Aldridge-Brownhills (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Aldridge-Brownhills in West Midlands for the 2005 general election
Location of West Midlands within England
|Population||76,974 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||60,251 (December 2015)|
|Major settlements||Aldridge and Brownhills|
|Member of Parliament||Wendy Morton (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Walsall North and Walsall South|
Geoff Edge of the Labour Party served the constituency from its formation in February 1974 until 1979, when it was gained by Richard Shepherd of the Conservative Party; who was to represent the constituency for thirty-six years, even withstanding the 1997 Labour landslide on a below average Conservative-to-Labour swing. In 2014 Sir Richard Shepherd announced he would not stand for re-election at the 2015 general election. Wendy Morton, was selected to replace him as the Conservative candidate, and secured the seat with a safe majority of 11,723 votes.
1974–1983: The Urban District of Aldridge-Brownhills.
1983–2010: The Metropolitan Borough of Walsall wards of Aldridge Central and South, Aldridge North and Walsall Wood, Brownhills, Hatherton Rushall, Pelsall, and Streetly.
2010–present: The Metropolitan Borough of Walsall wards of Aldridge Central and South, Aldridge North and Walsall Wood, Brownhills, Pelsall, Rushall-Shelfield, and Streetly.
Aldridge-Brownhills constituency was created in 1974 from parts of the seats of Walsall North and Walsall South. It is one of three constituencies covering the Metropolitan Borough of Walsall. It covers the north-east and east of the borough. When held by the Labour Party, the constituency included most of Pheasey, a ward of the same name, then a stronger area for Labour than much of the rest, which was moved into Walsall South to account for population expansion in the seat.
Members of Parliament
|Constituency created from Walsall North and Walsall South|
|46th||Feb 1974–Oct 1974||Geoff Edge||Labour Party|
|48th||1979–1983||Richard Shepherd||Conservative Party|
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||Ian Garrett||2,371||6.0||2.7|
|Monster Raving Loony||Mark Beech||336||0.9||0.6|
|Liberal Democrats||Ian Garrett||1,343||3.3||0.1|
|Monster Raving Loony||Mark Beech||565||1.4||0.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Ian Garrett||1,330||3.4||−14.3|
|Monster Raving Loony||Mark Beech||197||0.5||+0.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Ian Jenkins||6,833||17.7||+5.8|
Elections in the 2000s
|Labour||John D. Phillips||13,237||33.5||−6.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Roy M. Sheward||4,862||12.3||+3.7|
|BNP||William R. Vaughan||1,620||4.1||N/A|
|Labour||Ian D. Geary||15,206||40.2||−1.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Monica Howes||3,251||8.6||−2.6|
|Socialist Alliance||John D. Rothery||379||1.0||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Celia M. Downie||5,184||11.2||−1.2|
|Labour||Neil E. Fawcett||17,407||33.3||+4.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Stewart Reynolds||6,503||12.4||−5.9|
Elections in the 1980s
|Conservative hold||Swing||+ 7.45|
Elections in the 1970s
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+8.0|
|More Prosperous Britain||Tom Keen||210||0.4||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
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Notes and references
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- "Statement of persons nominated and notice of poll" (DOC). Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council. Retrieved 5 June 2017.[permanent dead link]
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "1992 general election results". Election 1992. Politics Resources. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
- "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.