West Bromwich West (UK Parliament constituency)


West Bromwich West (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt2
Name = West Bromwich West
Map1 = WestBromwichWest
Map2 = WestMidlandsCounty
Type = Borough
Year = 1974
Entity = West Midlands
County = West Midlands
Entitylink = West Midlands
EP = West Midlands
MP = Adrian Bailey
Party = Labour

West Bromwich West is a 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

West Bromwich West is one of four constituencies covering the Metropolitan Borough of Sandwell, covering the west and north-west of the borough. It includes the towns of Oldbury, Tipton and Wednesbury, as well as Great Bridge, Princes End and Tividale.

There are seven wards in the constituency: Great Bridge, Oldbury, Princes End, Tipton Green, Tividale, Wednesbury North and Wednesbury South.

History

The constituency was first formed in 1974 and took its present boundaries in 1997. Between 1974 and 2000 it was the constituency of Betty Boothroyd, who was first elected for the former West Bromwich constituency in a 1973 by-election and became Speaker of the House of Commons in 1992. She stepped down as Speaker in 2000 and was elevated to the House of Lords. The ensuing by-election was won by Adrian Bailey of the Labour Party. Labour safely hold most of the wards at local level,but they are followed by the controversial British National Party,who now have four councillors, ahead of the Conservatives who have just three, hence their fairly strong showing in the 2005 General Election, receiving nearly 10% of the vote.

Members of Parliament

* 1974-2000: Betty Boothroyd, Labour Party/"Speaker Seeking re-election"
* 2000-"present": Adrian Bailey, Labour Party

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Adrian Bailey
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Alistair Thompson
votes =
percentage =
change =

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: West Bromwich West
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Adrian Bailey
votes = 18,951
percentage = 54.3
change = −6.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Mimi Harker
votes = 8,057
percentage = 23.1
change = −2.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Martyn Smith
votes = 3,583
percentage = 10.3
change = +3.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = James Lloyd
votes = 3,456
percentage = 9.9
change = +5.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Kevin Walker
votes = 870
percentage = 2.5
change = +0.9
Election box majority
votes = 10,894
percentage = 31.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 34,917
percentage = 52.3
change = +4.6
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = −2.3

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: West Bromwich West
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Adrian Bailey
votes = 19,352
percentage = 60.8
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Karen Bissell
votes = 7,997
percentage = 25.1
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Sadie Smith
votes = 2,168
percentage = 6.8
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = John Salvage
votes = 1,428
percentage = 4.5
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Kevin Walker
votes = 499
percentage = 1.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Baghwant Singh
votes = 396
percentage = 1.2
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 11,355
percentage = 35.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 31,840
percentage = 47.7
change = -6.7
Election box gain with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
loser = Speaker of the British House of Commons
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Adrian Bailey
votes = 9,460
percentage = 50.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Karen Bissell
votes = 6,408
percentage = 34.3
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Sadie Smith
votes = 1,791
percentage = 9.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = Nick Griffin
votes = 794
percentage = 4.2
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Jonathan Oakton
votes = 246
percentage = 1.3
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 27.3
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
loser = Speaker of the British House of Commons
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Speaker of the British House of Commons
candidate = Betty Boothroyd
votes = 23,969
percentage = 65.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent Labour
candidate = Richard Silvester
votes = 8,546
percentage = 23.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = National Democrats (UK)
candidate = Steve Edwards
votes = 4,181
percentage = 11.4
change =
Election box majority
votes = 15,423
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 54.4
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Speaker of the British House of Commons
loser = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Betty Boothroyd
votes = 22,251
percentage = 54.8
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Desmond Swayne
votes = 14,421
percentage = 35.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats
candidate = Sarah Broadbent
votes = 3,925
percentage = 9.7
change =
Election box majority
votes = 7,830
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 70.4
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in West Midlands


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