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Leyton (UK Parliament constituency)

Leyton
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
[[United Kingdom general election, 1950#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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This page is a soft redirect.1997]]
Number of members one
Replaced by Leyton and Wanstead
Created from Leyton East and Leyton West

Leyton was a parliamentary constituency, centred on the town of Leyton in North-East London. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post system.

History

The constituency was created for the 1950 general election, and abolished for the 1997 general election, when it was partly replaced by the new Leyton and Wanstead constituency.

Boundaries

1950-1974: The Municipal Borough of Leyton.

1974-1983: The London Borough of Waltham Forest wards of Cann Hall, Central, Forest, Lea Bridge, Leyton, and Leytonstone.

1983-1997: The London Borough of Waltham Forest wards of Cann Hall, Cathall, Forest, Grove Green, Lea Bridge, Leyton, and Leytonstone.

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1950 Reginald Sorensen Labour
1965 by-election Ronald Buxton Conservative
1966 Patrick Gordon Walker Labour
Feb 1974 Bryan Magee Labour
1982 SDP
1983 Harry Cohen Labour
1997 constituency abolished

Elections

Elections in the 1990s

General Election 1992: Leyton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harry Cohen 20,334 52.6 +11.4
Conservative Miss C Smith 8,882 23.0 −6.1
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Fryer 8,180 21.2 −8.5
Liberal LA De Pinna 561 1.5 −28.2
Green K Pervez 412 1.1 +1.1
Natural Law R Archer 256 0.7 +0.7
Majority 11,452 29.6 +18.1
Turnout 38,625 67.4 −2.1
Labour hold Swing +8.8

Elections in the 1980s

General Election 1987: Leyton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harry Cohen 16,536 41.2
Liberal Simon Banks 11,895 29.7
Conservative David Noel Gilmartin 11,692 29.1
Majority 4,641 11.6
Turnout 69.6
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1983: Leyton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harry Cohen 16,504 43.5
Conservative W Neilson-Hansen 11,988 31.6
Social Democratic Bryan Magee 9,448 24.9
Majority 4,516 11.9
Turnout 65.7
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s

Leyton by-election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ronald Buxton 16,544 42.9 +9.4
Labour Patrick Gordon-Walker 16,339 42.4 −8.0
Liberal Alistair H Mackay 5,382 14.0 −2.2
UK & Commonwealth Party Jeremiah Lynch 157 0.4 N/A
Disarmament George Delf 156 0.4 N/A
Majority 205 0.53
Turnout 38,578 57.7 −12.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +8.7

See also

References

  1. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010. 


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