Thanet East (UK Parliament Constituency)
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Thanet East UK Parliament Constituency

Thanet East
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Thanet East in Kent, showing boundaries used from 1974-1983
CountyKent
Major settlementsRamsgate and Broadstairs
February 1974-1983
Number of membersOne
Replaced byThanet South[1]
Created fromIsle of Thanet

Thanet East was a British parliamentary constituency in the Isle of Thanet, in Kent.

Boundaries

The Municipal Borough of Ramsgate, and the Urban District of Broadstairs and St Peters.

History

The constituency was created for the February 1974 general election, when the former constituency of Isle of Thanet was split in two, and returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was abolished for the 1983 general election, when Thanet East and the neighbouring Thanet West constituency were replaced by new North Thanet and South Thanet constituencies.

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
Feb 1974 Jonathan Aitken Conservative
1983 constituency abolished

Election results

General election 1979: Thanet East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jonathan Aitken 20,367 57.17 +11.1
Labour I Kilberry 10,128 28.43 -4.6
Liberal B Hesketh 4,755 13.35 -5.6
National Front B Dobing 376 1.06 -1.0
Majority 10,239 28.74 +15.6
Turnout 35,625 72.72 +1.2
Conservative hold Swing {{{swing}}}
General election October 1974: Thanet East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jonathan Aitken 15,813 46.10 -0.8
Labour S Bartlett 11,310 32.97 +0.4
Liberal C Hogarth 6,472 18.87 -4.6
National Front K Munson 708 2.06
Majority 4,503 13.13 -4.1
Turnout 34,302 71.55 -9.0
Conservative hold Swing {{{swing}}}
General election February 1974: Thanet East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jonathan Aitken 17,944 46.86
Labour Robert Bean 11,347 29.64
Liberal J Cox 8,997 23.50
Majority 6,597 17.23
Turnout 38,289 80.53
Conservative win

References

  1. ^ "'Thanet East', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 2016.

Coordinates: 51°21?N 1°24?E / 51.350°N 1.400°E / 51.350; 1.400


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