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Swansea East
Borough constituency
SwanseaEastConstituency.svg
Swansea East shown within Wales
Created: 1918
MP: Sian James
Party: Labour
Type: House of Commons
Preserved county: West Glamorgan
EP constituency: Wales

Swansea East is a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Boundaries

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.

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1918 Thomas Williams Coalition Liberal
1919 by-election David Matthews Coalition Liberal
1922 David Williams Labour
1940 by-election David Mort Labour
1963 by-election Neil McBride Labour
Oct 1974 Donald Anderson Labour
2005 Sian James Labour

Election results

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Elections in the 2000s

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Prospective candidates for the General Election 2010: Swansea East [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christian Holliday
Labour Sian James
Plaid Cymru Dic Jones
UKIP David Rogers
Liberal Democrat Rob Speht
Green Tony Young
Majority
Turnout
General Election 2005: Swansea East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sian 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 Shan Couch 2,129 6.9 -4.6
BNP Kevin Holloway 770 2.5 +2.5
UKIP Tim Jenkins 674 2.2 +0.7
Green Tony Young 493 1.6 +0.1
Majority 11,249 36.5
Turnout 30,834 52.4 +0.1
Labour hold Swing -9.3
General Election 2001: Swansea East
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
Turnout 30,072 52.3 -15.1
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s

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 Rev L Atkin 2,462 8.0 N/A
Conservative Miss A. P. Thomas 2,272 7.3 −14.7
Welsh Nationalist E C Rees 1,620 5.2 −5.3
Communist B. Pearce 773 2.5 N/A
Majority 14,014 45.3 −0.2
Turnout 30,931
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s

Elections in the 1940s

General Election 1945: Swansea East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Mort 19,127 75.8
National Liberal R. Harding 6,102 24.2
Majority 13,025 51.6
Turnout 25,229 74.7
Labour hold Swing
Swansea East by-election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Mort (unopposed)
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1930s

General Election 1935: Swansea East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Williams (unopposed)
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1931: Swansea East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Williams 17,126 56.5 +0.0
Liberal R. D. Chalke 13,177 43.5 +10.2
Majority 3,949 13.0 −10.2
Turnout 84.4 +2.5
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1920s

Elections in the 1910s

Swansea East by-election, 1919
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Coalition 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
Labour hold Swing −10.5
General Election 1918: Swansea East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Coalition Liberal Thomas Jeremiah Williams 11,071 63.6
Labour David Williams 6,341 36.4
Majority 4,730 27.2
Turnout 17,411 64.1
Labour hold Swing

See also

References

  1. ^ [1] UK Polling Report

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


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