Halesowen and Stourbridge (UK Parliament constituency)

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Halesowen and Stourbridge
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County West Midlands
February 1974–1997
Number of members One
Replaced by Stourbridge, Halesowen and Rowley Regis

Halesowen and Stourbridge was a parliamentary constituency in the West Midlands, which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from February 1974 until it was abolished for the 1997 general election.

Its territory was then divided between the new constituencies of Halesowen & Rowley Regis and Stourbridge, both of which were initially held by Labour.

Boundaries[edit]

1974-1983: The Municipal Boroughs of Halesowen and Stourbridge.

1983-1997: The Metropolitan Borough of Dudley wards of Belle Vale and Hasbury, Halesowen North, Halesowen South, Hayley Green, Lye and Wollescote, Norton, Pedmore and Stourbridge East, and Wollaston and Stourbridge West.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
Feb 1974 John Stokes Conservative
1992 Warren Hawksley Conservative
1997 constituency abolished: see Stourbridge & Halesowen and Rowley Regis

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1992: Halesowen and Stourbridge[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Warren Hawksley 32,312 50.6 +0.5
Labour AB Hankon 22,730 35.6 +7.8
Liberal Democrat V Sharma 7,941 12.4 −9.6
Green T Weller 908 1.4 N/A
Majority 9,582 15.0 −7.3
Turnout 63,891 82.3 +2.9
Conservative hold Swing −3.7

See also[edit]

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