Hazel Grove (UK Parliament constituency)


Hazel Grove (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Hazel Grove
Map1 = HazelGrove
Map2 = GreaterManchester
Type = County
Year = 1974
Entity = Greater Manchester
County = Greater Manchester
EP = North West England
MP = Andrew Stunell
Party = Liberal Democrat

Hazel Grove 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.

Boundaries

The constituency was created in 1974 following a Boundary Commission report published in 1969. It took areas previously within the Cheadle constituency. When created, it was defined as consisting of the Urban Districts of Bredbury and Romiley, Hazel Grove and Bramhall, and Marple.

In 1983, the constituency lost the area of Bramhall back to the redrawn Cheadle constituency. In return it gained some areas formerly in Stockport South. It was defined as the following wards of the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport: Bredbury, Great Moor, Hazel Grove, North Marple, Romiley and South Marple. A minor boundary change in 1997 was made around the village of Lower Cliffe but this affected only a single voter. At the next general election, after boundary changes, the constituency will consist of the following six wards of Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council: Bredbury & Woodley, Bredbury Green & Romiley, Hazel Grove, Marple North, Marple South and Offerton.

History

The constituency was established in time for the February 1974 general election, having previously formed part of the Cheadle constituency. At that election, the seat was won by Michael Winstanley of the Liberal Party. Winstanley only held it for a few months, because at the general election October 1974 he lost to the Conservatives' Tom Arnold.

Arnold held the seat until 1997, although (with the exception of the 1979 election) this was with small majorities over the Liberals/SDP-Liberal Alliance/Liberal Democrats. At the 1997 general election, Arnold stood down, and the seat was taken by Andrew Stunell of the Liberal Democrats. Stunell has held the seat comfortably since then.

Members of Parliament

* "Constituency created" (1974)

Election results

Elections in the 2000s

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Annesley Abercorn
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Richard Scorer
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Andrew Stunell
votes =
percentage =
change =

General election of 2005

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Hazel Grove
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Andrew Stunell
votes = 19,355
percentage = 49.5
change = -2.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Alan White
votes = 11,607
percentage = 29.7
change = -0.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Andrew Graystone
votes = 6,834
percentage = 17.5
change = +1.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Keith Ryan
votes = 1,321
percentage = 3.4
change = +1.7
Election box majority
votes = 7,748
percentage = 19.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 39,117
percentage = 60.8
change = +1.7
Election box hold with party link
winner = Liberal Democrats (UK)
swing = -1.0

General election of 2001

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Hazel Grove
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Andrew Stunell
votes = 20,020
percentage = 52.0
change = -2.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Nadine Bargery
votes = 11,585
percentage = 30.1
change = -0.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Martin Miller
votes = 6,230
percentage = 16.2
change = +4.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Gerald Price
votes = 643
percentage = 1.7
change = +1.1
Election box majority
votes = 8,435
percentage = 21.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 38,478
percentage = 59.1
change = -18.2
Election box hold with party link
winner = Liberal Democrats (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1990s

General election of 1997

Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: Hazel Grove
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Andrew Stunell
votes = 26,883
percentage = 54.5
change = +11.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Brendan Murphy
votes = 15,069
percentage = 30.5
change = -14.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Jeffrey Lewis
votes = 5,882
percentage = 11.9
change = +0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = John Stanyer
votes = 1,055
percentage = 2.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Gordon Black
votes = 268
percentage = 0.5
change =
Election box candidate
party = Humanist
candidate = Douglas Firkin-Flood
votes = 183
percentage = 0.4
change =
Election box majority
votes = 11,814
percentage = 23.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 49,340
percentage = 77.3
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Liberal Democrats (UK)
swing =
loser = Conservative Party (UK)

General Election of 1992

Election box begin
title=General Election 1992: Hazel Grove
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Tom Arnold
votes = 24,479
percentage = 44.8
change = -0.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Andrew Stunell
votes = 23,550
percentage = 43.1
change = +1.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Colin MacAllister
votes = 6,390
percentage = 11.7
change = -0.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Natural Law Party
candidate = Michael Penn
votes = 204
percentage = 0.4
change =
Election box majority
votes = 929
percentage = 1.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 54,623
percentage = 84.9
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1980s

General election of 1987

Election box begin
title=General Election 1987: Hazel Grove
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Tom Arnold
votes = 24,396
percentage = 45.5
change = -0.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Andrew Vos
votes = 22,556
percentage = 42.0
change = +0.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Glyn Ford
votes = 6,354
percentage = 11.8
change = -0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Freda Chapman
votes = 346
percentage = 0.6
change =
Election box majority
votes = 1,840
percentage = 3.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 53,652
percentage = 81.6
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

General election of 1983

Major boundary changes occurred at this election. The vote changes compare with estimates for the 1979 election on the same boundaries.

Election box begin
title=General election 1983: Hazel Grove
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Tom Arnold
votes = 22,627
percentage = 46.0
change = -5.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Andrew Vos
votes = 20,605
percentage = 41.9
change = +14.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Jonathan Comyn-Platt
votes = 5,895
percentage = 12.0
change = -9.4
Election box majority
votes = 2,022
percentage = 4.1
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 49,127
percentage = 77.2
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1970s

General election of 1979

Election box begin
title=General election 1979: Hazel Grove
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Tom Arnold
votes = 32,420
percentage = 55.5
change = +10.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Viv Bingham
votes = 17,148
percentage = 29.4
change = -10.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = John Lowe
votes = 8,846
percentage = 15.1
change = -0.2
Election box majority
votes = 15,272
percentage = 26.1
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 58,414
percentage = 83.4
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

General election of October 1974

Election box begin
title=General election October 1974: Hazel Grove
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Tom Arnold
votes = 25,012
percentage = 44.9
change = +2.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Michael Winstanley
votes = 22,181
percentage = 39.8
change = -6.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Allan Roberts
votes = 8,527
percentage = 15.3
change = +4.5
Election box majority
votes = 2,831
percentage = 5.1
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 55,720
percentage = 82.4
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
loser = Liberal Party (UK)
swing =

General election of February 1974

Election box begin
title=General election February 1974: Hazel Grove
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Michael Winstanley
votes = 26,966
percentage = 46.3
change = +2.0 (est.)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Tom Arnold
votes = 24,968
percentage = 42.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Allan Roberts
votes = 6,315
percentage = 10.8
change =
Election box majority
votes = 1,998
percentage = 3.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 58,249
percentage = 86.9
change =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Greater Manchester
* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Greater Manchester

Sources

* [http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/area/uk/edates.htm Election results 1974-2001]

References

External links

* [http://www.hazel-grove.co.uk/gallery/ Photos of Hazel Grove]
* [http://www.hazelgroveconservatives.com/ Hazel Grove Conservative Association]


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