- Coventry South (UK Parliament constituency)
Coventry South Borough constituency for the House of Commons
Boundary of Coventry South in West Midlands.
Location of West Midlands within England.
County West Midlands Electorate 75,705 (December 2010) Current constituency Created 1997 Member of Parliament Jim Cunningham (Labour) Number of members One Created from Coventry South East, Coventry South West 1950–1974 Number of members One Type of constituency Borough constituency Overlaps European Parliament constituency West Midlands
Coventry South 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.
The constituency was created for the 1950 general election, abolished for the February 1974 general election and recreated for the 1997 general election by the merger of the former seats of Coventry South East and Coventry South West. It is normally inclined to elect Labour MPs, but the Conservatives can win in their better election results.
The constituency includes the following wards of Coventry City Council: Binley and Willenhall, Cheylesmore, Earlsdon, St Michael's, Wainbody, Westwood. It includes the city centre, which from 1974 to 1997 had been part of Coventry South East.
Members of Parliament
Election Member  Party 1950 Elaine Burton Labour 1959 Philip Hocking Conservative 1964 Bill Wilson Labour Feb 1974 constituency abolished
Election Member  Party 1997 Jim Cunningham Labour
Elections in the 2010s
General Election 2010: Coventry South Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Jim Cunningham 19,197 41.8 -4.0 Conservative Kevin Foster 15,352 33.4 +2.8 Liberal Democrat Brian Patton 8,278 18.0 +0.4 UKIP Mark Taylor 1,767 3.8 +1.8 Socialist Alternative Judy Griffiths 691 1.5 -1.2 Green Stephen Gray 639 1.4 N/A Majority 3,845 8.4 Turnout 45,924 62.4 +3.0 Labour hold Swing −3.4
Elections in the 2000s
General Election 2005: Coventry South Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Jim Cunningham 18,649 45.8 −4.4 Conservative Heather Wheeler 12,394 30.5 +1.0 Liberal Democrat Vincent McKee 7,228 17.8 +3.7 Socialist Alternative Rob Windsor 1,097 2.7 N/A UKIP William Brown 829 2.0 N/A Independent Irene Rogers 344 0.8 −0.6 Families First James Rooney 144 0.4 N/A Majority 6,255 15.4 Turnout 40,685 59.1 +3.8 Labour hold Swing −2.7 General Election 2001: Coventry South Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Jim Cunningham 20,125 50.2 -0.7 Conservative Heather Wheeler 11,846 29.5 +0.5 Liberal Democrat Vincent McKee 5,672 14.1 +4.9 Socialist Alliance Rob Windsor 1,475 3.7 N/A Independent Irene Rogers 564 1.4 N/A Socialist Labour Timothy Logan 414 1.0 N/A Majority 8,279 20.7 Turnout 40,096 55.3 -13.4 Labour hold Swing
Elections in the 1990s
General Election 1997: Coventry South Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Jim Cunningham 25,511 50.9 N/A Conservative Paul Ivey 14,558 29.0 N/A Liberal Democrat Gordon MacDonald 4,617 9.2 N/A Socialist Alternative Dave Nellist 3,262 6.5 N/A Referendum Party P. Garratt 943 1.9 N/A Liberal R. Jenking 725 1.4 N/A BNP J. Ashberry 328 0.7 N/A Rainbow Dream Ticket A. Bradshaw 180 0.4 N/A Majority 10,953 N/A Turnout 69.8 N/A Labour hold Swing N/A
Notes and references
- ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. http://www.boundarycommissionforengland.org.uk/electoral-figures/electoral-figures.htm. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 6)
- ^ "Coventry South". YourNextMP. http://www.yournextmp.com/seats/coventry_south. Retrieved 6 April 2010.
- ^ "Coventry South". guardian.co.uk. Guardian News and Media Limited. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/constituency/848/coventry-south. Retrieved 28 April 2010.
- ^ "UK > England > West Midlands > Coventry South". Election 2010. BBC. 7 May 2010. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/election2010/results/constituency/b23.stm. Retrieved 11 May 2010.
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