Stalybridge and Hyde (UK Parliament constituency)
|Stalybridge and Hyde|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Stalybridge and Hyde in Greater Manchester.
Location of Greater Manchester within England.
|Electorate||70,691 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Hyde, Mossley, Stalybridge|
|Member of Parliament||Jonny Reynolds (Labour Co-op)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Stalybridge, Hyde and Mossley|
|European Parliament constituency||North West England|
- 1 History
- 2 Boundaries
- 3 Constituency profile
- 4 Members of Parliament
- 5 Elections
- 6 See also
- 7 Notes and references
The seat was created under the Representation of the People Act 1918. During its first 37 years it was held by Conservatives for 34 of these, and for the other three years by the other two main parties, the Liberal Party and the Labour Party. In 1945 the seat was won by Rev. Gordon Lang who was honorary secretary of the United Europe Movement and a leading member of the Proportional Representation Society but who retired on ill health in 1951.
The area is a safe seat for Labour, which has held it since the 1945 general election. James Purnell, a former 10 Downing Street special advisor, who was first elected at the 2001 general election resigned his cabinet position as Work and Pensions Secretary on 4 June 2009, citing concerns over Prime Minister Gordon Brown's leadership. On 19 February 2010, he announced that he would not contest the 2010 election. Senior Labour Party officials were concerned that Unite was strategically attempting to have Peter Wheeler, a senior Unite official, selected as the Labour candidate, as one of a series of seats, leading to the National Executive Committee putting forward Jonny Reynolds on the selection shortlist who, as widely expected, won the election.
The constituency covers the areas of the former municipal boroughs of Stalybridge, Hyde and Mossley, as well as the former urban districts of Hollingworth and Mottram in Longdendale. Until 1997 it also included the area of the former municipal borough of Dukinfield, most of which since that date mostly forms part of the Denton and Reddish constituency.
It is made up of the following electoral wards, almost completely unchanged from the 1983 general election.
- Dukinfield Stalybridge,[n 3] Hyde: Godley, Newton and Werneth wards, Longdendale, Mossley, Stalybridge North and Stalybridge South in the Borough of Tameside
The constituency lies on the lower slopes of the Pennines and beginning of the plain below, on the cusp of Greater Manchester and has three broad settlements, the largest of which are Hyde which is bisected by the River Tame and Peak Forest Canal, and Stalybridge which similarly has several parks and recreation grounds and leads up the Tame Valley to Mossley. The geographic features include the footpaths from both towns on neighbouring promontories, Harridge and Wild Bank. Stamford Golf Club and Wernleth Low Country Park are in the seat.
The area has been susceptible to a major downturn in all but the most affluent and productive areas and workless claimants, registered jobseekers, were in November 2012 higher than the national average of 3.8%, and regional average of 4.4%, at 5.0% of the population based on a statistical compilation by The Guardian.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2010: Stalybridge and Hyde|
|Labour Co-op||Jonathan Reynolds||16,189||39.6||−10.1|
|Liberal Democrat||John Potter||6,965||17.0||+1.4|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||−8.5|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Stalybridge and Hyde|
|Liberal Democrat||Viv Bingham||5,532||15.7||+2.2|
|General Election 2001: Stalybridge and Hyde|
|Conservative||Andrew R. Reid||8,922||27.8||+3.3|
|Liberal Democrat||Brendon Jones||4,327||13.5||+1.5|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Stalybridge and Hyde|
|Conservative||Nick de Bois||10,557||24.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Martin Cross||5,169||12.0|
|Referendum Party||Robert J.D. Clapham||1,992||4.6||N/A|
|General Election 1992: Stalybridge and Hyde|
|Conservative||Simon R. Mort||17,376||34.7||−2.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Ian M. Kirk||4,740||9.5||−5.0|
|Liberal||Robert G.J. Powell||1,199||2.4||N/A|
|Monster Raving Loony||Darren J. Poyzer||337||0.7||N/A|
|Natural Law||Edward J. Blomfield||238||0.5||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Stalybridge and Hyde|
|Social Democrat||PJ Ashenden||7,311||14.49|
|General Election 1983: Stalybridge and Hyde|
|National Front||B Nylan||294||0.61|
Elections in the 1970s
|General Election 1979: Stalybridge and Hyde|
|General Election October 1974: Stalybridge and Hyde|
|General Election February 1974: Stalybridge and Hyde|
|Independent Liberal||H White||10,850||20.62|
|General Election 1970: Stalybridge and Hyde|
Elections in the 1960s
|General Election 1966: Stalybridge and Hyde|
|General Election 1964: Stalybridge and Hyde|
Elections in the 1950s
|General Election 1959: Stalybridge and Hyde|
|General Election 1955: Stalybridge and Hyde|
|General Election 1951: Stalybridge and Hyde|
|General Election 1950: Stalybridge and Hyde|
|Labour||Rev. Gordon Lang||23,462||46.55|
Elections in the 1940s
|General Election 1945
|Labour||Rev. Gordon Lang||20,597||44.71|
|Conservative||Capt. Horace Brimson Trevor-Cox||16,227||35.23|
|Liberal||Donald Fletcher Burden||9,240||9,240|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing|
General Election 1939/40: Another general election was required to take place before the end of 1940. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place from 1939 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected; Conservative: Horace Trevor-Cox, Labour: Rev. Gordon Lang.
Elections in the 1930s
|Stalybridge and Hyde by-election, 1937
|Conservative||Horace Brimson Trevor Cox||21,901|
|Labour||Rev. Gordon Lang||21,567|
|General Election 1935
|Conservative||Philip Russell Rendel Dunne||25,502||55.53|
|Labour||R W Casasola||20,421||44.47|
|General Election 1931
|Liberal||Percy Herbert Jones||8,849||17.5|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing|
Elections in the 1920s
|General Election 1929
|Labour||Hugh Hartley Lawrie||20,343||41.1|
|Unionist||Edmund Walter Hanbury Wood||17,983||36.3|
|Liberal||Percy Herbert Jones||11,186||22.6|
|Labour gain from Unionist||Swing|
|General Election 1924
|Unionist||Edmund Walter Hanbury Wood||16,412||44.2|
|Liberal||John Lincoln Tattersall||8,201||22.1|
|Unionist gain from Liberal||Swing|
|General Election 1923
|Liberal||John Lincoln Tattersall||17,082||53.7|
|Unionist||John Phillips Rhodes||14,708||46.3|
|Liberal gain from Unionist||Swing|
|General Election 1922
|Unionist||John Phillips Rhodes||17,216||49.1|
|Liberal||John Lincoln Tattersall||10,265||29.3|
|Labour||Percy Horace Ward||7,578||21.6|
Elections in the 1910s
|General Election 1918
|Unionist||Sir John Wood||13,462||51.4|
|Liberal||Thomas Owen Jacobsen||6,241||23.8|
Notes and references
- A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
- As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
- This is only the easternmost part of Dukinfield, which is primarily in Denton and Reddish
Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Webster, Philip (20 February 2010). "James Purnell quits Parliament for a 'normal life'". The Times (London).
- Wintour, Patrick (16 March 2010). "No 10 acts over 'secret' Unite plan to fill safe seats". The Guardian (London).
- Crewe, Ivor (1983). British Parliamentary Constituencies - a statistical compendium. faber and faber. ISBN 0-571-13236-7.
- 2010 post-revision map Greater London and metropolitan areas of England
- 146655 Tameside on OpenStreetMap
- Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Stalybridge and Hyde result, BBC News, 7 May 2010
- "UK General Election results April 1992". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.