Denton and Reddish (UK Parliament constituency)
|Denton and Reddish|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Denton and Reddish in Greater Manchester
Location of Greater Manchester within England
|Electorate||65,684 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Andrew Gwynne (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Manchester Gorton, Stockport North and Stockport South|
|European Parliament constituency||North West England|
The constituency presently consists of an electorate of about 65,500 in eastern Greater Manchester. In historic terms, and in terms of distinct settlements, it covers the former townships of Audenshaw, Denton, Dukinfield, Haughton Green, Heaton Chapel, Heaton Norris and Reddish.
1983–1997: The Metropolitan Borough of Tameside wards of Audenshaw, Denton North East, Denton South, and Denton West, and the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport wards of Brinnington, Reddish North, and Reddish South.
1997–present: The Metropolitan Borough of Tameside wards of Audenshaw, Denton North East, Denton South, Denton West, and Dukinfield, and the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport wards of Reddish North and Reddish South.
Before the seat's creation in 1983 Reddish was part of the marginal Stockport North; the large Brinnington council estate (now in part bought under right to buy) was in the Labour safe seat of Stockport South; and Audenshaw and Denton formed the core of Manchester Gorton. Before it was added to this seat in 1997, Dukinfield was part of Stalybridge and Hyde.
Historically both Audenshaw and Denton West wards returned Conservative councillors, but this has not occurred since 1992 and 1987 respectively.
In the 2005 provisional recommendations of the Boundary Commission's Fifth Periodic Review, Reddish was to be repatriated with the Stockport constituency. Denton, Audenshaw and Dukinfield would have been joined with Droylsden East, Droylsden West and the St Peter's, Ashton-under-Lyne wards of Tameside to form a Denton constituency, wholly in Tameside. However, following a public inquiry into Greater Manchester's constituencies held in late 2005, changes to the original proposals for the county were made. It was recommended that the Denton and Reddish seat should remain unchanged, with slight readjustments to reflect the new ward boundaries introduced in 2004. The new parliamentary boundaries in Greater Manchester took effect at the 2010 general election.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Louise Ankers||853||2.2||-0.3|
|Monster Raving Loony||Farmin Lord Dave 1st of Haughton||217||0.5||+0.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Mark Jewell||957||2.5||−15.4|
|Liberal Democrat||Stephen Broadhurst||6,727||17.4||+1.5|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Allison Seabourne||5,814||16.4||+4.0|
|Liberal Democrat||Roger Fletcher||4,152||12.4||−0.9|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Iain Donaldson||6,121||13.3|
|Liberal Democrat||Horace Ridley||4,953||9.4||−7.1|
|Natural Law||John Fuller||354||0.7||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|Social Democratic||Thomas Huffer||8,697||16.6||−5.1|
|Social Democratic||John Begg||10,869||21.7||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
Notes and references
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- "'Denton and Reddish', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 1)
- "Prospective General Election Candidates". Green Party. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
- "Loony Party Candidates". Retrieved 7 May 2017.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Denton & Reddish". BBC News. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- Statement of Candidates Nominated for Denton and Reddish Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
- "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. Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. 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.