Wolverhampton South West (UK Parliament constituency)


Wolverhampton South West (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt2
Name = Wolverhampton South West
Map1 = WolverhamptonSouthWest
Map2 = WestMidlandsCounty
Type = Borough
Year = 1950
Entity = West Midlands
County = West Midlands
Entitylink = West Midlands
EP = West Midlands
MP = Rob Marris
Party = Labour

Wolverhampton South West 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

Wolverhampton South West is one of three constituencies covering the city of Wolverhampton, covering the city centre (including the University and Civic Centre) as well as western and south-western parts of the city.

The boundaries run south from the city centre towards Penn and north-west towards Tettenhall. There are seven wards in the seat: Graiseley, Merry Hill, Park, Penn, St Peter's, Tettenhall Regis and Tettenhall Wightwick.

St Peter's, Graiseley and the east of Park are inner city wards. Park and Merry Hill are suburban. Penn, Tettenhall Regis and Tettenhall Wightwick are affluent suburbs on the western fringe of the West Midlands conurbation.

History

Wolverhampton South West was once thought of as a Conservative safe seat until Labour gained it in their 1997 landslide.

The constituency is heavily associated with the controversial Conservative politician Enoch Powell who was MP for the seat from 1950 until 1974. He was succeeded by fellow Conservative Nicholas Budgen, who held the seat until 1997. Budgen is best known as one of the Maastricht rebels of the mid 1990s. He was defeated in the 1997 election by Labour's Jenny Jones, the seat being one of many gained by Labour from the Conservatives in that election. She announced that she would not be seeking re-election, and since the 2001 general election, the constituency has been represented by Rob Marris of the Labour Party. Of trivial note, both Rob Marris and Nicholas Budgen attended the same school, St. Edwards in Oxford.

Members of Parliament

Election results

Elections in the 2000s

Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Doug Hope
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Rob Marris
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Paul Uppal
votes =
percentage =
change =

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Wolverhampton South West
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Rob Marris
votes = 18,489
percentage = 44.4
change = −3.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Sandip Verma
votes = 15,610
percentage = 37.5
change = −2.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Colin Ross
votes = 5,568
percentage = 13.4
change = +5.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Douglas Hope
votes = 1,029
percentage = 2.5
change = +0.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = Edward Mullins
votes = 983
percentage = 2.4
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 2,879
percentage = 6.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 41,679
percentage = 62.1
change = 0.0
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = −0.8

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Wolverhampton South West
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Rob Marris
votes = 19,735
percentage = 48.3
change = -2.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = David Chambers
votes = 16,248
percentage = 39.7
change = -0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Mike Dixon
votes = 3,425
percentage = 8.4
change = +0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Wendy Walker
votes = 805
percentage = 2.0
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Doug Hope
votes = 684
percentage = 1.7
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 3,487
percentage = 8.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 40,897
percentage = 62.1
change = -10.4
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1990s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: Wolverhampton South West
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Jenny Jones
votes = 24,657
percentage = 50.4
change = +10.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Nicholas Budgen
votes = 19,539
percentage = 39.9
change = -9.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Matthew Green
votes = 4,012
percentage = 8.2
change = -0.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK, 1989)
candidate = Mike Hyde
votes = 713
percentage = 1.5
change = -0.8
Election box majority
votes = 5,118
percentage = 10.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 48,921
percentage = 72.4
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1992: Wolverhampton South West
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Nicholas Budgen
votes = 25,969
percentage = 49.3
change = -1.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Simon Murphy
votes = 21,003
percentage = 39.9
change = +9.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Mark Wiggin
votes = 4,470
percentage = 8.5
change = -10.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK, 1989)
candidate = Colin Hallmark
votes = 1,237
percentage = 2.3
change = +2.3
Election box majority
votes = 4,966
percentage = 9.4
change = -10.6
Election box turnout
votes = 52,679
percentage = 78.2
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1980s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1987: Wolverhampton South West
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Nicholas Budgen
votes = 26,235
percentage = 50.7
change = +0.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Roger Lawrence
votes = 15,917
percentage = 30.7
change = +3.2
Election box candidate for alliance
party = SDP-Liberal Alliance
side = Social Democratic Party (UK)
candidate = Beris Lamb
votes = 9,616
percentage = 18.6
change = -2.9
Election box majority
votes = 10,318
percentage = 20.0
change = -3.1
Election box turnout
votes = 51,768
percentage = 75.5
change = +3.1
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1983: Wolverhampton South West
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Nicholas Budgen
votes = 25,214
percentage = 50.6
change = -1.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Robert Jones
votes = 13,694
percentage = 27.5
change = -4.7
Election box candidate for alliance
party = SDP-Liberal Alliance
side = Social Democratic Party (UK)
candidate = Edgar Harwood
votes = 10,724
percentage = 21.5
change = (+8.0)
Election box candidate
party = Anti-Common Market
candidate = John Deary
votes = 201
percentage = 0.4
change =
Election box majority
votes = 11,520
percentage = 23.1
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 49,833
percentage = 72.4
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

