Bristol South East (UK Parliament constituency)


Bristol South East (UK Parliament constituency)

UK former constituency infobox
Name = Bristol South East
Type = Borough
Year = 1950
Abolition = 1983
members = one

Bristol South East was a borough constituency in the city of Bristol. 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 voting system.

The constituency was created for the 1950 general election, mainly from the Bristol East constituency, and abolished for the 1983 general election.The last Member of Parliament to represent the constituency, Tony Benn, was not successful in winning a seat after his constituency was abolished.

Boundaries

Members of Parliament

Election Results

Elections in the 1950s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1950: Bristol South East
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Sir R. Stafford Cripps
votes = 29,393
percentage = 62.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = R. E. Simms
votes = 12,590
percentage = 26.8
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = F. J. Goudge
votes = 4,463
percentage = 9.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Communist Party of Great Britain
candidate = J. F. Webb
votes = 524
percentage = 1.1
change =
Election box majority
votes = 16,803
percentage = 35.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 46,970
percentage = 85.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Tony Benn
votes = 19,367
percentage = 56.7
change = −5.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = J. L. Lindsay
votes = 12,018
percentage = 35.2
change = +8.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = D. M. Gorsky
votes = 2,752
percentage = 8.1
change = −1.4
Election box majority
votes = 7,349
percentage = 21.5
change = −14.3
Election box turnout
votes = 34,137
percentage = 61.1
change = −23.9
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = −7.2
Election box begin
title=General Election 1951: Bristol South East
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Tony Benn
votes = 30,811
percentage = 65.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = J. L. Lindsay
votes = 16,555
percentage = 35.0
change =
Election box majority
votes = 14,256
percentage = 30.0
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 83.8
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =
Election box begin
title=General Election 1955: Bristol South East
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Tony Benn
votes = 25,257
percentage = 59.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = R. G. Cooke
votes = 17,210
percentage = 40.5
change =
Election box majority
votes = 8,047
percentage = 19.0
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 77.9
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =
Election box begin
title=General Election 1959: Bristol South East
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Tony Benn
votes = 26,273
percentage = 56.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Malcolm St Clair
votes = 20,446
percentage = 43.8
change =
Election box majority
votes = 5,827
percentage = 12.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 81.4
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1960s

* The 1961 by-election was caused by Tony Benn inheriting an hereditary peerage thus making him ineligible to serve in parliament. Benn stood in the by-election anyway, but due to his ineligibility, the Conservative St Clair was declared the winner. St Clair promised to resign if Benn became eligible to take his seat again, which he did after renouncing his peerage in 1963. Benn was then elected in a further by-election.

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Tony Benn
votes = 23,275
percentage = 69.5
change = +13.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Malcolm St Clair
votes = 10,231
percentage = 30.5
change = −13.3
Election box majority
votes = 13,044
percentage = 39.0
change = +17.6
Election box turnout
votes = 33,506
percentage = 56.7
change = −24.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Tony Benn
votes = 20,313
percentage = 79.7
change = +10.2
Election box candidate
party = National Fellowship Conservative
candidate = Edward Martell
votes = 4,834
percentage = 19.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = M. P. Lloyd
votes = 287
percentage = 1.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = G. Pearl
votes = 44
percentage = 0.2
change =
Election box majority
votes = 15,479
percentage = 60.7
change = +21.7
Election box turnout
votes = 25,478
percentage = 42.2
change = −14.5
Election box gain with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =
Election box begin
title=General Election 1964: Bristol South East
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Tony Benn
votes = 29,117
percentage = 60.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = R. S. O'Brien
votes = 19,282
percentage = 39.8
change =
Election box majority
votes = 9,835
percentage = 20.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 77.9
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =
Election box begin
title=General Election 1966: Bristol South East
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Tony Benn
votes = 30,851
percentage = 61.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = C. J. R. Pope
votes = 19,435
percentage = 38.6
change =
Election box majority
votes = 11,416
percentage = 22.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 76.2
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1970s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1970: Bristol South East
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Tony Benn
votes = 29,176
percentage = 55.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = N. G. Reece
votes = 23,488
percentage = 44.6
change =
Election box majority
votes = 5,688
percentage = 10.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 72.0
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =
Election box begin
title=General Election February 1974: Bristol South East
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Tony Benn
votes = 26,540
percentage = 47.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = N. G. Reece
votes = 18,628
percentage = 33.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = D. R. Grayson
votes = 9,870
percentage = 17.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = National Front (UK)
candidate = R. J. Bale
votes = 757
percentage = 1.3
change =
Election box candidate
party = Social Democrat
candidate = J. H. Robertson
votes = 668
percentage = 1.2
change =
Election box majority
votes = 7,912
percentage = 15.0
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 81.9
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =
Election box begin
title=General Election October 1974: Bristol South East
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Tony Benn
votes = 25,978
percentage = 49.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = J. P. Godwin
votes = 16,605
percentage = 31.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = R. S. Wardle
votes = 8,987
percentage = 17.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = National Front (UK)
candidate = R. J. Bale
votes = 775
percentage = 1.5
change =
Election box candidate
party = World Middle Classes Party (WMPC)
candidate = R. R. Goding
votes = 457
percentage = 0.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Communist Party of England (Marxist-Leninist)
candidate = P. Rowe
votes = 79
percentage = 0.2
change =
Election box majority
votes = 9,373
percentage = 17.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 76.2
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =
Election box begin
title=General Election 1979: Bristol South East
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Tony Benn
votes = 24,878
percentage = 45.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = J. P. Godwin
votes = 22,988
percentage = 41.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = N. W. H. Tatam
votes = 6,371
percentage = 11.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = National Front (UK)
candidate = J. D. Dowler
votes = 523
percentage = 1.0
change =
Election box candidate
party = Campaign for a More Prosperous Britain
candidate = Tom Keen
votes = 66
percentage = 0.1
change =
Election box majority
votes = 1,890
percentage = 3.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 78.4
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

* Constituency abolished 1983, and absorbed into Bristol East constituency.

References

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