Bromsgrove (UK Parliament constituency)

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Bromsgrove
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Bromsgrove in Worcestershire.
Outline map
Location of Worcestershire within England.
County Worcestershire
Population 93,637 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate 73,279 (December 2010)[2]
Major settlements Bromsgrove
Current constituency
Created 1983
Member of parliament Sajid Javid (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Bromsgrove & Redditch
19501974 (1974)
Number of members One
Type of constituency County constituency
Replaced by Bromsgrove & Redditch
Created from Kidderminster
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency West Midlands

Bromsgrove is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom since 2010 by Sajid Javid of the Conservative Party.[n 2]

Members of Parliament[edit]

MPs since 1983[edit]

Election Member[3][4] Party
2010 Sajid Javid Conservative
1997 Julie Kirkbride Conservative
1992 Roy Thomason Conservative
1983 Hal Miller Conservative

MPs 1950–1974[edit]

Election Member[3][4] Party
Feb 1974 constituency abolished: see Bromsgrove & Redditch
1971 by-election Terry Davis Labour
1955 James Dance Conservative
1950 Michael Higgs Conservative

Boundaries[edit]

1983–present: The District of Bromsgrove.

1950–1974: The Urban Districts of Bromsgrove and Redditch, and the Rural District of Bromsgrove.

The constituency covers the same area as Bromsgrove District Council in north Worcestershire, with twenty civil parishes. It includes the villages of Alvechurch, Barnt Green, Belbroughton, Blackwell, Clent, Cofton Hackett, Hagley, Hollywood, Lickey, Marlbrook, Rubery, Tardebigge and Wythall.

History[edit]

The borough of Bromsgrove returned two members (Thomas Rassall and Thomas Barneford) to the original Model Parliament in 1295. However, borough status appeared lost when no other member was sent to any subsequent parliament under that status.[5]

Since its split from the neighbouring Redditch Constituency in 1983, it has returned a Conservative Member of Parliament (MP).

The MP from 1997 to 2010, Julie Kirkbride, announced on 28 May 2009 that she would be standing down as an MP at the next General Election in light of the expenses scandal.[6] Her resignation was confirmed in December 2009, after an attempt to withdraw it.[7] The winner of the 2010 election, Sajid Javid (formerly the youngest Vice President of Chase Manhattan Bank and a Deutsche Bank board director) has held roles in government as Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, and since 2015, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2017: Bromsgrove [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sajid Javid 33,493 62.0 Increase 8.1
Labour Michael Thompson 16,920 31.3 Increase 9.1
Liberal Democrat Neil Lewis 2,488 4.6 Decrease 0.4
Green Giovanni Esposito 1,139 2.1 Decrease 1.2
Majority 16,573 30.7 Decrease 1.0
Turnout 54,040 73.7 Increase 2.5
Conservative hold Swing Decrease 0.5
General Election 2015: Bromsgrove[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sajid Javid 28,133 53.8 Increase 10.2
Labour Tom Ebbutt 11,604 22.2 Increase 0.4
UKIP Stuart Cross 8,163 15.6 Increase 9.9
Liberal Democrat Bart Ricketts 2,616 5.0 Decrease 14.6
Green Giovanni Esposito 1,729 3.3 Increase 3.3
Majority 16,529 31.6 Increase 9.7
Turnout 52,245 71.2 Increase 0.6
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 2010: Bromsgrove[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sajid Javid 22,558 43.7 Decrease 7.3
Labour Sam Burden 11,250 21.8 Decrease 8.1
Liberal Democrat Philip Ling 10,124 19.6 Increase 4.6
UKIP Steven Morson 2,950 5.7 Increase 1.7
Bromsgrove Independent Conservative Adrian Kriss 2,182 4.2 N/A
BNP Elizabeth Wainwright 1,923 3.7 N/A
Independent Mark France 336 0.7 N/A
Independent Ken Wheatley 307 0.6 N/A
Majority 11,308 21.9
Turnout 51,630 70.6 Increase 3.1
Conservative hold Swing Increase 0.4

