Ipswich (UK Parliament constituency)


Ipswich (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name=Ipswich
Map1=Ipswich
Map2=Suffolk
Type=Borough
Entity=Suffolk
County=Suffolk
Year=1295
MP=Chris Mole
Party=Labour
EP=East of England

Ipswich 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.

Boundaries

The present-day constituency consists of most of the Borough of Ipswich, although the north-western part was transferred to the Central Suffolk constituency in 1979. Previous to this, the Parliamentary and Municipal Boroughs were always the same. Before the Reform Act 1832, the franchise in Ipswich was in the hands of the Ipswich Corporation and the Freemen. It has generally been favourable to Labour since World War II, although they have lost the seat on two occasions,and have sometimes won with very sparse majorities. Since 1997, however, they have won the contests with safer margins over the Tories.

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Suffolk the Boundary Commission for England has recommended minor alterations to the existing constituency arrangement. The electoral wards used in the creation of this seat are:

*Alexandra, Bixley, Bridge, Gainsborough, Gipping, Holywells, Priory Heath, Rushmere, St John’s, St Margaret’s, Sprites, Stoke Park, and Westgate from the town of Ipswich.

Members of Parliament

MPs 1660-1832

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Ben Gummer
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link|
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Chris Mole
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link|
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Chris Streatfield
votes =
percentage =
change =

The 2005 election results are compared against the General Election 2001 results.

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Ipswich
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Chris Mole
votes = 18,336
percentage = 43.8
change = -7.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Paul West
votes = 13,004
percentage = 31.1
change = +0.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Richard Atkins
votes = 8,464
percentage = 20.2
change = +5.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Alison West
votes = 1,134
percentage = 2.7
change = +1.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = English Democrats Party
candidate = Jervis Kay
votes = 641
percentage = 1.5
change = +1.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Sally Wainman
votes = 299
percentage = 0.7
change = +0.7
Election box majority
votes = 5,332
percentage = 12.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 41,878
percentage = 60.8
change = +3.8
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -4.0

Following the death of Jamie Cann on 21 October, 2001 a by-election was held on 22 November, 2001.

Election box begin
title=Ipswich by-election, 2001
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Chris Mole
votes = 11,881
percentage = 43.4
change = -8.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Paul West
votes = 7,794
percentage = 28.4
change = -2.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Teresa Munt
votes = 6,146
percentage = 22.4
change = +7.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Christian Peoples Alliance
candidate = David Coope
votes = 581
percentage = 2.1
change = n/a
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Jonathan Wright
votes = 276
percentage = 1.0
change = n/a
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Tony Slade
votes = 255
percentage = 0.9
change = n/a
Election box candidate with party link
party = Legalise Cannabis Alliance
candidate = John Ramirez
votes = 236
percentage = 0.9
change = n/a
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Alliance (England)
candidate = John Ramirez
votes = 152
percentage = 0.6
change = n/a
Election box candidate with party link
party = English Democrats Party
candidate = Nicolas Winskill
votes = 84
percentage = 0.3
change = n/a
Election box majority
votes = 4,087
percentage = 14.9
change = -5.9
Election box turnout
votes = 27,405
percentage = 40.2
change = -16.8

Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Ipswich
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Jamie Cann
votes = 19,952
percentage = 51.3
change = -1.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Edward Wild
votes = 11,871
percentage = 30.5
change = -0.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Terence Gilbert
votes = 5,904
percentage = 15.2
change = +3.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = William Vinyard
votes = 624
percentage = 1.6
change = +1.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Alliance (England)
candidate = Peter Leach
votes = 305
percentage = 0.8
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Shaun Gratton
votes = 217
percentage = 0.6
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 8,081
percentage = 20.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 38,873
percentage = 57.0
change = -15.2
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

1997 Election Result

Lab 25484 Con 15048LD 5881Ref 1637UKIP 208N-law 107

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Suffolk

References


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