Coventry North West (UK Parliament constituency)

Coventry North West is a constituency[n 1] in the city of Coventry represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2019 by Taiwo Owatemi of the Labour Party.[n 2]

Coventry North West
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Coventry North West in West Midlands
Outline map
Location of West Midlands within England
CountyWest Midlands
Electorate74,180 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created1974 (1974)
Member of ParliamentTaiwo Owatemi (Labour)
Number of membersOne
Created fromCoventry North

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member[2] Party Notes
Feb 1974 Maurice Edelman Labour Died December 1975
1976 by-election Geoffrey Robinson Labour Paymaster General 1997-98
2019 Taiwo Owatemi Labour

BoundariesEdit

1997–present: The City of Coventry wards of Bablake, Holbrook, Radford, Sherbourne, Whoberley, and Woodlands

1983–1997: The City of Coventry wards of Bablake, Holbrook, Radford, and Sherbourne

1974–1983: The County Borough of Coventry wards of Bablake, Holbrook, Radford, and Sherbourne

HistoryEdit

The area's electorate has roughly grown in line with national trends, leading to minimal boundary changes and has elected Labour MPs at every election since its first election in February 1974.

In 2019, the long-time incumbent Geoffrey Robinson retired, and at the ensuing general election the Conservatives achieved a swing of more than 8% in their favour, with the Labour majority falling to three figures for the first time in the seat's history.

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

General election 2019: Coventry North West[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Taiwo Owatemi 20,918 43.8   10.1
Conservative Clare Golby 20,710 43.4   6.6
Liberal Democrats Greg Judge 2,717 6.7   4.1
Brexit Party Joshua Richardson 1,956 3.0   1.7
Green Stephen Gray 1,443 3.3   2.0
Majority 208 0.4   16.8
Turnout 47,744 63.5   2.8
Labour hold Swing   8.4
General election 2017: Coventry North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Geoffrey Robinson 26,894 54.0   12.9
Conservative Resham Kotecha 18,314 36.7   5.7
UKIP Michael Gee 1,525 3.1   12.6
Liberal Democrats Andrew Hilton 1,286 2.6   1.4
Independent Ciaran Norris 1,164 2.3 N/A
Green Stephen Gray 666 1.3   3.0
Majority 8,580 17.2   7.2
Turnout 49,849 66.3   5.6
Labour hold Swing
General election 2015: Coventry North West[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Geoffrey Robinson 18,557 41.0   1.8
Conservative Parvez Akhtar 14,048 31.0   1.7
UKIP Harjinder Sehmi 7,101 15.7   12.9
Green Laura Vesty[6] 1,961 4.3   3.3
Liberal Democrats Andrew Furse 1,810 4.0   13.9
TUSC Dave Nellist 1,769 3.9 N/A
Majority 4,509 10.0   3.5
Turnout 45,246 60.7   2.9
Labour hold Swing
General election 2010: Coventry North West[7][8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Geoffrey Robinson 19,936 42.8   5.2
Conservative Gary Ridley 13,648 29.3   2.7
Liberal Democrats Vincent McKee 8,344 17.9   0.5
BNP Edward Sheppard 1,666 3.6   0.1
UKIP Mark Nattrass 1,295 2.8   1.0
Independent Nobby Clarke 640 1.4   1.4
Green Justin Wood 497 1.1   1.1
Socialist Alternative Nicky Downes 370 0.8   0.7
Christian Movement for Great Britain William Sidhu 164 0.4   0.4
Majority 6,288 13.5
Turnout 46,560 63.9   3.8
Labour hold Swing   3.9

