Stalybridge and Hyde (UK Parliament constituency)
|Stalybridge and Hyde|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Stalybridge and Hyde in Greater Manchester.
Location of Greater Manchester within England.
|Electorate||70,691 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Hyde, Mossley, Stalybridge|
|Member of parliament||Jonathan Reynolds (Labour Co-op)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Stalybridge, Hyde and Mossley|
|European Parliament constituency||North West England|
- 1 History
- 2 Boundaries
- 3 Constituency profile
- 4 Members of Parliament
- 5 Elections
- 6 See also
- 7 Notes and references
The seat was created under the Representation of the People Act 1918. During its first 37 years it was held by Conservatives for 34 of these, and for the other three years by the other two main parties, the Liberal Party and the Labour Party. In 1945 the seat was won by Rev. Gordon Lang who was honorary secretary of the United Europe Movement and a leading member of the Proportional Representation Society but who retired on ill health in 1951.
The area is a safe seat for Labour, which has held it since the 1945 general election. James Purnell, a former 10 Downing Street special advisor, who was first elected at the 2001 general election resigned his cabinet position as Work and Pensions Secretary on 4 June 2009, citing concerns over Prime Minister Gordon Brown's leadership. On 19 February 2010, he announced that he would not contest the 2010 election. Senior Labour Party officials were concerned that Unite was strategically attempting to have Peter Wheeler, a senior Unite official, selected as the Labour candidate, as one of a series of seats, leading to the National Executive Committee putting forward Jonathan Reynolds on the selection shortlist who, as widely expected, won the election.
1918-1950: The Municipal Boroughs of Dukinfield, Hyde, and Stalybridge, the Urban Districts of Hollingworth and Mottram in Longdendale, and the Rural District of Tintwistle.
1950-1983: The Municipal Boroughs of Dukinfield, Hyde, and Stalybridge, the Urban District of Longdendale, and the Rural District of Tintwistle.
1983-1997: The Metropolitan Borough of Tameside wards of Dukinfield, Dukinfield Stalybridge, Hyde Godley, Hyde Newton, Hyde Werneth, Longdendale, Stalybridge North, and Stalybridge South.
1997-present: The Metropolitan Borough of Tameside wards of Dukinfield Stalybridge, Hyde Godley, Hyde Newton, Hyde Werneth, Longdendale, Mossley, Stalybridge North, and Stalybridge South.
The constituency covers the areas of the former municipal boroughs of Stalybridge, Hyde and Mossley, as well as the former urban districts of Hollingworth and Mottram in Longdendale. Until 1997 it also included the area of the former municipal borough of Dukinfield, most of which since that date mostly forms part of the Denton and Reddish constituency.
The constituency lies on the lower slopes of the Pennines and beginning of the plain below, on the cusp of Greater Manchester and has three broad settlements, the largest of which are Hyde which is bordered by the River Tame and Peak Forest Canal, and Stalybridge which similarly has several parks and recreation grounds and leads up the Tame Valley to Mossley. The geographic features include the footpaths from both towns on neighbouring promontories, Harridge and Wild Bank. Stamford Golf Club and Werneth Low Country Park are in the seat.
The area has been susceptible to a major downturn in all but the most affluent and productive areas and workless claimants, registered jobseekers, were in November 2012 higher than the national average of 3.8%, and regional average of 4.4%, at 5.0% of the population based on a statistical compilation by The Guardian.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Labour Co-op||Jonathan Reynolds||18,447||45.0||+5.4|
|Liberal Democrat||Peter Flynn||1,256||3.1||-14.0|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||+4.8|
|Labour Co-op||Jonathan Reynolds||16,189||39.6||−10.1|
|Liberal Democrat||John Potter||6,965||17.0||+1.4|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||−8.5|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Viv Bingham||5,532||15.7||+2.2|
|Conservative||Andrew R. Reid||8,922||27.8||+3.3|
|Liberal Democrat||Brendon Jones||4,327||13.5||+1.5|
Elections in the 1990s
|Conservative||Nick de Bois||10,557||24.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Martin Cross||5,169||12.0|
|Referendum||Robert J.D. Clapham||1,992||4.6||N/A|
|Conservative||Simon R. Mort||17,376||34.7||−2.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Ian M. Kirk||4,740||9.5||−5.0|
|Liberal||Robert G.J. Powell||1,199||2.4||N/A|
|Monster Raving Loony||Darren J. Poyzer||337||0.7||N/A|
|Natural Law||Edward J. Blomfield||238||0.5||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|Social Democratic||Peter Ashenden||7,311||14.49|
|National Front||Bryan Nylan||294||0.61|
Elections in the 1970s
|Liberal||Donald Fletcher Burden||7,725||15.89|
|Conservative||Sam M. Swerling||16,854||32.03|
|Independent Liberal||Harold White||10,850||20.62|
|Conservative||John E Rogerson||19,377||41.31|
Elections in the 1960s
|Conservative||John E Rogerson||18,153||43.09|
Elections in the 1950s
|Liberal||Donald Fletcher Burden||4,930||9.78|
Elections in the 1940s
|Liberal||Donald Fletcher Burden||9,240|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing|
General Election 1939/40: Another general election was required to take place before the end of 1940. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place from 1939 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected;
Elections in the 1930s
|Liberal||Percy Herbert Jones||8,849||17.5|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing|
Elections in the 1920s
|Labour||Hugh Hartley Lawrie||20,343||41.1||+7.4|
|Liberal||Percy Herbert Jones||11,186||22.6||+0.5|
|Labour gain from Unionist||Swing||+7.6|
|Unionist gain from Liberal||Swing|
|Liberal gain from Unionist||Swing||+13.6|
|Labour||Percy Horace Ward||7,578||21.6|
Elections in the 1910s
Notes and references
Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Webster, Philip (20 February 2010). "James Purnell quits Parliament for a 'normal life'". The Times. London.
- Wintour, Patrick (16 March 2010). "No 10 acts over 'secret' Unite plan to fill safe seats". The Guardian. London.
- 146655 Tameside on OpenStreetMap
- Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Stalybridge & Hyde". BBC News. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- Stalybridge and Hyde result, BBC News, 7 May 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.
- "UK General Election results April 1992". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
- "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.