Bolton South East (UK Parliament constituency)
|Bolton South East|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Bolton South East in Greater Manchester.
Location of Greater Manchester within England.
|Electorate||69,088 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Yasmin Qureshi (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Bolton East
|European Parliament constituency||North West England|
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.
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.
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
|1997||Dr Brian Iddon||Labour|
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2010: Bolton South East|
|Liberal Democrat||Donal O'Hanlon||6,289||15.9||−2.2|
|Christian Peoples||Navaid Syed||195||0.5||N/A|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Bolton South East|
|Liberal Democrat||Frank Harasiwka||6,047||19.0||+7.5|
|General Election 2001: Bolton South East|
|Liberal Democrat||Frank Harasiwka||3,941||11.5||+2.8|
|Socialist Labour||John Kelly||826||2.4||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Bolton South East|
|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|
|General Election 1992: Bolton South East|
|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||2,894||5.8||N/A|
|Natural Law||Lewis Walch||290||0.6||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Bolton South East|
|General Election 1983: Bolton South East|
|Liberal||Margaret Patricia Rothwell||10,157||20.5||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Bolton MB Council Election Results
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Statement of Persons Nominated Bolton Council
- General Election Results 1997 and 2001: Bolton South East. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
- General Election 1997: Bolton South East. BBC. Retrieved 17 May 2010.
- "UK General Election results April 1992". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
- William Hardman. Links in a Chain. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
- General Election 11 June 1987: Bolton South East. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
- General Election 9 June 1983: Bolton South East. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
- John Walsh. Links in a Chain. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
- Margaret Patricia Rothwell. Links in a Chain. Retrieved 14 May 2010.