Bolton North East (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 53°35′13″N 2°24′36″W / 53.587°N 2.410°W / 53.587; -2.410

Bolton North East
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Bolton North East in Greater Manchester.
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Location of Greater Manchester within England.
County Greater Manchester
Electorate 66,600 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1983
Member of Parliament David Crausby (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Bolton West
Bolton East
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency North West England

Bolton North East is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 1997 by David Crausby of the Labour Party.[n 2]

Constituency profile[edit]

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.[2]

Boundaries[edit]

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.

Boundary review[edit]

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[edit]

Election Member[3] Party
1983 Peter Thurnham Conservative
1996 Liberal Democrat
1997 David Crausby Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2010: Bolton North East[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Crausby 19,870 45.9 −0.4
Conservative Deborah Dunleavy 15,786 36.5 +2.2
Liberal Democrat Paul Ankers 5,624 13.0 −3.1
UKIP Neil Johnson 1,815 4.2 +2.4
You Party Norma Armston 182 0.4 N/A
Majority 4,084 9.4 −2.5
Turnout 43,277 64.3 +9.8
Labour hold Swing −1.3

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Bolton North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Crausby 16,874 45.7 -8.6
Conservative Paul Brierley 12,771 34.6 +1.9
Liberal Democrat Adam Killeya 6,044 16.4 +6.1
UKIP Kevin Epsom 640 1.7 +1.7
Veritas Alan Ainscow 375 1.0 +1.0
Socialist Labour Lynne Lowe 207 0.6 -0.4
Majority 4,103 11.1
Turnout 36,911 54.8 -1.2
Labour hold Swing -5.2
General Election 2001: Bolton North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Crausby 21,166 54.3 -1.8
Conservative Michael Winstanley 12,744 32.7 +2.3
Liberal Democrat Tim Perkins 4,004 10.3 +0.4
Green Kenneth McIvor 629 1.6 N/A
Socialist Labour Lynne Lowe 407 1.0 -0.3
Majority 8,422 21.6
Turnout 38,950 56.0 -16.3
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Bolton North East[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Crausby 27,621 56.13
Conservative Robert Wilson 14,952 30.39
Liberal Democrat Edmund Critchley 4,862 9.88
Referendum Party David Staniforth 1,096 2.23
Socialist Labour William Kelly 676 1.37
Majority 12,669 25.75
Turnout 72.37
Labour gain from Conservative Swing 10.20
General Election 1992: Bolton North East[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Thurnham 21,644 44.9 +1.5
Labour David Crausby 21,459 44.5 +0.8
Liberal Democrat Brian F. Dunning 4,971 10.3 −2.7
Natural Law Peter Tong 181 0.4 N/A
Majority 185 0.4 −1.4
Turnout 48,255 82.3 +3.6
Conservative hold Swing −0.7

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Bolton North East[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Thurnham 20,742 44.39
Labour Frank White[9] 19,929 42.65
Social Democrat John H. Alcock 6,060 12.97
Majority 813 1.74
Turnout 78.70
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Bolton North East[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Thurnham 19,632 43.2 N/A
Labour Ann Taylor 17,189 37.8 N/A
Social Democrat John H. Alcock 8,311 18.3 N/A
BNP D. P. Ball 186 0.4 N/A
Independent Tom Keen 104 0.2 N/A
Majority 2,443 5.4 N/A
Turnout 77.1 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ As it has more often than not given marginal majorities of less than 10%
References
  1. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ 2001 Census
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
  4. ^ BBC - Election 2010 - Bolton North East
  5. ^ General Election Results 1997 and 2001: Bolton North East. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
  6. ^ General Election 1997: Bolton North East. BBC. Retrieved 17 May 2010.
  7. ^ "UK General Election results April 1992". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  8. ^ General Election 11 June 1987: Bolton North East. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
  9. ^ Frank Richard White. Links in a Chain. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
  10. ^ General Election 9 June 1983: Bolton North East. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 14 May 2010.