Coventry North East (UK Parliament constituency)
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|Coventry North East|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Coventry North East in West Midlands.
Location of West Midlands within England.
|Electorate||74,870 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Bob Ainsworth (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||West Midlands|
Based entirely within the borough of Coventry, the seat of Coventry North East includes the Stoke, Walsgrave-on-Sowe, Wyken, Longford, and Foleshill areas of the cathedral city. Boundary changes did not alter the Coventry North East constituency at the general election of 2010.
Constituency profile 
In the seat is a wide demographic mix, across it is scattered an above UK average level of social housing and unemployment claimants however income is close to the UK average. The constituency has a large ethnic minority population, mainly Sikhs and Muslims and one ward, Foleshill, has a majority ethnic minority population.
Since its 1983 creation the area has been a Labour Party stronghold with the Conservative Party finishing second. The Liberal Democrats including their two predecessor parties amassed their largest shares of the vote in 1983 and in 2010 on 16.6% of the vote. In 2010 between 2% and 5% of the vote were a British National Party, Socialist and UKIP candidates completing the choice of seven was a Christian party's candidate who attracted the least votes.
Members of Parliament 
|Feb 1974||George Park||Labour|
Elections in the 2010s 
|General Election 2010: Coventry North East|
|Liberal Democrat||Russell Field||7,210||16.6%||+0.1|
|Socialist Alternative||Dave Nellist||1,592||3.7%||−1.2|
|Christian Movement for Great Britain||Ron Lebar||434||1.0%||+1.0|
Elections in the 2000s 
|General Election 2005: Coventry North East|
|Conservative||Jaswant Singh Birdi||6,956||18.70||−0.1|
|Liberal Democrat||Russell Field||6,123||16.46||+5.3|
|Socialist Alternative||Dave Nellist||1,874||5.04||−2.06|
|General Election 2001: Coventry North East|
|Liberal Democrat||Geoffrey Sewards||4,163||11.2||+3.1|
|Socialist Alliance||Dave Nellist||2,638||7.1||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s 
|General Election 1997: Coventry North East|
|Liberal Democrat||Geoffrey Sewards||3,866||8.0||-2.5|
|Referendum Party||Ron Hurrell||1,125||2.3||N/A|
|Socialist Labour||Hanna Khamis||597||1.2||N/A|
|Rainbow Dream Ticket||Christopher Sidwell||173||0.4||N/A|
|General Election 1992: Coventry North East|
|Conservative||Keith R. Perrin||13,220||27.9||−1.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Vincent J. McKee||5,306||11.2||−4.6|
|Independent Labour||John Hughes||4,008||8.5||+8.5|
Elections in the 1980s 
|General Election 1987: Coventry North East|
|SDP–Liberal Alliance||S. Woods||7,502||15.8||−6.3|
|General Election 1983: Coventry North East|
|SDP–Liberal Alliance||D. Simmons||10,251||22.1||+18.1|
|Workers Revolutionary||R. Prince||342||0.7||−0.1|
See also 
Notes and references 
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- 2001 Census
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 6)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "UK > England >West Midlands > Coventry North East". Election 2010. BBC. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
- "UK General Election results April 1992". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.