Bolton North East (UK Parliament constituency)
|Bolton North East|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Bolton North East in Greater Manchester
Location of Greater Manchester within England
|Population||95,288 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||66,600 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||David Crausby (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Bolton West|
|European Parliament constituency||North West England|
Bolton North East has more often than not to date been a marginal seat[n 3] between Labour and Conservative candidates. In 1992, David Crausby, who serves the seat today, came tantalisingly close to gaining the seat, as Labour were expecting to do. It would not be until 1997 that Labour gained the seat, with a huge 12,000 majority. They have held the seat ever since. Altogether the national statistics collected reflect a socially diverse seat in terms of income, this has been a highly marginal seat when national polls are close, with lower than average social housing and a lower ranking in the Index of Multiple Deprivation than the average for the metropolitan county.
1983-1997: The Metropolitan Borough of Bolton wards of Astley Bridge, Bradshaw, Breightmet, Bromley Cross, Central, and Tonge.
1997-2010: The Metropolitan Borough of Bolton wards of Astley Bridge, Bradshaw, Breightmet, Bromley Cross, Central, Halliwell, and Tonge.
2010–present: The Metropolitan Borough of Bolton wards of Astley Bridge, Bradshaw, Breightmet, Bromley Cross, Crompton, Halliwell, and Tonge with the Haulgh.
Bolton North East was created for the 1983 general election from parts of the constituencies of Bolton West and the former Bolton East. It covers Bolton's town centre, and the districts in close proximity (Breightmet, Crompton, Halliwell, Tonge with the Haulgh) are Labour-voting areas, whereas the outer suburbs (Astley Bridge, Bradshaw, Bromley Cross) are much more Conservative inclined. Labour comfortably held the seat in 2010, with very little swing from the previous election.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Warren Fox||1,316||2.9||0.0|
|Liberal Democrat||Stephen Rock||1,236||2.9||−10.1|
|Liberal Democrat||Paul Ankers||5,624||13.0||−3.1|
|You Party||Norma Armston||182||0.4||N/A|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Adam Killeya||6,044||16.4||+6.1|
|Socialist Labour||Lynne Lowe||207||0.6||-0.4|
|Liberal Democrat||Tim Perkins||4,004||10.3||+0.4|
|Socialist Labour||Lynne Lowe||407||1.0||−0.3|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Edmund Critchley||4,862||9.88|
|Socialist Labour||William Kelly||676||1.37|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||10.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Brian Dunning||4,971||10.3||−2.7|
|Natural Law||Peter Tong||181||0.4||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|Social Democratic||John Alcock||6,060||13.0||−5.3|
|Social Democratic||John Alcock||8,311||18.3||N/A|
|BNP||David P. Ball||186||0.4||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
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.
- As it has more often than not given marginal majorities of less than 10%
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