Luton South (UK Parliament constituency)


Luton South (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Luton South
Map1 = LutonSouth
Map2 = Bedfordshire
Type = Borough
Year = 1983
Entity = Bedfordshire
County = Bedfordshire
EP = East of England
MP = Margaret Moran
Party = Labour

Luton South is a county 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 .

The constituency and its predecessors the Luton East and Luton constituencies have been called a Bellwether constituency; they have elected an MP from the winning party in each election since the 1951 general election.

Boundaries

Following their review when into parliamentary representation in Bedfordshire and Luton, the Boundary Commission for England made only minor changes to the existing constituencies.

Luton South will be made from electoral wards within the city of Luton, and also one ward from South Bedfordshire district:

*From Luton, the wards of Biscot, Crawley, Dallow, Farley, High Town, Round Green, South, Stopsley, Wigmore
*From South Bedfordshire, the one ward of Caddington, Hyde and Slip End

The other constituency in Luton is Luton North

Members of Parliament

*"Constituency created" (1983)

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Luton South
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Margaret Moran
votes = 16,610
percentage = 42.7
change = −12.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Richard Stay
votes = 10,960
percentage = 28.2
change = −1.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Qurban Hussain
votes = 8,778
percentage = 22.6
change = +11.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Charles Lawman
votes = 957
percentage = 2.5
change = +1.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Marc Scheimann
votes = 790
percentage = 2.0
change = 0.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = RESPECT The Unity Coalition
candidate = Mohammed Ilyas
votes = 725
percentage = 1.9
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Workers Revolutionary Party (UK)
candidate = Arthur Lynn
votes = 98
percentage = 0.3
change = 0.0
Election box majority
votes = 5,650
percentage = 14.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 38,918
percentage = 54.1
change = −1.0
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = −5.6

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Luton South
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Margaret Moran
votes = 21,719
percentage = 55.2
change = +0.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Gordon Henderson
votes = 11,586
percentage = 29.4
change = -1.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Rabi Martins
votes = 4,292
percentage = 10.9
change = +1.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Marc Scheimann
votes = 798
percentage = 2.0
change = +1.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Charlie Lawman
votes = 578
percentage = 1.5
change = +0.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Alliance (England)
candidate = Jo Hearne
votes = 271
percentage = 0.7
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Workers Revolutionary Party (UK)
candidate = Robert Bolton
votes = 107
percentage = 0.3
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 10,133
percentage = 25.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 39,351
percentage = 55.1
change = -15.4
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Bedfordshire
* Politics in Luton


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