Walsall North (UK Parliament constituency)


Walsall North (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt2
Name = Walsall North
Map1 = WalsallNorth
Map2 = WestMidlandsCounty
Type = Borough
Year = 1955
Entity = West Midlands
County = West Midlands
Entitylink = West Midlands
EP = West Midlands
MP = David Winnick
Party = Labour

Walsall North 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

Walsall North is one of three constituencies covering the Metropolitan Borough of Walsall, covering the northern part of Walsall, as well as the towns of Bloxwich and Willenhall.

History

The Walsall North constituency was first established in 1955 from Walsall constituency. Its first Member of Parliament was W.T. Wells of the Labour Party, who had previously been MP for Walsall. In 1974 he was succeeded by the controversial John Stonehouse (also Labour), the former Postmaster General who became infamous for faking his own death and was later jailed for fraud. After resigning from the Labour Party in April 1976, he was invited to join the English Nationalist Party, becoming their first (and only) MP, before being forced to resign as an MP in August 1976. The ensuing by-election was won by Robin Hodgson of the Conservative Party.

Labour regained the seat in 1979; their candidate was the former Croydon Central MP David Winnick, who has represented the constituency since then.

Members of Parliament

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Walsall North

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = David Winnick
votes = 15,990
percentage = 47.8
change = −10.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Ian Lucas
votes = 9,350
percentage = 28.0
change = −1.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Douglas Taylor
votes = 4,144
percentage = 12.4
change = +3.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = William Locke
votes = 1,992
percentage = 6.0
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Anthony Lenton
votes = 1,182
percentage = 3.5
change = +1.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Democratic Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Peter Smith
votes = 770
percentage = 2.3
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 6,640
percentage = 19.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 33,428
percentage = 52.8
change = +3.8
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = −4.6
Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Walsall North
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = David Winnick
votes = 18,779
percentage = 58.1
change = +1.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Melvin Pitt
votes = 9,388
percentage = 29.1
change = +1.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Michael Heap
votes = 2,923
percentage = 9.0
change = -0.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Jenny Mayo
votes = 812
percentage = 2.5
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Alliance (England)
candidate = David Church
votes = 410
percentage = 1.3
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 9,391
percentage = 29.0
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 32,312
percentage = 49.0
change = -15.1
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in West Midlands


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