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Dudley East (UK Parliament constituency)


Dudley East (UK Parliament constituency)

Dudley East
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County West Midlands
February 1974–1997
Number of members One
Replaced by Dudley North
Dudley South
Created from Brierley Hill

Dudley East was a parliamentary constituency, centred on the town of Dudley in the West Midlands. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom by the first past the post system.

The constituency was created for the February 1974 general election, and abolished for the 1997 general election.


  • History 1
  • Boundaries 2
  • Members of Parliament 3
  • Elections 4
    • Elections in the 1990s 4.1
  • See also 5
  • Notes and references 6


Throughout its history, it was served by one member: John Gilbert of the Labour Party.


1974-1983: The County Borough of Dudley wards of Castle, Coseley East, Coseley West, Netherton and Woodside, Priory, St Andrew's, St James's, and St Thomas's.

1983-1997: The Metropolitan Borough of Dudley wards of Castle and Priory, Coseley East, Coseley West, Netherton and Woodside, Quarry Bank and Cradley, St Andrew's, St James's, and St Thomas's.

Dudley East was one of three constituencies in the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, covering as its name suggested the eastern part of the town of Dudley, including the town centre, along with Coseley and parts of Sedgley. At abolition in 1997, both Dudley East and Dudley West were replaced by two new constituencies: Dudley North and Dudley South, with some constituents being transferred to the re-created Stourbridge constituency.

Members of Parliament

Election Member[1] Party
Feb 1974 John Gilbert Labour
1997 constituency abolished: see Dudley North, Dudley South and Stourbridge


Elections in the 1990s

General Election 1992: Dudley East[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Gilbert 29,806 52.8 +6.9
Conservative CJ Holland 20,606 36.5 -3.0
Liberal Democrat IC Jenkins 5,400 9.6 -5.1
National Front GE Cartwright 675 1.2 +1.2
Majority 9,200 16.3 +9.9
Turnout 56,487 75.0 +2.7
Labour hold Swing +4.9

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 3)
  2. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010. 
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