Stockport (UK Parliament constituency)


Stockport (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Stockport
Map1 = Stockport
Map2 = GreaterManchester
Entity = Greater Manchester
Type = Borough
County = Greater Manchester
Year = 1832, 1983
MP = Ann Coffey
Party = Labour
EP = North West England

Stockport is a borough 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 covers the Brinnington, Cale Green, Davenport, Edgeley, Heaton Mersey, Heaton Moor and Manor wards of the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport. Brinnington ward had been in Denton & Reddish from 1983-1997. It was transferred into the Stockport seat at that election.

Politically, Edgeley, Davenport and (especially) Brinnington are good Labour areas; the Tories fight back in the Heatons, and the Lib Dems have local councillors now in Cale Green and Manor. Labour held the seat fairly safely in 2005, but it still has the potential to become a three-way-marginal in the next election if local voting patterns continue.

History

Stockport was created as a two-member constituency by the Reform Act 1832. It survived as such until 1950, when it was partitioned into Stockport North and Stockport South. A single Stockport seat was created in 1983, returning one member, with the remainder of the ex-county borough forming part of the new Denton & Reddish seat.

Members of Parliament

MPs 1832-1950

MPs 1983-present

*"Constituency recreated" (1983)

Election results

Elections in the 2000s

General election of 2005

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Stockport
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Ann Coffey
votes = 18,069
percentage = 50.5
change = -8.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Elizabeth Berridge
votes = 8,906
percentage = 24.9
change = -1.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Lyn-Su Floodgate
votes = 7,832
percentage = 21.9
change = +6.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Richard Simpson
votes = 964
percentage = 2.7
change = +2.7
Election box majority
votes = 9,163
percentage = 25.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 35,771
percentage = 54.5
change = +1.2
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -3.5

General election of 2001

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Stockport
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Ann Coffey
votes = 20,731
percentage = 58.6
change = -4.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = John Allen
votes = 9,162
percentage = 25.9
change = +3.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Mark Hunter
votes = 5,490
percentage = 15.5
change = +4.9
Election box majority
votes = 11,569
percentage = 32.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 35,383
percentage = 53.3
change = -18.0
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1990s

General election of 1997

Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: Stockport
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Ann Coffey
votes = 29,338
percentage = 62.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Stephen Fitzsimmons
votes = 10,426
percentage = 22.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Sylvia Roberts
votes = 4,951
percentage = 10.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = William Morley-Scott
votes = 1,280
percentage = 2.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Geoff Southern
votes = 255
percentage = 0.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Official Monster Raving Loony Party
candidate = Colin Newitt
votes = 213
percentage = 0.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent Conservative
candidate = Christopher Dronfield
votes = 206
percentage = 0.4
change =
Election box majority
votes = 18,912
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 46,769
percentage = 71.5
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

General election of 1992

Election box begin
title=General Election 1992: Stockport
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Ann Coffey
votes = 21,096
percentage = 44.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Anthony Favell
votes = 19,674
percentage = 41.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Anne Corris
votes = 6,539
percentage = 13.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Judith Filmore
votes = 436
percentage = 0.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Natural Law Party
candidate = D Saunders
votes = 50
percentage = 0.1
change =
Election box majority
votes = 1,422
percentage = 2.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 47,795
percentage = 82.3
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1980s

General election of 1987

Election box begin
title=General Election 1987: Stockport
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Anthony Favell
votes = 19,410
percentage = 41.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = S Haines
votes = 16,557
percentage = 35.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Social Democratic Party (UK)
candidate = J L Begg
votes = 10,365
percentage = 22.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = M Shipley
votes = 573
percentage = 1.2
change =
Election box majority
votes = 2,853
percentage = 6.1
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 78.1
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

General election of 1983

Election box begin
title=General Election 1983: Stockport
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Anthony Favell
votes = 18,517
percentage = 42.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = P R Ward
votes = 12,731
percentage = 29.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Social Democratic Party (UK)
candidate = Tom McNally
votes = 12,129
percentage = 27.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Ecology Party
candidate = M Shipley
votes = 369
percentage = 0.8
change =
Election box candidate
party = Nationalist
candidate = K Walker
votes = 194
percentage = 0.4
change =
Election box majority
votes = 5,786
percentage = 13.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 74.6
change =

Elections in the 1940s

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Arnold Gridley
votes = 31,039
percentage = 20.6
change = - 10.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Norman Hulbert
votes = 30,792
percentage = 20.4
change = - 9.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = A. R. Stamp
votes = 29,674
percentage = 19.6
change = - 0.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = C. T. Douthwaite
votes = 28,798
percentage = 19.6
change = + 0.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = H. Sletherland
votes = 14,994
percentage = 9.9
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = F. W. Malbon
votes = 14,942
percentage = 9.9
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 1,118
percentage = 0.8
change = - 9.1
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 77.2
change = - 2.3
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1930s

