Nottingham South (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Nottingham South in Nottinghamshire
Location of Nottinghamshire within England
|Electorate||69,154 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Nottingham, Clifton, Wollaton|
|Member of Parliament||Lilian Greenwood (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Nottingham East and Nottingham West|
|Number of members||One|
|Type of constituency||Borough constituency|
|Replaced by||Nottingham East,|
Members of Parliament
Since 2010, the seat has been represented by Lilian Greenwood, who succeeded Labour's Alan Simpson on his retirement. Simpson had held the seat since 1992, when he unseated the Conservative Martin Brandon-Bravo.
MPs since 1983
The seat is the most economically diverse of the three Nottingham constituencies covering higher income and lower income output areas (sub-divisions of wards). In 2010 it was the most marginal of the seats, changing hands on several occasions over the previous few decades, though is now a very safe Labour seat. There are below-national levels of unemployment claimants, for example at the end of 2010 male claimants were less than half as many as in Nottingham North. The Labour majority has since grown to 6,000 in 2015 and over 15,000 in 2017, making it a safe seat.
The constituency is also the most politically diverse of the three city seats which together form Nottingham City Council. In the 2007 elections for Nottingham City Council, the constituency elected 9 of the 42 Labour councillors, 6 of the 7 Conservatives and 5 of the 6 Liberal Democrats.
Nottingham South contains at least parts of both of the city's universities. The University of Nottingham's University Park Campus and Jubilee Campus are both in the constituency, as is the Clifton Campus of Nottingham Trent University. Many of these students are based in rows of terraced housing in the Lenton and Radford wards of this seat. A minority of students and much of the universities' staff are based in neighbouring Beeston, but this falls within the Broxtowe constituency.
2010–present: The City of Nottingham wards of Bridge, Clifton North, Clifton South, Dunkirk and Lenton, Leen Valley, Radford and Park, Wollaton East and Lenton Abbey, and Wollaton West.
1983–2010: The City of Nottingham wards of Abbey, Bridge, Clifton East, Clifton West, Lenton, Park, Robin Hood, Wilford, and Wollaton.
1955–1974: The County Borough of Nottingham wards of Bridge, Clifton, Lenton, and Trent, and the Urban District of West Bridgford.
1918–1955: The County Borough of Nottingham wards of Bridge, Castle, Meadows, and Trent.
1885–1918: The Municipal Borough of Nottingham wards of Bridge, Castle, Market, Meadow, St Mary, and Trent.
Since as early as 1295, Nottingham was represented by one large constituency which elected two members of parliament to the House of Commons. Under a major Act of 1885 three single-member subdivisions were created: Nottingham East, Nottingham West and Nottingham South.
- Nine year absence of the seat
Nottingham South was abolished in the election of February 1974 but was re-formed with altered boundaries nine years later in 1983 from parts of Nottingham East and Nottingham West.
- Modern demography
Nottingham South is the most diverse of the three constituencies in terms of economic demographics. It includes areas of higher incomes than average in the form of Wollaton and The Park Estate and areas of relative poverty, both suburban and inner city. The council estate built next to and within the bounds of the village/parish of Clifton was once the largest in Europe.
Results to date excluding under the Blair Ministry when it was quite firmly Labour have produced the most marginal majorities of Nottingham City's three constituencies. The Conservative Martin Brandon-Bravo held the seat from 1983–92. Between 1992-2017, Nottingham South was held by Labour MPs; Alan Simpson until retiring from the House of Commons in 2010 and Lilian Greenwood from 2010.
Communities or localities in Nottingham South include:
- Hockley Village
- Lace Market
- Leen Valley
- Lenton Abbey
- Parts of Nottingham City Centre
- The Meadows
- The Park Estate
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||Barry Holliday||3,935||8.2||5.0|
|Brexit Party||John Lawson||2,012||4.2||4.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Tony Sutton||1,564||3.2||0.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Deborah Newton-Cook||1,532||3.5||19.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Tony Sutton||9,406||23.1||0.2|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Tony Sutton||7,961||22.9||6.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Kevin Mulloy||6,064||16.6||3.7|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Gary Long||6,265||12.9||2.9|
|National Democrats||Sharron Edwards||446||0.9||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Gareth Long||5,408||10.0||4.8|
|Natural Law||Julianne Christou||263||0.5||N/A|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||5.0|
Elections in the 1980s
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Elections in the 1970s
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing|
Elections in the 1960s
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing|
|Labour||William Frederick Back||21,046||41.00|
|Liberal||Brian S Stratford||6,690||13.03|
Elections in the 1950s
|Labour Co-op||Norman Smith||22,092||43.12|
|Conservative gain from Labour Co-op||Swing|
|Labour Co-op||Norman Smith||19,844||50.61|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing|
|Labour Co-op||Norman Smith||18,806||48.03|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing|
Elections in the 1940s
|Labour Co-op||Norman Smith||15,316||50.46|
|Liberal||Ronald James Rae Blindell||4,272||14.07|
|Labour Co-op gain from National Labour||Swing|
Elections in the 1930s
|National Labour||Frank Markham||15,559||52.24|
|Labour||T. J. May||10,963||36.81|
|National Labour hold||Swing|
|National Labour||Holford Knight||22,852||68.35|
|Labour||Alonzo Ralph Ellis||10,583||31.65|
|National Labour hold||Swing|
Elections in the 1920s
|Labour gain from Unionist||Swing||+11.5|
|Independent Labour||Henry Mills||5,176||24.8||+1.1|
|Liberal||Victor Deidorichs Duval||4,966||23.8||N/A|
|Independent Labour||Henry Mills||4,706||23.7||−1.9|
Elections in the 1910s
|Independent Labour||Henry Mills||3,738||25.6||N/A|
|C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.|
|Conservative gain from Lib-Lab||Swing||+4.9|
Elections in the 1900s
|Lib-Lab gain from Conservative||Swing||+10.9|
|Liberal||Henry Yorke Stanger||3,914||42.5||−5.1|
Elections in the 1890s
|Liberal||Frederick William Maude||4,369||47.6||−1.9|
|Conservative||Henry Smith Wright||4,570||50.5||−1.0|
|Liberal||John Fletcher Moulton||4,487||49.5||+1.0|
Elections in the 1880s
|Conservative||Henry Smith Wright||4,586||51.5||+3.4|
|Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||+3.4|
|Conservative||Henry Smith Wright||4,620||48.1||N/A|
|Liberal win (new seat)|
Notes and references
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- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "N" (part 3)
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- "Local Election Results May 2007". Nottingham City Council. Archived from the original on 15 June 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
- "Election results for Nottingham South". Nottingham City Council. Nottingham City Council. Retrieved 13 December 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.
- "About Lilian Greenwood MP". Labour Party. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
- "Jane Hunt: Candidate for Nottingham South". Conservative Party. Archived from the original on 11 August 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
- "Candidate: David Hollas MBE". UK Independence Party. Archived from the original on 8 December 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
- "Adam McGregor: Candidate for Nottingham South".
- "Deborah Newton-Cook". East Midlands Liberal Democrats.
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- The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1955.
- The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1951.
- The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1950.
- The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1945.
- British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
- Craig, FWS, ed. (1974). British Parliamentary Election Results: 1885-1918. London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 9781349022984.