Coventry South (UK Parliament constituency)


Coventry South (UK Parliament constituency)
Coventry South
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Coventry South in West Midlands.
Outline map
Location of West Midlands within England.
County West Midlands
Electorate 75,705 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1997 (1997)
Member of Parliament Jim Cunningham (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Coventry South East, Coventry South West
1950 (1950)1974 (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.

Contents

Boundaries

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

MPs 1950–1974

Election Member [2] Party
1950 Elaine Burton Labour
1959 Philip Hocking Conservative
1964 Bill Wilson Labour
Feb 1974 constituency abolished

MPs 1997–present

Election Member [2] Party
1997 Jim Cunningham Labour

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

General Election 2010: Coventry South[3][4][5]
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

See also

Notes and references

Coordinates: 52°23′N 1°31′W / 52.39°N 1.51°W / 52.39; -1.51



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