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Woolwich East was a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1918 until 1983. It was based around Woolwich, now in the London Borough of Greenwich in south-east London.

The constituency was formed in 1918, when the constituency of Woolwich was divided into Woolwich East and Woolwich West, and abolished in 1983 when the two halves were reunited.

Throughout its 65-year existence, the constituency elected Labour MPs with the sole exception of a Conservative elected in a 1921 by-election.

Woolwich East in the London County Council area from 1918 to 1949.
Woolwich East in the London County Council area from 1950 to 1974.

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1918 Will Crooks Labour
1921 by-election Robert Gee Conservative
1922 Harry Snell Labour
1931 by-election George Hicks Labour
1950 Ernest Bevin Labour
1951 by-election Christopher Mayhew Labour
1974 Liberal
Oct 1974 John Cartwright Labour
1981 SDP

Coordinates: 51°29′N 0°06′E / 51.49°N 0.10°E / 51.49; 0.10


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