Nottingham North (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Nottingham North in Nottinghamshire
Location of Nottinghamshire within England
|Electorate||64,578 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Alex Norris (Labour Co-op)|
|Created from||Nottingham East, Nottingham West and Broxtowe|
|European Parliament constituency||East Midlands|
- 1 Boundaries
- 2 Constituency profile
- 3 History
- 4 Members of Parliament
- 5 Elections
- 6 See also
- 7 Notes and references
1955-1974: The County Borough of Nottingham wards of Byron, Mapperley, Portland, and St Albans, and the Urban District of Hucknall.
1974-1983: The County Borough of Nottingham wards of Byron, Forest, Mapperley, Portland, Radford, and St Albans.
1983-2010: The City of Nottingham wards of Aspley, Beechdale, Bestwood Park, Bilborough, Bulwell East, Bulwell West, Byron, Portland, and Strelley.
2010–present: The City of Nottingham wards of Aspley, Basford, Bestwood, Bilborough, Bulwell, and Bulwell Forest.
The constituency consists mostly of residential areas, a majority of neighbourhoods of which were council housing. Of these a slight majority, rather than being social housing, is now private under the Right to Buy, such as Bulwell. Overall, its census Super Output Areas have the lowest income of the three Nottingham constituencies, and was the city's safest seat for the Labour Party, though 2017 saw a considerable increase in the Conservative vote, making Nottingham's two other seats now even safer than this one. Male unemployment in 2010 was significantly higher than female unemployment in this constituency, which had the highest overall percentage of claimants in the county of Nottinghamshire, slightly more than Nottingham East.
- Causes of Unemployment
The decline of coal mining and the textile industry in the area in 1970–2000 brought the highest unemployment in the county to Nottingham North, with a peak of 12.8% of its residents being registered unemployed in 2009.
The constituency was created in 1955 and elected Labour candidates as MPs until Richard Ottaway[n 3] surprisingly gained it for the Conservative Party in their landslide victory of 1983, before narrowly losing in 1987 to Graham Allen, for Labour, who held it until 2017 when he stood down after 30 years of service. Alex Norris then won the seat for Labour in the 2017 general election.
Members of Parliament
|1955||James Harrison||Labour||Died May 1959; seat remained vacant until general election in October|
|1959||Bill Whitlock||Labour||Defeated at 1983 general election|
|1983||Richard Ottaway||Conservative||Defeated at 1987 general election; later MP for Croydon South 1992–2015|
|1987||Graham Allen||Labour||Retired at 2017 general election|
|2017||Alex Norris||Labour and Co-operative|
Elections in the 2010s
|Brexit Party||Julian Carter|
|Green||Andrew Guy Jones|
|Liberal Democrats||Christina Morgan-Danvers|
|Labour Co-op||Alex Norris|
|Labour Co-op||Alex Norris||23,067||60.2||+5.6|
|Liberal Democrats||Tadeusz Jones||674||1.8||-0.6|
|Liberal Democrats||Tony Sutton||847||2.4||−14.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Tim Ball||5,849||17.1||−0.3|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Tim Ball||5,190||17.1||+6.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Rob Lee||3,177||10.6||+2.6|
|Socialist Labour||Andrew Botham||321||1.1||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Rachel Oliver||3,301||8.0||-0.6|
|Socialist Alternative||Andy Belfield||637||1.5||N/A|
|Conservative||Ian G. Bridge||18,309||35.1||−6.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Anthony Skelton||4,477||8.6||−3.1|
|Natural Law||Alwyn C. Cadman||274||0.5||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+3.26|
Elections in the 1970s
|National Front||R Pratt||454||0.85||-0.69|
|Conservative||M F Spungin||17,853||34.78|
|National Front||D Caine||792||1.54|
|Conservative||M F Spungin||20,990||36.95|
(Boundary changes for 1974)
Elections in the 1960s
|Conservative||Jeffery Nicholas Lewis Tillett||18,590||37.24|
Elections in the 1950s
|Conservative||Alan G Blake||18,952||37.26|
|Conservative||Ian G Colvin||20,462||42.69|
Notes and references
- "2011 census interactive maps". Office for National Statistics. Archived from the original on 29 January 2016. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
- Simon Rogers, John Burn-Murdoch and Ami Sedghi (15 May 2013). "Unemployment: the key UK data and benefit claimants for every constituency". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "N" (part 3)
- "Liberal Democrats announce trio of PPCs for Nottingham". Mark Pack. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
- "Statement of persons nominated, notice of poll and situation of polling stations" (PDF). Nottingham City Council. 11 May 2017. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Nottingham North". BBC News. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
- Margot Parker (26 November 2014). "Margot Parker – Praise For Latest Nottingham Candidate". UK Independence Party. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
- "Greens challenge MP Allen". www.hucknalldispatch.co.uk.
- "Ben Turff". Who Can I Vote For? by Democracy Club.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Election 2010: Nottingham North". BBC News. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election 2005: Nottingham North". BBC News. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
- "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Vote 2001: Nottingham North". BBC News. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
- "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.
- "UK General Election results April 1992". Politics Resources. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
- "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.