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, Gedling village and Woodthorpe|
|Member of parliament||Vernon Coaker (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||East Midlands|
Gedling is a constituency created in 1983 represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 1997 by Vernon Coaker of the Labour Party.[n 1][n 2] The seat is one of six (held or gained) by a Labour candidate in 2017 from a total of eleven in Nottinghamshire.
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. Until 1997, it only elected candidates from 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 Labour Party gained the seat in their landslide victory at the 1997 general election. At that election, the junior minister lost to Labour's Vernon Coaker who has retained the seat ever since then.
- Summary of results
The 2010 and 2015 results set the seat as marginal: first and second place were separated by less than 7%. At the 2005 general election, the Conservative candidate Anna Soubry (who was elected MP for nearby Broxtowe in 2010) 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%. The 2015 result gave the seat the 29th-smallest majority of Labour's 232 seats by percentage of majority.
- Other parties
UKIP in 2015 fielded the other candidate to retain their deposit. UKIP's swing nationally was +9.5% in 2015 and reached 11.4% in Gedling. Liberal Democrat and Green Party candidates forfeited their deposits in 2015.
Turnout has varied from 82.3% of the vote in 1983 to 63.9% in 2001 and 2005.
Members of Parliament
|1983||Sir Philip Holland||Conservative|
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Robert Swift||1,052||2.0||−1.9|
|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". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Political battle rages on leaflet, BBC, 2004-11-15, accessed on 2008-03-12
- List of Labour MPs elected in 2015 by % majority UK Political.info. Retrieved 2017-01-29
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "G" (part 1)
- "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.