Bolton South East (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 53°33′58″N 2°24′00″W / 53.566°N 2.400°W / 53.566; -2.400

Bolton South East
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
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Boundary of Bolton South East in Greater Manchester.
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Location of Greater Manchester within England.
County Greater Manchester
Electorate 69,088 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1983
Member of Parliament Yasmin Qureshi (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Bolton East
Farnworth
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency North West England

Bolton South East is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Yasmin Qureshi of the Labour Party.[n 2]

Constituency profile[edit]

This area has elected Labour candidates to be MP since its creation in 1983, with majorities of more than 15% so to date it has been a safe seat. Unlike the other two Bolton seats, it has remained safely Labour. This is reflected too by the majority of wards returning councillors for Labour; a notably stronger ward for the Conservative Party to date has been Hulton whose councillors from 2012 are from that party.[2]

Boundaries[edit]

Following a boundary reorganization in the early 1980s, parts of the former constituencies of Bolton East and Farnworth became part of the new constituency of Bolton South East with effect from the 1983 General Election.

Boundary review[edit]

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Greater Manchester, the Boundary Commission for England have recommended the creation of three constituencies to represent the Bolton area. The electoral wards used in the creation of a modified Bolton South East are:

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[3] Party
1983 David Young Labour
1997 Dr Brian Iddon Labour
2010 Yasmin Qureshi Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2010: Bolton South East[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Yasmin Qureshi 18,782 47.4 −8.3
Conservative Andy Morgan 10,148 25.6 +2.9
Liberal Democrat Donal O'Hanlon 6,289 15.9 −2.2
BNP Sheila Spink 2,012 5.1 N/A
UKIP Ian Sidaway 1,564 3.9 +1.4
Green Alan Johnson 614 1.6 N/A
Christian Peoples Navaid Syed 195 0.5 N/A
Majority 8,634 21.8
Turnout 39,604 56.6
Labour hold Swing −5.6

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Bolton South East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Iddon 18,129 56.9 −5.0
Conservative Deborah Dunleavy 6,491 20.4 −3.8
Liberal Democrat Frank Harasiwka 6,047 19.0 +7.5
UKIP Florence Bates 840 2.6 N/A
Veritas David Jones 343 1.1 N/A
Majority 11,638 36.5
Turnout 31,850 50.0 −0.1
Labour hold Swing −0.6
General Election 2001: Bolton South East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Iddon 21,129 61.9 −7.0
Conservative Haroon Rashid 8,258 24.2 +4.5
Liberal Democrat Frank Harasiwka 3,941 11.5 +2.8
Socialist Labour John Kelly 826 2.4 N/A
Majority 12,871 37.7
Turnout 34,154 50.1 −15.0
Labour hold Swing −5.8

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Bolton South East[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Iddon 29,856 68.9 +14,6
Conservative Paul Carter 8,545 19.7 −9.0
Liberal Democrat Frank Harasiwka 3,805 8.8 −1.8
Referendum Party William Pickering 973 2.3 N/A
Natural Law Lewis Walch 170 0.4 −0.2
Majority 21,311 49.2
Turnout 43,349 65.2
Labour hold Swing +11.8
General Election 1992: Bolton South East[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Young 26,906 54.3 +0.0
Conservative Nicholas J. S. Wood-Dow 14,215 28.7 −2.5
Liberal Democrat Dennis Lee 5,243 10.6 −3.9
Independent Labour William Hardman[8] 2,894 5.8 N/A
Natural Law Lewis Walch 290 0.6 N/A
Majority 12,691 25.6 +2.6
Turnout 49,549 75.5 +0.7
Labour hold Swing +1.3

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Bolton South East[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Young 26,791 54.3 +6.0
Conservative S. Windle 15,410 31.2 +0.5
Liberal Frank Harasiwka 7,161 14.5 −6.0
Majority 11,381 23.1
Turnout 49,362 74.9
Labour hold Swing +2.8
General Election 1983: Bolton South East[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Young 23,984 48.3 N/A
Conservative John Walsh[11] 15,231 30.7 N/A
Liberal Margaret Patricia Rothwell[12] 10,157 20.5 N/A
Independent Tom Keen 296 0.6 N/A
Majority 8,753 17.6 N/A
Turnout 49,668 73.6 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Bolton MB Council Election Results
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
  4. ^ Statement of Persons Nominated Bolton Council
  5. ^ General Election Results 1997 and 2001: Bolton South East. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
  6. ^ General Election 1997: Bolton South 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. ^ William Hardman. Links in a Chain. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
  9. ^ General Election 11 June 1987: Bolton South East. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
  10. ^ General Election 9 June 1983: Bolton South East. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
  11. ^ John Walsh. Links in a Chain. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
  12. ^ Margaret Patricia Rothwell. Links in a Chain. Retrieved 14 May 2010.