Swansea East

Old parliamentary constituency

This constituency no longer exists. Please select one of the replacement constituencies below

In June 2024, this constituency was replaced by three new constituencies:

Gower

Covers approximately 1% of this old constituency’s population, and 1% of this old constituency’s area.

Neath and Swansea East

Covers approximately 37% of this old constituency’s population, and 62% of this old constituency’s area.

Swansea West

Covers approximately 62% of this old constituency’s population, and 37% of this old constituency’s area.

MP profiles

Date elected

7th May 2015

Public opinion

Would be less favourable towards the Conservative Party if they chose to weaken climate policies

67%

69.1% national average

Would prefer the next leader of the Conservative Party to invest in renewable energy

75%

72.2% national average

Support nuclear energy

58%

57.4% national average

Believe the government has increased investment in renewables over the past 5 years

51%

51.9% national average

Believe that the government should use wind and solar farms to reduce energy bills

85%

84.2% national average

Believe that the government should continue the block on onshore wind development

25%

24.2% national average

Second placed party at most recent election

Conservative Party

Have missed a bill payment in the last six months

34%

31.6% national average

Have missed a credit payment in the last six months

30%

23.7% national average

Have not been able to afford to turn the heating on at home when they have felt cold in the past month

44%

37.6% national average

Loss of nature and destruction of the environment should be one of the most important concerns for the country

This area National average
Neither agree nor disagree 21% 18.7%
Net agree 69% 72.5%
Net disagree 9% 8.7%
Partly agree 37% 38.8%
Partly disagree 6% 5.9%
Strongly agree 32% 33.8%
Strongly disagree 3% 2.7%

Mental health has been impacted by the cost of living crisis

42%

41.6% national average

Neither support nor oppose Net Zero

30%

26.7% national average

Oppose Net Zero

15%

12.7% national average

Policies for tackling the cost of living crisis should go hand in hand with policies to tackle the climate crisis

This area National average
Neither agree nor disagree 25% 23.5%
Net agree 57% 58.8%
Net disagree 18% 17.7%
Somewhat agree 33% 34.7%
Somewhat disagree 10% 10.6%
Strongly agree 24% 24.2%
Strongly disagree 8% 7.2%

Tackling climate change should / should not be one of the Government’s biggest priorities right now

This area National average
Should be a priority 52% 57.4%
Should not be a priority 48% 42.6%

Think that Rishi Sunak and the Conservative Government do not understand the impact the cost of living crisis is having on people

68%

68.0% national average

Worried about having to use a foodbank in the next year

34%

28.8% national average

Worried about not being able to afford their mortgage or rent in the next year

41%

40.0% national average

Place

Constituency age distribution

This area National average
Ages 0-9 11.6% 11.8%
Ages 10-19 11.5% 11.5%
Ages 20-29 15.0% 12.9%
Ages 30-39 14.1% 13.3%
Ages 40-49 11.9% 12.6%
Ages 50-59 12.6% 13.7%
Ages 60-69 10.4% 10.8%
Ages 70-79 8% 8.5%
Ages 80+ 4.3% 5.0%

Country of the UK

Wales

Estimated child poverty

36.1%

28.2% national average

Ethnicity

This area National average
African 1.0% 2.2%
Any other ethnic group 0.7% 1.4%
Arab 0.5% 0.5%
Bangladeshi 0.9% 0.9%
Caribbean 0.1% 0.9%
Chinese 0.7% 0.7%
English, Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish or British 87.7% 76.5%
Gypsy or Irish Traveller 0.0% 0.1%
Indian 0.9% 2.8%
Irish 0.3% 0.8%
Other Asian 1.3% 1.5%
Other Black 0.2% 0.4%
Other Mixed or Multiple ethnic groups 0.4% 0.7%
Other White 3.8% 5.7%
Pakistani 0.4% 2.4%
Roma 0.0% 0.2%
White and Asian 0.5% 0.8%
White and Black African 0.3% 0.4%
White and Black Caribbean 0.3% 0.8%

Number of onshore windfarms

0

0.7 national average

Socio-economic status

This area National average
Full-time students 8.4% 7.4%
Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations 7.0% 12.9%
Intermediate occupations 13.2% 11.5%
Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations 16.3% 19.9%
Lower supervisory and technical occupations 6.7% 5.5%
Never worked / long-term unemployed 10.5% 8.5%
Routine occupations 15.7% 12.2%
Semi-routine occupations 15.6% 11.5%
Small employers and own account workers 6.7% 10.6%

Movement

Churches that have declared a climate emergency

0

0.2 national average

Number of CAFOD parishes

0

1.4 national average

Number of CAFOD schools

0

2.3 national average

Number of Friends of the Earth local action groups

1

  • Capel y Nant

Number of Hope For The Future trained constituents

0

0.2 national average

Number of RSPB Reserves

0

0.3 national average

Number of Save the Children shops

0

0.2 national average

Number of Wildlife Trusts Reserves

0

2.4 national average

Number of Women’s Institute groups