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Arnold Gridley
votes = 43,882
percentage = 30.7
change = - 6.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Norman Hulbert
votes = 43,001
percentage = 30.0
change = - 4.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = James Hindle Hudson
votes = 28,798
percentage = 20.1
change = + 3.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = C. T. Douthwaite
votes = 27,528
percentage = 19.2
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 14,203
percentage = 9.9
change = - 7.8
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 79.5
change = - 4.6
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Samuel Hammersley
votes = 50,936
percentage = 37.0
change = + 11.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Alan Dower
votes = 47,757
percentage = 34.7
change = + 15.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Arnold Townend
votes = 23,350
percentage = 17.0
change = - 10.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent Labour Party
candidate = J. T. Abbott
votes = 15,591
percentage = 11.3
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 24,407
percentage = 17.7
change = + 12.0
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 84.1
change = - 0.5
Election box gain with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
loser = Labour Party (UK)
swing =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1920s

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Arnold Townend
votes = 30,955
percentage = 27.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Samuel Hammersley
votes = 29,043
percentage = 25.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Henry Fildes
votes = 22,595
percentage = 20.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = E. N. Lingen-Barker
votes = 22,047
percentage = 19.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent Liberal
candidate = Charles Royle
votes = 8,355
percentage = 7.4
change =
Election box majority
votes = 6,448
percentage = 5.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 84.6
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=Stockport by-election, 1925
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Arnold Townend
votes = 20,219
percentage = 36.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = T. Eastham
votes = 17,892
percentage = 32.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Henry Fildes
votes = 17,296
percentage = 31.2
change =
Election box majority
votes = 2,327
percentage = 4.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 55,407
percentage = 85.7
change = −0.2
Election box gain with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1924: Stockport (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = William Greenwood
votes = 28,057
percentage = 31.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Samuel Hammersley
votes = 26,417
percentage = 29.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Arnold Townend
votes = 21,986
percentage = 24.8
change = +6.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Charles Royle
votes = 12,386
percentage = 13.9
change =
Election box majority
votes = 4,431
percentage = 4.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 88,846
percentage = 85.9
change = +4.2
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
loser = Liberal Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = William Greenwood
votes = 20,308
percentage = 22.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Charles Royle
votes = 19,223
percentage = 21.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Samuel Hammersley
votes = 18,129
percentage = 20.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Henry Fildes
votes = 16,756
percentage = 18.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Arnold Townend
votes = 16,340
percentage = 18.0
change =
Election box majority
votes = 3,552
percentage = 4.0
change =
Election box majority
votes = 1,094
percentage = 1.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 71.7
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Liberal Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = National Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Henry Fildes
votes = 35,241
percentage = 34.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = William Greenwood
votes = 33,852
percentage = 33.1
change =
Election box candidate
party = Co-operative Party
candidate = Samuel Perry
votes = 17,059
percentage = 16.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = J C H Robinson
votes = 16,126
percentage = 15.8
change =
Election box majority
votes = 18,182
percentage = 17.7
change =
Election box majority
votes = 16,793
percentage = 16.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 81.2
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = National Liberal Party (UK)
swing =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Coalition Conservative
candidate = William Greenwood
votes = 22,847
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Coalition Liberal
candidate = Henry Fildes
votes = 22,386
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Leo Chiozza Money
votes = 16,042
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate
party = Co-operative Party
candidate = Samuel Perry
votes = 14,434
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = A. G. Kindell
votes = 5,644
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = J. J. Terrett
votes = 5,543
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent Republican (Ireland)
candidate = William X. O'Brien
votes = 2,336
percentage =
change =
Election box majority
votes = 6,805
percentage = 7.7
change =
Election box majority
votes = 6,344
percentage = 7.1
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 73.5
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Coalition Conservative
loser = Coalition Labour
swing =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Coalition Liberal
swing =

Elections in the 1910s

Election box candidate with party link
party = Coalition Liberal
candidate = Spencer Leigh Hughes
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Coalition Labour
candidate = George Wardle
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Coalition Liberal
swing =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Coalition Labour
swing =

:In the 1918 general election, Spencer Leigh Hughes and George Wardle were elected unopposed.

ources

*cite book |last=Craig |first=F. W. S. |authorlink= F. W. S. Craig |title=British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 |origyear=1969 |edition= 3rd edition |year=1983 |publisher= Parliamentary Research Services |location=Chichester |id= ISBN 0-900178-06-X
* [http://www.angeltowns.com/town/peerage/scommons5.htm Historical list of MPs]
* [http://politics.guardian.co.uk/hoc/constituency/history/0,9571,-1334,00.html Election results, 1992-2005] (Guardian)
* [http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/area/uk/edates.htm Election results 1983-1992]
*John McHugh, [http://www.mcrh.mmu.ac.uk/pubs/pdf/mrhr_14_j_mchugh.pdf The Stockport by-election of 1920]

ee also

*Stockport by-election, 1920
*Stockport by-election, 1925
*List of Parliamentary constituencies in Greater Manchester


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