Cannock and Burntwood (UK Parliament constituency)

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Cannock and Burntwood
Former constituency
for the House of Commons
County Staffordshire
Major settlements Cannock
Number of members One
Replaced by Cannock Chase, Lichfield
Created from Cannock

Cannock and Burntwood was a parliamentary constituency in Staffordshire which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1983 until it was abolished for the 1997 general election.


The District of Cannock Chase wards of Anglesey, Broomhill, Cannock South, Chadsmoor, Heath Hayes, Longford, Norton Canes, Parkside, Pye Green Valley, and Rawnsley; and the District of Lichfield wards of All Saints, Boney Hay, Chase Terrace, Chasetown, Hammerwich, Highfield, Redslade, and Summerfield.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
1983 Gerald Howarth Conservative
1992 Tony Wright Labour
1997 constituency abolished: see Cannock Chase, Lichfield


General Election 1992: Cannock and Burntwood[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Wright 28,139 46.0 +6.5
Conservative Gerald Howarth 26,633 43.6 −0.9
Liberal Democrat Peter W. Treasaden 5,899 9.6 −6.3
Monster Raving Loony M. Hartshorne 469 0.8 +0.8
Majority 1,506 2.5 −2.5
Turnout 61,140 84.3 +4.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +3.7
General Election 1987: Cannock and Burntwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gerald Howarth 24,186 44.48
Labour Gwilym Roberts 21,497 39.53
Liberal N Stanley 8,698 15.99
Majority 2,689 4.94
Turnout 79.81
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Cannock and Burntwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gerald Howarth 20,976 40.93
Labour Gwilym Roberts 18,931 36.94
Social Democratic JW Withnall 11,336 22.12
Majority 2,045 3.99
Turnout 77.42
Conservative hold Swing

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