Mansfield (UK Parliament constituency)

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Mansfield
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Mansfield in Nottinghamshire.
Outline map
Location of Nottinghamshire within England.
County Nottinghamshire
Electorate 79,849 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Mansfield
Current constituency
Created 1885
Member of parliament Sir Alan Meale (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from North Nottinghamshire
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency East Midlands

Mansfield is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 1987 by Sir Alan Meale of the Labour Party.[n 2]

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency covers the town of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

Latest boundary review[edit]

The Boundary Commission for England caused changes to constituency to allow for regional and local population changes, noticeably by moving the small town of Market Warsop from Bassetlaw into Mansfield constituency. The boundaries since the Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies (since the 2010 general election) were coterminous with the Borough of Mansfield, to have wards:

  • Berry Hill, Broom Hill, Cumberlands, Eakring, Forest Town East, Forest Town West, Grange Farm, Ladybrook, Leeming, Lindhurst, Oak Tree, Pleasley Hill, Portland, Priory, Ravensdale, Robin Hood, Sherwood.[2]
  • Birklands and Meden were added from 2010 having previously been part of Bassetlaw constituency

Mansfield's elected Executive Mayor Tony Egginton unilaterally decided to reduce the number of ward councillors (from 46 to 36) whilst simultaneously increasing the number of wards from 17 + 2 (shown above) to 36 by applying to the Boundary Commission to re-structure ward layout and boundaries from 2011:[3]

  • Abbott, Berry Hill, Brick Kiln, Broom Hill, Bull Farm and Pleasley Hill, Carr Bank, Eakring, Grange Farm, Holly, Hornby, King's Walk, Kingsway, Ladybrook, Lindhurst, Ling Forest, Manor, Market Warsop, Maun Valley, Meden, Netherfield, Newgate, Newlands, Oak Tree, Oakham, Park Hall, Peafields, Penniment, Portland, Racecourse, Ransom Wood, Sandhurst, Sherwood, Warsop Carrs, Woodhouse, Woodlands, Yeoman Hill

History[edit]

The seat was created in the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 and is a constituency with a coal mining tradition that has been held by the Labour Party for generations. Since 1923 Mansfield has usually been regarded as a safe seat for them, however in the general elections of the 1980s they came close to losing to the Conservative Party. At the 1983 election, they held the seat by just over 2,000 votes. However, at the 1987 election their majority was just 56. That election was set against the background of the Miners Strike of 1984, which was not supported by the majority of miners in Nottinghamshire.

In the elections after 1987, the Labour MP Alan Meale has held Mansfield with relatively large majorities. He was officially Knighted in 2012 by Prince Charles after receiving the award in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.[4]

At the 2005 general election, Mansfield was notable for the Independent candidate Stewart Rickersey, an Independent member of Mansfield District Council, receiving 17% of the vote and finishing in third place.

At the 2010 general election, Andre Camilleri, another candidate from Mansfield Independent Forum and previously a local councillor with special responsibility as a Cabinet Member for Mansfield District Council during 2003 to 2007, was placed fourth with 9% of the vote, above the 5% deposit threshold.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[5] Party
1885 Cecil Foljambe Liberal
1892 John Carvell Williams Liberal
1900 Arthur Basil Markham Liberal
1916 Sir Charles Seely Liberal
1918 William Carter Labour
1922 Albert James Bennett Liberal
1923 Frank Bradley Varley Labour
1929 Charles Brown Labour
1941 Bernard Taylor Labour
1966 Don Concannon Labour
1987 Sir Alan Meale Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Mansfield[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Meale[7] 18,603 39.4 +0.7
Conservative Andrea Clarke[8] 13,288 28.2 +1.8
UKIP Sid Pepper[9] 11,850 25.1 +18.9
Liberal Democrat Tony Rogers[10] 1,642 3.5 -12.0
Green Paul Frost[11] 1,486 3.1 +3.1
TUSC Karen Seymour[10] 324 0.7 +0.7
Majority 5,315 11.3 -1.1
Turnout 47,193 60.9 +0.5
Labour hold Swing
General Election 2010: Mansfield[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Meale 18,753 38.7 -11.4
Conservative Tracy Critchlow 12,741 26.3 +7.6
Liberal Democrat Michael Wyatt[13] 7,469 15.4 +1.4
Mansfield Independent Forum Andre Camilleri 4,339 9.0 +9.0
UKIP David Hamilton 2,985 6.2 +6.2
BNP Rachel Hill 2,108 4.4 +4.4
Majority 6,012 12.4
Turnout 48,395 60.4 +3.5
Labour hold Swing -9.5

