Tamworth (UK Parliament constituency)


Tamworth (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Tamworth
Map1 = Tamworth
Map2 = Staffordshire
Type = County
Year = 1563, 1997
Entity = Staffordshire
County = Staffordshire
EP = West Midlands
MP = Brian Jenkins
Party = Labour

Tamworth is a parliamentary 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

History

The present Tamworth Constituency replaced the old South East Staffordshire constituency for the 1997 general election.

A previous Tamworth constituency existed from 1563 until it was abolished for the 1945 general election. It elected two MPs until the 1885 general election, when its representation was reduced to one MP by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885.

Members of Parliament

MPs before 1660

*1588-1589 Sir Edward Devereux, 1st Baronet
*1640-1641 Henry Wilmot, then expelled. [Oswald Barron, 'The Wild Wilmots', "The Ancestor" XI (1904), 5. ]

MPs 1660-1885

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Brian Jenkins
votes = 18,801
percentage = 43.0
change = -6.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Christopher Pincher
votes = 16,232
percentage = 37.1
change = -0.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Phillip Bennion
votes = 6,175
percentage = 14.1
change = +2.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Veritas (political party)
candidate = Patrick Eston
votes = 1,320
percentage = 3.0
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Tom Simpson
votes = 1,212
percentage = 2.8
change = +1.1
Election box majority
votes = 2,569
percentage = 5.9
change = -6.5
Election box turnout
votes = 43,740
percentage = 61.0
change = +3.2
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -2.8

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Brian Jenkins
votes = 19,722
percentage = 49.0
change = -2.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Luise Gunter
votes = 15,124
percentage = 37.6
change = +0.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Jennifer Pinkett
votes = 4,721
percentage = 11.7
change = +3.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Paul Sootheran
votes = 683
percentage = 1.7
change = +1.0
Election box majority
votes = 4,598
percentage = 11.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 40,250
percentage = 57.8
change = -16.3
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Brian Jenkins
votes = 25,808
percentage = 51.8
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Lady Lightbown
votes = 18,312
percentage = 36.7
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Jennifer Pinkett
votes = 4,025
percentage = 8.1
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = D. Livesey
votes = 1,163
percentage = 2.3
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = C. A. Lamb
votes = 369
percentage = 0.7
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK, 1989)
candidate = C. Twelvetrees
votes = 177
percentage = 0.4
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 7,496
percentage =
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 74.2
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = "N/A"

See also

List of Parliamentary constituencies in Staffordshire

References


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