Nottingham East

2015 Result:
Conservative: 7314 (20.9%)
Labour: 19208 (54.8%)
Lib Dem: 1475 (4.2%)
Green: 3473 (9.9%)
UKIP: 3501 (10%)
Independent: 97 (0.3%)
MAJORITY: 11894 (33.9%)

Category: Very safe Labour seat

Geography: East Midlands, Nottinghamshire. Part of the Nottingham council area.

Main population centres: Nottingham.

Profile: The eastern part of Nottingham, but very much an inner city seat, especially towards the southern end of the seat. While the northern end of this seat around Sherwood is more leafy and suburban, Nottingham`s more affluent suburbs tend to lie outside the city`s administrative boundaries in Gedling and Broxtowe. The St Anns and Arboretum areas to the north of the city centre are largely made up of social housing and are some off the most ethnically diverse areas of Nottingham, while Sneinton to the south-east has a reputation for crime and violence, though this had declined in recent years. Nottingham Trent University`s City campus lies within the seat and it has a substantial student population, the seat also contains Nottingham racecourse and HMP Nottingham.

Politics: Nottingham East was a Conservative seat in the 1980s but fell to Labour in 1992 and has since become a safe Labour seat, with the Conservatives in a distant second place.

Current MP
CHRISTOPHER LESLIE (Labour) Born 1972, Keighley. Educated at Bingley Grammar School and Leeds University. Former research assistant. MP for Shipley 1997-2005. First elected as MP for Nottingham East in 2010. Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury 2010-2013, Shadow Chief Secretary 2013-2015, Shadow Chancellor 2015. Briefly served as Shadow Chancellor after the defeat of Ed Balls, but declined to serve under Jeremy Corbyn.
Past Results
Con: 7846 (24%)
Lab: 15022 (45%)
LDem: 8053 (24%)
UKIP: 1138 (3%)
Oth: 1053 (3%)
MAJ: 6969 (21%)
Con: 6826 (23%)
Lab: 13787 (46%)
LDem: 6848 (23%)
GRN: 1517 (5%)
Oth: 1113 (4%)
MAJ: 6939 (23%)
Con: 7210 (24%)
Lab: 17530 (59%)
LDem: 3874 (13%)
Oth: 1117 (4%)
MAJ: 10320 (35%)
Con: 9336 (23%)
Lab: 24755 (62%)
LDem: 4008 (10%)
MAJ: 15419 (39%)

*There were boundary changes after 2005

2015 Candidates
GARRY HICKTON (Conservative)
CHRISTOPHER LESLIE (Labour) See above.
TADEUSZ JONES (Liberal Democrat)
SEB SOAR (Independent)
Comments - 106 Responses on “Nottingham East”
  1. Bridge ward (a large chunk of the city centre including St Mary’s Church and the Council House) was in this seat from 1974 to 1983

  2. Motion of no confidence passed overwhelmingly against Chris Leslie a couple of night ago by Nottingham East CLP.

  3. Chris Leslie refusing to deny he is planning on quitting labor tommrow.

  4. If there’s no tweet about it from the top political journalists, you can be sure there’s not much credence behind it.

    Relying just on buzzfeed etc will often lead you up the garden path

  5. Chris Leslie has resigned from the Labour Party.

  6. I see in a Sunday paper that Leslie has a new job advising debt collectors (who are chasing Covid loans).

    Quite a change as he used to help debt charities.

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