Heywood and Middleton (UK Parliament constituency)


Heywood and Middleton (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Heywood and Middleton
Map1 = HeywoodMiddleton
Map2 = GreaterManchester
Entity = Greater Manchester
Type = County
County = Greater Manchester
Year = 1983
MP = Jim Dobbin
Party = Labour Co-operative
EP = North West England

Heywood and Middleton 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 is one of three covering the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, covering the west of the borough. It includes the towns of Heywood and Middleton, some of the western fringes of Rochdale itself (such as Castleton, and parts of Norden and Bamford) and some of the rural area to the north.

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Greater Manchester, the Boundary Commission for England has recommended the creation of a modified Heywood and Middleton constituency using the following electoral wards from within the Rochdale Borough:

* Bamford, Castleton, East Middleton, Hopwood Hall, Norden, North Heywood, North Middleton, South Middleton, West Heywood, West Middleton

History

The constituency was formed in 1983, from parts of the old Heywood and Royton and Middleton and Prestwich constituencies. It is a safe seat for the Labour Party, with them having held it since its formation. From 1983 until his retirement in 1997, the MP was James Callaghan, who should not be confused with the former Prime Minister with the same name. Since 1997, the seat has been held by Jim Dobbin.

Members of Parliament

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Co-operative
candidate = Jim Dobbin
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Wera Hobhouse
votes =
percentage =
change =

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Heywood and Middleton
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Co-operative
candidate = Jim Dobbin
votes = 19,438
percentage = 49.8
change = -7.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Stephen Pathmarajah
votes = 8,355
percentage = 21.4
change = -6.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Crea Lavin
votes = 7,261
percentage = 18.6
change = +7.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = Gary Aronsson
votes = 1,855
percentage = 4.7
change = +4.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK, 1989)
candidate = Philip Burke
votes = 1,377
percentage = 3.5
change = +0.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = John Whittaker
votes = 767
percentage = 2.0
change = +2.0
Election box majority
votes = 11,083
percentage = 28.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 39,053
percentage = 54.6
change = +1.5
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Co-operative
swing = -0.9

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Heywood and Middleton
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Co-operative
candidate = Jim Dobbin
votes = 22,377
percentage = 57.7
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Marilyn Hopkins
votes = 10,707
percentage = 27.6
change = +4.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Ian Greenhalgh
votes = 4,329
percentage = 11.2
change = -4.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK, 1989)
candidate = Philip Burke
votes = 1,021
percentage = 2.6
change = +1.1
Election box candidate
party = Christian Democrat
candidate = Christine West
votes = 345
percentage = 0.9
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 11,670
percentage = 30.1
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 38,779
percentage = 53.1
change = -15.3
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Co-operative
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: Heywood and Middleton
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Co-operative
candidate = Jim Dobbin
votes = 29,179
percentage = 57.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Sebastian Grigg
votes = 11,637
percentage = 23.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = David Clayton
votes = 7,908
percentage = 15.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = Mrs C West
votes = 1,076
percentage = 2.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK, 1989)
candidate = Philip Burke
votes = 750
percentage = 1.5
change =
Election box majority
votes = 17,542
percentage = 34.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 50,550
percentage = 68.4
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Co-operative
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1992: Heywood and Middleton
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = James Callaghan
votes = 22,380
percentage = 52.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Eric Ollerenshaw
votes = 14,306
percentage = 33.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Dr. Michael Taylor
votes = 5,262
percentage = 12.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK, 1989)
candidate = Philip Burke
votes = 757
percentage = 1.8
change =
Election box candidate
party = Natural Law
candidate = A Scott
votes = 134
percentage = 0.3
change =
Election box majority
votes = 8,074
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 42,839
percentage = 74.9
change =

References

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Greater Manchester


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