Mansfield (UK Parliament constituency)
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Mansfield in Nottinghamshire.
Location of Nottinghamshire within England.
|Electorate||79,849 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Sir Alan Meale (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||North Nottinghamshire|
|European Parliament constituency||East Midlands|
Latest boundary review
The Boundary Commission for England caused changes to constituency to allow for regional and local population changes, noticeably by moving the small town of Market Warsop from Bassetlaw into Mansfield constituency. The boundaries since the Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies (since the 2010 general election) were coterminous with the Borough of Mansfield, to have wards:
- Berry Hill, Broom Hill, Cumberlands, Eakring, Forest Town East, Forest Town West, Grange Farm, Ladybrook, Leeming, Lindhurst, Oak Tree, Pleasley Hill, Portland, Priory, Ravensdale, Robin Hood, Sherwood.
- Birklands and Meden were added from 2010 having previously been part of Bassetlaw constituency
Mansfield's elected Executive Mayor Tony Egginton unilaterally decided to reduce the number of ward councillors (from 46 to 36) whilst simultaneously increasing the number of wards from 17 + 2 (shown above) to 36 by applying to the Boundary Commission to re-structure ward layout and boundaries from 2011:
- Abbott, Berry Hill, Brick Kiln, Broom Hill, Bull Farm and Pleasley Hill, Carr Bank, Eakring, Grange Farm, Holly, Hornby, King's Walk, Kingsway, Ladybrook, Lindhurst, Ling Forest, Manor, Market Warsop, Maun Valley, Meden, Netherfield, Newgate, Newlands, Oak Tree, Oakham, Park Hall, Peafields, Penniment, Portland, Racecourse, Ransom Wood, Sandhurst, Sherwood, Warsop Carrs, Woodhouse, Woodlands, Yeoman Hill
The seat was created in the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 and is a constituency with a coal mining tradition that has been held by the Labour Party for generations. Since 1923 Mansfield has usually been regarded as a safe seat for them, however in the general elections of the 1980s they came close to losing to the Conservative Party. At the 1983 election, they held the seat by just over 2,000 votes. However, at the 1987 election their majority was just 56. That election was set against the background of the Miners Strike of 1984, which was not supported by the majority of miners in Nottinghamshire.
In the elections after 1987, the Labour MP Alan Meale has held Mansfield with relatively large majorities. He was officially Knighted in 2012 by Prince Charles after receiving the award in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
At the 2005 general election, Mansfield was notable for the Independent candidate Stewart Rickersey, an Independent member of Mansfield District Council, receiving 17% of the vote and finishing in third place.
At the 2010 general election, Andre Camilleri, another candidate from Mansfield Independent Forum and previously a local councillor with special responsibility as a Cabinet Member for Mansfield District Council during 2003 to 2007, was placed fourth with 9% of the vote, above the 5% deposit threshold.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2015: Mansfield|
|General Election 2010: Mansfield|
|Liberal Democrat||Michael Wyatt||7,469||15.4||+1.4|
|Mansfield Independent Forum||Andre Camilleri||4,339||9.0||+9.0|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Mansfield|
|Liberal Democrat||Roger Shelley||5,316||13.9||−1.8|
|General Election 2001: Mansfield|
|Liberal Democrat||Tim Hill||5,790||15.7||+4.7|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Mansfield|
|Liberal Democrat||Phil Smith||5,244||11.1|
|Referendum Party||J. Bogusz||1,588||3.3|
|General Election 1992: Mansfield|
|Conservative||Gary S. Mond||18,208||33.1||−4.3|
|Liberal Democrat||Stuart R. Thompstone||6,925||12.6||−9.6|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Mansfield|
|Social Democrat||Barry Answer||11,604||22.2|
|Moderate Labour||Brian Marshall||1,580||3.0|
|General Election 1983: Mansfield|
|Social Democrat||S.E. Taylor||11,036||23.9|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- 2010 post-revision map non-metropolitan areas and unitary authorities of England
-  Chad. Local newspaper. Sir Alan Meale officially knighted. Retrieved 2013-05-11.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Sir Arthur Basil Markham" Encyclopædia Britannica, 1911, accessed 22 August 2008
- Mansfield UK Polling
- "Michael Wyatt". Liberal Democrats. Retrieved 5 April 2010.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.