Broxtowe (UK Parliament constituency)
Broxtowe is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons by Anna Soubry, who was originally elected as a Conservative Party MP in 2010, before defecting to The Independent Group (now The Independent Group for Change) on 20 February 2019.
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Broxtowe in Nottinghamshire.
Location of Nottinghamshire within England.
|Population||94,971 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||71,961 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Beeston, Stapleford and Kimberley|
|Member of Parliament||Anna Soubry|
|Number of members||One|
|Number of members||One|
|Type of constituency||County constituency|
|Replaced by||Ashfield and Rushcliffe|
|Created from||Rushcliffe and Mansfield|
|European Parliament constituency||East Midlands|
Broxtowe is a suburban constituency in Nottinghamshire, to the west of Nottingham, and almost identical in character to the seat of Gedling east of Nottingham. The constituency's name is derived from the old Broxtowe wapentake of Nottinghamshire, which covered a larger area.
It is a marginal seat between the Labour and the Conservative parties. At the 2017 snap election, less than two percentage points separate the Conservative and Labour parties, with Labour's main strength in Beeston, Stapleford and Kimberley, with the smaller residential towns such as Chilwell mostly Conservative.
1918–1950: The Urban Districts of Arnold, Eastwood, Hucknall, and Kirkby-in-Ashfield, and in the Rural District of Basford the parishes of Annesley, Bestwood Park, Brinsley, Calverton, Felley, Greasley, Kimberley, Lambley, Linby, Newstead, Papplewick, Selston, and Woodborough.
1950–1955: The Urban Districts of Eastwood, Hucknall, and Kirkby-in-Ashfield, and in the Rural District of Basford the parishes of Annesley, Awsworth, Bestwood Park, Brinsley, Cossall, Felley, Greasley, Kimberley, Linby, Newstead, Nuthall, Papplewick, Selston, Strelley, and Trowell.
1983–2010: The Borough of Broxtowe wards of Attenborough, Awsworth and Cossall, Beeston Central, Beeston North East, Beeston North West, Beeston Rylands, Bramcote, Chilwell East, Chilwell West, Greasley, Kimberley, Nuthall, Stapleford East, Stapleford North, Stapleford West, Strelley and Trowell, and Toton.
2010–present: The Borough of Broxtowe wards of Attenborough, Awsworth, Beeston Central, Beeston North, Beeston Rylands, Beeston West, Bramcote, Chilwell East, Chilwell West, Cossall and Kimberley, Greasley Giltbrook and Newthorpe, Nuthall East and Strelley, Nuthall West and Greasley Watnall, Stapleford North, Stapleford South East, Stapleford South West, Toton and Chilwell Meadows, and Trowell.
Members of ParliamentEdit
When the seat was recreated in 1983, Jim Lester of the Conservative Party represented it until the seat was gained in 1997 by Nick Palmer of the Labour Party, but the Conservative candidate Anna Soubry narrowly gained it in 2010 by 389 votes. She retained the seat with an increased majority in 2015; which was reduced again to 863 votes in 2017.
|1929||Seymour Cocks||Labour||Died in May 1953|
|1953 by-election||Will Warbey||Labour|
MPs since 1983Edit
|2019||Change UK — The Independent Group|
Elections in the 2010sEdit
|Liberal Democrat||Tim Hallam||2,247||4.0||0.1|
|Liberal Democrat||Stan Heptinstall||2,120||4.0||12.9|
|Justice for Men and Boys||Ray Barry||63||0.1||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||David Watts||8,907||16.9||0.8|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||2.6|
Elections in the 2000sEdit
|Liberal Democrat||David Watts||7,837||16.1||+1.4|
|Liberal Democrat||David K. Watts||7,205||14.7||+2.8|
Elections in the 1990sEdit
|Liberal Democrat||Terence P. Miller||6,934||11.9||−1.9|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing|
|Labour||James R. W. Walker||21,205||34.8||+10.4|
|Liberal Democrat||John D. Ross||8,395||13.8||−8.3|
|Natural Law||David Lukehurst||293||0.5||N/A|
Elections in the 1980sEdit
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Elections in the 1950sEdit
|Conservative||Anthony J. Gorman||9,559||25.89||−1.43|
|Conservative||Anthony J. Gorman||13,274||27.32|
|Conservative||C. Peter B. Bailey||13,445||27.49|
Election in the 1940sEdit
|Conservative||Gerald Stanley Moore Bowman||15,344||27.95|
Elections in the 1930sEdit
|Conservative||Paul Eyre Springman||15,804||37.05|
|Conservative||Paul Eyre Springman||20,327||48.12|
Elections in the 1920sEdit
|Liberal||Ernest George Cove||9,814||23.6||−21.0|
|Liberal||T. E. Jackson||12,313||44.6||−0.9|
|Liberal||George Julian Selwyn Scovell||11,049||45.5||−3.7|
|National Liberal||Charles Ernest Tee||11,328||49.2||N/A|
Elections in the 1910sEdit
|National Democratic||Herbert Hoyle Whaite||4,374||21.6||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
EU referendum 2016Edit
The results for the EU referendum were not returned by individual Parliamentary constituency, but 55% of the electorate in the Broxtowe area voted in favour of "Leave". .
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