Erewash (UK Parliament constituency)

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Erewash
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Erewash in Derbyshire for the 2010 general election.
Outline map
Location of Derbyshire within England.
County Derbyshire
Electorate 70,022 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Long Eaton and Ilkeston
Current constituency
Created 1983
Member of parliament Maggie Throup (Conservative)
Number of members One
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency East Midlands

Erewash (/ˈɛrəwɒʃ/ is a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2015 by Maggie Throup, a Conservative. [n 1]

Boundaries[edit]

Boundaries of Erewash from 1997 to 2010

1983-1997: The Borough of Erewash wards of Breaston, Cotmanhay, Dale Abbey, Derby Road East, Derby Road West, Draycott, Ilkeston Central, Ilkeston North, Ilkeston South, Kirk Hallam North, Kirk Hallam South, Long Eaton Central, Nottingham Road, Ockbrook and Borrowash, Old Park, Sandiacre North, Sandiacre South, Sawley, Victoria, West Hallam, and Wilsthorpe.

1997-2010: The Borough of Erewash wards of Abbotsford, Breaston, Cotmanhay, Dale Abbey, Derby Road East, Derby Road West, Draycott, Ilkeston Central, Ilkeston North, Ilkeston South, Kirk Hallam North, Kirk Hallam South, Long Eaton Central, Nottingham Road, Ockbrook and Borrowash, Old Park, Sandiacre North, Sandiacre South, Sawley, Victoria, West Hallam, and Wilsthorpe.

2010–present: The Borough of Erewash wards of Abbotsford, Breaston, Cotmanhay, Derby Road East, Derby Road West, Draycott, Hallam Fields, Ilkeston Central, Ilkeston North, Kirk Hallam, Little Hallam, Long Eaton Central, Nottingham Road, Old Park, Sandiacre North, Sandiacre South, Sawley, and Wilsthorpe.

Boundary review[edit]

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Derbyshire, the Boundary Commission for England created a Mid Derbyshire constituency. This took electoral wards from the existing Erewash seat, as well as making some minor alterations in neighbouring constituencies.

Constituency profile[edit]

The constituency covers the borough of Erewash, between the cities of Derby and Nottingham. The largest towns in the constituency are Long Eaton and Ilkeston. An area which is neither especially wealthy nor especially poor, Erewash is described by political commentators as a "key marginal seat" in general elections.[citation needed]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1983 Peter Rost Conservative
1992 Angela Knight Conservative
1997 Liz Blackman Labour
2010 Jessica Lee Conservative
2015 Maggie Throup Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Erewash[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Maggie Throup[4] 20,636 42.7 +3.2
Labour Catherine Atkinson[5] 17,052 35.3 +1.1
UKIP Philip Rose[6] 7,792 16.1 +14.3
Liberal Democrat Martin Garnett[7] 1,658 3.4 -14.1
Green Ralph Hierons 1,184 2.5 +1.3
Majority 3,584 7.4
Turnout 48,322 67.2
Conservative hold Swing

The Green Party originally selected Vicky Martindale as their candidate for 2015, but in April 2015 she was replaced by Ralph Hierons.

Independent candidate John Thomson announced that he would stand,[8] but did not do so.

General Election 2010: Erewash[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jessica Lee[10] 18,805 39.5 +10.4
Labour Cheryl Pidgeon 16,304 34.2 −10.5
Liberal Democrat Martin Garnett 8,343 17.5 +4.0
BNP Mark Bailey 2,337 4.9 +2.3
UKIP Jodie Sutton 855 1.8 −0.1
Green Lee Fletcher 534 1.1 N/A
Independent Luke Wilkins 464 1.0 N/A
Majority 2,501 5.2
Turnout 47,642 68.4 +5.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Erewash
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Liz Blackman 22,472 44.5 −4.7
Conservative David Simmonds 15,388 30.4 −4.5
Liberal Democrat Martin Garnett 7,073 14.0 +2.5
Veritas Robert Kilroy-Silk 2,957 5.8 N/A
BNP Sadie Graham 1,319 2.6 +1.4
UKIP Geoffrey Kingscott 941 1.9 +0.5
Monster Raving Loony R. U. Seerius 287 0.6 -0.3
Church of the Militant Elvis David Bishop 116 0.2 N/A
Majority 7,084 14.0
Turnout 50,553 64.5 +2.6
Labour hold Swing −0.1
General Election 2001: Erewash
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Liz Blackman 23,915 49.2 −2.5
Conservative Gregor MacGregor 16,983 34.9 −1.6
Liberal Democrat Martin Garnett 5,586 11.5 +2.9
UKIP Louise Smith 692 1.4 N/A
BNP Steve Belshaw 591 1.2 N/A
Monster Raving Loony R. U. Seerius 428 0.9 N/A
Socialist Labour Peter Waldock 401 0.8 N/A
Majority 6,932 14.3
Turnout 48,596 61.9 −16.0
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Erewash[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Liz Blackman 31,196 51.7
Conservative Angela Knight 22,061 36.6
Liberal Democrat Martin Garnett 5,181 8.6
Referendum Party Stephen Stagg 1,404 2.3 N/A
Socialist Labour Matthew Simmons 496 0.8 N/A
Majority 9,135 15.1
Turnout 60,334 77.95
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1992: Erewash[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Angela Knight 29,907 47.2 −1.4
Labour JJ Stafford 24,204 38.2 +6.1
Liberal Democrat PR Tuck 8,606 13.6 −5.7
BNP LA Johnson 645 1.0 +1.0
Majority 5,703 9.0 −7.5
Turnout 63,362 83.7 +6.3
Conservative hold Swing −3.7

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Erewash[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Rost 28,775 48.6
Labour R.W. Jones 19,021 32.1
Social Democratic C.P Moss 11,442 19.3
Majority 9,754 16.5
Turnout 59,238 77.4
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Erewash[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Rost 25,167 45.3 N/A
Labour W. Moore 13,848 25.0 N/A
Social Democratic J.P. Corbett 12,331 22.2 N/A
Independent Labour W.G. Camm 4,158 7.5 N/A
Majority 11,319 20.4 N/A
Turnout 55,504 75.7 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ As with all constituencies, Erewash elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
References

Coordinates: 52°54′N 1°19′W / 52.90°N 1.32°W / 52.90; -1.32