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||Graham Allen (Labour)|
|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.
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 has become the safest seat for the Labour Party. 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 coalmining 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 has held it since then.
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||Present incumbent|
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Tony Sutton||847||2.4||-14.7|
|Liberal Democrat||Tim Ball||5,849||17.1||-0.3|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Tim Ball||5,190||17.1||+6.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Rob Lee||3,177||10.6||+2.6|
|Socialist Labour||Andrew Botham||321||1.1||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Rachel Oliver||3,301||7.97|
|Socialist Alternative||Andy Belfield||637||1.54|
|Conservative||Ian G. Bridge||18,309||35.1||−6.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Anthony Skelton||4,477||8.6||−3.1|
|Natural Law||Alwyn C. Cadman||274||0.5||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|SDP–Liberal Alliance||Sumal C Fernando||5,912||11.69||-7.69|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing|
|Labour||William Charles Whitlock||18,368||38.68||-8.18|
|SDP–Liberal Alliance||L Williams||9,200||19.38||+10.21|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+3.26|
Elections in the 1970s
|Labour||William Charles Whitlock||25,028||46.86||-1.24|
|National Front||R Pratt||454||0.85||-0.69|
|Labour||William Charles Whitlock||24,694||48.10|
|Conservative||M F Spungin||17,853||34.78|
|National Front||D Caine||792||1.54|
|Labour||William Charles Whitlock||25,435||44.78|
|Conservative||M F Spungin||20,990||36.95|
(Boundary changes for 1974)
|Labour||William Charles Whitlock||25,898||52.83|
|Liberal||M V Edwards||3,763||7.68|
Elections in the 1960s
|Labour||William Charles Whitlock||30,260||60.62|
|Conservative||J N L Tillett||18,590||37.24|
|Labour||William Charles Whitlock||29,535||57.14|
|Conservative||Peter Derek Fry||20,578||39.81|
Elections in the 1950s
|Labour||William Charles Whitlock||24,005||47.19|
|Conservative||A G Blake||18,952||37.26|
|Conservative||I G Colvin||20,462||42.69|
Notes and references
- "2011 census interactive maps". Office for National Statistics. 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)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "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.
- "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.