Coventry North East (UK Parliament constituency)


Coventry North East (UK Parliament constituency)
Coventry North East
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Coventry North East in West Midlands.
Outline map
Location of West Midlands within England.
County West Midlands
Electorate 74,870 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Coventry
Current constituency
Created 1974 (1974)
Member of Parliament Bob Ainsworth (Labour)
Number of members One
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency West Midlands

Coventry North East 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.

Contents

Boundaries

Based entirely within the borough of Coventry, the seat of Coventry North East includes the Stoke, Walsgrave-on-Sowe, Wyken, Longford, and Foleshill areas of the city. Boundary changes did not alter the Coventry North East constituency at the general election of 2010.

The constituency has a large ethnic minority population, mainly Sikhs and Muslims. One ward, Foleshill, has a majority ethnic minority population.

Members of Parliament

This safe Labour seat has been represented since 1992 by former Cabinet minister Bob Ainsworth.

Election Member [2] Party
Feb 1974 George Park Labour
1987 John Hughes Labour
1992 Bob Ainsworth Labour

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

General Election 2010: Coventry North East[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bob Ainsworth 21,384 49.3 −7.6
Conservative Hazel Noonan 9,609 22.1 +3.3
Liberal Democrat Russell Field 7,210 16.6 +0.1
BNP Tom Gower 1,863 4.3 +4.3
Socialist Alternative Dave Nellist 1,592 3.7 −1.2
Majority 11,775 27.1
Turnout 43,383 59.4 +6.0
Labour hold Swing -5.5

Elections in the 2000s

General Election 2005: Coventry North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bob Ainsworth 21,178 56.94 −4.1
Conservative Jaswant Singh Birdi 6,956 18.70 −0.1
Liberal Democrat Russell Field 6,123 16.46 +5.3
Socialist Alternative Dave Nellist 1,874 5.04 −2.06
UKIP Paul Sootheran 1,064 2.86 N/A
Majority 14,222 38.24 −4.03
Turnout 37,195 52.97 +2.61
Labour hold Swing −2.02
General Election 2001: Coventry North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bob Ainsworth 22,739 61.0 -5.2
Conservative Gordon Bell 6,988 18.8 -0.6
Liberal Democrat Geoffrey Sewards 4,163 11.2 +3.1
Socialist Alliance Dave Nellist 2,638 7.1 N/A
BNP Edward Sheppard 737 2.0 N/A
Majority 15,751 42.2
Turnout 37,265 50.3 -14.5
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s

General Election 1997: Coventry North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bob Ainsworth 31,856 66.3 +16.6
Conservative M. Burnett 9,287 19.3 -8.7
Liberal Democrat G. Sewards 3,866 8.0 -2.5
Liberal N. Brown 1,181 2.5 N/A
Referendum Party R. Hurrell 1,125 2.3 N/A
Socialist Labour H. Khamis 597 1.2 N/A
Rainbow Dream Ticket C. Sidwell 173 0.4 N/A
Majority 22,569 47.0
Turnout 64.8
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Coventry North East[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bob Ainsworth 24,896 52.5 −1.8
Conservative K. R. Perrin 13,220 27.9 −1.5
Liberal Democrat V. J. McKee 5,306 11.2 −4.6
Independent Labour John Hughes 4,008 8.5 +8.5
Majority 11,676 24.6 −0.3
Turnout 47,430 73.2 +2.7
Labour hold Swing −0.2

Elections in the 1980s

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General Election 1987: Coventry North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Hughes 25,832 54.3% +6.5%
Conservative C. Prior 13,965 29.3% +0.4%
SDP–Liberal Alliance S. Woods 7,502 15.8% -6.3%
Communist A. McNally 310 0.7% +0.3
Majority 11,867 24.9% +6.0%
Turnout 47,573 70.5% +1.3
Labour hold Swing


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General Election 1983: Coventry North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Park 22,190 47.8% -9.5%
Conservative D. Weeks 13,415 28.9% -6.1%
SDP–Liberal Alliance D. Simmons 10,251 22.1% +18.1%
Workers Revolutionary R. Prince 342 0.7% -0.1%
Communist J. Meacham 193 0.4% -0.4%
Majority 8,775 18.9% -3.4%
Turnout 46,389 69.2% +1.3%
Labour hold Swing

See also

  • List of Parliamentary constituencies in the West Midlands (county)

Notes and references

Coordinates: 52°26′N 1°28′W / 52.43°N 1.47°W / 52.43; -1.47


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