List of Parliamentary constituencies in Staffordshire

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The ceremonial county of Staffordshire (which includes the area of the Stoke-on-Trent unitary authority) is divided into 12 Parliamentary constituencies - 4 Borough constituencies and 8 County constituencies.

2010 Constituencies[edit]

  † Conservative   ‡ Labour   ¤ Liberal Democrat


Constituency[nb 1] Electorate Majority[nb 2] Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Map
Burton CC 75,248 11,252   Andrew Griffiths   Jon Wheale
Cannock Chase CC 74,542 4,923   Amanda Milling   Janos Toth
Lichfield CC 74,234 18,189   Michael Fabricant   Chris Worsey
Newcastle-under-Lyme BC 66,753 650   Paul Farrelly   Tony Cox
South Staffordshire CC 72,771 20,371   Gavin Williamson   Kevin McElduff
Stafford CC 68,705 9,177   Jeremy Lefroy   Kate Godfrey
Staffordshire Moorlands CC 63,104 10,174   Karen Bradley   Trudie McGuinness
Stoke-on-Trent Central BC 60,634 2,620   Gareth Snell   Paul Nuttall
Stoke-on-Trent North BC 71,438 4,836   Ruth Smeeth   Ben Adams
Stoke-on-Trent South BC 68,091 2,539   Robert Flello   Joe Rich
Stone CC 67,339 16,250   Bill Cash   Sam Hale
Tamworth CC 71,903 11,302   Christopher Pincher   Carol Dean

Historic Constituencies[edit]

Before 1832[edit]

1832-1885[edit]

The County Constituency was divided into:

1885 on[edit]

The County Constituencies were divided into:

Boundary changes[edit]

Name Pre-2010 boundaries Boundaries from 2010
  1. Burton CC
  2. Cannock Chase CC
  3. Lichfield CC
  4. Newcastle-under-Lyme BC
  5. South Staffordshire CC
  6. Stafford CC
  7. Staffordshire Moorlands CC
  8. Stoke-on-Trent Central BC
  9. Stoke-on-Trent North BC
  10. Stoke-on-Trent South BC
  11. Stone CC
  12. Tamworth CC
Parliamentary constituencies in Staffordshire Proposed Revision

The proposals by the Boundary Commission for England retained these 12 constituencies with changes to align with current local government wards, and to better equalise the electorates. These changes were implemented at the United Kingdom general election, 2010.

Results[edit]

2005 2010 2015
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Historical representation by party[edit]

1885 to 1918[edit]

Constituency 1885 1886 86 90 91 1892 93 1895 96 98 1900 05 1906 07 08 09 Jan 1910 Dec 1910 12 16 17
Burton M. Bass Evershed Ratcliff -->
Handsworth* Wiggin --> H. Meysey-Thompson E. Meysey-Thompson -->
Hanley Woodall Heath Edwards --> Outhwaite
Kingswinford A. Staveley Hill Webb H. Staveley-Hill
Leek Crompton Davenport Bill Pearce Heath Pearce
Lichfield Swinburne Darwin Fulford Warner
Newcastle-under-Lyme Allen Coghill Allen Haslam Wedgwood
Stafford C. McLaren Salt Shaw Essex
Staffordshire, North West Leveson-Gower Edwards-Heathcote Heath Billson Stanley --> Finney
Staffordshire, West H. Bass --> Henderson H. McLaren Lloyd -->
Stoke-upon-Trent Bright Leveson-Gower Coghill --> Ward
Tamworth Muntz Newdegate Wilson-Fox
Walsall Forster Holden James Hayter Gedge Hayter Dunne Cooper
Wednesbury Lloyd Stanhope Lloyd Green Hyde Norton-Griffiths
West Bromwich Blades Spencer Hazel Legge
Wolverhampton East Fowler Thorne
Wolverhampton South Villiers --> Gibbons Norman Hickman
Wolverhampton West Hickman Plowden Hickman Richards Bird

*Transferred to Warwickshire 1911

1918 to 1950[edit]

Constituency 1918 19 22 1922 1923 1924 25 26 28 1929 29 31 1931 31 32 1935 38 41 42 43 44 1945 45
Burslem Finney MacLaren Robinson MacLaren Allen --> MacLaren Davies
Burton J. Gretton J. F. Gretton Lyne
Cannock J. Parker Adamson Ward Adamson Lee
Hanley Seddon M. Parker Clowes Hollins Hales Hollins Stross
Kingswinford Sitch Todd Henderson
Leek Bromfield Ratcliffe Bromfield Davies
Lichfield Warner Hodges Wilson Lovat-Fraser --> Poole
Newcastle-under-Lyme Wedgwood --> Mack
Smethwick Davison O. Mosley --> Wise Dobbs Gordon Walker
Stafford Ormsby-Gore Thorneycroft Swingler
Stoke Ward --> --> --> C. Mosley --> Copeland Smith
Stone Hill Child Lamb Fraser
Tamworth Wilson-Fox Newson Iliffe Steel-Maitland Mellor *
Walsall Cooper Collins Preston McShane Leckie --> Schuster Wells
Wednesbury Short Ward Banfield Evans
West Bromwich Roberts Ramsay Roberts Dugdale
Wolverhampton Bilston Hickman Howard-Bury Baker Peto Hannah Gibbons Nally
Wolverhampton East Thorne Mander Baird
Wolverhampton West A. Bird R. Bird Brown --> R. Bird Hughes

*majority moved to Sutton Coldfield (new constituency 1945); see Warwickshire list

1950 to 1983[edit]

Constituency 1950 1951 53 1955 57 1959 63 1964 1966 67 69 1970 73 Feb 1974 Oct 1974 76 1979
Aldridge-Brownhills Edge Shepherd
Bilston / Wolverhampton South East (1974) Nally Edwards
Brierley Hill / Staffordshire South West (1974) Simmons Talbot Montgomery Cormack
Burton Colegate Jennings Lawrence
Cannock Lee Cormack Roberts
Leek Davies Knox
Lichfield and Tamworth Snow J. d'Avigdor-Goldsmid Grocott Heddle
Newcastle-under-Lyme Mack Swingler Golding
Smethwick Gordon Walker Griffiths Faulds
Stafford and Stone Fraser
Stoke-on-Trent Central Stross Cant
Stoke-on-Trent North Davies Slater Forrester
Stoke-on-Trent South Smith Ashley
Walsall / Walsall North (1955) Wells Stonehouse Hodgson Winnick
Walsall South H. d'Avigdor-Goldsmid George
Wednesbury Evans Stonehouse
West Bromwich / West Bromwich West (1974) Dugdale Foley Boothroyd
West Bromwich East Snape
Wolverhampton North East Baird Short
Wolverhampton South West Powell Budgen

1983 to present[edit]

Constituency 1983 84 86 1987 90 1992 96 1997 2001 2005 2010 2015 17
Stone Cash
South Staffordshire Cormack Williamson
Mid Staffordshire / Lichfield (1997) Heddle Heal Fabricant
Stafford Fraser Cash Kidney Lefroy
Staffordshire Moorlands Knox Atkins Bradley
Burton Lawrence Dean Griffiths
South East Staffordshire / Tamworth (1997) Lightbown Jenkins Pincher
Cannock and Burntwood / Cannock Chase (1997) Howarth Wright Burley Milling
Newcastle-under-Lyme J. Golding L. Golding Farrelly
Stoke-on-Trent Central Fisher Hunt Snell
Stoke-on-Trent North Forrester Walley Smeeth
Stoke-on-Trent South Ashley Stevenson Flello

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
  2. ^ The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.

References[edit]