Cheadle (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Cheadle in Greater Manchester.
|Population||91,023 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||71,797 (December 2010)|
|Member of parliament||Mary Robinson (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||North West England|
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.
When originally created in 1950, the Cheadle county constituency was defined as being the Urban Districts of Bredbury and Romiley, Cheadle and Gatley, Hazel Grove and Bramhall, and Marple. The area was predominantly urban in the south-eastern suburbs of the Manchester conurbation, and reasonably prosperous. The boundary was changed in 1955 when the boundaries of Bredbury and Romiley Urban District with the County Borough of Stockport were altered, but this change was very minor.
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 constituency was divided in two, with the eastern parts forming the new Hazel Grove constituency. The creation of Hazel Grove took too many electors away and to replace them came the town of Wilmslow. The new constituency, which was a borough seat rather than a county one, was defined as the Urban Districts of Cheadle and Gatley, and Wilmslow.
As a result of changes in the county boundaries, the constituency crossed between Greater Manchester and Cheshire. Realigning with the county boundaries in 1983, the constituency was refashioned as a part of the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, losing Wilmslow to Tatton, and smaller parts to Macclesfield and Stockport. It retook some 20,000 voters from Hazel Grove to make up the loss. It was now defined as the following wards of Stockport: Bramhall North, Bramhall South, Cheadle and Gatley, Cheadle Hulme North, Cheadle Hulme South, Heald Green and Stepping Hill.
At the 1997 general election, minor changes were made around the north-western part to align the boundary with changes in the municipal boundaries, which resulted in gaining a small amount of Gatley from Manchester Wythenshawe.
Members of Parliament
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.
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2015: Cheadle|
|Liberal Democrat||Mark Hunter||16,436||31.0||-16.1|
|Above and Beyond||Drew Carswell||208||0.4||+0.4|
|Independence from Europe||Helen Bashford||76||0.1||+0.1|
|Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat||Swing|
|General Election 2010: Cheadle|
|Liberal Democrat||Mark Hunter||24,717||47.1||−0.7|
|Liberal Democrat hold||Swing||−0.6|
Elections in the 2000s
|By-election 2005: Cheadle|
|Liberal Democrat||Mark Hunter||19,593||52.2||+3.3|
|Alliance for Change (UK)||John Allman||81||0.2||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat hold||Swing||+0.6|
|General Election 2005: Cheadle|
|Liberal Democrat||Patsy Calton||23,189||48.9||+6.5|
|UKIP||Vincent L. Cavanagh||489||1.0||−0.4|
|Liberal Democrat hold||Swing||+4.2|
|General Election 2001: Cheadle|
|Liberal Democrat||Patsy Calton||18,477||42.4||+4.6|
|Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative||Swing||+2.95|
Elections in the 1990s
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|
|Liberal Democrat||Patsy Calton||19,755||37.7||+8.1|
|Referendum Party||Paul Brook||1,511||2.9||N/A|
|General Election 1992: Cheadle|
|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|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Cheadle|
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|
|Liberal||Paul R. Clark||19,072||37.3||+9.0|
Elections in the 1970s
|General Election 1979: Cheadle|
|General Election October 1974: Cheadle|
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|
|Liberal||Christopher Green||21,332||38.5||+2.3 (est.)|
|General Election 1970: Cheadle|
|Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||+3.3|
Elections in the 1960s
|General Election 1966: Cheadle|
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing||+6.7|
|General Election 1964: Cheadle|
Elections in the 1950s
|General Election 1959: Cheadle|
|General Election 1955: Cheadle|
|Labour||Harry V. Stone||10,966||22.1||−2.9|
|General Election 1951: Cheadle|
|Labour||Rev. Hatton Jones||12,910||25.0||−0.3|
|General Election 1950: Cheadle|
|Labour||Rev. Hatton Jones||13,389||25.3||N/A|
|Liberal||George Edward Samways||8,801||16.6||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "Cheadle: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- 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.
- "Cheadle 1950-". Hansard 1803-2005. UK Parliament. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Cheadle parliamentary constituency - Election 2015 - BBC News". BBC News. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "UK General Election results April 1992". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
- "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
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- Election result, 2005
- Election results, 1997 - 2001
- Election results, 1983 - 1992
- Election results, 1959 - 2001
- F.W.S. Craig. British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973. ISBN 0-900178-07-8
- nomis Constituency Profile for Cheadle — presenting data from the ONS annual population survey and other official statistics.