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Bromsgrove[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Julie Kirkbride 24,387 51.0 Decrease 0.7
Labour David Jones 14,307 29.9 Decrease 4.0
Liberal Democrat Sue Haswell 7,197 15.1 Increase 3.2
UKIP Paul Buckingham 1,919 4.0 Increase 1.6
Majority 10,080 21.1
Turnout 47,810 67.6 Increase 0.5
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 2001: Bromsgrove[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Julie Kirkbride 23,640 51.7 Increase 4.6
Labour Peter M. McDonald 15,502 33.9 Decrease 3.9
Liberal Democrat Margaret Rowley 5,430 11.9 N/A
UKIP Ian N. Gregory 1,112 2.4 Increase 2.0
Majority 8,138 17.8
Turnout 45,684 67.1 Decrease 10.0
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Bromsgrove[13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Julie Kirkbride 23,640 47.2 Decrease 6.9
Labour Peter M. McDonald 19,725 37.8 Increase 7.1
Liberal Democrat Jennette M. Davy 6,200 11.9 Decrease 1.9
Referendum Diana Winsor 1,411 2.7 N/A
UKIP Beatrice G. Wetton 251 0.5 N/A
Majority 4,895 9.4 Decrease 18.0
Turnout 52,207 77.1 Decrease 5.4
Conservative hold Swing Decrease 7.0
General Election 1992: Bromsgrove[15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Roy Thomason 31,709 54.1 Decrease 0.7
Labour Catherine M.V. Mole 18,007 30.7 Increase 7.4
Liberal Democrat Alexis J. Cassin 8,090 13.8 Decrease 8.2
Green John C. Churchman 856 1.5 N/A
Majority 13,702 23.4 Decrease 8.1
Turnout 58,662 82.5 Increase 6.1
Conservative hold Swing Decrease 4.0

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Bromsgrove[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hal Miller 29,051 54.7 Decrease 1.5
Labour Joseph Ward 12,366 23.3 Increase 2.6
Social Democratic David Cropp 11,663 22.0 Increase 0.4
Majority 16,685 31.4 Decrease 3.2
Turnout 53,080 76.4 Increase 1.3
Conservative hold Swing Decrease 2.1
General Election 1983: Bromsgrove[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hal Miller 27,911 56.2 N/A
Social Democratic A.J. Milligan 10,736 21.6 N/A
Labour G. Titley 10,280 20.7 N/A
Ecology John C. Churchman 716 1.5 N/A
Majority 17,175 34.6 N/A
Turnout 49,643 75.1 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

By Election 1971: Bromsgrove
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Terry Davis 29,809 51.62 Increase 10.09
Conservative Hal Miller 27,941 48.38 Decrease 10.09
Majority 1,868 3.24
Turnout 57,750
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1970: Bromsgrove[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Dance 37,544 58.47
Labour Terry Davis 26,670 41.53
Majority 10,874 16.93
Turnout 64,214 76.51
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: Bromsgrove[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Dance 32,400 53.02
Labour N Peter Lister 28,704 46.98
Majority 3,696 6.05
Turnout 79.90
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1964: Bromsgrove[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Dance 29,616 48.73
Labour N Peter Lister 22,673 37.31
Liberal Stewart L Stockdale 8,485 13.96
Majority 6,943 11.42
Turnout 82.94
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Bromsgrove[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Dance 32,473 58.08
Labour Christopher Norwood 23,433 41.92
Majority 9,040 16.17
Turnout 83.54
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1955: Bromsgrove[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Dance 27,461 55.20
Labour Lester J George 22,287 44.80
Majority 5,174 10.40
Turnout 81.69
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1951: Bromsgrove[24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Higgs 26,736 52.61
Labour Donald Chesworth 24,083 47.39
Majority 2,653 5.22
Turnout 86.48
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1950: Bromsgrove
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Higgs 21,674 43.96
Labour DP Chesworth 21,484 43.58
Liberal RWT Hill 6,145 12.46
Majority 190 0.39
Turnout 85.80
Conservative hold Swing

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ 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.
References
  1. ^ "Bromsgrove: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Bromsgrove 1950–". Hansard 1803–2005. UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 6)
  5. ^ Treadway Russell Nash, History and Antiquities of the County of Worcester I (1781), introduction, xxxii.
  6. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2009/may/28/julie-kirkbride-expenses-quitting
  7. ^ Times online
  8. ^ https://bromsgrovestandard.co.uk/news/bromsgrove-lib-dems-fighting-for-fairest-deal-on-brexit/
  9. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  12. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  13. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  14. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1997. Politics Resources. 17 November 2010. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  15. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  16. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  17. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  18. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  19. ^ The Times Guide to the House of Commons. The Times. 1970. 
  20. ^ The Times Guide to the House of Commons. The Times. 1966. 
  21. ^ The Times Guide to the House of Commons. The Times. 1964. 
  22. ^ The Times Guide to the House of Commons. The Times. 1959. 
  23. ^ The Times Guide to the House of Commons. The Times. 1955. 
  24. ^ The Times Guide to the House of Commons. The Times. 1951. 

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Coordinates: 52°24′N 2°06′W / 52.4°N 2.1°W / 52.4; -2.1