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Dudley South (UK Parliament constituency)

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BoundariesEdit

Dudley South is one of four constituencies covering the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, and covers the central part of the borough to the south of the town centre.

2010–present: The Metropolitan Borough of Dudley wards of Brierley Hill, Brockmoor and Pensnett, Kingswinford North and Wall Heath, Kingswinford South, Netherton, Woodside and St Andrews, and Wordsley.

1997–2010: The Metropolitan Borough of Dudley wards of Brierley Hill, Brockmoor and Pensnett, Kingswinford North and Wall Heath, Kingswinford South, Netherton and Woodside, St Andrews, and Wordsley.

HistoryEdit

Before the 1997 election, Dudley was divided into East and West constituencies, rather than North and South. Dudley South covers most of the area previously covered by Dudley West, which included Sedgley but excluded Netherton.

Dudley West was the scene of a by-election in 1994, held after the death of the Conservative John Blackburn who had represented the constituency since 1979. The by-election was won by Labour's Ian Pearson, who stood for Dudley South in 1997 and held the seat, winning by a comfortable margin each time, until he stood down in 2010.

The Conservative candidate, Chris Kelly, gained the seat in the subsequent general election. However, he decided to stand down in 2015.

Mike Wood retained the seat for the Conservatives in both the 2015 and 2017 general elections, in both cases achieving a swing towards his party and thus bucking the national trend.

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

General election 2019: Dudley South [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Bramall
Labour Lucy Caldicott[4]
Green Cate Mohr[5]
Conservative Mike Wood[6]

The Brexit Party had selected Paul Brothwood, but he stood down, and endorsed Conservative Mike Wood.[6]

General election 2017: Dudley South[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mike Wood 21,588 56.4   12.7
Labour Natasha Millward 13,858 36.2   3.6
UKIP Mitchell Bolton 1,791 4.7   14.3
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Bramall 625 1.6   0.5
Green Jenny Maxwell 382 1.0   1.5
Majority 7,730 20.2   9.0
Turnout 38,244 62.4   0.9
Conservative hold Swing   4.55
General election 2015: Dudley South[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mike Wood[9] 16,723 43.8   0.7
Labour Natasha Millward 12,453 32.6   0.4
UKIP Paul Brothwood[10] 7,236 18.9   10.7
Green Vicky Duckworth 970 2.5   2.5
Liberal Democrats Martin Turner 828 2.2   13.5
Majority 4,270 11.2   1.1
Turnout 38,210 63.3   0.3
Conservative hold Swing   0.54
General election 2010: Dudley South[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Chris Kelly 16,450 43.1   8.1
Labour Rachel Harris 12,594 33.0   11.0
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Bramall 5,989 15.7   3.0
UKIP Philip Rowe 3,132 8.2   5.0
Majority 3,856 10.1
Turnout 38,165 63.0   2.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing   9.5

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General election 2005: Dudley South[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ian Pearson 17,800 45.3   4.5
Conservative Marco Longhi 13,556 34.5   3.4
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Bramall 4,808 12.2   2.7
BNP John Salvage 1,841 4.7 N/A
UKIP Andrew Benion 1,271 3.2   0.8
Majority 4,244 10.8
Turnout 39,276 60.2   4.8
Labour hold Swing   3.9
General election 2001: Dudley South[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ian Pearson 18,109 49.8   6.8
Conservative Jason Sugarman 11,292 31.1   1.6
Liberal Democrats Lorely Burt 5,421 14.9   4.0
UKIP John Westwood 859 2.4 N/A
Socialist Alliance Angela Thompson 663 1.8 N/A
Majority 6,817 18.7
Turnout 36,344 55.4   16.3
Labour hold Swing   4.2

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General election 1997: Dudley South[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ian Pearson 27,124 56.6 N/A
Conservative Mark Simpson 14,097 29.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Richard Burt 5,214 10.9 N/A
Referendum Connor Birch 1,467 3.1 N/A
Majority 13,027 27.2 N/A
Turnout 47,902 71.8 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

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 "D" (part 3)
  3. ^ https://www.dudley.gov.uk/media/13649/dudley-south-statement-of-persons-nominated-and-notice-of-poll.pdf
  4. ^ "Vote Lucy Caldicott in Dudley South". Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Green Party Parliamentary Candidates". Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Three Brexit Party candidates have already quit on day one of campaign". November 5, 2019.
  7. ^ Bev Holder (10 May 2017). "UKIP confirms General Election candidates for Stourbridge and Dudley South". Stourbridge News. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Tory Eurosceptic to fight for power in Dudley". www.expressandstar.com.
  10. ^ "Borough's UKIP leader hopes to turn Dudley South purple". Stourbridge News.
  11. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  12. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  13. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  14. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.

Coordinates: 52°29′N 2°08′W / 52.49°N 2.13°W / 52.49; -2.13