Cheadle (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 53°23′46″N 2°12′14″W / 53.396°N 2.204°W / 53.396; -2.204

Cheadle
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Cheadle in Greater Manchester.
County Greater Manchester
Population 91,023 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate 71,797 (December 2010)[2]
Major settlements Cheadle
Current constituency
Created 1950
Member of parliament Mary Robinson (Conservative)
Number of members One
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency North West England

Cheadle is a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first-past-the-post voting system.

It is a marginal seat between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats. From 1970 until 2001 it was held by the Conservatives, after which it was held by the Liberal Democrats from 2001 until the 2015 General Election when it was taken back by Conservative Mary Robinson.[3]

Boundaries[edit]

Cheadle election results (click for larger version)

1950-1955: The Urban Districts of Bredbury and Romiley, Cheadle and Gatley, Hazel Grove and Bramhall, and Marple.

1955-1974: The Urban Districts of Cheadle and Gatley, Hazel Grove and Bramhall, and Marple, and the Urban District of Bredbury and Romiley except the part of the Bredbury ward added to the County Borough of Stockport by the Stockport (Extension) Order 1952.

1974-1983: The Urban Districts of Cheadle and Gatley, and Wilmslow.

1983-2010: The Metropolitan Borough of Stockport wards of Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme North, Cheadle Hulme South, East Bramhall, Heald Green, and West Bramhall.

2010-present: The Metropolitan Borough of Stockport wards of Bramhall North, Bramhall South, Cheadle and Gatley, Cheadle Hulme North, Cheadle Hulme South, Heald Green, and Stepping Hill.

When originally created in 1950, Cheadle was a county constituency and its area was predominantly urban in the south-eastern suburbs of the Manchester conurbation, and relatively affluent.

The growth of suburbs of Manchester led to a rapidly rising electorate from the late 1950s and by the 1970 election there were 107,225 electors and some reduction was inevitable. At the February 1974 general election the seat was re-classified as a borough constituency and split in two, with the eastern parts forming the new Hazel Grove constituency.

As a result of changes to the county boundaries, the constituency crossed between Greater Manchester and Cheshire. Realigning with the county boundaries in 1983, the constituency was redrawn, losing Wilmslow to Tatton and smaller parts to Macclesfield and Stockport.

Members of Parliament[edit]

The current MP is the Conservatives' Mary Robinson, who defeated Mark Hunter in the 2015 General Election.

The seat had safe Conservative majorities until the 1997 election, when the Liberal Democrats reduced the margin to around 3,000 votes. Patsy Calton scraped home in 2001 by a majority of 33 votes, the narrowest in the House of Commons, but returned with a much safer 4,000 votes in 2005. She died on 29 May 2005, triggering a by-election in July 2005, where Mark Hunter was elected with a majority of 3,657.

Election Member[4][5] Party
1950 William Shepherd Conservative
1966 Michael Winstanley Liberal
1970 Tom Normanton Conservative
1987 Stephen Day Conservative
2001 Patsy Calton Liberal Democrat
2005 by-election Mark Hunter Liberal Democrat
2015 Mary Robinson Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Cheadle[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mary Robinson 22,889 43.1 +2.3
Liberal Democrat Mark Hunter 16,436 31.0 -16.1
Labour Martin Miller 8,673 16.3 +7.0
UKIP Shaun Hopkins 4,423 8.3 +5.6
Independent Matthew Torbitt 390 0.7 +0.7
Above and Beyond Drew Carswell 208 0.4 +0.4
Independence from Europe Helen Bashford 76 0.1 +0.1
Majority 6,453 12.2
Turnout 53,095 72.5
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +9.2
General Election 2010: Cheadle[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Mark Hunter 24,717 47.1 −0.7
Conservative Ben Jeffreys 21,445 40.8 +0.5
Labour Martin Miller 4,920 9.4 −0.5
UKIP Tony Moore 1,430 2.7 N/A
Majority 3,272 6.2 −1.2
Turnout 52,512 72.5 +3.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing −0.6

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

By-election 2005: Cheadle
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Mark Hunter 19,593 52.2 +3.3
Conservative Stephen Day 15,936 42.4 +2.0
Labour Martin Miller 1,739 4.6 −4.2
Veritas Leslie Leggett 218 0.6 N/A
Alliance for Change (UK) John Allman 81 0.2 N/A
Majority 3,657 9.7
Turnout 37,567 55.2 −14.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +0.6
General Election 2005: Cheadle[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Patsy Calton 23,189 48.9 +6.5
Conservative Stephen Day 19,169 40.4 −1.9
Labour Martin Miller 4,169 8.8 −5.2
UKIP Vincent L. Cavanagh 489 1.0 −0.4
BNP Richard Chadfield 421 0.9 N/A
Majority 4,020 8.5
Turnout 47,437 69.6 +6.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +4.2
General Election 2001: Cheadle[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Patsy Calton 18,477 42.4 +4.6
Conservative Stephen Day 18,444 42.3 −1.3
Labour Howard Dawber 6,086 14.0 −1.7
UKIP Vincent Cavanagh 599 1.4 N/A
Majority 33 0.1
Turnout 43,606 63.2 -14.1
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing +2.95

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

The Cheadle constituency underwent minor boundary changes after the 1992 general election and as such the change in share of vote is based on a notional calculation.