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Mansfield[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Meale 18,400 48.1 −9.0
Conservative Anne Wright 7,035 18.4 −8.8
Independent Stewart Rickersey 6,491 17.0 N/A
Liberal Democrat Roger Shelley 5,316 13.9 −1.8
Veritas Michael Harvey 1,034 2.7 N/A
Majority 11,365 29.7
Turnout 38,276 55.4 +0.2
Labour hold Swing −0.1
General Election 2001: Mansfield[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Meale 21,050 57.1 -7.3
Conservative William Wellesley 10,012 27.2 +6.0
Liberal Democrat Tim Hill 5,790 15.7 +4.7
Majority 11,038 29.9
Turnout 36,852 55.2 -15.5
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Mansfield[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Meale 30,556 64.4 +10.0
Conservative Tim Frost 10,038 21.2 -11.9
Liberal Democrat Phil Smith 5,244 11.1 -1.5
Referendum Jim Bogusz 1,588 3.3
Majority 20,518 43.3 +22.0
Turnout 70.7 -11.7
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Mansfield[17][18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Meale 29,932 54.4 +16.9
Conservative Gary S. Mond 18,208 33.1 −4.3
Liberal Democrat Stuart R. Thompstone 6,925 12.6 −9.6
Majority 11,724 21.3 +21.2
Turnout 55,065 82.2 +3.8
Labour hold Swing +10.6

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Mansfield[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Meale 19,610 37.5 −3.0
Conservative Charles Hendry 19,554 37.4 +1.8
Social Democratic Barry Answer 11,604 22.2 −1.7
Moderate Labour Brian Marshall 1,580 3.0 N/A
Majority 56 0.1
Turnout 78.4
Labour hold Swing −2.4
General Election 1983: Mansfield[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Don Concannon 18,670 40.5 -11.78
Conservative R.J. Wrenn 16,454 35.6 +3.71
Social Democratic S.E. Taylor 11,036 23.9 N/A
Majority 2,216 4.9
Turnout 46,160 70.7
Labour hold Swing -7.75

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Mansfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Don Concannon 29,051 52.28 -5.13
Conservative K Daly 17,720 31.89 +8.73
Liberal DJ Chambers 8,536 15.36 -3.19
National Front P Donovan 259 0.47 N/A
Majority 11,331 20.39
Turnout 77.34
Labour hold Swing -6.93
General Election October 1974: Mansfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Don Concannon 28,964 57.41
Conservative JR Wood 11,685 23.16
Liberal D Chambers 9,358 18.55
Communist Frederick Charles Westacott 448 0.89
Majority 17,279 34.25
Turnout 72.54
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Mansfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Don Concannon 34,378 64.51
Conservative HJ Thompson 18,236 34.22
Communist Frederick Charles Westacott 675 1.27
Majority 16,142 30.29
Turnout 77.35
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1970: Mansfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Don Concannon 30,554 66.12
Conservative C William H Morton 15,027 32.52
Communist Frederick Charles Westacott 628 1.36
Majority 15,527 33.60
Turnout 68.67
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: Mansfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Don Concannon 28,849 64.24
Conservative Kenneth Clarke 9,987 22.24
Liberal Reginald Strauther 5,483 12.21
Communist Frederick Charles Westacott 590 1.31
Majority 18,862 42.00
Turnout 74.82
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1964: Mansfield[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bernard Taylor 29,055 63.57
Conservative Kenneth Clarke 10,021 21.93
Liberal Reginald Strauther 6,628 14.50
Majority 19,034 41.65
Turnout 77.86
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Mansfield[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bernard Taylor 31,066 67.88
Conservative M Robert V Eliot 14,700 32.12
Majority 16,366 35.76
Turnout 80.75
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1955: Mansfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bernard Taylor 29,543 68.46
Conservative Ian Berkeley Church 13,610 31.54
Majority 15,933 36.92
Turnout 78.15
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1951: Mansfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bernard Taylor 37,097 69.92
Conservative Muriel Evelyn Williamson 15,961 30.08
Majority 21,136 39.84
Turnout 83.34
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1950: Mansfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bernard Taylor 36,224 66.65
Conservative Herbert Leslie Milliard 12,495 22.99
Liberal C H Preston Robinson 5,145 9.47
Communist WL Ellis 482 0.89
Majority 23,729 43.66
Turnout 85.83
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Mansfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bernard Taylor 43,113 75.09
Conservative Thomas Lynch 14,302 24.91
Majority 28,811 50.18
Turnout 75.93
Labour hold Swing
Mansfield by-election 1941
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bernard Taylor unopposed
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1935: Mansfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles Brown 31,803 68.01
Conservative Alexander Spearman 14,962 31.99
Majority 16,841 36.01
Turnout 69.54
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1931: Mansfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles Brown 26,865 55.77
Conservative ESB Hopkin 21,303 44.23
Majority 5,562 11.55
Turnout 77.01
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1929: Mansfield[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles Brown 28,416 58.5
Liberal William Collins 10,517 21.7
Unionist S R Sidebottom 9,085 18.7
Communist Rosina Smith 533 1.1
Majority 17,899 36.8
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1923: Mansfield[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frank Varley 18,813 57.8 +9.8
Liberal Albert Bennett 13,757 42.2 -9.8
Majority 5,056 15.6 19.6
Turnout 75.9 +1.6
Labour gain from Liberal Swing +9.8
General Election 1922: Mansfield[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Albert Bennett
Labour William Carter
Majority
Turnout
Liberal gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918: Mansfield[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Carter 8,957 43.6
National Democratic 6,678 32.6
Liberal Violet Carruthers 4,000 19.5
Independent Nowroji Merwangi Tarachand 878 4.3
Majority 2,279 11.0
Turnout 52.5
Labour gain from Liberal Swing
  • endorsed by Coalition Government