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Elections in the 1970s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1979: Wolverhampton South West
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Nicholas Budgen
votes = 26,587
percentage = 52.5
change = +8.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Ivan Geffen
votes = 15,827
percentage = 31.2
change = -1.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Joseph Wernick
votes = 6,939
percentage = 13.7
change = -5.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = National Front (UK)
candidate = June Lees
votes = 912
percentage = 1.8
change = -1.5
Election box candidate
party = Anti-Common Market
candidate = John Deary
votes = 401
percentage = 0.8
change =
Election box majority
votes = 10,760
percentage = 21.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 50,666
percentage = 76.6
change = +2.9
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1974 (October): Wolverhampton South West
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Nicholas Budgen
votes = 20,854
percentage = 44.2
change = -1.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Ivan Geffen
votes = 15,554
percentage = 33.0
change = +0.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Joseph Wernick
votes = 9,215
percentage = 19.5
change = +0.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = National Front (UK)
candidate = Garth Cooper
votes = 1,573
percentage = 3.3
change = +0.3
Election box majority
votes = 5,300
percentage = 11.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 47,196
percentage = 73.7
change = -5.9
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1974 (February): Wolverhampton South West
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Nicholas Budgen
votes = 23,123
percentage = 45.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Helene Middleweek
votes = 16,222
percentage = 32.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Joseph Wernick
votes = 9,691
percentage = 19.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = National Front (UK)
candidate = Garth Cooper
votes = 1,523
percentage = 3.0
change =
Election box majority
votes = 6,901
percentage = 13.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 50,559
percentage = 79.6
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

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Election box begin
title=General Election 1970: Wolverhampton South West
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Enoch Powell
votes = 26,220
percentage = 64.3
change = +5.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Joshua Bamfield
votes = 11,753
percentage = 28.8
change = -12.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Eric Robinson
votes = 2,459
percentage = 6.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Communist Party of Great Britain
candidate = Peter Carter
votes = 189
percentage = 0.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Rowan Menzies
votes = 77
percentage = 0.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Dharam Dass
votes = 52
percentage = 0.1
change =
Election box majority
votes = 14,467
percentage = 35.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 40,750
percentage = 76.0
change = +2.4
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1960s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1966: Wolverhampton South West
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Enoch Powell
votes = 21,466
percentage = 59.1
change = +1.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Alexander Collier
votes = 14,881
percentage = 40.9
change = +9.5
Election box majority
votes = 6,585
percentage = 18.1
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 36,347
percentage = 73.6
change = -1.7
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1964: Wolverhampton South West
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Enoch Powell
votes = 21,736
percentage = 57.4
change = -6.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Antony Gardner
votes = 11,880
percentage = 31.4
change = -4.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Nick Lloyd
votes = 4,233
percentage = 11.2
change =
Election box majority
votes = 9,856
percentage = 26.0
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 37,849
percentage = 75.3
change = -3.1
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1950s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1959: Wolverhampton South West
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Enoch Powell
votes = 25,696
percentage = 63.9
change = +3.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Eric Thorne
votes = 14,529
percentage = 36.1
change = -3.9
Election box majority
votes = 11,167
percentage = 27.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 40,225
percentage = 78.4
change = +0.7
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1955: Wolverhampton South West
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Enoch Powell
votes = 25,318
percentage = 60.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Lewis Burgess
votes = 16,898
percentage = 40.0
change =
Election box majority
votes = 8,420
percentage = 20.0
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 42,216
percentage = 77.7
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

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Election box begin
title=General Election 1951: Wolverhampton South West
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Enoch Powell
votes = 23,660
percentage = 53.6
change = +7.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Mrs. Llewellin Davies
votes = 20,464
percentage = 46.4
change = +2.0
Election box majority
votes = 3,196
percentage = 7.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 44,124
percentage = 86.3
change = -0.9
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1950: Wolverhampton South West
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Enoch Powell
votes = 20,239
percentage = 46.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Herbert Hughes
votes = 19,548
percentage = 44.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = W.F.H. Rollason
votes = 4,229
percentage = 9.6
change =
Election box majority
votes = 691
percentage = 1.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 44,016
percentage = 87.2
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
loser = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Members of Parliament for Wolverhampton
* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Wolverhampton
* List of Parliamentary constituencies in West Midlands

Sources

* [http://www.election.demon.co.uk/ United Kingdom Election Results]
* [http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/area/uk/edates.htm United Kingdom General Election results since 1832]

References


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