cymru Carolyn Couch 2,129 6.9 -4.6
BNP Kevin Holloway 770 2.5 N/A
UKIP Tim Jenkins 674 2.2 +0.7
Green Tony Young 493 1.6 +0.1
Majority 11,249 36.5 -17.2
Turnout 30,834 52.4 +0.1
Registered electors 57,502
Labour hold Swing -9.3
General Election 2001: Swansea East[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Donald Anderson 19,612 65.2 −10.2
Plaid Cymru John Ball 3,464 11.5 +8.1
Liberal Democrat Robert Speht 3,064 10.2 +1.3
Conservative Paul Morris 3,026 10.1 +0.8
Green Tony Young 463 1.5 N/A
UKIP Tim Jenkins 443 1.5 N/A
Majority 16,148 53.7 -12.4
Turnout 30,072 52.3 -15.1
Registered electors 57,520
Labour hold Swing -9.2

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Swansea East[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Donald Anderson 29,151 75.4 +5.7
Conservative Catherine Dibble 3,582 9.3 -7.9
Liberal Democrat Elwyn Jones 3,440 8.9 -0.6
Plaid Cymru Michelle Pooley 1,308 3.4 -0.2
Referendum Catherine Maggs 904 2.3 N/A
Socialist Alternative Ronnie Job 289 0.8 N/A
Majority 25,569 66.1 +13.6
Turnout 38,674 67.4 -8.2
Registered electors 57,371
Labour hold Swing +6.80
General Election 1992: Swansea East[12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Donald Anderson 31,179 69.7 +6.0
Conservative Henry L. Davies 7,697 17.2 -1.7
Liberal Democrat Robert E. Barton 4,248 9.5 -5.3
Plaid Cymru Eleanor E. Bonner-Evans 1,607 3.6 +0.9
Majority 23,482 52.5 +7.7
Turnout 44,731 75.6 +0.2
Registered electors 59,196
Labour hold Swing +3.8

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Swansea East[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Donald Anderson 27,478 63.7 +9.26
Conservative Richard Lewis 8,140 18.9 -2.52
Liberal David Thomas 6,380 14.8 -2.52
Plaid Cymru C Reid 1,145 2.6 -1.09
Majority 19,338 44.82 +11.78
Turnout 43,143 75.42 +3.91
Registered electors 57,200
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1983: Swansea East[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Donald Anderson 22,297 54.43 -15.49
Liberal Martyn J. Shrewsbury 8,762 21.39 N/A
Conservative Nicholas O'Shaughnessy 8,080 19.72 +3.70
Plaid Cymru C Reid 1,531 3.74 -2.25
Communist WR Jones 294 0.72 +0.05
Majority 13,535 33.04 -13.46
Turnout 40,964 71.51 -4.11
Registered electors 57,285
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Swansea East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Donald Anderson 31,909 69.92 +6.11
Conservative S Edwards 10,689 23.42 +9.07
Plaid Cymru John Ball 2,732 5.99 +3.50
Communist W Jones 308 0.67 N/A
Majority 21,220 46.50 -2.95
Turnout 45,638 75.62 +3.34
Registered electors 60,350
Labour hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Swansea East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Donald Anderson 26,735 63.81 +2.51
Conservative David Mercer 6,014 14.35 +6.22
Liberal Roger Anstey 5,173 12.35 N/A
Plaid Cymru John Ball 3,978 9.49 -2.44
Majority 20,721 49.45 +3.70
Turnout 41,900 71.28 -2.52
Registered electors 58,780
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Swansea East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Neil McBride 28,537 66.32 -2.21
Conservative David Mercer 8,850 20.57 -6.22
Plaid Cymru John Ball 5,135 11.93 +1.75
Communist WR Jones 507 1.18 -0.19
Majority 19,687 45.75 -2.86
Turnout 43,029 73.80 +3.68
Registered electors 58,301
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1970: Swansea East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Neil McBride 28,183 68.53 -6.85
Conservative Michael J Murphy 8,191 19.92 +4.39
Communist William R Jones 563 1.37 -0.87
Plaid Cymru D Roderick Evans 4,188 10.18 +3.34
Majority 19,992 48.61 -11.24
Turnout 41,125 70.12 -3.66
Registered electors 58,653
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: Swansea East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Neil McBride 30,290 75.38 +2.36
Conservative Timothy Knowles 6,241 15.53 -3.05
Plaid Cymru Chris Rees 2,749 6.84 -1.56
Communist William R Jones 902 2.24 N/A
Majority 24,049 59.85 +5.41
Turnout 40,182 73.78 +2.47
Registered electors 54,459
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1964: Swansea East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Neil McBride 30,904 73.02 +11.92
Conservative Oliver C Wright 7,863 18.58 +11.28
Plaid Cymru Chris Rees 3,556 8.40 +3.20
Majority 23,041 54.44 +9.14
Turnout 42,323 76.25 +20.35
Registered electors 55,505
Labour hold Swing
Swansea East by-election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Neil McBride 18,909 61.1 -6.4
Liberal R. Owens 4,895 15.8 N/A
People's Party L Atkin 2,462 8.0 N/A
Conservative A. P. Thomas 2,272 7.3 -14.7
Plaid Cymru Chris Rees 1,620 5.2 -5.3
Communist Bert Pearce 773 2.5 N/A
Majority 14,014 45.3 -0.2
Turnout 30,931 55.9 -24.19
Registered electors 55,328
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Swansea East[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Mort 29,884 67.47 -4.97
Conservative Humphry JF Crum Ewing 9,754 22.02 -5.54
Plaid Cymru Chris Rees 4,651 10.50 N/A
Majority 20,130 45.45 +0.56
Turnout 44,289 80.09 +8.02
Registered electors 55,301
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1955: Swansea East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Mort 28,198 72.44 -1.45
Conservative R Sarah Guest 10,726 27.56 +1.15
Majority 17,472 44.89 -2.29
Turnout 38,924 72.07 -10.77
Registered electors 54,010
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1951: Swansea East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Mort 32,790 73.59 -1.72
Conservative Jack C Hope 11,768 26.41 +1.72
Majority 21,022 47.18 -3.45
Turnout 44,558 82.84 +0.99
Registered electors 53,790
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1950: Swansea East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Mort 32,680 75.31 -0.49
Conservative JF Lynam 10,712 24.69 N/A
Majority 21,968 50.63 -0.97
Turnout 43,392 81.85 +7.15
Registered electors 53,014
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Swansea East[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Mort 19,127 75.8 N/A
Liberal National Rowe Harding 6,102 24.2 N/A
Majority 13,025 51.6 N/A
Turnout 25,229 74.7 N/A
Registered electors 33,668
Labour hold Swing N/A
Swansea East by-election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Mort Unopposed
Registered electors
Labour hold

