Newport East (UK Parliament constituency)


Newport East (Welsh: Dwyrain Casnewydd) is a constituency[n 1] in the city of Newport, South Wales, represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2005 by Jessica Morden of the Labour Party.[n 2]

Newport East
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Newport East in Wales
Preserved countyGwent
Electorate55,224 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created1983
Member of ParliamentJessica Morden (Labour)
Number of membersOne
Created fromNewport and Monmouth[2]
Overlaps
Senedd Cymru – Welsh ParliamentSouth Wales East

Boundaries


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


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, and unlike the neighbouring Newport West, has remained Labour since its creation.

Members of Parliament


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

Elections


Elections in the 1980s

General election 1983: Newport East[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roy Hughes 15,931 39.6 N/A
Conservative Roy Thomason 13,301 33.1 N/A
SDP 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)
General election 1987: Newport East[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roy Hughes 20,518 49.1 +9.5
Conservative Graham Webster-Gardiner 13,454 32.2 −0.9
SDP 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

Elections in the 1990s

General election 1992: Newport East[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roy Hughes 23,050 55.0 +5.9
Conservative Angela A. Emmett 13,151 31.4 −0.8
Liberal Democrats 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
General election 1997: Newport East[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Howarth 21,481 57.7 +2.7
Conservative David Evans 7,958 21.4 −10.0
Liberal Democrats 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

Elections in the 2000s

General election 2001: Newport East[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Howarth 17,120 54.7 -3.0
Conservative Ian Oakley 7,246 23.2 +1.8
Liberal Democrats 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 -18.4
Registered electors 57,219
Labour hold Swing -2.4
General election 2005: Newport East[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jessica Morden 14,389 45.2 -9.5
Liberal Democrats 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

Elections in the 2010s

General election 2010: Newport East[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jessica Morden 12,744 37.0 -8.2
Liberal Democrats Ed Townsend 11,094 32.2 +8.5
Conservative Dawn Parry 7,918 23.0 -0.4
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
General election 2015: Newport East[12][13][14]
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 +16.4
Liberal Democrats Paul Halliday 2,251 6.4 -25.8
Plaid Cymru Tony Salkeld[15] 1,231 3.5 +1.4
Green David Mclean[16] 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 2017: Newport East[17][18][19]
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 Democrats Pete Brown 966 2.6 −3.8
Plaid Cymru Cameron Wixcey 881 2.4 −1.1
Independent Nadeem Ahmed 188 0.5 N/A
Rejected ballots 68
Majority 8,003 21.7 +8.3
Turnout 36,820 64.3 +1.6
Registered electors 57,211
Labour hold Swing +4.2

Of the 68 rejected ballots:

  • 34 were either unmarked or it was uncertain who the vote was for.[19]
  • 19 voted for more than one candidate.[19]
  • 15 had writing or mark by which the voter could be identified.[19]
General election 2019: Newport East[20][21][22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jessica Morden 16,125 44.4 −12.1
Conservative Mark Brown 14,133 39.0 +4.2
Brexit Party Julie Price 2,454 6.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats Mike Hamilton 2,121 5.8 +3.2
Plaid Cymru Cameron Wixcey 872 2.4 ±0.0
Green Peter Varley 577 1.6 N/A
Rejected ballots 80
Majority 1,992 5.4 −15.7
Turnout 36,282 62.0 −2.3
Registered electors 58,554
Labour hold Swing −8.2

Of the 80 rejected ballots:

  • 61 were either unmarked or it was uncertain who the vote was for.[22]
  • 19 voted for more than one candidate.[22]

See also


Notes


  1. A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.

References


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