Telford (UK Parliament constituency)


Telford (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Telford
Map1 = Telford
Map2 = Shropshire
Type = Borough
Year = 1997
Entity = Shropshire
County = Shropshire
EP = West Midlands
MP = David Wright
Party = Labour

Telford 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

Telford is made up of several old industrial towns to the north of the River Severn and on the eastern flanks of The Wrekin (including Madeley, Dawley and the small townships in the Ironbridge Gorge) and numerous New Town developments including Woodside. However, not all of the Telford New Town developments are in the constituency; the northern parts and some western areas (including the town of Wellington) which pre-dates Telford, are in The Wrekin constituency.

All of the constituency is covered by Telford and Wrekin Borough Council.

Boundary changes for the next election realign the constituency boundaries to fit with the Borough's new wards and as a result Telford will gain Ketley from The Wrekin.

History

Telford was created in 1997 from the core of the old Wrekin constituency and has been held by the Labour Party since its creation. Despite its reputation, not all of Telford is solidly working class and there is a sizeable Tory vote in middle class areas like Priorslee.

Members of Parliament

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Telford
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = David Wright
votes = 16,506
percentage = 48.3
change = −6.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Stella Kyriazis
votes = 11,100
percentage = 32.5
change = +5.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Ian Jenkins
votes = 4,941
percentage = 14.4
change = +1.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Tom McCartney
votes = 1,659
percentage = 4.9
change = +1.3
Election box majority
votes = 5,406
percentage = 15.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 34,206
percentage = 57.7
change = +5.7
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = −5.7

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Telford
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = David Wright
votes = 16,854
percentage = 54.6
change = -3.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Andrew Henderson
votes = 8,471
percentage = 27.4
change = 0.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Sally Wiggin
votes = 3,983
percentage = 12.9
change = +1.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Nicola Brookes
votes = 1,098
percentage = 3.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Alliance (England)
candidate = Mike Jeffries
votes = 469
percentage = 1.5
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 8,383
percentage = 27.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 30,875
percentage = 52.0
change = -13.7
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Bruce Grocott
votes = 21,456
percentage = 57.8
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Bernard Gentry
votes = 10,166
percentage = 27.4
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Nathaniel Green
votes = 4,371
percentage = 11.8
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = C. Morris
votes = 1,119
percentage = 3.0
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 11,290
percentage =
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 65.6
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = "N/A"

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Shropshire


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