Election results 1885-1918[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

Foljambe
General Election 1885: Mansfield [23][24][25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Cecil Foljambe 6,120 72.6 n/a
Conservative John Horne Payne 2,305 27.4 n/a
Majority 3,815 45.2 n/a
Turnout 85.4 n/a
Liberal win (new seat)
General Election 1886: Mansfield [23][24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Cecil Foljambe 4,876 63.3 -9.3
Conservative Lancelot Rolleston 2,832 36.7 +9.3
Majority 2,044 26.6 -18.6
Turnout 78.2 -7.2
Liberal hold Swing -9.3

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: Mansfield [23][24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Williams 5,731 63.9 +0.6
Conservative Daniel Warde 3,235 36.1 -0.6
Majority 2,496 27.8 +1.2
Turnout 77.7 -0.5
Liberal hold Swing +0.6
General Election 1895: Mansfield [23][24][26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Williams 5,670 57.0 -6.9
Conservative Henry Eyre 4,285 43.0 +6.9
Majority 1,385 14.0 -13.8
Turnout 80.6 +2.9
Liberal hold Swing -6.9

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

Markham
General Election 1900: Mansfield [23][24][27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Arthur Markham 6,496 61.2 +4.2
Conservative Henry Eyre 4,127 38.8 -4.2
Majority 2,369 22.4 +8.4
Turnout 73.5 -7.1
Liberal hold Swing +4.2
General Election 1906: Mansfield [23][24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Arthur Markham unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: Mansfield [23][28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Arthur Markham 12,622 74.2 n/a
Conservative John George Drummond Campbell 4,382 25.8 n/a
Majority 8,240 48.4 n/a
Turnout 80.7 n/a
Liberal hold Swing n/a
General Election December 1910: Mansfield [23][29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Arthur Markham 11,383 73.0 -1.2
Conservative Frederick Pepys Cockerill 4,200 27.0 +1.2
Majority 7,183 46.0 -2.4
Turnout 73.9 -6.8
Liberal hold Swing -1.2

General Election 1914/15:

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

Mansfield by-election, 1916 [23][30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Charles Seely 7,597 63.0 -10.0
Independent
  • Arthur Turnbull
4,456 37.0 n/a
Majority 3,141 26.0 -20.0
Turnout 48.7 25.2
Liberal hold Swing n/a

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ 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.
References
  1. ^ "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ 2010 post-revision map non-metropolitan areas and unitary authorities of England
  3. ^ http://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/east-midlands/nottinghamshire/mansfield-electoral-review
  4. ^ [1] Chad. Local newspaper. Sir Alan Meale officially knighted. Retrieved 11 May 2013.
  5. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  6. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  7. ^ http://electionresults.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/mansfield-2015.html
  8. ^ Mansfield and Ashfield Conservatives, Selection of a Parliamentary candidates [sic] 12 December 2014, Retrieved 16 December 2014
  9. ^ UKIP up for fight against Labour in Mansfield Nottingham Post 7 February 2015 Retrieved 11 February 2015
  10. ^ a b Mansfield District Council Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Retrieved 10 April 2015
  11. ^ Green Party.org Retrieved 16 December 2014
  12. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  13. ^ "Michael Wyatt". Liberal Democrats. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  14. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  15. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  16. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  17. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  18. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 December 2010. 
  19. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  20. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  21. ^ [2]
  22. ^ [3]
  23. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m British Parliamentary Election Results 1918–1949, FWS Craig Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "ReferenceA" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  24. ^ a b c d e f The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  25. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1886
  26. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  27. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  28. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
  29. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
  30. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916

Coordinates: 53°08′N 1°12′W / 53.14°N 1.20°W / 53.14; -1.20