Coventry North East (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coventry North East
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Coventry North East in West Midlands.
Outline map
Location of West Midlands within England.
County West Midlands
Electorate 74,870 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Coventry
Current constituency
Created 1974 (1974)
Member of Parliament Bob Ainsworth (Labour)
Number of members One
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency West Midlands

Coventry North East is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 1992 by Bob Ainsworth of the Labour Party.[n 2]

Boundaries[edit]

1983-1997: The City of Coventry wards of Foleshill, Henley, Longford, Upper Stoke, and Wyken.

1997-present: The City of Coventry wards of Foleshill, Henley, Longford, Lower Stoke, Upper Stoke, and Wyken.

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.

Constituency profile[edit]

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.[2] The constituency has a large ethnic minority population, mainly Sikhs and Muslims and one ward, Foleshill, has a majority ethnic minority population.

History[edit]

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[edit]

Election Member[3] Party
Feb 1974 George Park Labour
1987 John Hughes Labour
1992 Bob Ainsworth Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Coventry North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Colleen Fletcher [4]
Conservative Michelle Lowe
General Election 2010: Coventry North East[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bob Ainsworth 21,384 49.3 −7.6
Conservative Hazel Noonan 9,609 22.1 +3.3
Liberal Democrat Russell Field 7,210 16.6 +0.1
BNP Tom Gower 1,863 4.3 N/A
Socialist Alternative Dave Nellist 1,592 3.7 −1.2
UKIP Christ Forbes 1,291 3.0 −0.1
Christian Movement for Great Britain Ron Lebar 434 1.0 N/A
Majority 11,775 27.1
Turnout 43,383 59.4 +6.0
Labour hold Swing −5.5

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Coventry North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bob Ainsworth 21,178 56.94 −4.1
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
UKIP Paul Sootheran 1,064 2.86 N/A
Majority 14,222 38.24 −4.03
Turnout 37,195 52.97 +2.61
Labour hold Swing −2.02
General Election 2001: Coventry North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bob Ainsworth 22,739 61.0 −5.2
Conservative Gordon Bell 6,988 18.8 −0.6
Liberal Democrat Geoffrey Sewards 4,163 11.2 +3.1
Socialist Alliance Dave Nellist 2,638 7.1 N/A
BNP Edward Sheppard 737 2.0 N/A
Majority 15,751 42.2
Turnout 37,265 50.3 −14.5
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Coventry North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bob Ainsworth 31,856 66.3 +16.6
Conservative Michael Burnett 9,287 19.3 −8.7
Liberal Democrat Geoffrey Sewards 3,866 8.0 −2.5
Liberal Nick Brown 1,181 2.5 N/A
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
Majority 22,569 47.0
Turnout 64.8
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Coventry North East[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bob Ainsworth 24,896 52.5 −1.8
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 N/A
Majority 11,676 24.6 −0.3
Turnout 47,430 73.2 +2.7
Labour hold Swing −0.2

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Coventry North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Hughes 25,832 54.3 +6.5
Conservative C. Prior 13,965 29.3 +0.4
Liberal S. Woods 7,502 15.8 −6.3
Communist A. McNally 310 0.7 +0.3
Majority 11,867 24.9 +6.0
Turnout 47,573 70.5% +1.3
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1983: Coventry North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Park 22,190 47.8 −9.5
Conservative D. Weeks 13,415 28.9 −6.1
Social Democratic D. Simmons 10,251 22.1 +18.1
Workers Revolutionary R. Prince 342 0.7 −0.1
Communist J. Meacham 193 0.4% −0.4
Majority 8,775 18.9 −3.4
Turnout 46,389 69.2 +1.3
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Coventry North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Park 27,010 57.34
Conservative Ernie of Shelburne 16,487 35.00
Liberal Raj-Mal Singh 2,291 4.86
National Front H Robbins 546 1.16
Communist P Corrigan 390 0.83
Workers Revolutionary S Perkin 378 0.80
Majority 10,523 22.34
Turnout 72.68
Labour hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Coventry North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Park 26,489 59.50
Conservative I Clarke 10,520 23.63
Liberal R Dredge 6,846 15.38
Workers Revolutionary A Wilkins 352 0.79
Communist J Hosey 309 0.69
Majority 15,969 35.87
Turnout 69.99
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Coventry North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Park 30,496 63.89 N/A
Conservative NF Forman 15,069 31.57 N/A
People A Pickard 1,332 2.79 N/A
Communist J Hosey 838 1.76 N/A
Majority 15,427 32.32 N/A
Turnout 75.47 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A borough 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
  1. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ 2001 Census
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 6)[self-published source][better source needed]
  4. ^ http://electionresults.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/coventry-north-east-2015.html
  5. ^ "UK > England >West Midlands > Coventry North East". Election 2010. BBC. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 14 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "UK General Election results April 1992". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 

Coordinates: 52°26′N 1°28′W / 52.43°N 1.47°W / 52.43; -1.47