Cannock and Burntwood (UK Parliament constituency)

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Cannock and Burntwood
Former constituency
for the House of Commons
County Staffordshire
Major settlements Cannock
19831997
Number of members One
Replaced by Cannock Chase, Lichfield
Created from Cannock and Lichfield and Tamworth[1]

Cannock and Burntwood was a parliamentary constituency in Staffordshire which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1983 until it was abolished for the 1997 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

The District of Cannock Chase wards of Anglesey, Broomhill, Cannock South, Chadsmoor, Heath Hayes, Longford, Norton Canes, Parkside, Pye Green Valley, and Rawnsley, and the District of Lichfield wards of All Saints, Boney Hay, Chase Terrace, Chasetown, Hammerwich, Highfield, Redslade, and Summerfield.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1983 Gerald Howarth Conservative
1992 Anthony Wayland Wright Labour
1997 constituency abolished: see Cannock Chase & Lichfield

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1983: Cannock and Burntwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gerald Howarth 20,976 40.9 N/A
Labour Gwilym Roberts 18,931 36.9 N/A
Social Democratic Joseph William Withnall 11,336 22.1 N/A
Majority 2,045 3.9 N/A
Turnout 51,243 77.4 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)
General Election 1987: Cannock and Burntwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gerald Howarth 24,186 44.5 +3.6
Labour Gwilym Roberts 21,497 39.5 +2.6
Liberal Neil Kevin Stanley 8,698 16.0 −6.1
Majority 2,689 4.9
Turnout 54,381 79.8 +2.4
Conservative hold Swing +0.6

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1992: Cannock and Burntwood[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Anthony Wayland Wright 28,139 46.0 +6.5
Conservative Gerald Howarth 26,633 43.6 −0.9
Liberal Democrat Peter William Treasaden 5,899 9.6 −6.3
Monster Raving Loony Melvin Hartshorne 469 0.8 N/A
Majority 1,506 2.5 −2.5
Turnout 61,140 84.3 +4.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +3.7

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "'Cannock and Burntwood', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010.