Coventry North West (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coventry North West
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Coventry North West in West Midlands.
Outline map
Location of West Midlands within England.
County West Midlands
Electorate 74,180 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1974 (1974)
Member of Parliament Geoffrey Robinson (Labour)
Number of members One
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency West Midlands

Coventry North West is a constituency[n 1] in the city of Coventry represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 1976 by Geoffrey Robinson of the Labour Party.[n 2]

Boundaries[edit]

1983-1997: The City of Coventry wards of Bablake, Holbrook, Radford, and Sherbourne.

1997-present: The City of Coventry wards of Bablake, Holbrook, Radford, Sherbourne, Whoberley, and Woodlands.

History[edit]

The area's electorate has roughly grown in line with national trends, leading to minimal boundary changes and has elected Labour MPs at every election since its first election in February 1974.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
Feb 1974 Maurice Edelman Labour
1976 by-election Geoffrey Robinson Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2010: Coventry North West[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Geoffrey Robinson 19,936 42.8 -5.2
Conservative Gary Ridley 13,648 29.3 +2.7
Liberal Democrat Vincent McKee 8,344 17.9 -0.5
BNP Edward Sheppard 1,666 3.6 -0.1
UKIP Mark Nattrass 1,295 2.8 +1.0
Independent Nobby Clarke 640 1.4 +1.4
Green Justin Wood 497 1.1 +1.1
Socialist Alternative Nicky Downes 370 0.8 -0.7
Christian Movement for Great Britain William Sindhu 164 0.4 +0.4
Majority 6,288 13.5
Turnout 46,560 63.9 +3.8
Labour hold Swing -3.9

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Coventry North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Geoffrey Robinson 20,942 48.2 −3.2
Conservative Brian Connell 11,627 26.8 +0.9
Liberal Democrat Iona Anderson 7,932 18.3 +4.6
BNP David Clarke 1,556 3.6 N/A
UKIP Sandra List 766 1.8 +0.3
Socialist Alternative Nicky Downes 615 1.4 N/A
Majority 9,315 21.4
Turnout 43,438 59.4 +3.9
Labour hold Swing −2.0
General Election 2001: Coventry North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Geoffrey Robinson 21,892 51.4 -5.4
Conservative Andrew Fairburn 11,018 25.9 -0.4
Liberal Democrat Napier Penlington 5,832 13.7 +3.2
Independent (politician) Christine Oddy 3,159 7.4 N/A
UKIP Mark Benson 650 1.5 N/A
Majority 10,874 25.5
Turnout 42,551 55.5 -15.2
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Coventry North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Geoffrey Robinson 30,901 56.86
Conservative P Bartlett 14,300 26.33
Liberal Democrat N Penlington 5,690 10.48
Referendum Party D Butler 1,269 2.34
Socialist Labour D Spencer 940 1.73
Liberal R Wheway 687 1.27
Pro Life P Mills 359 0.66
Rainbow Dream Ticket L Francis 176 0.32
Majority 16,601 30.56
Turnout 70.69
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Coventry North West[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Geoffrey Robinson 20,349 51.7 +2.7
Conservative Mrs Agnes A.B. Hill 13,917 35.4 +0.6
Liberal Democrat Mrs Ann Simpson 5,070 12.9 −3.4
Majority 6,432 16.4 +2.1
Turnout 39,336 77.6 +2.9
Labour hold Swing +1.0

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Coventry North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Geoffrey Robinson 19,450 49.00
Conservative J Powell 13,787 34.73
Social Democratic T Jones 6,455 16.26
Majority 5,663 14.27
Turnout 74.76
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1983: Coventry North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Geoffrey Robinson 17,239 44.29
Conservative A Coombs 14,201 36.49
Liberal W Talbot 7,479 19.22
Majority 3,038 7.81
Turnout 74.74
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Coventry North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Geoffrey Robinson 19,460 50.13
Conservative D Miles 15,489 39.90
Liberal C Poole 3,413 8.79
National Front A Stewart 359 0.92
More Prosperous Britain T Keen 98 0.25
Majority 3,971 10.23
Turnout 79.21
Labour hold Swing
By Election 1976: Coventry North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Geoffrey Robinson 17,118 47.72 -4.14
Conservative Jonathan Guinness 13,424 37.42 +6.08
Liberal Alan Leighton 4,062 11.32 -4.34
National Front Andrew Fountaine 986 2.75 N/A
National Party John Kingsley Read 208 0.60 N/A
More Prosperous Britain Thomas Keen 40 0.11 N/A
Logic Party William Dunmore 33 0.09 N/A
Majority 3,694
Turnout 35,871
Labour hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Coventry North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maurice Edelman 19,205 51.86
Conservative Jonathan Guinness 11,717 31.64
Liberal P Newnham 5,798 15.66
People AL Whittaker 313 0.85
Majority 7,488 20.22
Turnout 75.20
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Coventry North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maurice Edelman 22,089 56.55
Conservative CL Wade 15,431 39.50
People AL Whittaker 1,542 3.95
Majority 6,658 17.04
Turnout 79.78
Labour hold Swing

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. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 6)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ "Coventry North West". YourNextMP. Retrieved 6 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "UK > England > West Midlands > Coventry North West". Election 2010. BBC. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 14 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "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°34′W / 52.43°N 1.56°W / 52.43; -1.56