Walsall South (UK Parliament constituency)


Walsall South (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt2
Name = Walsall South
Map1 = WalsallSouth
Map2 = WestMidlandsCounty
Type = Borough
Year = 1955
Entity = West Midlands
County = West Midlands
Entitylink = West Midlands
EP = West Midlands
MP = Bruce George
Party = Labour

Walsall South 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 South is one of three constituencies covering the Metropolitan Borough of Walsall, covering the southern part of Walsall, as well as Darlaston and Pheasey.

History

The constituency was first established in 1955 from Walsall constituency, and was represented by the Conservative Henry d'Avigdor-Goldsmid until 1974. The present MP is Bruce George of the Labour Party, who won the seat in the February 1974 election and has held it ever since.

Members of Parliament

* 1955 – 1974: Henry d'Avigdor-Goldsmid, Conservative
* 1974 – "present": Bruce George, Labour

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Walsall South
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Bruce George
votes = 17,633
percentage = 49.9
change = −9.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Kabir Sabar
votes = 9,687
percentage = 27.4
change = −3.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Mohamed Hanif Asmal
votes = 3,240
percentage = 9.2
change = +2.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Derek Bennett
votes = 1,883
percentage = 5.3
change = +2.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = Kevin Smith
votes = 1,776
percentage = 5.0
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = RESPECT The Unity Coalition
candidate = Nadia Fazal
votes = 1,146
percentage = 3.2
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 7,946
percentage = 22.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 35,365
percentage = 58.5
change = +2.8
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = −3.0
Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Walsall South
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Bruce George
votes = 20,574
percentage = 59.0
change = +1.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Michael Bird
votes = 10,643
percentage = 30.5
change = -1.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Bill Tomlinson
votes = 2,365
percentage = 6.8
change = +0.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Derek Bennett
votes = 974
percentage = 2.8
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Alliance (England)
candidate = Peter Smith
votes = 343
percentage = 1.0
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 9,931
percentage = 28.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 34,899
percentage = 55.7
change = -11.6
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in West Midlands


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