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 73,954 10,047   Andrew Griffiths   John McKeirnan
Cannock Chase CC 74,540 8,391   Amanda Milling   Paul Dadge
Lichfield CC 74,430 18,581   Michael Fabricant   Chris Worsey
Newcastle-under-Lyme BC 65,596 30   Paul Farrelly   Owen Meredith
South Staffordshire CC 73,441 22,733   Gavin Williamson   Adam Freeman
Stafford CC 68,445 7,729   Jeremy Lefroy   David Williams
Staffordshire Moorlands CC 63,260 10,830   Karen Bradley   Dave Jones
Stoke-on-Trent Central BC 56,915 3,897   Gareth Snell   Daniel Jellyman
Stoke-on-Trent North BC 71,558 2,359   Ruth Smeeth   Ben Adams
Stoke-on-Trent South BC 66,057 663   Jack Brereton   Robert Flello
Stone CC 67,824 17,495   Bill Cash   Sam Hale
Tamworth CC 71,308 12,347   Christopher Pincher   Andrew Hammond

Following the 2017 General Election, the Conservative Party made a net gain of one seat in Staffordshire by gaining Stoke-On-Trent South. This also saw Newcastle-under-Lyme become the third most marginal Labour seat in the England.

Historic Constituencies[edit]

Before 1832[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 2010 United Kingdom general election.

Changes proposed for 2022[edit]

As part of the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies the Boundary Commission for England proposed the following constituencies covering Staffordshire.[1]


Historical representation by party[edit]

A cell marked → (with a different colour background to the preceding cell) indicates that the previous MP continued to sit under a new party name.

1885 to 1918[edit]

  Conservative   Labour   Liberal   Liberal-Labour   Liberal Unionist   National Party

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 (or Liberal?)
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]

  Coalition Labour   Coalition Liberal (1918-22) / National Liberal (1922-23)   Coalition National Democratic & Labour   Conservative   Constitutionalist   Independent Labour   Labour   Liberal   National Government   National Labour   National Liberal (1931-68)   National Party   New Party

Constituency 1918 19 22 1922 1923 1924 24 26 28 1929 29 31 1931 31 32 35 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]

  Conservative   Labour

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]

  Conservative   Independent   Labour

Constituency 1983 84 86 1987 90 1992 96 1997 2001 2005 2010 2015 17 2017 18 18
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
Stoke-on-Trent South Ashley Stevenson Flello Brereton
Newcastle-under-Lyme J. Golding L. Golding Farrelly
Stoke-on-Trent Central Fisher Hunt Snell
Stoke-on-Trent North Forrester Walley Smeeth

See also[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.


  1. ^ "2018 Review - Revised proposals for West Midlands Region". Retrieved 14 April 2018. External link in |website= (help)