Mansfield (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Mansfield in Nottinghamshire.
Location of Nottinghamshire within England.
|Electorate||79,849 (December 2010)|
|Member of parliament||Ben Bradley (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||North Nottinghamshire|
|European Parliament constituency||East Midlands|
Mansfield is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2017 by Ben Bradley of the Conservative Party.[n 2] This is the first time a Conservative MP has represented the constituency since its creation in 1885.
- 1 Boundaries
- 2 History
- 3 Members of Parliament
- 4 Elections
- 5 Election results 1885–1918
- 6 See also
- 7 Notes and references
The constituency covers the town of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.
Latest boundary review
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.
- 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:
- 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
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 until 2017, the Labour MP Alan Meale 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.
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.
At the 2015 general election, the UKIP candidate Sid Pepper received 25% of the vote placing him third, close behind the second place Conservative candidate; this dropped to 5% at the 2017 election.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Anita Prabhakar ||697||1.4||1.9|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||6.7|
|Liberal Democrat||Tony Rogers||1,642||3.5||-12.0|
|Liberal Democrat||Michael Wyatt||7,469||15.4||+1.4|
|Mansfield Independent Forum||Andre Camilleri||4,339||9.0||+9.0|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Roger Shelley||5,316||13.9||−1.8|
|Liberal Democrat||Tim Hill||5,790||15.7||+4.7|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Phil Smith||5,244||11.1||−1.5|
|Conservative||Gary S. Mond||18,208||33.1||−4.3|
|Liberal Democrat||Stuart R. Thompstone||6,925||12.6||−9.6|
Elections in the 1980s
|Social Democratic||Barry Answer||11,604||22.2||−1.7|
|Moderate Labour||Brian Marshall||1,580||3.0||N/A|
|Social Democratic||S.E. Taylor||11,036||23.9||N/A|
Elections in the 1970s
|National Front||P Donovan||259||0.47||N/A|
|Communist||Frederick Charles Westacott||448||0.89|
|Communist||Frederick Charles Westacott||675||1.27|
|Conservative||C William H Morton||15,027||32.52|
|Communist||Frederick Charles Westacott||628||1.36|
Elections in the 1960s
|Communist||Frederick Charles Westacott||590||1.31|
Elections in the 1950s
|Conservative||M Robert V Eliot||14,700||32.12|
|Conservative||Ian Berkeley Church||13,610||31.54|
|Conservative||Muriel Evelyn Williamson||15,961||30.08|
|Conservative||Herbert Leslie Milliard||12,495||22.99|
|Liberal||C H Preston Robinson||5,145||9.47|
|Communist||W Les Ellis||482||0.89|
Elections in the 1940s
Elections in the 1930s
Elections in the 1920s
|Unionist||S R Sidebottom||9,035||18.6||−22.4|
|Labour gain from Liberal||Swing||+9.8|
|Liberal gain from Labour||Swing||+14.1|
Elections in the 1910s
|C||National Democratic||George Jarrett||6,678||32.6||N/A|
|Independent||Nowroji Merwangi Tarachand||878||4.3||N/A|
|Labour gain from Liberal||Swing||N/A|
|C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.|
Election results 1885–1918
Elections in the 1880s
|Conservative||John Horne Payne||2,305||27.4||n/a|
|Liberal win (new seat)|
Elections in the 1890s
Elections in the 1900s
Elections in the 1910s
|Conservative||John George Drummond Campbell||4,382||25.8||n/a|
|Conservative||Frederick Pepys Cockerill||4,200||27.0||+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;
- Liberal: Arthur Markham
- supported by Horatio Bottomley
Notes and references
- "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.
- 2010 post-revision map non-metropolitan areas and unitary authorities of England Archived 14 July 2013 at WebCite
- "Mansfield - LGBCE". www.lgbce.org.uk.
-  Chad. Local newspaper. Sir Alan Meale officially knighted. Retrieved 11 May 2013.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 1)
- "General Election 2017 – Candidate List – (A – M)". labour.org.uk. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
- http://www.libdems.org.uk/ (17 November 2016). "Anita Prabhakar".
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "MANSFIELD 2015". electionresults.blogspot.co.uk.
- Mansfield and Ashfield Conservatives, Selection of a Parliamentary candidates [sic] 12 December 2014, Retrieved 16 December 2014
- UKIP up for fight against Labour in Mansfield Nottingham Post 7 February 2015 Retrieved 11 February 2015
- Mansfield District Council Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Retrieved 10 April 2015
- Green Party.org Retrieved 16 December 2014
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Michael Wyatt". Liberal Democrats. Retrieved 5 April 2010.
- "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 December 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.
- Walker, Michael. "Ellis Les". Graham Stevenson. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
- British Parliamentary Election Results 1918–1949, FWS Craig
- British Parliamentary Election Results 1885–1918, FWS Craig
- The Liberal Year Book, 1907
- Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1886
- Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
- Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916