Halesowen and Rowley Regis (UK Parliament constituency)
|Halesowen and Rowley Regis|
for the House of Commons
|Electorate||67,656 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Blackheath, Cradley Heath, Halesowen|
|Member of Parliament||James Morris (Conservative Party (UK))|
|Created from||Halesowen & Stourbridge, Warley West|
Halesowen and Rowley Regis is a constituency[n 1] in the West Midlands represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by James Morris, a Conservative.[n 2]
Members of Parliament
Halesowen and Rowley Regis straddles the borders of Dudley and Sandwell.[n 3] It covers the south-east part of the Dudley borough.
2010–present: The Metropolitan Borough of Dudley wards of Belle Vale, Halesowen North, Halesowen South, and Hayley Green and Cradley South, and the Metropolitan Borough of Sandwell wards of Blackheath, Cradley Heath and Old Hill, and Rowley.
1997–2010: The Metropolitan Borough of Dudley wards of Belle Vale and Hasbury, Halesowen North, Halesowen South, and Hayley Green, and the Metropolitan Borough of Sandwell wards of Blackheath, Cradley Heath and Old Hill, and Rowley.
The constituency was formed for the 1997 general election, taking in the eastern part of the former Halesowen and Stourbridge constituency[n 4] and the western part of the former Warley West seat. Halesowen and Stourbridge had been held by a Conservative but Labour candidates took its two replacements in 1997.[n 5]
The area formerly in the Halesowen and Stourbridge constituency is in the Dudley borough, while the area formerly in Warley West is within the Sandwell borough (which in turn had formed part of the boroughs of Warley and originally Rowley Regis).
From 1997 until she stood down before the 2010 general election, the seat's MP was Sylvia Heal of the Labour Party. Heal held Mid Staffordshire from a 1990 by-election until she was defeated by the Conservatives in 1992. On becoming the MP for Halesowen and Rowley Regis, she gained more than half of the votes in 1997 and 2001, before her popularity dipped slightly in 2005, still managing to hold on to the constituency comfortably.
James Morris of the Conservative Party won the seat in the 2010 general election. With approximately half of the constituency situated within Sandwell borough, it was the first time that any part of the borough had been represented by a Conservative MP since its creation in 1974. Morris was voted by the local party as Conservative candidate for the seat after previous candidate Nigel Hastilow stepped down in November 2007 following a public outcry over his claims that Enoch Powell's Rivers of Blood speech had been proven correct.
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||Ryan Priest||1,738||4.1||2.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Jamie Scott||859||1.9||0.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Peter Tyzack||905||2.1||12.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Philip Tibbetts||6,515||14.8||2.3|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||7.1|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Martin Turner||5,204||12.6||2.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Patrick Harley||4,089||10.4||1.9|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Elaine Todd||4,169||8.5|
|National Democrats||Karen Meads||592||1.2|
|Labour win (new seat)|
- ^ A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
- ^ 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.
- ^ Adding to the three seats in each of the two boroughs
- ^ The western part recreated the Stourbridge seat
- ^ Warley West in 1997 remained held by Labour Party
- ^ "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.
- ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 1)
- ^ "Historic Tory win in Halesowen and Rowley Regis". Halesowen News. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- ^ Watson, Nick (7 November 2007). "Enoch Powell's ghost". BBC News.
- ^ https://www.dudley.gov.uk/media/13650/halesowen-rowley-regis-statement-of-persons-nominated-and-notice-of-poll.pdf[bare URL PDF]
- ^ "Nominations are now closed and all Dudley General Election candidates are now confirmed". 12 May 2017. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
- ^ "Halesowen & Rowley Regis results". BBC News. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
- ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- ^ "general-election.html". Archived from the original on 13 March 2015. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
- ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. 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.
- BBC (2005). Election 2005 - Halesowen & Rowley Regis. Retrieved May 9, 2005.