Broxtowe (UK Parliament constituency)

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Broxtowe
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Broxtowe in Nottinghamshire.
Outline map
Location of Nottinghamshire within England.
County Nottinghamshire
Population 94,971 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate 71,961 (December 2010)[2]
Current constituency
Created 1983
Member of parliament Anna Soubry (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Beeston[3]
19181955
Number of members One
Type of constituency County constituency
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency East Midlands

Broxtowe is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Anna Soubry of the Conservative Party.[n 2]

Constituency profile[edit]

Broxtowe constituency is a suburban constituency located in Nottinghamshire, to the west of the city of Nottingham, almost identical in character to the seat of Gedling to the east of Nottingham. The constituency's name is derived from the old Broxtowe wapentake of Nottinghamshire, which covered a larger area.


The most recent two election results suggest it is a marginal seat between the Labour and the Conservative parties.

Boundaries[edit]

1918-1950: The Urban Districts of Arnold, Eastwood, Hucknall, and Kirkby-in-Ashfield, and in the Rural District of Basford the civil parishes of Annesley, Bestwood Park, Brinsley, Calverton, Felley, Greasley, Kimberley, Lambley, Linby, Newstead, Papplewick, Selston, and Woodborough.

1950-1955: The Urban Districts of Eastwood, Hucknall, and Kirkby-in-Ashfield, and in the Rural District of Basford the civil parishes of Annesley, Awsworth, Bestwood Park, Brinsley, Cossall, Felley, Greasley, Kimberley, Linby, Newstead, Nuthall, Papplewick, Selston, Strelley, and Trowell.

1983-2010: The Borough of Broxtowe wards of Attenborough, Awsworth and Cossall, Beeston Central, Beeston North East, Beeston North West, Beeston Rylands, Bramcote, Chilwell East, Chilwell West, Greasley, Kimberley, Nuthall, Stapleford East, Stapleford North, Stapleford West, Strelley and Trowell, and Toton.

2010-present: The Borough of Broxtowe wards of Attenborough, Awsworth, Beeston Central, Beeston North, Beeston Rylands, Beeston West, Bramcote, Chilwell East, Chilwell West, Cossall and Kimberley, Greasley Giltbrook and Newthorpe, Nuthall East and Strelley, Nuthall West and Greasley Watnall, Stapleford North, Stapleford South East, Stapleford South West, Toton and Chilwell Meadows, and Trowell.

Members of Parliament[edit]

When the seat was recreated in 1983, the Conservative Sir Jim Lester represented it until the seat was gained in 1997 by Labour's Nick Palmer, but the Conservatives' Anna Soubry only just regained it in 2010. She held the seat with a much-increased majority in 2015.

MPs 1918–1955[edit]

Election Member[4][5] Party Notes
1918 George Spencer Labour
1929 Seymour Cocks Labour Died in office May 1953
1953 by-election Will Warbey Labour
1955 constituency abolished

MPs since 1983[edit]

Election Member[5][6] Party
1983 Jim Lester Conservative
1997 Nick Palmer Labour
2010 Anna Soubry Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Broxtowe[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anna Mary Soubry 24,163 45.2 +6.2
Labour Nicholas Douglas Palmer 19,876 37.2 -1.1
UKIP Frank Dunne 5,674 10.6 +8.4
Liberal Democrat Stanley Heptinstall 2,120 4.0 -12.9
Green David Kirwan 1,544 2.9 +2.1
Justice for Men and Boys Ray Barry 63 0.1 N/A
Majority 4,287 8.0 +7.3
Turnout 53,440 74.4 +1.2
Conservative hold Swing +3.65
General Election 2010: Broxtowe[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anna Mary Soubry 20,585 39.0 +1.8
Labour Nicholas Douglas Palmer 20,196 38.3 -3.4
Liberal Democrat David Watts 8,907 16.9 +0.8
BNP Michael Shore 1,422 2.7 +2.7
UKIP Chris Cobb 1,194 2.3 +0.8
Green David Mitchell 423 0.8 -1.1
Majority 389 0.7
Turnout 52,727 73.2 +4.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +2.6

