Swansea East (UK Parliament constituency)


Swansea East (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = Swansea East


Type = Borough
Entity = Wales
DivisionType = Preserved county
Division = West Glamorgan
Year = 1918
MP = Sian James
Party = Labour
EP = Wales

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

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 results

Elections in the 1910s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1918: Swansea East
Election box candidate with party link
party = Coalition Liberal
candidate = Thomas Jeremiah Williams
votes = 11,071
percentage = 63.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = David Williams
votes = 6,341
percentage = 36.4
change =
Election box majority
votes = 4,730
percentage = 27.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 17,411
percentage = 64.1
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =
Election box begin
title=Swansea East by-election, 1919
Election box candidate with party link
party = Coalition Liberal
candidate = David Matthews
votes = 9,250
percentage = 53.1
change = −10.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = David Williams
votes = 8,158
percentage = 46.9
change = +10.5
Election box majority
votes = 1,092
percentage = 6.2
change = −21.0
Election box turnout
votes = 17,408
percentage = 64.0
change = −0.1
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = −10.5

Elections in the 1920s

Elections in the 1930s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1931: Swansea East
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = David Williams
votes = 17,126
percentage = 56.5
change = +0.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = R. D. Chalke
votes = 13,177
percentage = 43.5
change = +10.2
Election box majority
votes = 3,949
percentage = 13.0
change = −10.2
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 84.4
change = +2.5
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =
Election box begin
title=General Election 1935: Swansea East
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = David Williams
votes = "(unopposed)"
percentage =
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1940s

Election box begin
title=Swansea East by-election, 1940
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = David Mort
votes = "(unopposed)"
percentage =
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =
Election box begin
title=General Election 1945: Swansea East
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = David Mort
votes = 19,127
percentage = 75.8
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = National Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = R. Harding
votes = 6,102
percentage = 24.2
change =
Election box majority
votes = 13,025
percentage = 51.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 25,229
percentage = 74.7
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1950s

Elections in the 1960s

Election box begin
title=Swansea East by-election, 1963
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Neil McBride
votes = 18,909
percentage = 61.1
change = −6.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = R. Owens
votes = 4,895
percentage = 15.8
change = N/A
Election box candidate
party = People's Party
candidate = Rev L Atkin
votes = 2,462
percentage = 8.0
change = N/A
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Miss A. P. Thomas
votes = 2,272
percentage = 7.3
change = −14.7
Election box candidate
party = Welsh Nationalist
candidate = E C Rees
votes = 1,620
percentage = 5.2
change = −5.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Communist Party of Great Britain
candidate = B. Pearce
votes = 773
percentage = 2.5
change = N/A
Election box majority
votes = 14,014
percentage = 45.3
change = −0.2
Election box turnout
votes = 30,931
percentage =
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 2000s

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Swansea East
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Donald Anderson
votes = 19,612
percentage = 65.2
change = -10.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = John Ball
votes = 3,464
percentage = 11.5
change = +8.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Robert Speht
votes = 3,064
percentage = 10.2
change = +1.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Paul Morris
votes = 3,026
percentage = 10.1
change = +0.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Tony Young
votes = 463
percentage = 1.5
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Tim Jenkins
votes = 443
percentage = 1.5
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 16,148
percentage = 53.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 30,072
percentage = 52.3
change = -15.1
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =
Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Swansea East
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Sian James
votes = 17,457
percentage = 56.6
change = -8.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Robert Speht
votes = 6,208
percentage = 20.1
change = +9.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Ellenor Bland
votes = 3,103
percentage = 10.1
change = 0.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = Carolyn Shan Couch
votes = 2,129
percentage = 6.9
change = -4.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = Kevin Holloway
votes = 770
percentage = 2.5
change = +2.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Tim Jenkins
votes = 674
percentage = 2.2
change = +0.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Tony Young
votes = 493
percentage = 1.6
change = +0.1
Election box majority
votes = 11,249
percentage = 36.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 30,834
percentage = 52.4
change = +0.1
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -9.3

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in West Glamorgan


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