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General election 2005: Coventry North West[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Geoffrey Robinson 20,942 48.2   3.2
Conservative Brian Connell 11,627 26.8   0.9
Liberal Democrats Iona Anderson 7,932 18.3   4.6
BNP David Clarke 1,556 3.6 N/A
UKIP Sandra List 766 1.8   0.3
Socialist Alternative Nicky Downes 615 1.4 N/A
Majority 9,315 21.4
Turnout 43,438 59.4   3.9
Labour hold Swing   2.0
General election 2001: Coventry North West[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Geoffrey Robinson 21,892 51.4   5.4
Conservative Andrew Fairburn 11,018 25.9   0.4
Liberal Democrats Napier Penlington 5,832 13.7   3.2
Independent politician Christine Oddy 3,159 7.4 N/A
UKIP Mark Benson 650 1.5 N/A
Majority 10,874 25.5
Turnout 42,551 55.5   15.2
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General election 1997: Coventry North West[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Geoffrey Robinson 30,901 56.86
Conservative Paul Bartlett 14,300 26.33
Liberal Democrats Napier Penlington 5,690 10.48
Referendum Douglas Butler 1,269 2.34 N/A
Socialist Labour Dave Spencer 940 1.73 N/A
Liberal Rob Wheway 687 1.27 N/A
ProLife Alliance Paul Mills 359 0.66 N/A
Rainbow Dream Ticket Leslie Francis 176 0.32 N/A
Majority 16,601 30.56
Turnout 54,322 70.69
Labour hold Swing
General election 1992: Coventry North West[13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Geoffrey Robinson 20,349 51.7   2.7
Conservative Agnes A. B. Hill 13,917 35.4   0.6
Liberal Democrats Ann Simpson 5,070 12.9   3.4
Majority 6,432 16.4   2.1
Turnout 39,336 77.6   2.9
Labour hold Swing   1.0

Elections in the 1980sEdit

General election 1987: Coventry North West[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Geoffrey Robinson 19,450 49.00
Conservative James Powell 13,787 34.7
Social Democratic Hywel Jones 6,455 16.26
Majority 5,663 14.27
Turnout 74.76
Labour hold Swing
General election 1983: Coventry North West[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Geoffrey Robinson 17,239 44.29
Conservative Anthony Coombs 14,201 36.49
Liberal W. Talbot 7,479 19.22
Majority 3,038 7.81
Turnout 74.74
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General election 1979: Coventry North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Geoffrey Robinson 19,460 50.13
Conservative D. Miles 15,489 39.90
Liberal C. Poole 3,413 8.79
National Front A. Stewart 359 0.92
More Prosperous Britain Tom Keen 98 0.25
Majority 3,971 10.23
Turnout 79.21
Labour hold Swing
By-election 1976: Coventry North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Geoffrey Robinson 17,118 47.72   4.14
Conservative Jonathan Guinness 13,424 37.42   6.08
Liberal Alan Leighton 4,062 11.32   4.34
National Front Andrew Fountaine 986 2.75 N/A
National Party John Kingsley Read 208 0.60 N/A
More Prosperous Britain Thomas Keen 40 0.11 N/A
Logic Party William Dunmore 33 0.09 N/A
Majority 3,694 10.3
Turnout 35,871
Labour hold Swing
General election October 1974: Coventry North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Maurice Edelman 19,205 51.86
Conservative Jonathan Guinness 11,717 31.64
Liberal P. Newnham 5,798 15.66
PEOPLE Lesley Whittaker 313 0.85
Majority 7,488 20.22
Turnout 75.20
Labour hold Swing
General election February 1974: Coventry North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Maurice Edelman 22,089 56.55
Conservative C. L. Wade 15,431 39.50
PEOPLE Lesley Whittaker 1,542 3.95
Majority 6,658 17.04
Turnout 79.78
Labour hold Swing

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

Notes
  1. ^ A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
References
  1. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 6)
  3. ^ "Coventry North West Parliamentary constituency". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Coventry North West parliamentary constituency - Election 2017" – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  6. ^ "General Election 2017 Candidate - Green Party". Green Party Members' Website.
  7. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Coventry North West". YourNextMP. Archived from the original on 1 April 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2010.
  9. ^ "UK > England > West Midlands > Coventry North West". Election 2010. BBC. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
  10. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  12. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  13. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  14. ^ "UK General Election results April 1992". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
  15. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  16. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.

Coordinates: 52°26′N 1°34′W / 52.43°N 1.56°W / 52.43; -1.56