Dudley South (UK Parliament constituency)

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Dudley South
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Dudley South in West Midlands.
Outline map
Location of West Midlands within England.
County West Midlands
Electorate 61,308 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Dudley
Current constituency
Created 1997
Member of parliament Mike Wood (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Dudley West
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency West Midlands

Dudley South is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2015 by Mike Wood of the Conservative Party.[n 2]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1997 Ian Pearson Labour
2010 Chris Kelly Conservative
2015 Mike Wood Conservative

Boundaries[edit]

Dudley South is one of four constituencies covering the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, and covers the central part of the borough to the south of the town centre.

2010–present: The Metropolitan Borough of Dudley wards of Brierley Hill, Brockmoor and Pensnett, Kingswinford North and Wall Heath, Kingswinford South, Netherton, Woodside and St Andrews, and Wordsley.

1997–2010: The Metropolitan Borough of Dudley wards of Brierley Hill, Brockmoor and Pensnett, Kingswinford North and Wall Heath, Kingswinford South, Netherton and Woodside, St Andrews, and Wordsley.

History[edit]

Before the 1997 election, Dudley was divided into East and West constituencies, rather than North and South. Dudley South covers most of the area previously covered by Dudley West, which included Sedgley but excluded Netherton.

Dudley West was the scene of a by-election in 1994, held after the death of the Conservative John Blackburn who had represented the constituency since 1979. The by-election was won by Labour's Ian Pearson, who stood for Dudley South in 1997 and held the seat, winning by a comfortable margin each time, until he stood down in 2010.

The Conservative candidate, Chris Kelly, gained the seat in the subsequent general election. However, he decided to stand down in 2015.

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2017: Dudley South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mike Wood[3] 21,588 56.4 Increase 12.7
Labour Natasha Millward[3] 13,858 36.2 Increase 3.6
UKIP Mitchell Bolton[3] 1,791 4.7 Decrease 14.3
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Bramall[3] 625 1.6 Decrease 0.5
Green Jenny Maxwell[3] 382 1.0 Decrease 1.5
Majority 7,730 20.2 Increase 9.0
Turnout 38,244 62.4 Decrease 0.9
Conservative hold Swing Increase 4.55
General Election 2015: Dudley South[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mike Wood[5] 16,723 43.8 Increase 0.7
Labour Natasha Millward 12,453 32.6 Decrease 0.4
UKIP Paul Brothwood[6] 7,236 18.9 Increase 10.7
Green Vicky Duckworth 970 2.5 Increase 2.5
Liberal Democrat Martin Turner 828 2.2 Decrease 13.5
Majority 4,270 11.2 Increase 1.1
Turnout 38,210 63.3 Increase 0.3
Conservative hold Swing Increase 0.54
General Election 2010: Dudley South[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Chris Kelly 16,450 43.1 Increase 8.1
Labour Rachel Harris 12,594 33.0 Decrease 11.0
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Bramall 5,989 15.7 Increase 3.0
UKIP Philip Rowe 3,132 8.2 Increase 5.0
Majority 3,856 10.1
Turnout 38,165 63.0 Increase 2.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Increase 9.5

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Dudley South[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ian Pearson 17,800 45.3 Decrease 4.5
Conservative Marco Longhi 13,556 34.5 Increase 3.4
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Bramall 4,808 12.2 Decrease 2.7
BNP John Salvage 1,841 4.7 N/A
UKIP Andrew Benion 1,271 3.2 Increase 0.8
Majority 4,244 10.8
Turnout 39,276 60.2 Increase 4.8
Labour hold Swing 3.9
General Election 2001: Dudley South[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ian Pearson 18,109 49.8 Decrease 6.8
Conservative Jason Sugarman 11,292 31.1 Increase 1.6
Liberal Democrat Lorely Burt 5,421 14.9 Increase 4.0
UKIP John Westwood 859 2.4 N/A
Socialist Alliance Angela Thompson 663 1.8 N/A
Majority 6,817 18.7
Turnout 36,344 55.4 Decrease 16.3
Labour hold Swing 4.2

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Dudley South[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ian Pearson 27,124 56.6 N/A
Conservative Mark Simpson 14,097 29.4 N/A
Liberal Democrat Richard Burt 5,214 10.9 N/A
Referendum Connor Birch 1,467 3.1 N/A
Majority 13,027 27.2 N/A
Turnout 47,902 71.8 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ 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.
References
  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 3)
  3. ^ a b c d e Bev Holder (10 May 2017). "UKIP confirms General Election candidates for Stourbridge and Dudley South". Stourbridge News. Retrieved 10 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  5. ^ https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-news/2014/11/28/tory-eurosceptic-to-fight-for-power-in-dudley/
  6. ^ http://www.stourbridgenews.co.uk/news/11770837.Borough_s_UKIP_leader_hopes_to_turn_Dudley_South_purple/
  7. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  8. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 

Coordinates: 52°29′N 2°08′W / 52.49°N 2.13°W / 52.49; -2.13