Denton and Reddish (UK Parliament constituency)
|Denton and Reddish|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Denton and Reddish in Greater Manchester.
Location of Greater Manchester within England.
|Electorate||65,684 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Andrew Gwynne (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||North West England|
The constituency presently consists of an electorate of c.65,500, in eastern Greater Manchester divided among the electoral wards of:
- Audenshaw, Denton North East, Denton South, Denton West, and Dukinfield in the Metropolitan Borough of Tameside
- Reddish North and Reddish South in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport.
Before the seat's creation in 1983 Reddish was part of the marginal Stockport North constituency; the large Brinnington council estate, now in part bought under the right to buy was in the Labour safe seat of Stockport South; Audenshaw and Denton formed the core of the Manchester Gorton; and Dukinfield was part of the Stalybridge and Hyde.
From 1983 to 1997 the constituency consisted of the electoral wards of Brinnington, Reddish North, and Reddish South, from the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport; and Audenshaw, Denton North East, Denton South, and Denton West, from the Metropolitan Borough of Tameside.
In 1997 Labour-leaning Brinnington ward was moved out of the constituency and transferred to the Stockport seat, and was replaced with the equally Labour-leaning Dukinfield ward in Tameside.
Historically both Audenshaw and Denton West wards returned Conservative councillors, but this has not occurred since 1992 and 1987 respectively.
In 2005 provisional recommendations of the Boundary Commission's Fifth Periodic Review, the Reddish ward was to be repatriated with the Stockport constituency. Denton, Audenshaw and Dukinfield would have been joined with Droylsden East, Droylsden West and the St Peter's wards of Tameside to form a Denton constituency, wholly in Tameside. However, following a public inquiry into Greater Manchester's constituencies held in late 2005, changes to the original proposals for the county were made. It was recommended that the Denton and Reddish seat should remain unchanged with five wards from Tameside (Denton North East, South and West; Audenshaw and Dukinfield) and two wards from Stockport (Reddish North and Reddish South), with slight readjustments to reflect the new ward boundaries introduced in 2004. The new parliamentary boundaries in Greater Manchester took effect at the 2010 general election.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2010: Denton and Reddish|
|Liberal Democrat||Stephen Broadhurst||6,727||17.4||+1.5|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Denton and Reddish|
|Liberal Democrat||Allison Seabourne||5,814||16.4||+4.0|
|General Election 2001: Denton and Reddish|
|Liberal Democrat||Roger Fletcher||4,152||12.4||−0.9|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Denton and Reddish|
|Liberal Democrat||Iain Donaldson||6,121||13.3|
|General Election 1992: Denton and Reddish|
|Liberal Democrat||Dr Fred Ridley||4,953||9.4||−7.1|
|Liberal||Martin W. Powell||1,296||2.5||+2.5|
|Natural Law||John P.G. Fuller||354||0.7||+0.7|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Denton and Reddish|
|Social Democrat||T.I. Huffer||8,697||16.6||−5.1|
|General Election 1983: Denton and Reddish|
|Social Democrat||J. Begg||10,869||21.7||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Statement of Candidates Nominated for Denton and Reddish Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
- "UK General Election results April 1992". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.