Bolton North East (UK Parliament constituency)
|Bolton North East|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Bolton North East in Greater Manchester.
Location of Greater Manchester within England.
|Population||95,288 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||66,600 (December 2010)|
|Member of parliament||David Crausby (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Bolton West
|European Parliament constituency||North West England|
Bolton North East has more often than not to date been a marginal seat[n 3] between Labour and Conservative candidates. Altogether the national statistics collected reflect a socially diverse seat in terms of income and this has been a highly marginal seat when national polls are close, with lower than average social housing and a lower ranking in the Index of Multiple Deprivation than the average for the metropolitan county.
Bolton North East was created for the 1983 General Election from parts of the constituencies of Bolton West and the former Bolton East. Specifically it covers Bolton's town centre, and the districts in close proximity (Breightmet, Crompton, Halliwell, Tonge with the Haulgh) are Labour areas, whereas the outer suburbs (Astley Bridge, Bradshaw, Bromley Cross) are much more Conservative inclined. Labour comfortably held the seat in 2010, with very little swing from the previous election.
Following their review of parliamentary representation in Greater Manchester, the Boundary Commission for England have recommended the continuation of three constituencies to represent the Bolton area. The electoral wards used in the creation of a modified Bolton North East are:
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2015: Bolton North East |
|Conservative||James Barry Daly|
|Green||Laura Hazel Diggle|
|Liberal Democrat||Stephen Michael Rock|
Going into the 2015 general election, this is the 185th most marginal constituency in Great Britain, the Conservatives requiring a swing from Labour of 4.7% to take the seat (based on the result of the 2010 general election).
|General Election 2010: Bolton North East|
|Liberal Democrat||Paul Ankers||5,624||13.0||−3.1|
|You Party||Norma Armston||182||0.4||N/A|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Bolton North East|
|Liberal Democrat||Adam Killeya||6,044||16.4||+6.1|
|Socialist Labour||Lynne Lowe||207||0.6||-0.4|
|General Election 2001: Bolton North East|
|Liberal Democrat||Tim Perkins||4,004||10.3||+0.4|
|Socialist Labour||Lynne Lowe||407||1.0||-0.3|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Bolton North East|
|Liberal Democrat||Edmund Critchley||4,862||9.88|
|Referendum Party||David Staniforth||1,096||2.23|
|Socialist Labour||William Kelly||676||1.37|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||10.20|
|General Election 1992: Bolton North East|
|Liberal Democrat||Brian Frederick Dunning||4,971||10.3||−2.7|
|Natural Law||Peter Tong||181||0.4||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Bolton North East|
|Social Democratic||John Herbert Alcock||6,060||12.97|
|General Election 1983: Bolton North East|
|Social Democratic||John Herbert Alcock||8,311||18.3||N/A|
|BNP||David P. Ball||186||0.4||N/A|
|Independent||Thomas Leslie Keen||104||0.2||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
- As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
- As it has more often than not given marginal majorities of less than 10%
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- 2001 Census
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- nomis Constituency Profile for Bolton North East — presenting data from the ONS annual population survey and other official statistics.