West Bromwich East (UK Parliament constituency)


West Bromwich East (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt2
Name = West Bromwich East
Map1 = WestBromwichEast
Map2 = WestMidlandsCounty
Type = Borough
Year = 1974
Entity = West Midlands
County = West Midlands
Entitylink = West Midlands
EP = West Midlands
MP = Tom Watson
Party = Labour

West Bromwich East 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

West Bromwich East is one of four constituencies covering the Metropolitan Borough of Sandwell, covering the east and north-east of the borough. It includes most of the town of West Bromwich and the part of Great Barr that is in Sandwell.

There are seven wards in the constituency: Charlemont and Grove Vale, Friar Park, Great Barr with Yew Tree, Greets Green, Hateley Heath, Newton and West Bromwich Central.

History

The constituency was first formed in 1974 and took its present boundaries in 1997. From 1974 it was the constituency of Peter Snape of the Labour Party, who stood down in 2001 and was succeeded by Tom Watson, also Labour.

Members of Parliament

* 1974-2001: Peter Snape, Labour Party
* 2001-"present": Tom Watson, Labour Party

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Alistair Thompson
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Tom Watson
votes =
percentage =
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Tom Watson
votes = 19,741
percentage = 55.6
change = −0.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rosemary Bromwich
votes = 8,089
percentage = 22.8
change = −3.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Ian Garrett
votes = 4,386
percentage = 12.4
change = −1.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = Carl Butler
votes = 2,329
percentage = 6.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Steven Grey
votes = 607
percentage = 1.7
change = −0.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Judith Sambrook
votes = 200
percentage = 0.6
change = −1.2
Election box candidate
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Margaret Macklin
votes = 160
percentage = 0.5
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 11,652
percentage = 32.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 35,512
percentage = 58.6
change = +5.2
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = +1.5

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: West Bromwich East
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Tom Watson
votes = 18,250
percentage = 55.9
change = -1.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = David McFarlane
votes = 8,487
percentage = 26.0
change = +1.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Ian Garrett
votes = 4,507
percentage = 13.8
change = -1.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Steven Gray
votes = 835
percentage = 2.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Satbir Johal
votes = 585
percentage = 1.8
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 9,763
percentage = 29.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 32,664
percentage = 53.4
change = -12.0
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = −1.5

Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: West Bromwich East
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Peter Snape
votes = 23,710
percentage = 57.2
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Elizabeth Pitman
votes = 10,126
percentage = 22.4
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Martyn Smith
votes = 6,179
percentage = 14.9
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = Graham Mulley
votes = 1,472
percentage = 3.5
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 13,584
percentage = 32.7
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 41,487
percentage = 65.4
change = "N/A"

*Note: The changes from the election previous to 1997 are available, but not available on the BBC's website.

ources

* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/vote2001/results_constituencies/constituencies/623.stm BBC election results (2001, 1997) for West Bromwich East]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/vote2005/html/623.stm 2005 results from the BBC] )

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in West Midlands
* Charlemont and Grove Vale


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