Heywood and Middleton (UK Parliament constituency)
|Heywood and Middleton|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Heywood and Middleton in Greater Manchester.
Location of Greater Manchester within England.
|Electorate||79,636 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Heywood and Middleton|
|Member of Parliament||Jim Dobbin (Labour Co-op)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Heywood and Royton; Middleton and Prestwich|
|European Parliament constituency||North West England|
The constituency is one of three covering the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, covering the west of the borough — it includes the towns of Heywood and Middleton, some of the western fringes of Rochdale itself (such as Castleton, and parts of Norden and Bamford) and some of the rural green buffer area to the north.
Latest boundary review
- Bamford, Castleton, East Middleton, Hopwood Hall, Norden, North Heywood, North Middleton, South Middleton, West Heywood, West Middleton in the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale
In effect, this meant that the seat gained the Marland and Sudden neighbourhoods from the Rochdale constituency. Those areas were formerly in the ward of Brimrod & Deeplish.
From 1983 until his retirement in 1997, the MP was Jim Callaghan, who is not to be confused with the former Prime Minister of the same name who held the three other great offices of state, and for a period[n 3] they were sitting MPs sharing a common name (and in this instance political party.
Members of Parliament
|1997||Jim Dobbin||Labour Co-op|
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2010: Heywood and Middleton|
|Labour Co-op||Jim Dobbin||18,499||40.1||−8.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Wera Hobhouse||10,474||22.7||+2.5|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||−6.8|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Heywood and Middleton|
|Labour Co-op||Jim Dobbin||19,438||49.8||−7.9|
|Liberal Democrat||Crea Lavin||7,261||18.6||+7.4|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||−0.9|
|General Election 2001: Heywood and Middleton|
|Labour Co-op||Jim Dobbin||22,377||57.7||+0.0|
|Liberal Democrat||Ian Greenhalgh||4,329||11.2||−4.5|
|Christian Democrats||Christine West||345||0.9||N/A|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||−2.3|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Heywood and Middleton|
|Labour Co-op||Jim Dobbin||29,179||57.7||+5.4|
|Liberal Democrat||David Clayton||7,908||15.6||+3.3|
|Referendum Party||Christine West||1,076||2.1||N/A|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing|
|General Election 1992: Heywood and Middleton|
|Liberal Democrat||Dr. Michael B. Taylor||5,252||12.3||−3.6|
|Natural Law||Ms. A.M. Scott||134||0.3||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Heywood and Middleton|
|Conservative||R. E. Walker||15,052||34.3||+0.3|
|Social Democrat||Ian Greenhalgh||6,953||15.8||−6.3|
|General Election 1983: Heywood and Middleton|
|Conservative||Mrs. C.M. Hodgson||14,137||33.8||N/A|
|Social Democrat||A.A. Rumbelow||9,262||22.1||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 "H" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "UK General Election results April 1992". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.