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Hull East (UK Parliament constituency)

Kingston upon Hull East
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Humberside.
County East Riding of Yorkshire
Electorate 68,150 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1885 (1885)
Member of Parliament Karl Turner (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Kingston upon Hull
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency Yorkshire and the Humber

Kingston upon Hull East (usually just Hull East) is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Karl Turner of the Labour Party.[n 2]

Boundaries

The constituency covers the eastern part of the city of Kingston upon Hull and has electoral wards:

  • Drypool; Holderness; Ings; Longhill; Marfleet; Southcoates East; Southcoates West; and Sutton in the City of Hull

Constituency profile

This safe Labour seat covers most the city of Kingston upon Hull east of the river Hull, excluding for the Bransholme estate which lies in the Hull North Constituency. It is a constituency of diversity, divided by Holderness Road, it can be split into two very separate areas. It includes the now-redeveloped residential Victoria Docks, which can be considered alongside Sutton Village, Garden Village and the private housing suburbs to the north of East Park. Away from the prestigious dockside developments and middle-class suburbs, the southern area of the constituency is largely social housing with a large amount of unemployment and underemployment[2] alongside the vast docks and industrial estates.

History

In the early years of the constituency, it continually changed hands between the Conservative Party and the then-Liberal Party. Hull East has returned Labour MPs since 1935, and from 1945 to 2010 was represented by only two members, former seamen, Harry Pursey and John Prescott (who became Deputy Prime Minister, in charge of at the time town and country planning policy).

Members of Parliament

Election Member[3] Party
1885 William Saunders Liberal
1886 Frederick Grotrian Conservative
1892 Sir Clarence Smith Liberal
1895 Sir Joseph Firbank Conservative
1906 Thomas Ferens Liberal
1918 Charles Murchison Conservative
1922 Roger Lumley Conservative
1929 George Muff Labour
1931 John Nation Conservative
1935 George Muff Labour
1945 Harry Pursey Labour
1970 John Prescott Labour
2010 Karl Turner Labour

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

General Election 2010: Kingston upon Hull East[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Karl Turner 16,387 47.9 -8.1
Liberal Democrat Jeremy Wilcock 7,790 22.8 +2.6
Conservative Christine Mackay 5,667 16.6 +3.6
style="background-color: Template:United Kingdom Independence Party/meta/color; width: 5px;" | UKIP Mike Hookem 2,745 8.0 +8.0
style="background-color: Template:National Front (UK)/meta/color; width: 5px;" | Joe Uttley 880 2.6 N/A
English Democrats Mike Burton 715 2.1 +2.1
Majority 8,597 25.1
Turnout 34,184 50.6 +3.0
Labour hold Swing -5.3

Elections in the 2000s

General Election 2005: Hull East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Prescott 17,609 56.8 -7.8
Liberal Democrat Andy Sloan 5,862 18.9 +4.0
Conservative Katy Lindsay 4,038 13.0 -0.8
BNP Alan Siddle 1,022 3.3 N/A
Liberal Janet Toker 1,018 3.3 N/A
Veritas Graham Morris 750 2.4 N/A
Independent Roland Noon 334 1.1 N/A
Socialist Labour Linda Muir 207 0.7 -2.0
Legalise Cannabis Carl Wagner 182 0.6 N/A
Majority 11,747 37.7
Turnout 31,022 47.4 +0.9
Labour hold Swing
[5]
General Election 2001: Hull East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Prescott 19,938 64.6 -6.7[n 3]
Liberal Democrat Jo Swinson 4,613 14.9 +5.1
Conservative Sandip Verma 4,276 13.8 +0.1
style="background-color: Template:United Kingdom Independence Party/meta/color; width: 5px;" | UKIP Jeanette Jenkinson 1,218 3.9 N/A
Socialist Labour Linda Muir 830 2.7 N/A
Majority 15,325 49.6
Turnout 30,875 46.4 -12.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s

