Broxtowe (UK Parliament constituency)

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Broxtowe
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Broxtowe in Nottinghamshire.
Outline map
Location of Nottinghamshire within England.
County Nottinghamshire
Electorate 71,961 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1983
Member of Parliament Anna Soubry (Conservative)
Number of members One
19181955
Number of members One
Type of constituency County constituency
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency East Midlands

Broxtowe is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Anna Soubry of the Conservative Party.[n 2]

Constituency profile[edit]

Broxtowe constituency is a suburban constituency located in Nottinghamshire, to the west of the city of Nottingham, almost identical in character to the seat of Gedling to the east of Nottingham.

The most recent two election results suggest it is a marginal seat between the Labour and the Conservative parties.

Boundaries[edit]

The boundaries are the same as those of Broxtowe Borough Council, with the exception of the wards of Brinsley, Eastwood East, Eastwood North and Eastwood South. The original Broxtowe also contained the towns of Hucknall and Kirkby in Ashfield, but not Beeston, which was part of the Rushcliffe constituency.

Latest boundary review[edit]

Following their review of parliamentary boundaries in Nottinghamshire, the Boundary Commission for England has made only minor changes to the existing constituencies to allow for population changes. The wards of the modified constituency since the 2010 general election are:

  • Attenborough, Awsworth, Beeston Central, Beeston North, Beeston Rylands, Beeston West, Bramcote, Chilwell East, Chilwell West, Cossall and Kimberley, Greasley (Giltbrook and Newthorpe), Nuthall East and Strelley, Nuthall West and Greasley (Watnall), Stapleford North, Stapleford South East, Stapleford South West, Toton and Chilwell Meadows and Trowell, from the Borough of Broxtowe

Members of Parliament[edit]

When the seat was recreated in 1983, the Conservative Sir Jim Lester represented it until the seat was gained in 1997 by Labour's Nick Palmer, but the Conservatives with Anna Soubry regained it in 2010.

MPs 1918–1955[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1918 George Alfred Spencer Labour
1929 Seymour Cocks Labour
1953 by-election Will Warbey Labour
1955 Constituency abolished

MPs since 1983[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1983 Sir Jim Lester Conservative
1997 Nick Palmer Labour
2010 Anna Soubry Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Broxtowe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anna Soubry
Labour Nick Palmer
Green David Kirwan
Liberal Democrat TBA
UKIP TBA
General Election 2010: Broxtowe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anna Soubry 20,585 39.0 +1.8
Labour Nick Palmer 20,196 38.3 -3.4
Liberal Democrat David Watts 8,907 16.9 +0.8
BNP Michael Shore 1,422 2.7 +2.7
UKIP Chris Cobb 1,194 2.3 +0.8
Green David Mitchell 423 0.8 -1.1
Majority 389 0.7
Turnout 52,727 73.2 +4.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +2.6

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Broxtowe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nick Palmer 20,457 41.9 -6.7
Conservative Bob Seely 18,161 37.2 +0.5
Liberal Democrat David Watts 7,837 16.1 +1.4
Green Paul Anderson 896 1.8 N/A
UKIP Patricia Wolfe 695 1.4 N/A
Veritas Damian Hockney 590 1.2 N/A
Independent Mark Gregory 170 0.3 N/A
Majority 2,296 4.7
Turnout 48,806 68.6 +2.1
Labour hold Swing -3.6
General Election 2001: Broxtowe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nick Palmer 23,836 48.6 +1.6
Conservative Mrs. Pauline E. Latham 17,963 36.7 -0.8
Liberal Democrat David K. Watts 7,205 14.7 +2.8
Majority 5,873 11.9
Turnout 49,004 66.5 -11.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Broxtowe[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nick Palmer 27,343 47.0 +12.2
Conservative Jim Lester 21,768 37.4 -13.6
Liberal Democrat Terence P. Miller 6,934 11.9 -1.9
Referendum Party Roy Tucker 2,092 3.6 N/A
Majority 5,575 9.6
Turnout 58,133 78.3 -5.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1992: Broxtowe[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jim Lester 31,096 51.0 -2.6
Labour James R.W. Walker 21,205 34.8 +10.4
Liberal Democrat John D. Ross 8,395 13.8 -8.3
Natural Law David Lukehurst 293 0.5 N/A
Majority 9,891 16.2 −13.1
Turnout 60,989 83.4 +4.2
Conservative hold Swing −6.6

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Broxtowe[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jim Lester 30,462 53.6 +0.1
Labour Ken Fleet 13,811 24.3 +3.0
Liberal Keith M. Melton 12,562 22.1 −2.1
Majority 16,651 29.3 +1.0
Turnout 71,780 79.2 +2.7
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Broxtowe[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jim Lester 28,522 53.5 N/A
Liberal Keith M. Melton 13,444 25.2 N/A
Labour M. Warner 11,368 21.3 N/A
Majority 15,078 28.3 N/A
Turnout 69,760 76.5 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

Broxtowe by-election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Will Warbey 27,356
Conservative AJ Gorman 9,559
Majority 17,797
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1951: Broxtowe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Seymour Cocks 35,317 72.68
Conservative AJ Gorman 13,274 27.32
Majority 22,043 45.36
Turnout 84.09
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1950: Broxtowe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Seymour Cocks 35,471 72.51
Conservative CPE Bailey 13,445 27.49
Majority 22,026 45.03
Turnout 86.10
Labour hold Swing

Election in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Broxtowe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Seymour Cocks 39,545 72.05
Conservative G Bowman 15,344 27.95
Majority 24,201 44.09
Turnout 78.45
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1935: Broxtowe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Seymour Cocks 26,854 62.95
Conservative PE Springman 15,804 37.05
Majority 11,050 25.90
Turnout 73.49
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1931: Broxtowe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Seymour Cocks 21,917 51.88
Conservative PE Springman 20,327 48.12
Majority 1,590 3.76
Turnout 78.57
Labour hold Swing

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A county 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

Coordinates: 52°54′N 1°15′W / 52.90°N 1.25°W / 52.90; -1.25