The constituency of Swansea East comprises the eight electoral wards of Bonymaen, Cwmbwrla, Landore, Llansamlet, Morriston, Mynyddbach, Penderry and St Thomas. It has a population of around 75,500 people.
The constituency has a rich industrial past, with thriving docks, steel and copper works.
The area has seen considerable economic regeneration over the last thirty years. This includes the creation of one of the first industrial enterprise zones, and the transformation of the docks area into a marina and the prestigious SA1 development.
Swansea East is also home to the 20,000 seat Liberty Stadium, which hosts many popular sporting events, as well as conferences.