General Election 1997: Hull East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Prescott 19,938 64.60
Liberal Democrat Jo Swinson 4,613 14.90
Conservative Sandip Verma 4,276 13.80
UKIP Jeanette Jenkinson 1,218 3.90
Socialist Labour Linda Muir 830 2.70
Majority 15,325 49.60
Turnout 46.50
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Hull East[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Prescott 30,096 62.9 +6.6
Conservative John L. Fareham 11,373 23.8 −2.2
Liberal Democrat James H. Wastling 6,050 12.6 −5.0
Natural Law Cliff Kinzell 323 0.7 +0.7
Majority 18,723 39.1 +8.8
Turnout 47,842 69.3 −1.3
Labour hold Swing +4.4

Elections in the 1980s

General Election 1987: Hull East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Prescott 27,287 56.31
Conservative P Jackson 12,598 26.00
Liberal T Wright 8,572 17.69
Majority 14,689 30.31
Turnout 70.58
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1983: Hull East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Prescott 23,615 49.90
Conservative D Leng 13,541 28.61
Liberal C Grurevitch 10,172 21.49
Majority 10,074 21.29
Turnout 67.58
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s

General Election 1979: Hull East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Prescott 39,411 62.51
Conservative MMB Bean 15,719 24.93
Liberal MJ Horne 7,543 11.96
style="background-color: Template:National Front (UK)/meta/color; width: 5px;" | DJ Matson 374 0.59
Majority 23,692 37.58
Turnout 70.82
Labour hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Hull East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Prescott 34,190 62.41
Conservative Stephen Dorrell 10,397 18.98
Liberal J Adamson 10,196 18.61
Majority 23,793 43.43
Turnout 67.12
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Hull East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Prescott 41,300 69.99
Conservative EDM Todd 17,707 30.01
Majority 23,593 39.98
Turnout 73.14
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1970: Hull East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Prescott 36,859 71.44
Conservative Norman Lamont 14,736 38.56
Majority 22,123 42.88
Turnout 68.18
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s

General Election 1966: Hull East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harry Pursey 34,457 65.46
Conservative FCM Heath 11,385 21.63
Liberal Norman W Turner 6,795 12.91
Majority 23,072 43.83
Turnout 73.42
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1964: Hull East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harry Pursey 30,634 56.00
Conservative FCM Heath 13,284 26.11
Liberal Norman W Turner 9,781 17.88
Majority 16,350 29.89
Turnout 74.78
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s

General Election 1959: Hull East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harry Pursey 30,667 52.55
Conservative FCM Heath 17,648 30.24
Liberal John J MacCallum 10,043 17.21
Majority 13,019 22.31
Turnout 80.56
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1955: Hull East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harry Pursey 28,990 55.20
Conservative H Richman 16,284 31.01
Liberal John J MacCallum 7,242 13.79
Majority 12,706 24.19
Turnout 75.66
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1951: Hull East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harry Pursey 27,892 57.07
Conservative H Richman 16,368 33.49
Liberal Ronald W Sykes 4,611 9.44
Majority 11,524 23.58
Turnout 84.22
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1950: Hull East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harry Pursey 26,903 56.20
Conservative JW Heyting 13,988 29.22
Liberal TE Dalton 6,981 14.58
Majority 12,915 26.98
Turnout 85.28
Labour hold Swing

Election in the 1940s

General Election 1945: Hull East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harry Pursey 19,443 64.25
Conservative RA Alec-Smith 7,439 24.58
Liberal AE Marshall 3,379 11.17
Majority 12,004 39.67
Turnout 75.61
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1930s

General Election 1935

Electorate 50,494

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Muff 19,054 49.32
Conservative John Nation 15,448 39.98
Liberal Rodway Stephens 4,133 10.70
Majority 3,606 9.33
Turnout 75.63
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1931: Hull East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Nation 24,003 57.11
Labour George Muff 18,026 42.89
Majority 5,977 14.22
Turnout 83.24
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

See also

Notes and references

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Coordinates: 53°46′01″N 0°17′13″W / 53.767°N 0.287°W / 53.767; -0.287

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