Nottingham South (UK Parliament constituency)

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Nottingham South
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Nottingham South in Nottinghamshire.
Outline map
Location of Nottinghamshire within England.
County Nottinghamshire
Electorate 69,154 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1983
Member of parliament Lillian Greenwood (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Nottingham East and Nottingham West
18851974 (1974)
Number of members One
Type of constituency Borough constituency
Replaced by Nottingham East,
Nottingham West,
Rushcliffe
Created from Nottingham
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency East Midlands

Nottingham South is a constituency.[n 1] [n 2]

Members of Parliament[edit]

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 1885–1974[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1885 John Williams Liberal
1886 Henry Smith Wright Conservative
1895 Lord Henry Cavendish-Bentinck Conservative
1906 Arthur Richardson Liberal-Labour
January 1910 Lord Henry Cavendish-Bentinck Conservative
1929 Holford Knight Labour
1931 National Labour
1935 Frank Markham National Labour
1945 Norman Smith Labour Co-operative
1955 Denis Keegan Conservative
1959 William Clark Conservative
1966 George Perry Labour
1970 Norman Fowler Conservative
February 1974 constituency abolished

MPs since 1983[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1983 Martin Brandon-Bravo Conservative
1992 Alan Simpson Labour
2010 Lilian Greenwood Labour

Constituency profile[edit]

The seat is the most economically diverse of the three Nottingham constituencies covering higher income and lower income output areas (sub-divisions of wards).[3] This has led to it becoming the most marginal of the seats, changing hands on several occasions over the past few decades and has 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.[4]

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.[5]

Boundaries[edit]

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.

The constituency borders several other seats in Nottingham city and the surrounding area. It is surrounded to the South and East by Rushcliffe constituency, which is represented by Kenneth Clarke. To the West, it borders Broxtowe and both Nottingham North and Nottingham East to the North.

Roughly, the constituency covers the southern part of the City of Nottingham in Nottinghamshire.

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.

History[edit]

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[3] 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.

Wollaton Hall in Wollaton, one of the constituency's more affluent areas.

Communities or localities in Nottingham South include:

Elections[edit]

Election results for Nottingham South

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2017: Nottingham South[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lilian Greenwood 30,013 62.4 Increase 14.7
Conservative Jane Hunt 14,851 30.9 Decrease 0.8
Liberal Democrat Tony Sutton 1,564 3.2 Decrease 0.3
UKIP David Hollas 1,103 2.3 Decrease 9.0
Green Adam McGregor 598 1.2 Decrease 4.2
Majority 15,162 31.5 Increase 15.5
Turnout 48,129 67.6 Increase 4.6
Labour hold Swing Increase 7.7
General Election 2015: Nottingham South[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lilian Greenwood[8] 20,697 47.6 Increase 10.3
Conservative Jane Hunt[9] 13,761 31.7 Decrease 1.3
UKIP David Hollas[10] 4,900 11.3 Increase 8.9
Green Adam McGregor[11] 2,345 5.4 Increase 3.9
Liberal Democrat Deborah Newton-Cook[12] 1,532 3.5 Decrease 19.5
TUSC Andrew Clayworth 230 0.5 Increase 0.5
Majority 6,936 16.0
Turnout 43,465 63.0 Increase 2.5
Labour hold Swing 5.8
The prospective candidates for the 2010 election at the University of Nottingham Students' Union's Big Debate at the East Midlands Conference Centre.
From left to right:
Tony Sutton (Liberal Democrats), Rowena Holland (Conservative Party), Ken Browne (UK Independence Party), Matthew Butcher (Green Party), Lilian Greenwood (Labour Party)
General Election 2010: Nottingham South[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lillian Greenwood 15,209 37.3 Decrease 10.1
Conservative Rowena Holland 13,437 32.9 Increase 7.0
Liberal Democrat Tony Sutton 9,406 23.1 Increase 0.2
BNP Tony Woodward 1,140 2.8 N/A
UKIP Ken Browne 967 2.4 Decrease 1.5
Green Matthew Butcher 630 1.5 N/A
Majority 1,772 4.4 Decrease 17.2
Turnout 40,789 60.5 Increase 9.9
Labour hold Swing Decrease 7.2

