Stone (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Stone in Staffordshire
Location of Staffordshire within England
|Electorate||66,729 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Bill Cash (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Number of members||One|
|Type of constituency||County constituency|
|Replaced by||Stafford and Stone|
|Created from||North West Staffordshire, West Staffordshire, Leek and Burton|
Members of Parliament
|1918||Sir Smith Child, Bt.||Coalition Conservative|
|1922||Sir Joseph Lamb||Conservative|
MPs since 1997
|1997||Sir Bill Cash||Conservative|
Workless claimants, registered jobseekers, were in November 2012 significantly lower than the national average of 3.8%, at 1.9% of the population based on a statistical compilation by The Guardian.
Stone is in the top decile in geographical size in England. It covers the area from Madeley in the north to the west of Newcastle-under-Lyme, then runs south and out to the outskirts of Market Drayton, running down to the northern edge of Newport. The boundary heads north alongside the western boundary of Stafford around the north of Stafford and down its eastern boundary. It runs across the north of Abbots Bromley before reaching its eastern end. It continues to the west of Uttoxeter in the Burton constituency. It then extends eastwards between the Burton constituency and up to Cheadle and to the south of Stoke-on-Trent. Currently within the constituency are the towns of Eccleshall, Cheadle and Stone.
2010–present: The Borough of Stafford wards of Barlaston and Oulton, Chartley, Church Eaton, Eccleshall, Fulford, Gnosall and Woodseaves, Milwich, St Michael’s, Stonefield and Christchurch, Swynnerton, and Walton, the District of Staffordshire Moorlands wards of Cheadle North East, Cheadle South East, Cheadle West, Checkley, and Forsbrook, and the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme wards of Loggerheads and Whitmore, and Madeley.
1997–2010: The Borough of Stafford wards of Barlaston, Chartley, Church Eaton, Eccleshall, Fulford, Gnosall, Milwich, Oulton, St Michael's, Stonefield and Christchurch, Swynnerton, Walton, and Woodseaves, the District of Staffordshire Moorlands wards of Alton, Cheadle North East, Cheadle South East, Cheadle West, Checkley, Forsbrook, and Kingsley, and the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme wards of Loggerheads, Madeley, and Whitmore.
1918–1950: The Urban District of Stone, and the Rural Districts of Blore Heath, Cheadle, Mayfield, Newcastle-under-Lyme, and Stone.
There were various alterations to the constituency shape in boundary changes put in place for the 2010 general election. Stone took the areas covered by the Bradley, and Salt and Enson civil parish from the neighbouring Stafford constituency. In turn, the parishes of Hixon, Ellenhall, and Ranton, were moved back from Stone to Stafford. In the largest alteration, the north-eastern parishes covering Kingsley, Oakamoor, Alton, Farley, and Cotton, were all moved to the altered Staffordshire Moorlands.
The earlier constituency of the same name that existed 1918-1950 elected Conservatives, all three officers who had fought with some distinction in either of the two World Wars.
The current constituency was created for the 1997 general election, when Parliament approved for Staffordshire the additional seat proposed by the Boundary Commission. The constituency was formed from parts of the Stafford, Staffordshire Moorlands and Mid Staffordshire.
Presenting a safe seat for the Conservatives and proving to be one, its creation reduced the Conservative majority in the Staffordshire Moorlands and Stafford constituencies, both of which were gained by a Labour party member at the 1997 general election.
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||Alec Sandiford||4,412||8.9||4.5|
|Labour Co-op||Sam Hale||14,119||28.2||8.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Martin Lewis||2,222||4.4||0.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Martin Lewis||2,473||5.3||17.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Christine Tinker||10,598||22.4||3.8|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Richard Stevens||9,111||19.4||4.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Brendan McKeown||6,888||15.1||3.1|
Election in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Barry Stamp||6,392||12.0||N/A|
|Natural Law||Dinah Grice||237||0.4||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Election in the 1940s
Elections in the 1930s
Elections in the 1920s
Election in the 1910s
|Unionist win (new seat)|
|C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.|
Notes and references
- "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.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 5)
- Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
- 2010 post-revision map non-metropolitan areas and unitary authorities of England
- Almanac of British Politics, 5th ed, Robert Waller
- "Stone parliamentary constituency - Election 2019". Election 2019 selected. BBC. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "UK Polling Report". ukpollingreport.co.uk.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "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.
- British parliamentary election results 1918-1949, Fred W. S. Craig Parliamentary Research Services, 1983
- Craig, F. W. S. (1983) . British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
- Iain Dale, ed. (2003). The Times House of Commons 1929, 1931, 1935. Politico's (reprint). ISBN 1-84275-033-X.
- The Times House of Commons 1945. 1945.