Bury North (UK Parliament constituency)


Bury North (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Bury North
Map1 = BuryNorth
Map2 = GreaterManchester
Entity = Greater Manchester
Type = Borough
County = Greater Manchester
Year = 1983
MP = David Chaytor
Party = Labour
EP = North West England

Bury North is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. It is a marginal seat between Labour and the Conservatives.

Boundaries

The constituency of Bury North covers the towns of Ramsbottom, Tottington and Bury.

Following the 2000 Boundary Review, the local government ward of Unsworth is transferred from Bury North to Bury South. No other changes are suggested. A traditional Labour-Conservative marginal, Ramsbottom and Tottington are mostly Tory, whereas the town of Bury itself (particularly the "Bury East" ward) is generally more favourable to Labour, but not always overwhelmingly so.

History

The Bury North constituency was created in 1983 following the abolition of the pre-existing Bury and Radcliffe constituency.Ramsbottom was also transferred from Rossendale to Bury North.With the loss of Ramsbottom,Rossendale linked with Darwen.

Members of Parliament

*David Chaytor, Labour (1997 - "present")
*Alistair Burt, Conservative (1983 - 1997)

Election results

Elections in the 2000s

Election box begin
title=Next United Kingdom general election: Bury North
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = David Chaytor
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = David Nuttall
votes =
percentage =
change =

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Bury North
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = David Chaytor
votes = 19,130
percentage = 43.0
change = −8.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = David Nuttall
votes = 16,204
percentage = 36.5
change = −0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Wilf Davison
votes = 6,514
percentage = 14.7
change = +2.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = Stewart Clough
votes = 1,790
percentage = 4.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Philip Silver
votes = 476
percentage = 1.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Ryan O'Neill
votes = 172
percentage = 0.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Veritas (political party)
candidate = Ian Upton
votes = 153
percentage = 0.3
change =
Election box majority
votes = 2,926
percentage = 6.6
change = −8.0
Election box turnout
votes = 44,439
percentage = 61.5
change = −1.5
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = −4.0

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Bury North
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = David Chaytor
votes = 22,945
percentage = 51.2
change = −0.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = John Walsh
votes = 16,413
percentage = 36.6
change = −0.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Bryn Hackley
votes = 5,430
percentage = 12.1
change = +3.9
Election box majority
votes = 6,532
percentage = 14.6
change = +0.3
Election box turnout
votes = 44,788
percentage = 63.0
change = −14.9
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = +0.1

Elections in the 1990s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: Bury North
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = David Chaytor
votes = 28,523
percentage = 51.8
change = +10.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Alistair Burt
votes = 20,657
percentage = 37.5
change = −12.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Neville Kenyon
votes = 4,536
percentage = 8.2
change = −0.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = R. S. Hallewell
votes = 1,337
percentage = 2.4
change =
Election box majority
votes = 7,866
percentage = 14.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 55,053
percentage = 77.8
change = −6.9
Election box gain with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = +11.2

Election box begin
title=General Election 1992: Bury North
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Alistair Burt
votes = 29,266
percentage = 49.7
change = −0.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Jim Dobbin
votes = 24,502
percentage = 41.6
change = +3.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = C. F. L. McGrath
votes = 5,010
percentage = 8.5
change = −3.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Natural Law Party
candidate = M. S. Sullivan
votes = 163
percentage = 0.3
change =
Election box majority
votes = 4,764
percentage = 8.1
change = −4.2
Election box turnout
votes = 58,941
percentage = 84.8
change = +2.2
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = −2.1

Elections in the 1980s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1987: Bury North
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Alistair Burt
votes = 28,097
percentage = 50.1
change = +4.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = D. A. Crausby
votes = 21,186
percentage = 37.8
change = −2.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = D. Vasmer
votes = 6,804
percentage = 12.1
change = −2.2
Election box majority
votes = 6,911
percentage = 12.3
change = +7.0
Election box turnout
votes = 56,087
percentage = 82.5
change = +2.9
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = +3.5

Election box begin
title=General Election 1983: Bury North
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Alistair Burt
votes = 23,923
percentage = 45.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = F. R. White
votes = 21,131
percentage = 40.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Mrs. E. M. Wilson
votes = 7,550
percentage = 14.4
change =
Election box majority
votes = 2,792
percentage = 5.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 52,604
percentage = 79.6
change =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Greater Manchester


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