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Nottingham South[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Simpson 16,506 47.4 Decrease 7.1
Conservative Sudesh Mattu 9,020 25.9 Decrease 1.3
Liberal Democrat Tony Sutton 7,961 22.9 Increase 6.3
UKIP Ken Browne 1,353 3.9 Increase 2.2
Majority 7,486 21.5
Turnout 34,840 50.6 Increase 0.5
Labour hold Swing Decrease 2.9
General Election 2001: Nottingham South[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Simpson 19,949 54.5 Decrease 0.8
Conservative Wendy Manning 9,960 27.2 Decrease 0.5
Liberal Democrat Kevin Mulloy 6,064 16.6 Increase 3.7
UKIP David Bartrop 632 1.7 N/A
Majority 9,989 27.3
Turnout 36,605 50.1 Decrease 16.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Nottingham South[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Simpson 26,825 55.3 Increase 7.6
Conservative Brian Kirsch 13,461 27.7 Decrease 14.1
Liberal Democrat Gary Long 6,265 12.9 Increase 2.9
Referendum Ken Thompson 1,523 3.1 N/A
National Democrats Sharron Edwards 446 0.9 N/A
Majority 13,364 27.6
Turnout 48,520 67.0
Labour hold Swing 10.8
General Election 1992: Nottingham South[17][18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Simpson 25,771 47.7 Increase 7.2
Conservative Martin Brandon-Bravo 22,590 41.8 Decrease 2.9
Liberal Democrat Gareth Long 5,408 10.0 Decrease 4.8
Natural Law Julianne Christou 263 0.5 N/A
Majority 3,181 5.9 Increase 1.7
Turnout 54,032 74.2 Increase 0.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Increase 5.0

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Nottingham South[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Martin Brandon-Bravo 23,921 45.0 Decrease 0.9
Labour Alan Simpson 21,687 40.8 Increase 6.7
Social Democratic Leighton Williams 7,517 14.2 Decrease 5.9
Majority 2,234 4.2
Turnout 53,125 73.0
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Nottingham South[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Martin Brandon-Bravo 22,238 45.9 N/A
Labour Ken Coates 16,523 34.1 N/A
Liberal Raymond Poynter 9,697 20.0 N/A
Majority 5,715 11.8 N/A
Turnout 48,458 70.2 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Nottingham South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Norman Fowler 26,726 53.75
Labour George Perry 23,031 46.25
Majority 3,731 7.49
Turnout 49,793 70.03
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: Nottingham South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Perry 24,580 50.32
Conservative William Clark 24,268 49.68
Majority 316 0.65
Turnout 48,848 75.61
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1964: Nottingham South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Clark 23,594 45.97
Labour William Frederick Back 21,046 41.00
Liberal Brian S Stratford 6,690 13.03
Majority 2,548 4.96
Turnout 51,329 78.17
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Nottingham South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Clark 29,607 57.11
Labour John Silkin 22,235 42.89
Majority 7,372 14.22
Turnout 51,845 72.49
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1955: Nottingham South[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Denis Keegan 29,145 56.88
Labour Co-op Norman Smith 22,092 43.12
Majority 7,053 13.77
Turnout 51,240 78.29
Conservative gain from Labour Co-op Swing
General Election 1951: Nottingham South[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Norman Smith 19,844 50.61
Conservative William Rees-Davies 19,362 49.39
Majority 482 1.23
Turnout 84.47
Labour Co-op hold Swing
General Election 1950: Nottingham South[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Norman Smith 18,806 48.03
Conservative William Rees-Davies 17,165 43.82
Liberal EG Watkins 3,182 8.13
Majority 1,641 4.19
Turnout 85.37
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Nottingham South[24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Norman Smith 15,316 50.46
National Frank Markham 10,766 35.47
Liberal Richard James Blindell 4,272 14.07
Majority 4,550 14.99
Turnout 75.91
Labour Co-op gain from National Labour Swing

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1935: Nottingham South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Labour Frank Markham 15,559 52.24
Labour TJ May 10,963 36.81
Liberal Joseph Mawdesley 3,260 10.95
Majority 4,596 15.43
Turnout 70.95
National Labour hold Swing
General Election 1931: Nottingham South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Labour Holford Knight 22,852 68.35
Labour Alonza Randolph Ellis 10,583 31.65
Majority 12,269 36.70
Turnout 77.57
National Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1929: Nottingham South [25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Holford Knight 14,800 42.9 +3.6
Unionist Henry Cavendish-Bentinck 14,252 41.3 −19.4
Liberal Leslie Hale 5,445 15.8 N/A
Majority 548 1.6 N/A
Turnout 34,497 80.4 +8.1
Registered electors 42,920
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +11.5
General Election 1924: Nottingham South [25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Henry Cavendish-Bentinck 13,725 60.7 +9.3
Labour Henry Mills 8,897 39.3 N/A
Majority 4,828 21.4 −5.2
Turnout 22,622 72.3 +4.7
Registered electors 31,271
Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 1923: Nottingham South [25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Henry Cavendish-Bentinck 10,724 51.4 −24.9
Independent Labour Henry Mills 5,176 24.8 +1.1
Liberal Victor Deidorichs Duval 4,966 23.8 N/A
Majority 5,548 26.6 −26.0
Turnout 20,866 67.6 +1.3
Registered electors 30,847
Unionist hold Swing −13.0
General Election 1922: Nottingham South [25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Henry Cavendish-Bentinck 15,158 76.3 +1.9
Independent Labour Henry Mills 4,706 23.7 −1.9
Majority 10,452 52.6 +3.8
Turnout 19,864 66.3 +15.4
Registered electors 29,951
Unionist hold Swing +1.9

