Sutton Coldfield (UK Parliament constituency)
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Sutton Coldfield in City of Birmingham.
Location of City of Birmingham within England.
|Electorate||75,031 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Andrew Mitchell (Conservative)|
|Created from||North Warwickshire or the 'Tamworth' division of Warwickshire|
|European Parliament constituency||West Midlands|
- 1 History
- 2 Boundaries
- 3 Constituency profile
- 4 Members of Parliament
- 5 Elections
- 6 See also
- 7 Notes and references
- 8 External links
This area contributed to the old seat of North Warwickshire or the 'Tamworth' division of Warwickshire, which remains in a much narrower form as the largely suburban town to the north has developed.
- Political history
All MPs elected since the constituency's creation in 1945 have been Conservative. Sutton Coldfield is, on the length of party representation measure combined with numerical majority, among the safest seats in the country for the party. The current MP was formerly for Gedling in Nottinghamshire
- Prominent frontbench members
Geoffrey Lloyd (later created a life peer) was for four years the Minister of Fuel and Power then Minister of Education for two years mostly under the Third Churchill ministry then Macmillan Ministry.
Andrew Mitchell was Secretary of State for International Development then briefly Chief Whip to the Conservatives while in Coalition Government 2010-present, until standing down after swearing at police, while attempting to take his bicycle through the main gates of Downing Street, in 2012.
History of boundaries
In the 1955 redistribution, part of the constituency was split off to help create the new constituency of Meriden. The area was historically South Staffordshire
The constituency covers the northern part of the City of Birmingham. It corresponds to the former borough of Sutton Coldfield. Following the Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies which reported prior to the 2010 general election, Sutton Coldfield contained the electoral wards:
- Sutton Four Oaks, Sutton Trinity, Sutton Vesey, and Sutton New Hall.
Workless claimants, registered jobseekers, were in November 2012 significantly lower than the national average of 3.8%, at 2.6% of the population based on a statistical compilation by The Guardian. At that date the regional average stood at 4.7%
Locally, the Conservatives have 11 councillors in this seat, with Labour's one councillor in the Sutton Vesey ward.
Members of Parliament
|1945||Sir John Mellor||Conservative|
|1955||Rt Hon Geoffrey Lloyd||Minister of Fuel and Power 31 October 1951 – 20 December 1955
Minister of Education 17 September 1957 – 14 October 1959
Later Baron Geoffrey-Lloyd of Broomfield
|Feb 1974||Rt Hon Sir Norman Fowler||Minister of Transport 11 May 1979 – 5 January 1981
Secretary of State for Transport 5 January 1981 – 14 September 1981
Secretary of State for Social Services 14 September 1981 – 13 June 1987
Secretary of State for Employment 13 June 1987 – 3 January 1990
Chairman of the Conservative Party 11 April 1992 – 15 July 1994
Later Baron Fowler of Sutton Coldfield
|2001||Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell||Secretary of State for International Development 12 May 2010 – 4 September 2012
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury and Government Chief Whip 4 September-19 October 2012
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2010: Sutton Coldfield|
|Liberal Democrat||Richard Brighton||9,117||18.0||+1.4|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Sutton Coldfield|
|Liberal Democrat||Craig Drury||7,710||16.6||−2.4|
|General Election 2001: Sutton Coldfield|
|Liberal Democrat||Martin Turner||8,268||19.0||−0.3|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Sutton Coldfield|
|Conservative||Sir Norman Fowler||27,373||52.2||−12.9|
|Labour||Alan C. York||12,488||23.8||+8.9|
|Liberal Democrat||James E. Whorwood||10,139||19.4||+0.0|
|Referendum Party||Douglas Hope||2,401||4.6||N/A|
|General Election 1992: Sutton Coldfield|
|Conservative||Sir Norman Fowler||37,001||65.2||+1.2|
|Liberal Democrat||James E. Whorwood||10,965||19.3||−5.4|
|Labour||Mrs Jan M. Bott-Obi||8,490||15.0||+3.6|
|Natural Law||Huw S. Meads||324||0.6||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Sutton Coldfield|
|Conservative||Sir Norman Fowler||34,475||64.0|
|General Election 1983: Sutton Coldfield|
|Conservative||Sir Norman Fowler||31,753||65.4|
Elections in the 1970s
|General Election 1979: Sutton Coldfield|
|National Front||R Wallace||466||0.9|
|Independent Conservative||GC Hammond||459||0.9|
|General Election October 1974: Sutton Coldfield|
|Labour||G W Wells||6,955||15.4|
|General Election February 1974: Sutton Coldfield|
|General Election 1970: Sutton Coldfield|
Elections in the 1960s
|General Election 1966: Sutton Coldfield|
|General Election 1964: Sutton Coldfield|
|Labour||P E Tombs||11,399||19.7|
Elections in the 1950s
|General Election 1959: Sutton Coldfield|
|General Election 1955: Sutton Coldfield|
|General Election 1951: Sutton Coldfield|
|General Election 1950: Sutton Coldfield|
Elections in the 1940s
|General Election 1945: Sutton Coldfield|
|Common Wealth||J. Purser||2,043||4.2||N/A|
|Conservative 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.
- http://www.gazetteer.co.uk Gazetteer of counties as in 1885 and before: Sutton Coldfield
- See Redistribution of Seats Act 1885
- Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 6)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll 2010
- "Election Demon". Election Results. David Boothroyd. 1 May 1997. Retrieved 2013-12-03.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1987. Politics Resources. 11 June 1987. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1983. Politics Resources. 9 June 1983. Retrieved 2012-09-21.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1979. Politics Resources. 28 May 1979. Retrieved 2012-09-21.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1979. Politics Resources. 10 October 1974. Retrieved 2012-09-21.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1979. Politics Resources. 28 February 1974. Retrieved 2012-09-21.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1979. Politics Resources. 18 June 1970. Retrieved 2012-09-21.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1966. Politics Resources. 31 March 1966. Retrieved 2012-09-21.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1964. Politics Resources. 15 October 1964. Retrieved 2012-09-21.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1959. Politics Resources. 8 October 1959. Retrieved 2012-09-21.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1955. Politics Resources. 26 May 1955. Retrieved 2012-09-21.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1951. Politics Resources. 25 October 1951. Retrieved 2012-09-21.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1951. Politics Resources. 23 February 1950. Retrieved 2012-09-21.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1945. Politics Resources. 5 July 1945. Retrieved 2012-09-21.