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Bristol East constituency covers nine wards in the city: Frome Vale, Hillfields, Eastville, St George West, St George Central, St George Troopers Hill, Brislington West, Brislington East and Stockwood.

Future Developments

These boundaries were formed following the 2010 General Election.  Prior to this Frome Vale and Hillfields were part of Kingswood. Easton and Lawrence Hill used to belong to Bristol East and are now part of Bristol West.  A small section of Knowle which used to be in Bristol East is now part of Bristol South.

Former MPs for Bristol East Constituency


1885 - 1890: Handel Cossham

1890 - 1895: Sir Joseph Dodge Weston

1895 - 1900: Sir William Henry Wills

1900 - 1918: Charles Edward Henry Hobhouse

1918 - 1922: George Bryant Britton

1922 - 1923: Harold Spencer Morris

1923 - 1931: Walter John Baker
(Labour)

1931 - 1950: Sir Stafford Cripps
(Labour 1931-1939;
Independent 1939-1945;
Labour 1945-1950)

1950 - 1983: Constituency abolished (see below)

1983 - 1992: Jonathan Sayeed
(Conservative)

1992 - 2005: Jean Corston
(Labour)

2005 - now:   Kerry McCarthy
(Labour)

The constituency was abolished in the boundary changes preceding the 1950 General Election, although much of the area was included in the constituency of Bristol South East. Stafford Cripps was elected for Bristol South East in the 1950 General Election but stood down a year later because of ill-health. Tony Benn became the new MP in a November 1951 by-election and represented Bristol South East for the next 32 years. When the constituency was recreated for the 1983 General Election, Tony Benn stood as Labour’s candidate but was defeated by the Conservative, Jonathan Sayeed. Tony Benn was re-elected to Parliament a year later, in the Chesterfield by-election.

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