Thanet East (UK Parliament constituency)
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|Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
|Major settlements||Ramsgate and Broadstairs|
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Thanet South|
|Created from||Isle of Thanet|
The Municipal Borough of Ramsgate, and the Urban District of Broadstairs and St Peters.
The constituency was created for the February 1974 general election, when the former constituency of Isle of Thanet was split in two, and returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was abolished for the 1983 general election, when Thanet East and the neighbouring Thanet West constituency were replaced by new North Thanet and South Thanet constituencies.
Members of Parliament
|Feb 1974||Jonathan Aitken||Conservative|
|National Front||B Dobing||376||1.06|
|National Front||K Munson||708||2.06|
|Labour||Robert Ernest Bean||11,347||29.64|
- "'Thanet East', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "T" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]