Stalybridge and Hyde (UK Parliament constituency)


Stalybridge and Hyde (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Stalybridge and Hyde
Map1 = StalybridgeHyde
Map2 = GreaterManchester
Entity = Greater Manchester
Type = County
County = Greater Manchester
Year = 1918
MP = James Purnell
Party = Labour
EP = North West England

Stalybridge and Hyde is a county 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 defined by 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 former municipal borough of Dukinfield which now forms part of the Denton and Reddish constituency.

History

The constituency is a largely working-class area, and is a safe seat for the Labour, which has held it since the 1945 general election. Its current Member of Parliament (MP) is James Purnell, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, a former Downing Street special advisor, who was first elected at the 2001 general election.

Members of Parliament

* "Before 1918, see the two predecessor constiuencies: Hyde and also Stalybridge"

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Stalybridge and Hyde
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = James Purnell
votes = 17,535
percentage = 49.7
change = -5.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Lisa Boardman
votes = 9,187
percentage = 26.0
change = -1.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Viv Bingham
votes = 5,532
percentage = 15.7
change = +2.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = Nigel Byrne
votes = 1,399
percentage = 4.0
change = +4.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Mike Smee
votes = 1,088
percentage = 3.1
change = +3.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = John Whittaker
votes = 573
percentage = 1.6
change = -1.5
Election box majority
votes = 8,348
percentage = 23.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 35,314
percentage = 53.5
change = +5.1
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -2.0

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Stalybridge and Hyde
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = James Purnell
votes = 17,781
percentage = 55.5
change = -3.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Andrew Reid
votes = 8,922
percentage = 27.8
change = +3.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Brendon Jones
votes = 4,327
percentage = 13.5
change = +1.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Frank Bennett
votes = 1,016
percentage = 3.2
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 8,859
percentage = 27.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 32,046
percentage = 48.4
change = -17.3
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: Stalybridge and Hyde
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Tom Pendry
votes = 25,363
percentage = 58.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate =N de Bois
votes =10,557
percentage =24.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = M Cross
votes = 5,169
percentage = 12.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = R Clapham
votes = 1,992
percentage = 4.6
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 14,806
percentage = 34.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 43,081
percentage = 65.7
change = -7.8
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1992: Stalybridge and Hyde
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Tom Pendry
votes = 26,207
percentage = 52.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate =TSR Mort
votes =17,376
percentage =34.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = IM Kirk
votes = 4,740
percentage = 9.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK, 1989)
candidate = R Powell
votes = 1,199
percentage = 2.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Official Monster Raving Loony Party
candidate = D Poyzer
votes = 337
percentage = 0.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Natural Law Party
candidate = E Blomfield
votes = 238
percentage = 0.5
change =
Election box majority
votes = 8,831
percentage = 17.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 50,097
percentage = 73.5
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Greater Manchester


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