General Election 1997: Cheadle[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stephen Day 22,944 43.7 −14.0
Liberal Democrat Patsy Calton 19,755 37.7 +8.1
Labour Paul Diggett 8,253 15.7 +3.3
Referendum Paul Brook 1,511 2.9 N/A
Majority 3,189 6.0
Turnout 52,463 77.3
Conservative hold Swing −11.1
General Election 1992: Cheadle[12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stephen Day 32,504 58.2 +3.2
Liberal Democrat Patsy Calton 16,726 30.0 −5.9
Labour Mrs. Sandra R. Broadhurst 6,442 11.5 +2.4
Natural Law Mrs. Phillipa M. Whittle 168 0.3 N/A
Majority 15,778 28.2 +9.1
Turnout 55,840 84.4 +3.4
Conservative hold Swing +4.6

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Cheadle[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stephen Day 30,484 55.0 −0.7
Liberal Brian Leah 19,853 35.9 −1.4
Labour Ann Coffey 5,037 9.1 +2.1
Majority 10,631 19.1
Turnout 55,374 81.0 +4.2
Conservative hold Swing +0.4

The boundaries of the constituency changed in 1983. Changes in the vote are based on the estimated results for 1979 had the 1983 boundaries been in operation then.

General Election 1983: Cheadle[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tom Normanton 28,452 55.7 −4.5
Liberal Paul R. Clark 19,072 37.3 +9.0
Labour Kenneth Parker 3,553 7.0 −4.5
Majority 9,380 18.4
Turnout 51,077 76.8 −5.0
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Cheadle
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tom Normanton 32,407 58.8 +9.6
Liberal David Austick 15,268 27.7 −7.8
Labour Frances Done 7,415 13.5 −1.8
Majority 17,139 31.1
Turnout 55,090 81.8 +1.6
Conservative hold Swing +8.7
General Election October 1974: Cheadle
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tom Normanton 25,863 49.2 −0.5
Liberal Christopher Green 18,687 35.5 −3.0
Labour Paul Castle 8,048 15.3 +3.4
Majority 7,176 13.6
Turnout 52,598 80.2
Conservative hold Swing +1.3

After the 1970 general election, boundary changes created the Hazel Grove constituency which reduced the size of the Cheadle one. The previous Member of Parliament for Cheadle, Dr. Michael Winstanley became the first member returned by Hazel Grove.

General Election February 1974: Cheadle
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tom Normanton 27,556 49.7
Liberal Christopher Green 21,332 38.5 +2.3 (est.)
Labour Paul Castle 6,584 11.9
Majority 6,224 11.2
Turnout 55,472 85.4
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1970: Cheadle
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tom Normanton 39,728 46.3 +4.8
Liberal Michael Winstanley 37,974 44.3 +1.8
Labour Roger Stott 8,062 9.4 −6.8
Majority 1,754 2.0
Turnout 85,764 79.9
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +3.3

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: Cheadle
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Michael Winstanley 32,071 42.4 +7.8
Conservative William Shepherd 31,416 41.5 −5.3
Labour Sholto Moxley 12,244 16.2 −2.2
Majority 655 0.9
Turnout 75,731 82.4
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +6.7
General Election 1964: Cheadle
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Shepherd 33,911 46.8 −8.2
Liberal Roger Cuss 25,220 34.8 +8.8
Labour Sholto Moxley 13,379 18.5 −0.6
Majority 8,691 12.0
Turnout 72,510 83.6
Conservative hold Swing −8.5

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Cheadle
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Shepherd 32,787 55.0 −7.3
Liberal Roger Cuss 15,469 26.0 +10.4
Labour Charles Morris 11,373 19.0 −3.1
Majority 17,318 29.0
Turnout 59,629 83.7
Conservative hold Swing −8.9
General Election 1955: Cheadle
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Shepherd 30,940 62.3 −0.3
Labour Harry V. Stone 10,966 22.1 −2.9
Liberal Ronald Palmer 7,756 15.6 +3.2
Majority 19,974 40.2
Turnout 49,662 80.6
Conservative hold Swing +1.3
General Election 1951: Cheadle
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Shepherd 32,369 62.6 +4.4
Labour Rev. Hatton Jones 12,910 25.0 −0.3
Liberal George Samways 6,388 12.4 −4.2
Majority 19,459 37.6
Turnout 51,667 85.7
Conservative hold Swing +2.4
General Election 1950: Cheadle
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Shepherd 30,740 58.2 N/A
Labour Rev. Hatton Jones 13,389 25.3 N/A
Liberal George Edward Samways 8,801 16.6 N/A
Majority 17,351 32.8 N/A
Turnout 52,930 88.9 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

References
  1. ^ "Cheadle: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 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. ^ Statham, Nick (8 May 2015). "Cheadle constituency results: General Election 2015 - Tories take seat from the Liberal Democrats". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Cheadle 1950-". Hansard 1803-2005. UK Parliament. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
  6. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "Cheadle parliamentary constituency - Election 2015 - BBC News". BBC News. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  12. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  13. ^ "UK General Election results April 1992". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  14. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  15. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
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