Wolverhampton South East (UK Parliament constituency)

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Wolverhampton South East
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
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Boundary of Wolverhampton South East in West Midlands.
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Location of West Midlands within England.
County West Midlands
Electorate 61,751 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Wolverhampton
Bilston
Current constituency
Created 1974 (1974)
Member of Parliament Pat McFadden (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Bilston
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency West Midlands

Wolverhampton South 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]

1974-1983: The county borough of Wolverhampton wards of Bilston East, Bilston North, Blakenhall, Ettingshall, Parkfield, and Spring Vale.

1983-2010: The Metropolitan Borough of Wolverhampton wards of Bilston East, Bilston North, Blakenhall, East Park, Ettingshall, and Spring Vale.

2010-present: The Metropolitan Borough of Wolverhampton wards of Bilston East, Bilston North, Blakenhall, East Park, Ettingshall, and Spring Vale; and the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley ward of Coseley East.

Wolverhampton South East is one of three constituencies covering the city of Wolverhampton, covering eastern and south-eastern parts of the city. The constituency includes the town of Bilston.

The boundaries run south from the city centre towards Blakenhall and Goldthorn Park, and east towards Willenhall. Since the 2010 general election, it has also included a small part of the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley.

History[edit]

The constituency was established in 1974, in part replacing the former Bilston constituency. Robert Edwards of the Labour and Co-operative parties, who had represented Bilston since 1955, was the constituency's first MP. He served until 1987, when he was succeeded by Dennis Turner (also Labour Co-operative), who stood down in 2005. Pat McFadden of the Labour Party has been the MP since then.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
Feb 1974 Robert Edwards Labour Co-op
1987 Dennis Turner Labour Co-op
2005 Pat McFadden Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Wolverhampton South East[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pat McFadden
UKIP Barry Hodgson
General Election 2010: Wolverhampton South East[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pat McFadden 16,505 47.7 −11.9
Conservative Ken Wood 9,912 28.6 +5.7
Liberal Democrat Richard Frederick Whitehouse 5,207 15.0 +2.7
UKIP Gordon Fanthom 2,675 7.7 +2.5
Independent Dr. Sudir Handa 338 1.0 +1.0
Majority 6,593 19.1
Turnout 34,637 57.3 +5.0
Labour hold Swing −8.8

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Wolverhampton South East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pat McFadden 16,790 59.4 −8.0
Conservative James E. Fairbairn 6,295 22.3 +0.5
Liberal Democrat David R.V. Murray 3,682 13.0 +4.2
UKIP Kevin G. Simmons 1,484 5.3 N/A
Majority 10,495 37.1
Turnout 28,251 52.3 +1.0
Labour hold Swing −4.2
General Election 2001: Wolverhampton South East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Dennis Turner 18,409 67.4 +3.7
Conservative Adrian N.S. Pepper 5,945 21.8 +1.6
Liberal Democrat Pete D. Wild 2,389 8.8 −0.7
National Front James M. Barry 554 2.0 N/A
Majority 12,464 45.6
Turnout 27,297 51.3 −12.8
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Wolverhampton South East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Dennis Turner 22,202 63.7 +7.0
Conservative William E. Hanbury 7,020 20.2 −11.6
Liberal Democrat Richard Frederick Whitehouse 3,292 9.4 +0.0
Referendum Party Trevor Stevenson-Platt 980 2.8 N/A
Socialist Labour Nick Worth 689 2.0 N/A
Liberal Kenneth Edward John Bullman 647 1.9 −0.2
Majority 15,182 43.5
Turnout 34,830 64.1
Labour Co-op hold Swing
General Election 1992: Wolverhampton South East[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Dennis Turner 23,215 56.7 +7.8
Conservative Philip Bradbourn 12,975 31.7 −1.4
Liberal Democrat Richard Frederick Whitehouse 3,881 9.5 −8.5
Liberal Miss Catherine Twelvetrees 850 1.9 N/A
Majority 10,240 25.0 +9.2
Turnout 40,921 72.9 +0.4
Labour Co-op hold Swing +4.6

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Wolverhampton South East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Dennis Turner 19,760 48.9 +4.2
Conservative John Percival Mellor 13,362 33.1 +1.2
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Liberal) Richard Frederick Whitehouse 7,258 18.0 −5.4
Majority 6,398 15.8
Turnout 40,380 72.5
Labour Co-op hold Swing
General Election 1983: Wolverhampton South East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Robert Edwards 17,440 44.7
Conservative Patrick McLoughlin 12,428 31.9
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Liberal) Joseph Wernick 9,112 23.4
Majority 5,012 12.8
Turnout 38,980 69.1
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Wolverhampton South East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Robert Edwards 20,798 55.7
Conservative P. Chalkley 12,807 34.5
Liberal M. Parley 2,499 6.7
National Front G. Jones 1,139 3.1
Majority 7,901 21.2
Turnout 37,153 69.1
Labour Co-op hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Wolverhampton South East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Robert Edwards 21,466 58.7
Conservative E. Holt 9,768 26.7
Liberal B. Norcott 3,636 9.9
National Front G. Oldland 1,703 4.7
Majority 11,698 32.0
Turnout 36,573 66.0
Labour Co-op hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Wolverhampton South East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Robert Edwards 21,746 54.9 N/A
Conservative J.S. Heath 10,841 27.4 N/A
Liberal T. Bamford 5,511 13.9 N/A
National Front J. Parker 1,546 3.9 N/A
Majority 10,905 27.5 N/A
Turnout 39,644 72.2 N/A
Labour Co-op win (new seat)

See also[edit]

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/2015guide/wolverhamptonsoutheast/
  4. ^ Wolverhampton South East, UKPollingReport
  5. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 

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