Lewisham East (UK Parliament constituency)


Lewisham East (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = Lewisham East


Type = Borough
Entity = Greater London
DivisionType = County
Division = Greater London
Year = 1918, 1974
MP = Bridget Prentice
Party = Labour
EP = London

Lewisham East is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Boundaries

The constituency is in the London Borough of Lewisham, covering the east of the borough - areas such as Lee Green, Blackheath, Hither Green and Grove Park.

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in South London, the Boundary Commission for England has created a new cross-border constituency Lewisham West and Penge, which has meant consequential changes to the other existing Lewisham seats.

The 7 electoral wards used in the Lewisham East seat are;
* Blackheath
* Catford South
* Downham
* Grove Park
* Lee Green
* Rushey Green
* Whitefoot

Members of Parliament

*1918 – 1945: Assheton Pownall, Conservative
*1945 – 1950: Herbert Morrison, Labour
*"Seat abolished 1950"
*"Seat re-created 1974"
*1974 – 1983: Roland Moyle, Labour
*1983 – 1992: Colin Moynihan, Conservative
*1992 – "present": Bridget Prentice, Labour

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Bridget Prentice
votes = 14,263
percentage = 45.8
change = −7.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = James Cleverly
votes = 7,512
percentage = 24.1
change = +0.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Richard Thomas
votes = 6,787
percentage = 21.8
change = +5.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Anna Baker
votes = 1,243
percentage = 4.0
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Arnold Tarling
votes = 697
percentage = 2.2
change = +1.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = National Front (UK)
candidate = Bernard Franklin
votes = 625
percentage = 2.0
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 6,751
percentage = 21.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 31,127
percentage = 52.6
change = −0.5
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = −4.1

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Lewisham East
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Bridget Prentice
votes = 16,160
percentage = 53.7
change = -4.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = David McInnes
votes = 7,157
percentage = 23.8
change = -2.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = David Buxton
votes = 4,937
percentage = 16.4
change = +5.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = Barry Roberts
votes = 1,005
percentage = 3.3
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Alliance (England)
candidate = Jean Kysow
votes = 464
percentage = 1.5
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Maurice Link
votes = 361
percentage = 1.2
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 9,003
percentage = 29.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 30,084
percentage = 53.1
change = -13.3
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

ee also

*List of Parliamentary constituencies in Greater London

References

*cite book | author= | title=The Times House of Commons 1929, 1931, 1935 | publisher=Politico's (reprint) | year=2003 | editor=Iain Dale | id=ISBN 1-84275-033-X
*cite book | author= | title=The Times House of Commons 1945 | publisher= | year=1945 | editor= | id=


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