Leeds East (UK Parliament constituency)


Leeds East (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Leeds East
Map1 = LeedsEast
Type = Borough
Map2 = WestYorkshire
Entity = West Yorkshire
County = West Yorkshire
Year = 1885, 1955
MP = George Mudie
Party = Labour
EP = Yorkshire and the Humber

Leeds East is a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Boundaries

The constituency covers the eastern part of the city of Leeds.

After the proposed boundary changes it will be made up of four Leeds City Council wards:
* Cross Gates and Whinmoor (includes Swarcliffe)
* Gipton and Harehills
* Killingbeck and Seacroft
* Temple Newsam (covering Halton Moor, Halton, Whitkirk, Colton and Austhorpe)

History

The constituency was created in 1885 by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, and was first used in the general election of that year. Leeds had previously been represented by two MPs (1832-1868) and three MPs (1868-1885). From 1855 it was represented by five single-member constituencies: Leeds Central, Leeds East, Leeds North, Leeds South and Leeds West. The constituencies of Morley, Otley and Pudsey were also created in 1885.

The constituency was abolished in 1918. After the 1918 general election, Leeds was represented by Leeds Central, Leeds North, Leeds North-East (created 1918), Leeds South, Leeds South-East (created 1918), and Leeds West.

The constituency was recreated in 1955. After the 1955 general election Leeds was represented by Leeds East (created 1885, abolished 1918, recreated 1955), Leeds North East, Leeds North West (created 1950), Leeds South and Leeds South East. There were also constituencies of Batley and Morley (created 1918) and Pudsey and Otley (created 1918, replacing Pudsey).

Members of Parliament

MPs 1885-1918

MPs 1955-present

Election results

Elections in the 2000s

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Leeds East
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = George Mudie
votes = 17,799
percentage = 59.1
change = −3.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Andrew Tear
votes = 6,221
percentage = 20.7
change = +7.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Dominic Ponniah
votes = 5,587
percentage = 18.6
change = −0.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Peter Socrates
votes = 500
percentage = 1.7
change = +1.7
Election box majority
votes = 11,578
percentage = 38.5
change = −8.4
Election box turnout
votes = 30,107
percentage = 55.0
change = +3.5
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = −5.5

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Leeds East
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = George Mudie
votes = 18,290
percentage = 62.9
change = −4.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Barry Anderson
votes = 5,647
percentage = 19.4
change = +0.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Brian Jennings
votes = 3,923
percentage = 13.5
change = +3.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Raymond Northgreaves
votes = 634
percentage = 2.2
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Mark King
votes = 419
percentage = 1.4
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Peter Socrates
votes = 142
percentage = 0.5
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 12,643
percentage = 43.5
change = −5.3
Election box turnout
votes = 29,055
percentage = 51.5
change = −11.3
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = −2.7

Elections in the 1990s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: Leeds East
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = George Mudie
votes = 24,151
percentage = 67.5
change = +9.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = John Emsley
votes = 6,685
percentage = 18.7
change = −9.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Madeleine Kirk
votes = 3,689
percentage = 10.3
change = −3.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party (UK)
candidate = L. Parrish
votes = 1,267
percentage = 3.5
change = N/A
Election box majority
votes = 17,466
percentage = 48.8
change = +19.4
Election box turnout
votes = 35,792
percentage = 62.8
change = −7.2
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = 9.7
Election box begin
title=General Election 1992: Leeds East
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = George Mudie
votes = 24,929
percentage = 57.7
change = +9.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = W.N. Carmichael
votes = 12,232
percentage = 28.3
change = +1.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = P. Wrigley
votes = 6,040
percentage = 14.0
change = −10.8
Election box majority
votes = 12,697
percentage = 29.4
change = +7.2
Election box turnout
votes = 43,201
percentage = 70.0
change = −0.2
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = 3.6

Elections in the 1980s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1987: Leeds East
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Denis Healey
votes = 20,932
percentage = 48.7
change = +5.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = J.S.W. Sheard
votes = 11,406
percentage = 26.6
change = −2.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = M. Clay
votes = 10,630
percentage = 24.7
change = −1.1
Election box majority
votes = 9,526
percentage = 22.2
change = +7.7
Election box turnout
votes = 22,968
percentage = 70.2
change = +4.0
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = +3.9
Election box begin
title=General Election 1983: Leeds East
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Denis Healey
votes = 18,450
percentage = 43.8
change = −11.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = A. Bell
votes = 12,355
percentage = 29.3
change = −4.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = M.G. Clay
votes = 10,884
percentage = 25.8
change = +16.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = National Front (UK)
candidate = A.H. Brons
votes = 475
percentage = 0.9
change = +0.2
Election box majority
votes = 6,095
percentage = 14.5
change = −7.7
Election box turnout
votes = 42,164
percentage = 66.3
change = −4.2
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = −3.9

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in West Yorkshire

References

*Rayment


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