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 Bristol East
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Jean Corston Labour 22,180 55.0 -1.9
Jack Lo-Presti Conservative 8,788 21.8 -1.6
Brian Niblett Liberal Democrat 6,915 17.1 +2.3
Geoff Collard Green 1,110 2.8  
Roger Marsh UK Independence 572 1.4  
Mike Langley Socialist Labour 438 1.1 -0.5
Andy Pryor Socialist Alliance 331 0.8  
Majority 13,392 33.2
Turnout 40,334 57.4 -12.3
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 0.1% from Labour to Conservative

Description
Along with Bristol South, this seat has the highest unemployment in the city, and those of the economically active workforce are mainly unskilled.

This constituency comprises the neighbourhoods of Brislington East and West, Easton, Eastville, Lawrence and Stockwood.

Described as a "microcosm of Middle England" and typified by the skilled working-class of the Brislington area, light industry is a strong feature of this constituency.

The seat is also home to HTV Television and Bristol Temple Meads rail station.

Bristol East was the scene of Tony Benn's defeat in 1983 when he lost the seat to Conservative Jonathan Sayeed after 30 years representing one of the largest West Country cities.

To give him his due, this constituency was actually a new one in 1983 composed of parts of Bristol North East and Bristol South East, Mr Bennís original constituency.

So, in effect, 1992 represented Labourís first victory in this constituency when Mr Sayeed lost the seat after only nine years tenure to Labourís Jean Corston who has held it ever since.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Bristol East
Labour hold
Name Party Votes %
Jean Corston Labour 27,418 56.9
Eddie Vaizey Conservative 11,259 23.4
Peter Tyzack Liberal Democrat 7,121 14.8
Gerry Philp Referendum 1,479 3.1
Paul Williams Socialist Labour 766 1.6
John McLaggan Natural Law 158 0.3
Majority 16,159 33.5
Turnout 48,201 69.7
 
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