Wolverhampton North East (UK Parliament constituency)

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Wolverhampton North East
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
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Boundary of Wolverhampton North East in West Midlands.
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Location of West Midlands within England.
County West Midlands
Electorate 60,354 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1950
Member of Parliament Emma Reynolds (Labour)
Number of members One
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency West Midlands

Wolverhampton North East is a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Boundaries[edit]

1950-1974: The county borough of Wolverhampton wards of Bushbury, Eastfield, Low Hill, Oxley, Wednesfield Heath, Wednesfield North, and Wednesfield South.

1974-1983: The county borough of Wolverhampton wards of Bushbury, Dunstall, Heath Town, Low Hill, St James', St Mary's, and St Peter's.

1983-2010: The Metropolitan Borough of Wolverhampton wards of Bushbury, Fallings Park, Heath Town, Low Hill, Oxley, Wednesfield North, and Wednesfield South.

2010-present: The Metropolitan Borough of Wolverhampton wards of Bushbury North, Bushbury South and Low Hill, Fallings Park, Heath Town, Oxley, Wednesfield North, and Wednesfield South.

Wolverhampton North East is one of three constituencies covering the city of Wolverhampton, covering the northern and north-eastern parts of the city. The boundaries run east from the city centre towards Willenhall and north-west towards Tettenhall.

History[edit]

Wolverhampton North East was notable in the 1987 general election for being one of only a small number of seats that the Conservatives gained from Labour. It reverted to type, however, in the 1992 election, when the Labour MP Ken Purchase first took office.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1950 John Baird Labour
1964 Renee Short Labour
1987 Maureen Hicks Conservative
1992 Ken Purchase Labour Co-op
2010 Emma Reynolds Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2010: Wolverhampton North East[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Emma Reynolds 14,448 41.4 −13.3
Conservative Julie A. Rook 11,964 34.3 +4.7
Liberal Democrat Colin A. Ross 4,711 13.5 +1.9
BNP Simon G. Patten 2,296 6.6 +6.6
UKIP Paul Valdmanis 1,138 3.3 −0.8
Socialist Labour Shangara Singh Bhatoe 337 1.0 +1.0
Majority 2,484 7.1
Turnout 34,894 58.8 +3.8
Labour hold Swing −9.0

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Wolverhampton North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Ken Purchase 17,948 54.5 −5.8
Conservative Alexandra E.K. Robson 9,792 29.7 +1.1
Liberal Democrat David R. Jack 3,845 11.7 +3.8
UKIP Ms. Lydia P. Simpson 1,371 4.2 +1.0
Majority 8,156 24.7
Turnout 32,956 54.4 +1.6
Labour Co-op hold Swing −3.5
General Election 2001: Wolverhampton North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Ken Purchase 18,984 60.3 +1.0
Conservative Maria Miller 9,019 28.6 +0.7
Liberal Democrat Steven Bourne 2,494 7.9 +2.6
UKIP Thomas McCartney 997 3.2 N/A
Majority 9,965 31.7
Turnout 31,494 52.8 −14.3
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Wolverhampton North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Ken Purchase 24,534 59.2 +10.3
Conservative David J. Harvey 11,547 27.9 −13.5
Liberal Democrat Brian W. Niblett 2,214 5.3 −2.0
Liberal Colin G. Hallmark 1,560 3.8 +1.6
Referendum Party Andrew C. Muchall 1,192 2.9 N/A
National Democrats Martin Wingfield 356 0.9 N/A
Majority 12,987 31.3 +23.2
Turnout 41,403 67.1 −10.9
Labour Co-op hold Swing
General Election 1992: Wolverhampton North East[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Ken Purchase 24,106 49.3 +7.2
Conservative Maureen Hicks 20,167 41.2 −0.5
Liberal Democrat Malcolm J. Gwinnett 3,546 7.3 −8.9
Liberal Kenneth Edward John Bullman 1,087 2.2 N/A
Majority 3,939 8.1 +7.7
Turnout 48,906 78.0 +3.7
Labour Co-op gain from Conservative Swing +3.9

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Wolverhampton North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Maureen Hicks 19,857 42.1 +2.1
Labour Ken Purchase 19,653 41.7 +1.6
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Liberal) Malcolm A. Pearson 7,623 16.2 −2.8
Majority 204 0.4
Turnout 47,133 74.3 +4.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General Election 1983: Wolverhampton North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Renee Short 17,941 40.1
Conservative A.T. Burnside 17,727 39.6
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Liberal) R.C. Yarnell 8,524 19.0
National Front Charles Baugh 585 1.3
Majority 214 0.5
Turnout 44,777 70.3
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Wolverhampton North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Renee Short 24,046 50.0
Conservative J. Evans 17,986 37.4
Liberal L. McLean 4,760 9.90
National Front G Cooper 1,283 2.67
Majority 6,060 12.61
Turnout 48,075 70.7
Labour hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Wolverhampton North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Renee Short 25,788 56.05
Conservative Philip Warren Hawksley 11,135 24.20
Liberal J. Porter 7,156 15.55
National Front Anthony David C. Webber 1,928 4.19
Majority 14,653 31.85
Turnout 66.2
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Wolverhampton North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Renee Short 28,935 59.7 +
Conservative Philip Warren Hawksley 16,318 33.6
National Front Anthony David C. Webber 2,548 5.3
British Movement John Campbell Colin Jordan 711 1.4
Majority 12,617 26.01
Turnout 48,512 70.5
Labour hold Swing 10.6
General Election 1970: Wolverhampton North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Renee Short 16,851 49.85
Conservative G.I. Wright 15,358 45.44
National Front S. Wright 1,592 4.71
Majority 1,493 4.42
Turnout 65.88
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: Wolverhampton North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Renee Short 21,067 61.90
Conservative GI Wright 12,965 38.10
Majority 8,102 23.81
Turnout 69.30
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1964: Wolverhampton North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Renee Short 18,997 56.02
Conservative MMM Greenaway 14,914 43.98
Majority 4,083 12.04
Turnout 68.04
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Wolverhampton North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Baird 20,436 55.12
Conservative OA Pomeroy 16,639 44.88
Majority 3,797 10.24
Turnout 72.39
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1955: Wolverhampton North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Baird 23,596 62.12
Conservative F Hardman 14,387 37.88
Majority 9,209 24.25
Turnout 71.44
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1951: Wolverhampton North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Baird 30,643 62.3
Liberal National J.P.J. Ellis 18,563 37.7
Majority 12,080 24.6
Turnout 80.9
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1950: Wolverhampton North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Baird 29,235 59.3 N/A
Conservative A.G.H. Holland 14,592 29.6 N/A
Liberal A. Brown 5,482 11.1 N/A
Majority 14,643 29.7 N/A
Turnout 49,309 83.1 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 5)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ http://ukpollingreport.co.uk/guide/seat-profiles/wolverhamptonnortheast
  4. ^ "UK > England > West Midlands > Wolverhampton North East". Election 2010. BBC. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 11 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 

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