Sherwood (UK Parliament constituency)


Sherwood (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Sherwood
Map1 = Sherwood
Map2 = Nottinghamshire
Type = County
Year = 1983
Entity = Nottinghamshire
County = Nottinghamshire
EP = East Midlands
MP = Paddy Tipping
Party = Labour

Sherwood 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 Sherwood constituency covers the central part of Nottinghamshire, covering part of three districts. It is an area of many contrasts such as Ravenshead, home to some of Nottinghamshire's most affluent residents, numerous smaller rural villages and many ex-mining villages and the town of Hucknall, now a commuter town but with a long mining tradition.The largest town is Hucknall in the Ashfield district. It also contains parts of the Gedling district, including Calverton and Ravenshead. The largest geographical area is the western part of the Newark and Sherwood district, including the town of Ollerton and villages of Blidworth, Edwinstowe, Lowdham and Rainworth.

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Nottinghamshire, the Boundary Commission for England have made minor changes to the existing constituency arrangement as a consequence of population changes.

The electoral wards used in the modified Sherwood constituency are:
*From the district of Newark and Sherwood - Bilsthorpe, Blidworth, Boughton, Clipstone, Edwinstone, Farnsfield, Ollerton and Rainworth
*From the district of Ashfield - Hucknall Central, Hucknall East, Hucknall North and Hucknall West
*From the borough of Gedling - Bestwood Village, Calverton, Lambley, Newstead, Ravenshead, and Woodborough

History

The constituency was formed in 1983. When local farmer Andy Stewart won the seat for the Conservative Party at the 1983 election by just 637 votes, the result was considered an upset in a normally safe Labour Party area. The Nottinghamshire miners drifted further from the Labour Party during the 1984 strike and Stewart was re-elected to the seat with an increased majority at the 1987 election. The seat was gained for Labour by Paddy Tipping, who has held it since, at the 1992 election.

Members of Parliament

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Sherwood
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Paddy Tipping
votes = 22,824
percentage = 48.4
change = −5.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Bruce Laughton
votes = 16,172
percentage = 34.3
change = +0.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Peter Harris
votes = 6,384
percentage = 13.5
change = +1.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Moritz Dawkins
votes = 1,737
percentage = 3.7
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 6,652
percentage = 14.1
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 47,117
percentage = 78.7
change = +18.0
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = −3.1

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Sherwood
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Paddy Tipping
votes = 24,900
percentage = 54.2
change = -4.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Brandon Lewis
votes = 15,527
percentage = 33.8
change = +5.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Peter Harris
votes = 5,473
percentage = 11.9
change = +3.3
Election box majority
votes = 9,373
percentage = 20.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 45,900
percentage = 60.7
change = -14.8
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: Sherwood
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Paddy Tipping
votes = 33,071
percentage = 58.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Roland Spencer
votes = 16,259
percentage = 28.8
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Bruce Moult
votes = 4,889
percentage = 8.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = L. Slack
votes = 1,882
percentage = 3.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = P. Ballard
votes = 432
percentage = 0.8
change =
Election box majority
votes = 16,812
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 75.6
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1992: Sherwood
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Paddy Tipping
votes = 29,788
percentage = 47.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Andrew Stewart
votes = 26,878
percentage = 42.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = John Howard
votes = 6,039
percentage = 9.6
change =
Election box majority
votes = 2,910
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 85.5
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

ee also

*List of Parliamentary constituencies in Nottinghamshire


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