Wigan (UK Parliament constituency)


Wigan (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Wigan
Map1 = Wigan
Map2 = GreaterManchester
Entity = Greater Manchester
Type = County
County = Greater Manchester
Year = 1295, 1545
MP = Neil Turner
Party = Labour
EP = North West England

Wigan 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

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Greater Manchester, the Boundary Commission for England has recommended alterations to the existing constituencies in the Wigan area. The electoral wards used in the altered Wigan constituency are:

*Aspull New Springs Whelley, Douglas, Ince, Pemberton, Shevington with Lower Ground, Standish-with-Langtree, Wigan Central, and Wigan West.

Members of Parliament

1545-1640

* 1553: Gilbert Gerard
* 1555: Gilbert Gerard
* 1572-1581: Edward Fitton
* 1572-1581: Edward Elrington
* 1584-1587: William Gerard
* 1593: William Gerard
* 1593: Michael Heneage
* 1604-1611: Sir William Crooke
* 1604-1611: Sir J Poultney
* 1614: Gilbert Gerard
* 1614: Sir Richard Molyneux
* 1621: Sir Thomas Gerard
* 1621-1622: George Garret
* 1621-1622: Roger Downes

1640-1885

1885-present

Notes

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Wigan
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Neil Turner
votes = 18,901
percentage = 55.1
change = −6.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = John Coombes
votes = 7,134
percentage = 20.8
change = 0.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Denise Capstick
votes = 6,051
percentage = 17.7
change = +2.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = John Whittaker
votes = 1,166
percentage = 3.4
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Community Action Party
candidate = Kevin Williams
votes = 1,026
percentage = 3.0
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 11,767
percentage = 34.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 34,278
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 34,278
percentage = 53.3
change = +0.8
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = 3.3
Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Wigan
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Neil Turner
votes = 20,739
percentage = 61.7
change = -6.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Dave Lowe
votes = 6,996
percentage = 20.8
change = +3.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Trevor Beswick
votes = 4,970
percentage = 14.8
change = +4.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Alliance (England)
candidate = Mark Page
votes = 886
percentage = 2.6
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 13,743
percentage = 40.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 33,591
percentage = 52.5
change = -15.3
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Neil Turner
votes = 9,641
percentage = 59.6
change = -9.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Tom Peet
votes = 2,912
percentage = 18.0
change = +1.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Jonathan Rule
votes = 2,148
percentage = 13.3
change = +3.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = John Whittaker
votes = 834
percentage = 5.2
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = William Kelly
votes = 240
percentage = 1.5
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Chris Maile
votes = 190
percentage = 1.2
change = +0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Official Monster Raving Loony Party
candidate = Stephen Ebbs
votes = 100
percentage = 0.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Natural Law Party
candidate = Paul Davis
votes = 64
percentage = 0.4
change = +0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = David Braid
votes = 58
percentage = 0.4
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 6,729
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 25
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Roger Stott
votes = 30,043
percentage = 68.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Mark Loveday
votes = 7,400
percentage = 16.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Trevor Beswick
votes = 4,390
percentage = 10.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = Anthony Bradborne
votes = 1,450
percentage = 3.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Christopher Maile
votes = 442
percentage = 1.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Natural Law Party
candidate = W. J. Ayliffe
votes = 94
percentage = 0.2
change =
Election box majority
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

References

*Robert Beatson, "A Chronological Register of Both Houses of Parliament" (London: Longman, Hurst, Res & Orme, 1807) [http://books.google.com/books?vid=024wW9LmFc5kXY0FI2&id=Gh2wKY2rkDUC&printsec=toc&dq=Return+of+Members+of+Parliament&as_brr=1&sig=SK5GVtGLfWQ9ovZDbyZObAyIO5I#PPP9,M1]
*D Brunton & D H Pennington, "Members of the Long Parliament" (London: George Allen & Unwin, 1954)
*"Cobbett's Parliamentary history of England, from the Norman Conquest in 1066 to the year 1803" (London: Thomas Hansard, 1808) [http://www2.odl.ox.ac.uk/gsdl/cgi-bin/library?e=p-000-00---0modhis06--00-0-0-0prompt-10---4------0-1l--1-en-50---20-about---00001-001-1-1isoZz-8859Zz-1-0&a=d&cl=CL1]
*F W S Craig, "British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885" (2nd edition, Aldershot: Parliamentary Research Services, 1989)
* Maija Jansson (ed.), "Proceedings in Parliament, 1614 (House of Commons)" (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1988)
* J E Neale, "The Elizabethan House of Commons" (London: Jonathan Cape, 1949)
*Henry Stooks Smith, "The Parliaments of England from 1715 to 1847" (2nd edition, edited by FWS Craig - Chichester: Parliamentary Reference Publications, 1973)
*Rayment

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Greater Manchester


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