Newport East (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 51°35′35″N 2°55′12″W / 51.593°N 2.920°W / 51.593; -2.920

Newport East
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Newport East in Wales.
Preserved county Gwent
Electorate 55,224 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1983
Member of parliament Jessica Morden (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Newport and Monmouth[2]
Overlaps
Welsh Assembly South Wales East
European Parliament constituency Wales

Newport East (Welsh: Dwyrain Casnewydd) is a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) using the first-past-the-post voting system.

Boundaries[edit]

1983-1997: The Borough of Newport wards 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 13, and 18 to 20, and the District of Monmouth wards 14 and 15.

1997-2010: The Borough of Newport wards of Alway, Beechwood, Langstone, Liswerry, Llanwern, Ringland, St Julian's, and Victoria, and the Borough of Monmouth wards of Caldicot Castle, Dewstow, Magor with Undy, Rogiet, Severn, and West End.

2010-present: The Newport County Borough electoral divisions of Alway, Beechwood, Langstone, Liswerry, Llanwern, Ringland, St Julian's, and Victoria, and the Monmouthshire County electoral divisions of Caldicot Castle, Dewstow, Green Lane, Mill, Rogiet, Severn, The Elms, and West End.

History[edit]

Newport East was created when the former Newport borough constituency was split into two divisions in 1983. It also included some rural areas formerly part of Monmouth county constituency. There have been only minor boundary changes since the constituency was created.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[3] Party
1983 Roy Hughes Labour
1997 Alan Howarth
2005 Jessica Morden

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2017: Newport East[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jessica Morden 20,804 56.5 +15.8
Conservative Natasha Asghar 12,801 34.8 +7.5
UKIP Ian Gorman 1,180 3.2 -15.2
Liberal Democrat Pete Brown 966 2.6 -3.8
Plaid Cymru Cameron Wixcey 881 2.4 -1.1
Independent Nadeem Ahmed 188 0.5 N/A
Majority 8,003 21.7 +8.3
Turnout 36,820 64.3 +1.6
Registered electors 57,211
Labour hold Swing +3.6
General Election 2015: Newport East[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jessica Morden 14,290 40.7 +3.7
Conservative Natasha Asghar 9,585 27.3 +4.3
UKIP David Stock 6,466 18.4 +16.5
Liberal Democrat Paul Halliday 2,251 6.4 -25.8
Plaid Cymru Tony Salkeld[7] 1,231 3.5 +1.4
Green David Mclean[8] 887 2.5 N/A
Socialist Labour Shangara Singh Bhatoe 398 1.1 +0.8
Majority 4,705 13.4 +8.6
Turnout 35,108 62.7 -0.9
Registered electors 56,015
Labour hold Swing -0.3
General Election 2010: Newport East[9][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jessica Morden 12,744 37.0 -8.2
Liberal Democrat Ed Townsend 11,094 32.2 +8.5
Conservative Dawn Parry 7,918 23.0 -0.5
BNP Keith Jones 1,168 3.4 N/A
Plaid Cymru Fiona Cross 724 2.1 -1.7
UKIP David Rowlands 677 2.0 -1.0
Socialist Labour Elizabeth Screen 123 0.4 -0.4
Majority 1,650 4.8 -16.7
Turnout 34,448 63.6 +5.7
Registered electors 54,437
Labour hold Swing -8.3

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Newport East[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jessica Morden 14,389 45.2 -9.5
Liberal Democrat Ed Townsend 7,551 23.7 +9.7
Conservative Matthew Collings 7,459 23.4 +0.2
Plaid Cymru Mohammad Asghar 1,221 3.8 -1.1
UKIP Roger Thomas 945 3.0 +1.7
Socialist Labour Elizabeth Screen 260 0.8 -0.5
Majority 6,838 21.5 -10.0
Turnout 31,825 57.9 +3.2
Registered electors 54,941
Labour hold Swing -9.6
General Election 2001: Newport East[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Howarth 17,120 54.7 -2.9
Conservative Ian Oakley 7,246 23.2 +1.8
Liberal Democrat Alistair Cameron 4,394 14.0 +3.6
Plaid Cymru Madoc Batcup 1,519 4.9 +2.9
Socialist Labour Elizabeth Screen 420 1.3 -3.9
UKIP Neal Reynolds 410 1.3 N/A
Communist Robert Griffiths 173 0.6 N/A
Majority 9,874 31.5 -4.8
Turnout 31,282 54.7 -18.9
Registered electors 57,219
Labour hold Swing -2.4

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Newport East[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Howarth 21,481 57.7 +2.7
Conservative David Evans 7,958 21.4 −10.0
Liberal Democrat Alistair Cameron 3,880 10.4 −1.5
Socialist Labour Arthur Scargill 1,951 5.2 N/A
Referendum Edward Chaney-Davis 1,267 3.4 N/A
Plaid Cymru Christopher Holland 721 1.9 +0.2
Majority 13,523 36.3 +7.3
Turnout 37,258 73.1 −7.9
Registered electors 50,676
Labour hold Swing +6.3
General Election 1992: Newport East[13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roy Hughes 23,050 55.0 +5.9
Conservative Angela A. Emmett 13,151 31.4 −0.8
Liberal Democrat William A. Oliver 4,991 11.9 N/A
Plaid Cymru (Green) Stephen M. Ainley 716 1.7 +0.6
Majority 9,899 23.6 +6.7
Turnout 41,908 81.2 +0.3
Registered electors 51,603
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Newport East[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roy Hughes 20,518 49.1 +9.5
Conservative Graham Webster-Gardiner 13,454 32.2 −0.9
Social Democratic Frances David 7,383 17.7 −7.9
Plaid Cymru Gareth Butler 458 1.1 −0.6
Majority 7,064 16.9 +10.4
Turnout 41,813 79.9 +3.3
Registered electors 52,199
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1983: Newport East[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roy Hughes 15,931 39.6 N/A
Conservative Roy Thomason 13,301 33.1 N/A
Social Democratic Frances David 10,293 25.6 N/A
Plaid Cymru David Thomas 697 1.7 N/A
Majority 2,630 6.5 N/A
Turnout 40,222 76.6 N/A
Registered electors 52,503
Labour win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Beyond 20/20 WDS - Table view". 2011 Electorate Figures. StatsWales. 1 December 2010. Archived from the original on 3 October 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "'Newport East', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Archived from the original on 14 March 2016. Retrieved 13 March 2016. 
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "N" (part 1)
  4. ^ "Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll: Election of a Member of Parliament: Newport East Constituency" (PDF). Newport City Council. 11 May 2017. Archived (PDF) from the original on 27 January 2018. Retrieved 2 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Newport East Archived 2017-08-23 at the Wayback Machine. BBC Election - Newport East
  7. ^ "Under-fire Newport Ukip candidate faces calls to stand down". South Wales Argus. 27 January 2015. Archived from the original on 25 February 2015. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "David Mclean for Newport East and Pippa Bartolotti for Newport West". wales.greenparty.org.uk. Archived from the original on 3 February 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2018. 
  9. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  12. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  13. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  14. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  15. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  16. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 

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