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Broxtowe[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Nicholas Douglas Palmer 20,457 41.9 -6.7
Conservative Bob Seely 18,161 37.2 +0.5
Liberal Democrat David Watts 7,837 16.1 +1.4
Green Paul Anderson 896 1.8 N/A
UKIP Patricia Wolfe 695 1.4 N/A
Veritas Damian Hockney 590 1.2 N/A
Independent Mark Gregory 170 0.3 N/A
Majority 2,296 4.7
Turnout 48,806 68.6 +2.1
Labour hold Swing -3.6
General Election 2001: Broxtowe[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Nicholas Douglas Palmer 23,836 48.6 +1.6
Conservative Pauline Elizabeth Latham 17,963 36.7 -0.8
Liberal Democrat David K. Watts 7,205 14.7 +2.8
Majority 5,873 11.9
Turnout 49,004 66.5 -11.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Broxtowe[12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Nicholas Douglas Palmer 27,343 47.0 +12.2
Conservative James Theodore Lester 21,768 37.4 -13.6
Liberal Democrat Terence P. Miller 6,934 11.9 -1.9
Referendum Roy Tucker 2,092 3.6 N/A
Majority 5,575 9.6
Turnout 58,133 78.3 -5.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1992: Broxtowe[14][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Theodore Lester 31,096 51.0 -2.6
Labour James R.W. Walker 21,205 34.8 +10.4
Liberal Democrat John D. Ross 8,395 13.8 -8.3
Natural Law David Lukehurst 293 0.5 N/A
Majority 9,891 16.2 −13.1
Turnout 60,989 83.4 +4.2
Conservative hold Swing −6.6

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Broxtowe[15][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Theodore Lester 30,462 53.6 +0.1
Labour Ken Fleet 13,811 24.3 +3.0
Liberal Keith M. Melton 12,562 22.1 −2.1
Majority 16,651 29.3 +1.0
Turnout 71,780 79.2 +2.7
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Broxtowe[16][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Theodore Lester 28,522 53.5 N/A
Liberal Keith M. Melton 13,444 25.2 N/A
Labour M. Warner 11,368 21.3 N/A
Majority 15,078 28.3 N/A
Turnout 69,760 76.5 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

Broxtowe by-election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Noble Warbey 27,356 74.1 +1.4
Conservative Anthony J Gorman 9,559 25.9 -1.4
Majority 17,797 48.2 +2.8
Turnout 63.5 -20.6
Labour hold Swing +1.4
General Election 1951: Broxtowe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frederick Seymour Cocks 35,317 72.68
Conservative Anthony J Gorman 13,274 27.32
Majority 22,043 45.36
Turnout 84.09
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1950: Broxtowe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frederick Seymour Cocks 35,471 72.51
Conservative C Peter B Bailey 13,445 27.49
Majority 22,026 45.03
Turnout 86.10
Labour hold Swing

Election in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Broxtowe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frederick Seymour Cocks 39,545 72.05
Conservative Gerald Stanley Moore Bowman 15,344 27.95
Majority 24,201 44.09
Turnout 78.45
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1935: Broxtowe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frederick Seymour Cocks 26,854 62.95
Conservative Paul Eyre Springman 15,804 37.05
Majority 11,050 25.90
Turnout 73.49
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1931: Broxtowe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frederick Seymour Cocks 21,917 51.88
Conservative Paul Eyre Springman 20,327 48.12
Majority 1,590 3.76
Turnout 78.57
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1929: Broxtowe [17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frederick Seymour Cocks 24,603 59.2
Liberal Ernest George Cove 9,814 23.6
Unionist Gervas Evelyn Pierrepont 7,119 17.2
Majority 14,789 35.6
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1923: Broxtowe [18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Alfred Spencer 13,219
Liberal George Julian Selwyn Scovell 11,049
Majority 2,170
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  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[edit]

  1. ^ "Broxtowe: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "'Beeston', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "Broxtowe 1918-1955". Hansard 1803-2005. UK Parliament. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 6)[self-published source][better source needed]
  6. ^ "Broxtowe 1983-". Hansard 1803-2005. UK Parliament. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  8. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/politics/constituencies/E14000607
  9. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  12. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  13. ^ a b c d "Broxtowe [Archive]". politicsresources.net. 
  14. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  15. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  16. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  17. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  18. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1930

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°54′N 1°15′W / 52.90°N 1.25°W / 52.90; -1.25