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918: Nottingham South [25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist Henry Cavendish-Bentinck 10,881 74.4 +22.8
Independent Labour Henry Mills 3,738 25.6 N/A
Majority 7,143 48.8 +45.6
Turnout 14,619 47.9 −47.0
Registered electors 30,528
Unionist hold Swing N/A
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.
General Election December 1910: Nottingham South[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Cavendish-Bentinck 6,151 51.6 +0.1
Lib-Lab Arthur Richardson 5,766 48.4 −0.1
Majority 385 3.2 +2.0
Turnout 11,917 84.9 −4.1
Registered electors 14,031
Conservative hold Swing +0.1
General Election January 1910: Nottingham South[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Cavendish-Bentinck 6,434 51.5 +4.9
Lib-Lab Arthur Richardson 6,052 48.5 −4.9
Majority 382 3.0 N/A
Turnout 12,486 89.0 +2.4
Registered electors 14,031
Conservative gain from Lib-Lab Swing +4.9

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1906: Nottingham South[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Lib-Lab Arthur Richardson 6,314 53.4 +10.9
Conservative Henry Cavendish-Bentinck 5,514 46.6 −10.9
Majority 800 6.8 N/A
Turnout 11,828 86.6 +12.6
Registered electors 13,656
Lib-Lab gain from Conservative Swing +10.9
General Election 1900: Nottingham South[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Cavendish-Bentinck 5,298 57.5 +5.1
Liberal Henry Yorke Stanger 3,914 42.5 −5.1
Majority 1,384 15.0 +10.2
Turnout 9,212 74.0 −6.6
Registered electors 12,442
Conservative hold Swing +5.1

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1895: Nottingham South[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Cavendish-Bentinck 4,802 52.4 +1.9
Liberal Frederick William Maude 4,369 47.6 −1.9
Majority 433 4.8 +3.8
Turnout 9,171 80.6 −1.7
Registered electors 11,377
Conservative hold Swing +1.9
General Election 1892: Nottingham South[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Smith Wright 4,570 50.5 −1.0
Liberal John Fletcher Moulton 4,487 49.5 +1.0
Majority 83 1.0 −2.0
Turnout 9,057 82.3 +12.5
Registered electors 11,010
Conservative hold Swing −1.0

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1886: Nottingham South[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Smith Wright 4,586 51.5 +3.4
Liberal John Williams 4,317 48.5 −3.4
Majority 269 3.0 N/A
Turnout 8,903 69.8 −5.5
Registered electors 12,751
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +3.4
General Election 1886: Nottingham South[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Williams 4,983 51.9 N/A
Conservative Henry Smith Wright 4,620 48.1 N/A
Majority 363 3.8 N/A
Turnout 9,603 75.3 N/A
Registered electors 12,751
Liberal win (new seat)

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. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "N" (part 3)
  3. ^ a b "2001 Census". The Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ "Local Election Results May 2007". Nottingham City Council. Archived from the original on 15 June 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Statement of persons nominated, notice of poll and situation of polling stations" (PDF). Nottingham City Council. 11 May 2017. Retrieved 8 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  8. ^ "About Lilian Greenwood MP". Labour Party. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "Jane Hunt: Candidate for Nottingham South". Conservative Party. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Candidate: David Hollas MBE". UK Independence Party. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "Adam McGregor: Candidate for Nottingham South". 
  12. ^ "Candidate: Deborah Newton-Cook". 
  13. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  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. ^ "UK General Election results April 1992". Politics Resources. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  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. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1955. 
  22. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1951. 
  23. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1950. 
  24. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1945. 
  25. ^ a b c d e British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  26. ^ a b c d e f g h Craig, FWS, ed. (1974). British Parliamentary Election Results: 1885-1918. London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 9781349022984. 

Coordinates: 52°55′N 1°10′W / 52.92°N 1.17°W / 52.92; -1.17