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1935: Swansea East[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Williams Unopposed
Registered electors 35,940
Labour hold
General Election 1931: Swansea East[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Williams 17,126 56.5 +0.0
Liberal Richard David Chalke 13,177 43.5 +10.2
Majority 3,949 13.0 -10.2
Turnout 30,303 84.4 +2.5
Registered electors 35,918
Labour hold Swing -5.1

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1929: Swansea East [20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Williams 16,665 56.5 +1.9
Liberal Arthur Hopkins 9,825 33.3 -12.1
Unionist P.P. Jones 3,003 10.2 N/A
Majority 6,840 23.2 +14.0
Turnout 29,493 81.9 +1.2
Registered electors 36,001
Labour hold Swing +7.0
General Election 1924: Swansea East[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Williams 12,274 54.6 -2.8
Liberal W D Rees 10,186 45.4 +2.8
Majority 1,088 9.2 -5.6
Turnout 22,460 80.7 -0.4
Registered electors 27,836
Labour hold Swing -2.8
General Election 1923: Swansea East [22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Williams 12,735 57.4 +6.5
Liberal Thomas Artemus Jones 9,463 42.6 -6.5
Majority 3,272 14.8 +13.0
Turnout 22,198 81.1 -0.6
Registered electors 27,365
Labour hold Swing +6.5
General Election 1922 : Swansea East[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Williams 11,333 50.9 +4.0
National Liberal E Harris 10,926 49.1 -4.0
Majority 407 1.8 N/A
Turnout 22,259 81.7 +17.7
Registered electors 27,246
Labour gain from National Liberal Swing +4.0

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

Swansea East by-election, 1919
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Liberal David Matthews 9,250 53.1 -10.5
Labour David Williams 8,158 46.9 +10.5
Majority 1,092 6.2 -21.0
Turnout 17,408 64.0 -0.1
Registered electors
Liberal hold Swing -10.5
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.
General Election 1918: Swansea East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Liberal Thomas Jeremiah Williams 11,071 63.6 N/A
Labour David Williams 6,341 36.4 N/A
Majority 4,730 27.2 N/A
Turnout 17,411 64.1 N/A
Registered electors 27,185
Liberal win (new seat)
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Beyond 20/20 WDS - Table view". 2011 Electorate Figures. StatsWales. 1 December 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  2. ^ Craig, F.W.S., ed. (1972). Boundaries of parliamentary constituencies 1985-1972. Chichester, Sussex: Political Reference Publications. ISBN 0-900178-09-4.
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 6)
  4. ^ "Statement of Persons Nominated & Notice of Poll" (PDF). City and County of Swansea Council. 11 May 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Swansea results". Results - UK Parliamentary general election 2015. City and County of Swansea. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  8. ^ Swansea East BBC Election - Swansea East
  9. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  12. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  13. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
  14. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  15. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  16. ^ [1]
  17. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  18. ^ Political Science Resources
  19. ^ Political Science Resources
  20. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  21. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  22. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  23. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.

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Coordinates: 51°39′01″N 3°55′10″W / 51.65028°N 3.91944°W / 51.65028; -3.91944