Gedling (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Gedling in Nottinghamshire.
Location of Nottinghamshire within England.
|Electorate||70,886 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Arnold, Burton Joyce, Carlton, Colwick and Gedling village|
|Member of parliament||Vernon Coaker (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||East Midlands|
Boundaries and profile
1983-2010: The Borough of Gedling wards of Bonington, Burton Joyce and Stoke Bardolph, Carlton, Carlton Hill, Cavendish, Conway, Gedling, Killisick, Kingswell, Mapperley Plains, Netherfield, Oxclose, Phoenix, Porchester, Priory, St James, St Mary's, and Woodthorpe.
2010-present: The Borough of Gedling wards of Bonington, Burton Joyce and Stoke Bardolph, Carlton, Carlton Hill, Daybrook, Gedling, Killisick, Kingswell, Mapperley Plains, Netherfield and Colwick, Phoenix, Porchester, St James, St Mary's, Valley, and Woodthorpe.
Gedling is a substantial part of Greater Nottingham covering the most populated parts of the borough of the same name, it has mainly affluent, middle-income north eastern suburbs of Nottingham that include Arnold, Burton Joyce, Carlton, Colwick and Gedling village, Woodthorpe and Mapperley Plains.
The constituency of Gedling was created in 1983, replacing the earlier Carlton constituency and until 1997, it was thought of as a safe seat for the Conservative Party. The seat was represented by the former Carlton MP Sir Philip Holland until 1987 then for ten years by Andrew Mitchell, son of former Conservative MP David Mitchell. The seat was gained by the Labour Party in their landslide victory at the 1997 general election. In that election the junior Minister lost to Labour's Vernon Coaker who has held the seat since then.
The 2010 majority sets the seat as a marginal seat, as first and second place were close between the Labour and Conservative candidates. In the 2005 general election, the Conservative candidate Anna Soubry (who was elected MP for nearby Broxtowe at the 2010 general election) caused controversy by revealing that she "was not proud" of the record of the area she was vying to represent, referring to crime levels in Nottingham — the subsequent swing from Labour to Conservative was only 2.1% compared with the national swing of 3.1%.
Members of Parliament
|1983||Sir Philip Holland||Conservative|
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Robert Swift||1,906||4.0||−11.3|
|Liberal Democrat||Julia Bateman||7,350||15.3||+1.5|
Because of boundary changes, vote shares in 2010 are compared to notional results from 2005.
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Raymond Poynter||6,070||13.8||+3.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Tony Gillam||4,648||10.6||+0.7|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Raymond Poynter||5,180||9.9||−2.2|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+13.1|
|Liberal Democrat||DG George||6,863||12.1||−9.5|
|Natural Law||AKL Miszeweka||168||0.3||+0.3|
Elections in the 1980s
|Social Democratic||David Morton||11,684||21.59|
|Social Democratic||A Berkeley||12,543||24.95||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on November 6, 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Political battle rages on leaflet, BBC, 2004-11-15, accessed on 2008-03-12
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "G" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 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.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010.
- "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.