Leeds East is a borough constituency represented in the
Commons of the Parliament of the United
It elects one Member of Parliament
(MP) by the
first past the post
constituency covers the eastern part of the city of Leeds.
After the proposed
it will be made up of four Leeds City Council
The constituency was created in 1885 by the Redistribution of Seats Act
, and was first used in the general election
that year. Leeds
had previously been represented by two MPs (1832-1868) and three
MPs (1868-1885). From 1885 it was represented by five
single-member constituencies: Leeds Central,
Leeds East, Leeds North,
and Leeds West.
The constituencies of Morley
were also created
The constituency was abolished in 1918. After the 1918 general election,
Leeds was represented by Leeds Central, Leeds North, Leeds North-East (created 1918), Leeds South, Leeds
South-East (created 1918), and Leeds West.
The constituency was recreated in 1955. After the 1955 general election
Leeds was represented by Leeds East (created 1885, abolished 1918,
recreated 1955), Leeds North East, Leeds North West (created 1950), Leeds South and Leeds South
There were also constituencies of Batley and
(created 1918) and Pudsey and
(created 1918, replacing Pudsey).
Members of Parliament
Labour's Denis Healey was Chancellor of the Exchequer during his
tenure in this seat.
Elections in the 2000s
Elections in the 1990s
Elections in the 1980s