Cannock Chase (UK Parliament constituency)
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Cannock Chase in Staffordshire.
Location of Staffordshire within England.
|Electorate||75,680 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Aidan Burley (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Cannock & Burntwood|
|European Parliament constituency||West Midlands|
The seat was created for the 1997 election; the Labour Party held the seat for 13 years until Aidan Burley of the Conservative Party was elected at the 2010 general election with an above-average 14% swing.
Cannock Chase constituency has the same boundaries as Cannock Chase local government district.
The constituency contains two main towns, Cannock and Rugeley, with the Chase itself situated between them. Prior to 1997, Cannock was part of the Cannock and Burntwood constituency, while Rugeley was part of the Mid Staffordshire constituency. Between 1997 and 2010 the village of Huntington was part of the constituency even though it was part of South Staffordshire local government district.
The 15 electoral wards for Cannock Chase are:
Brereton and Ravenhill, Cannock East, Cannock North, Cannock South, Cannock West, Etching Hill and the Heath, Hagley, Hawks Green, Heath Hayes East and Wimblebury, Hednesford Green Heath, Hednesford North, Hednesford South, Norton Canes, Rawnsley, and Western Springs
Members of Parliament
Dr Tony Wright, the Chairman of the Public Administration Select Committee, was the Labour MP for Cannock Chase from 1997 to 2010, and for Cannock and Burntwood prior to 1997. He announced in 2008 that he would not stand at the 2010 general election, citing ill-health.
|1997||Dr Tony Wright||Labour|
Elections in the 2010s
The vote share change in 2010 comes from the notional, not actual, 2005 results because of the boundary change (loss of Huntington).
|General Election 2010: Cannock Chase|
|Liberal Democrat||Jon Hunt||7,732||17.0||+3.0|
|Get Snouts Out The Trough||Roy Jenkins||259||0.6||N/A|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+14.0|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Cannock Chase|
|Liberal Democrat||Jenny Pinkett||5,934||13.8||0.0|
|General Election 2001: Cannock Chase|
|Liberal Democrat||Stewart Reynolds||5,670||13.8||+5.1|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Cannock Chase|
|Liberal Democrat||Richard Kirby||4,537||8.7||N/A|
|Referendum Party||P. Froggatt||1,663||3.2||N/A|
|New Labour||W. Hurley||1,615||3.1||N/A|
|Socialist Labour||M. Conroy||1,120||2.1||N/A|
|Monster Raving Loony||M. Hartshorne||499||1.0||N/A|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Labour MP set to quit over health [bbc.co.uk] 21 July 2008
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
- BBC 2010 General Election Site
- BBC 2005 General Election Site
- BBC 2001 General Election Site
- BBC 1997 General Election Site