Bury South (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 53°34′48″N 2°17′56″W / 53.580°N 2.299°W / 53.580; -2.299

Bury South
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Bury South in Greater Manchester.
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Location of Greater Manchester within England.
County Greater Manchester
Electorate 75,140 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Prestwich, Radcliffe, Whitefield
Current constituency
Created 1983
Member of Parliament Ivan Lewis (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Middleton and Prestwich & Bury and Radcliffe
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency North West England

Bury South is a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. Since 1997 the MP has been Ivan Lewis of the Labour Party.

Boundaries[edit]

1983-2010: The Metropolitan Borough of Bury wards of Besses, Holyrood, Pilkington Park, Radcliffe Central, Radcliffe North, Radcliffe South, St Mary's, and Sedgley.

2010-present: The Metropolitan Borough of Bury wards of Besses, Holyrood, Pilkington Park, Radcliffe East, Radcliffe North, Radcliffe West, St Mary’s, Sedgley, and Unsworth.

The constituency was created in 1983 from parts of the former seats of Middleton and Prestwich & Bury and Radcliffe. It covers the suburban towns of Radcliffe, Whitefield and Prestwich. The name of the seat is somewhat misleading as it does not contain any area of Bury itself, but only towns in the south of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1983 David Sumberg Conservative
1997 Ivan Lewis Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Bury South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Paul Ankers [3]
Conservative Daniel Critchlow [4]
Labour Ivan Lewis [5]
General Election 2010: Bury South[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ivan Lewis 19,508 40.4 −10.5
Conservative Michelle Wiseman 16,216 33.6 +5.5
Liberal Democrat Victor D. D'Albert 8,796 18.2 +1.1
BNP Jean Purdy 1,743 3.6 N/A
UKIP Paul Chadwick 1,017 2.1 −0.5
English Democrats Valerie Morris 494 1.0 N/A
Green George Heron 493 1.0 N/A
Majority 3,292 6.8 −16.0
Turnout 48,267 65.6 +7.1
Labour hold Swing −8.0

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Bury South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ivan Lewis 19,741 50.4 −8.8
Conservative Alex P. Williams 10,829 27.7 +0.8
Liberal Democrat Victor D. D'Albert 6,968 17.8 +3.9
UKIP Jim H. Greenhalgh 1,059 2.7 +2.7
Independent Mrs. Yvonne Hossack 557 1.4 N/A
Majority 8,912 22.8
Turnout 39,154 58.5 −0.3
Labour hold Swing −4.8
General Election 2001: Bury South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ivan Lewis 23,406 59.2 +2.3
Conservative Mrs. Nicola Lesley Le Page 10,634 26.9 −5.4
Liberal Democrat Tim David Pickstone 5,499 13.9 +5.5
Majority 12,772 32.3
Turnout 39,539 58.8 −16.6
Labour hold Swing +3.85

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Bury South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ivan Lewis 28,658 56.9 +12.3
Conservative David Sumberg 16,277 32.3 −13.7
Liberal Democrat Victor D. D'Albert 4,227 8.4 −0.5
Referendum Party Bryan H. Slater 1,216 2.4 N/A
Majority 12,381 24.6
Turnout 50,378 75.4
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1992: Bury South[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Sumberg 24,873 46.0 +0.0
Labour Hazel Blears 24,085 44.6 +3.7
Liberal Democrat Adrian H. Cruden 4,832 8.9 −4.1
Natural Law Mrs Norma A. Sullivan 228 0.4 N/A
Majority 788 1.5 −3.7
Turnout 54,018 82.1 +2.4
Conservative hold Swing −1.9

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Bury South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Sumberg 23,878 46.0 +2.0
Labour Derek Boden 21,199 40.9 +4.4
Social Democratic Derek Anthony Eyre 6,772 13.1 −6.4
Majority 2,679 5.1
Turnout 51,849 79.7
Conservative hold Swing −1.2
General Election 1983: Bury South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Sumberg 21,718 44.0 N/A
Labour D. Boden 17,998 36.5 N/A
Social Democratic K.J. Evans 9,628 19.5 N/A
Majority 3,720 7.5 N/A
Turnout 49,344 76.1 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

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