Cannock Chase (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
|Population||97,462 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||75,680 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Cannock, Hednesford, Rugeley|
|Member of Parliament||Amanda Milling (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Cannock & Burntwood|
Cannock Chase is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2015 by Amanda Milling of the Conservative Party. She is currently serving as the Minister for Asia in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.[n 2]
Members of Parliament
|1997||Dr Tony Wright[n 3]||Labour|
The constituency contains three towns, Cannock, Rugeley, and Hednesford, with several pit villages, and the Chase itself situated between Hednesford and Rugeley. Since 2010 the seat has broadly the same boundaries as did the 1974-1983 seat of Cannock.
Prior to 1997, Cannock and Hednesford were part of the Cannock and Burntwood constituency, while Rugeley was part of the Mid Staffordshire constituency. Between 1997 and 2010 the village of Huntington was part of the constituency though it was part of South Staffordshire local government district.
2010–present: The District of Cannock Chase.
1997–2010: The District of Cannock Chase, and the District of South Staffordshire ward of Huntington.
The seat was created for the 1997 election; the Labour Party held the seat for 13 years, until Aidan Burley of the Conservative Party was elected at the 2010 general election with a large 14% swing, the second largest Labour to Conservative swing at that election. Amanda Milling has subsequently held the seat, increasing the Conservative majority in both 2015 and 2017. In 2019, the Conservative majority increased to nearly 20,000 votes.
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||Nat Green||794||1.7||–1.0|
|Labour||Janos Toth ||15,888||33.7||+0.6|
|UKIP||Grahame Wiggin ||8,224||17.5||+14.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Ian Jackson ||1,270||2.7||–14.3|
|Green||Paul Woodhead ||906||1.9||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Jon Hunt||7,732||17.0||+3.0|
|Get Snouts Out The Trough||Roy Jenkins||259||0.6||New|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+14.0|
The vote share change in 2010 comes from the notional, not actual, 2005 results because of the boundary change (loss of Huntington).
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Jenny Pinkett||5,934||13.8||0.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Stewart Reynolds||5,670||13.8||+5.1|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Richard Kirby||4,537||8.7|
|New Labour||William Hurley||1,615||3.1|
|Socialist Labour||Mick Conroy||1,552||2.1|
|Monster Raving Loony||Melvyn Hartshorne||499||1.0|
|Labour win (new seat)|
- 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.
- Dr Tony Wright, a Chairman of the Public Administration Select Committee (1999 to 2010), was the Labour MP for Cannock Chase from 1997 to 2010, and for Cannock and Burntwood from 1992 to 1997. He announced in 2008 that he would not stand at the 2010 general election, citing ill-health.
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