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Cannock and Burntwood (UK Parliament constituency)

Cannock and Burntwood was a parliamentary constituency in Staffordshire which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Cannock and Burntwood
Former constituency
for the House of Commons
CountyStaffordshire
Major settlementsCannock
19831997
Number of membersOne
Replaced byCannock Chase, Lichfield
Created fromCannock and Lichfield and Tamworth[1]

Contents

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created at the 1983 general election. Its territory was taken from two abolished constituencies: 68.3% from Cannock, and 31.97% from Lichfield and Tamworth. It disappeared at the 1997 general election, when it was split between two new seats: 68.49% of its territory went to Cannock Chase, and 31.51% to Lichfield.

BoundariesEdit

The District of Cannock Chase wards of Anglesey, Broomhill, Cannock South, Chadsmoor, Heath Hayes, Longford, Norton Canes, Parkside, Pye Green Valley, and Rawnsley, and the District of Lichfield wards of All Saints, Boney Hay, Chase Terrace, Chasetown, Hammerwich, Highfield, Redslade, and Summerfield.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member[2] Party
1983 Gerald Howarth Conservative
1992 Tony Wright Labour
1997 constituency abolished: see Cannock Chase & Lichfield

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1980sEdit

General election 1983: Cannock and Burntwood[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gerald Howarth 20,976 40.9 N/A
Labour Gwilym Roberts 18,931 36.9 N/A
Social Democratic Joseph Withnall 11,336 22.1 N/A
Majority 2,045 3.9 N/A
Turnout 51,243 77.4 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)
General election 1987: Cannock and Burntwood[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gerald Howarth 24,186 44.5 +3.6
Labour Gwilym Roberts 21,497 39.5 +2.6
Liberal Neil Stanley 8,698 16.0 −6.1
Majority 2,689 4.9
Turnout 54,381 79.8 +2.4
Conservative hold Swing +0.6

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General election 1992: Cannock and Burntwood[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Anthony Wayland Wright 28,139 46.0 +6.5
Conservative Gerald Howarth 26,633 43.6 −0.9
Liberal Democrat Peter Treasaden 5,899 9.6 −6.3
Monster Raving Loony Melvin Hartshorne 469 0.8 N/A
Majority 1,506 2.5 −2.5
Turnout 61,140 84.3 +4.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +3.7

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Cannock and Burntwood', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 2)
  3. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2010.