Stoke-on-Trent North (UK Parliament constituency)
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Stoke-on-Trent North in Staffordshire.
Location of Staffordshire within England.
|Electorate||72,225 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Burslem, Tunstall|
|Member of Parliament||Joan Walley (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||West Midlands|
Each of the three constituencies of Stoke-on-Trent contain two of the historic 'six towns' of the Potteries. Burslem and Tunstall are Stoke-on-Trent North's long-established ceramics and porcelain settlements, see Staffordshire Potteries.
Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies
The Boundary Commission suggested adding the Werrington area to the constituency. This was rejected at a local inquiry held in Stoke-on-Trent on 25 and 26 June 2002. To raise Stoke-on-Trent North's electorate to nearly 70,000, the inquiry recommended that the six wards in the north of the City: Burslem North, Burslem South, Chell and Packmoor, East Valley [n 3], Norton and Bradeley, and Tunstall – be joined by four wards from the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme – Butt Lane, Kidsgrove, Ravenscliffe, and Talke. Parliament enacted this for the 2010 election onwards.
This constituency was formed in 1950 at which time it incorporated parts of the former Leek and Hanley seats.
- Prominent Members
As described, a productivity base exists on a large international scale in the form of the porcelain industry. The area has relatively fast connections compared to other seats in the county equally to Greater Manchester and the West Midlands. Workless claimants, registered jobseekers, were in November 2012 higher than the national average of 3.8%, at 5.2% of the population based on a statistical compilation by The Guardian, the middle figure of the three rates for the city's seats.
Members of Parliament
|1953 by-election||Harriet Slater||Labour|
Elections of the 2010s
|General Election 2010: Stoke-on-Trent North|
|Liberal Democrat||John Fisher||7,120||17.7||+4.2|
Elections of the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Stoke-on-Trent North|
|Liberal Democrat||Henry Jebb||4,561||14.8||+2.9|
|General Election 2001: Stoke-on-Trent North|
|Liberal Democrat||Henry Jebb||3,580||11.9||+1.2|
Elections of the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Stoke-on-Trent North|
|Liberal Democrat||Henry Jebb||4,141||10.7|
|Referendum Party||Jennefer Tobin||1,537||4.0|
|General Election 1992: Stoke-on-Trent North|
|Conservative||Laurence M. Harris||15,687||29.2||−2.1|
|Liberal Democrat||John P. Redfern||7,167||13.3||−8.2|
|Natural Law||Alan H. Morrison||387||0.7||N/A|
Elections of the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Stoke-on-Trent North|
|Social Democrat||S. J. Simmonds||11,665||21.6||-1.2|
|General Election 1983: Stoke-on-Trent North|
|Labour||John Forrester||24, 721||46.3|
|Conservative||R.M. Ibbs||16, 518||30.9|
|Social Democrat||T. R. Beswick||12, 186||22.8|
Notes and references
- A borough 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.
- consisting of most of Smallthorne, Sneyd Green, Milton and Baddeley Green
- "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 5)[self-published source][better source needed]
- BBC 2005 General Election Site
- BBC 2001 General Election Site
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 December 2010.