Brent East (UK Parliament constituency)
Brent East was a parliamentary constituency in north west London; it was replaced by Brent Central for the 2010 general election. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post system.
|Former Borough constituency|
for the House of Commons
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Brent Central (bulk)|
Hampstead and Kilburn (part)
|Created from||Willesden East (similar boundaries)|
Willesden West (minor parts)
1974–1983: The London Borough of Brent wards of Brentwater, Brondesbury Park, Carlton, Church End, Cricklewood, Gladstone, Kilburn, Mapesbury, Queen's Park, and Willesden Green.
1983–2010: The London Borough of Brent wards of Brentwater, Brondesbury Park, Carlton, Chamberlayne, Church End, Cricklewood, Gladstone, Kilburn, Mapesbury, Queen's Park, and Willesden Green. The boundaries were redrawn in 1997, but the description of the constituency remained unchanged.
The constituency was one of three covering the London Borough of Brent in north-west London. It covered the south-east of the borough, including the areas of Brondesbury, Dollis Hill, Kilburn and Neasden, as well as parts of Willesden and Cricklewood.
The constituency was created in 1974 and was first contested at the February general election of that year. An ethnically diverse area, it was previously one of the Labour Party's safest seats in London. It was held by Reg Freeson from 1974 to 1987, then by Ken Livingstone (following the abolition of the Greater London Council, of which he was leader, in 1986).
After Livingstone was expelled from the Labour Party for standing as an independent candidate for Mayor of London in 2000, he represented the constituency as an independent until standing down as an MP in 2001 to concentrate on his position as Mayor. Labour regained the seat at the 2001 general election, with Paul Daisley holding the seat until his death two years later.
The resulting Brent East by-election was held on 18 September 2003, with the 2003 Invasion of Iraq as a background. Labour lost the seat to Sarah Teather of the Liberal Democrats, with a considerable 29% swing, having come from a distant third place in 2001. Teather retained the seat at the 2005 general election, with a majority of 2,712 votes and a swing of 30.7% from Labour to the Liberal Democrats compared to the previous general election.
Members of Parliament
|Feb 1974||Reg Freeson||Labour|
|2003 by-election||Sarah Teather||Liberal Democrat|
|2010||constituency abolished: see Brent Central & Hampstead and Kilburn|
Elections in the 1970s
|Labour win (new seat)|
|National Front||N. Lyons||1,096||2.9||New|
|Irish Civil Rights||J. Curran||382||1.0||New|
|National Front||J. Davies||706||1.9||−1.0|
|Workers Revolutionary||Gerald Downing||290||0.8||New|
Elections in the 1980s
|Workers Revolutionary||Gerald Downing||222||0.6||−0.2|
|Independent Labour||Riaz Dooley||1,035||2.6||New|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Mark Cummins||3,249||8.9||−5.6|
|Green||Theresa M. Deen||548||1.5||New|
|Communist||Anne G. Murphy||96||0.3||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Ian M.C. Hunter||2,751||7.8||−1.1|
|Socialist Labour||Stan E. Keable||466||1.3||New|
|ProLife Alliance||Andrew J. Shanks||218||0.6||New|
|Rainbow Dream Ticket||Claire M. Warrilow||120||0.3||New|
|Natural Law||Dean Jenkins||103||0.3||New|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Norsheen M. Bhatti||3,065||10.6||+2.8|
|Green||Simone F. Aspis||1,361||4.7||New|
|ProLife Alliance||Sarah Macken||392||1.4||+0.8|
|Socialist Labour||Iris M.J. Cremer||383||1.3||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Sarah Teather||8,158||39.1||+28.5|
|Conservative||Uma M. Fernandes||3,368||16.2||−2.0|
|Socialist Alliance||Brian Butterworth||361||1.7||New|
|Public Services Not War||Fawzi Ibrahim||219||1.1||New|
|Independent||Harold L. Immanuel||188||0.9||New|
|UKIP||Brian J. Hall||140||0.7||+0.1|
|Socialist Labour||Iris M.J. Cremer||111||0.5||−0.8|
|Independent||Neil F. Walsh||101||0.5||New|
|Monster Raving Loony||Alan Hope||59||0.3||New|
|No description||Aaron Barschak||37||0.2||New|
|No description||Jitendra J.N. Bardwaj||35||0.2||N/A|
|www.xat.org||Rainbow George Weiss||11||0.1||New|
|Liberal Democrats gain from Labour||Swing||+29.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Sarah Teather||14,764||47.5||+36.9|
|Independent||Michelle A. Weininger||115||0.4||New|
|Rainbow Dream Ticket||Rainbow George Weiss||39||0.1||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats gain from Labour||Swing||+29.0|
Notes and references
- Webster, Philip; Hurst, Greg (19 September 2003). "The Times report on by-election result". London. Retrieved 23 April 2008.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 5)
- "UK General Election results: October 1974 [Archive]". politicsresources.net. Archived from the original on 8 May 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
- "UK General Election results: May 1979 [Archive]". politicsresources.net. Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
- "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "UK General Election results: June 1983 [Archive]". politicsresources.net. Archived from the original on 28 June 2017. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
- "United Kingdom Parliamentary Election results 1983-97: London Boroughs". election.demon.co.uk. Archived from the original on 5 August 2016. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
- "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.