Erewash (UK Parliament constituency)

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Erewash
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Erewash in Derbyshire for the 2010 general election.
Outline map
Location of Derbyshire within England.
County Derbyshire
Electorate 70,022 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Long Eaton and Ilkeston
Current constituency
Created 1983
Member of Parliament Jessica Lee (Conservative)
Number of members One
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency East Midlands

Erewash (/ˈɛrəwɒʃ/ is a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament.[n 1]

Boundaries[edit]

The pre-2010 boundaries of Erewash

The constituency covers the borough of Erewash between the cities of Derby and Nottingham.

Boundary review[edit]

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Derbyshire, the Boundary Commission for England has created a Mid Derbyshire constituency. This takes electoral wards from the existing Erewash seat, as well as some minor alterations from neighbouring constituencies.

The electoral wards used in the modified Erewash constituency are:

  • Abbotsford; Breaston; Cotmanhay; Derby Road East; Derby Road West; Draycott and Stanton By Dale; Hallam Fields; Ilkeston Central; Ilkeston North; Kirk Hallam; Little Hallam; Long Eaton Central; Nottingham Road; Old Park; Sandiacre North; Sandiacre South; Sawley; Wilsthorpe.



Constituency profile[edit]

The largest towns in the constituency are Long Eaton and Ilkeston. An area which is neither especially wealthy nor poor, Erewash is by political commentators described as a "key marginal seat" in general elections. Since a Conservative large majority in 1983, mid-size majority in 1987 and a Labour large majority in 1997, Erewash has generally returned marginal majorities.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1983 Peter Rost Conservative
1992 Angela Knight Conservative
1997 Liz Blackman Labour
2010 Jessica Lee Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Erewash
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Catherine Atkinson[3]
Conservative Maggie Throup[4]
General Election 2010: Erewash[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jessica Lee[6] 18,805 39.5 +10.4
Labour Cheryl Pidgeon 16,304 34.2 −10.5
Liberal Democrat Martin Garnett 8,343 17.5 +4.0
BNP Mark Bailey 2,337 4.9 +2.3
UKIP Jodie Sutton 855 1.8 −0.1
Green Lee Fletcher 534 1.1 N/A
Independent Luke Wilkins 464 1.0 N/A
Majority 2,501 5.2
Turnout 47,642 68.4 +5.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Erewash
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Liz Blackman 22,472 44.5 −4.7
Conservative David Simmonds 15,388 30.4 −4.5
Liberal Democrat Martin Garnett 7,073 14.0 +2.5
Veritas Robert Kilroy-Silk 2,957 5.8 N/A
BNP Sadie Graham 1,319 2.6 +1.4
UKIP Geoffrey Kingscott 941 1.9 +0.5
Monster Raving Loony R. U. Seerius 287 0.6 -0.3
Church of the Militant Elvis David Bishop 116 0.2 N/A
Majority 7,084 14.0
Turnout 50,553 64.5 +2.6
Labour hold Swing −0.1
General Election 2001: Erewash
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Liz Blackman 23,915 49.2 −2.5
Conservative Gregor MacGregor 16,983 34.9 −1.6
Liberal Democrat Martin Garnett 5,586 11.5 +2.9
UKIP Louise Smith 692 1.4 N/A
BNP Steve Belshaw 591 1.2 N/A
Monster Raving Loony R. U. Seerius 428 0.9 N/A
Socialist Labour Peter Waldock 401 0.8 N/A
Majority 6,932 14.3
Turnout 48,596 61.9 −16.0
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Erewash[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Liz Blackman 31,196 51.7
Conservative Angela Knight 22,061 36.56
Liberal Democrat Martin Garnett 5,181 8.59
Referendum Party Stephen Stagg 1,404 2.3 N/A
Socialist Labour Matthew Simmons 496 0.8 N/A
Majority 9,135 15.14
Turnout 60,334 77.95
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1992: Erewash[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Angela Knight 29,907 47.2 −1.4
Labour JJ Stafford 24,204 38.2 +6.1
Liberal Democrat PR Tuck 8,606 13.6 −5.7
BNP LA Johnson 645 1.0 +1.0
Majority 5,703 9.0 −7.5
Turnout 63,362 83.7 +6.3
Conservative hold Swing −3.7

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Erewash[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Rost 28,775 48.58
Labour R.W. Jones 19,021 32.1
Liberal CP Moss 11,442 19.32
Majority 9,754 16.47
Turnout 76,545 77.39
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Erewash[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Rost 25,167 45.3 N/A
Labour W. Moore 13,848 25.0 N/A
Liberal J.P. Corbett 12,331 22.2 N/A
Independent Labour W.G. Camm 4,158 7.5 N/A
Majority 11,319 20.4 N/A
Turnout 73,355 75.7 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ As with all constituencies, Erewash elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
References

Coordinates: 52°54′N 1°19′W / 52.90°N 1.32°W / 52.90; -1.32