Leicester West (UK Parliament constituency)


Leicester West (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Leicester West
Map1 = LeicesterWest
Map2 = Leicestershire
Type = Borough
Year = 1918, 1974
Entity = Leicestershire
County = Leicestershire
EP = East Midlands
MP = Patricia Hewitt
Party = Labour

Leicester West 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

Leicester West constituency covers the western part of Leicester, encompassing the council wards of Beaumont Leys, Fosse, New Parks, Western Park, Braunstone Park and Rowley Fields, Westcotes, most of Abbey and small parts of Latimer and Castle. The other seats in Leicester are Leicester East and Leicester South.

Members of Parliament

MPs 1918-1950

MPs 1974-present

Elections

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Peter Coley
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Patricia Hewitt
votes =
percentage =
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Patricia Hewitt
votes = 17,184
percentage = 51.7
change = −2.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Sarah Richardson
votes = 8,114
percentage = 24.4
change = −0.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Zuffar Haq
votes = 5,803
percentage = 17.5
change = +2.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Geoff Forse
votes = 1,571
percentage = 4.7
change = +1.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Party (England and Wales)
candidate = Steve Score
votes = 552
percentage = 1.7
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 9,070
percentage = 27.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 33,224
percentage = 53.3
change = +2.4
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =
Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Leicester West
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Patricia Hewitt
votes = 18,014
percentage = 54.2
change = −1.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Christopher Shaw
votes = 8,375
percentage = 25.2
change = +1.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Andy Vincent
votes = 5,085
percentage = 15.3
change = +1.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Matthew Gough
votes = 1,074
percentage = 3.2
change = +1.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Sean Kirkpatrick
votes = 350
percentage = 1.1
change = −0.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Alliance (England)
candidate = Stephen Score
votes = 321
percentage = 1.0
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 9,639
percentage = 29.0
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 33,219
percentage = 50.9
change = −12.2
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Leicestershire and Rutland
* [http://www.oneleicester.com/ One Leicester]

References

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