Stafford (UK Parliament constituency)


Stafford (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Stafford
Map1 = Stafford
Map2 = Staffordshire
Type = County
Year = 1295, 1983
Entity = Staffordshire
County = Staffordshire
EP = West Midlands
MP = David Kidney
Party = Labour

Stafford 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. The sitting MP is David Kidney. The Conservatives have selected Jeremy Lefroy to contest the seat at the next General Election.

Boundaries

The constituency includes the southerly part of the borough of Stafford, including the town of Stafford itself, plus the Penkridge area of South Staffordshire district.

Members of Parliament

*"Constituency created" (1295)

Election results

Elections of the 2000s

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Stafford [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/vote2005/html/533.stm BBC 2005 General Election Site] ]
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = David Kidney
votes = 19,889
percentage = 43.7
change = -4.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = David Chambers
votes = 17,768
percentage = 39.0
change = +2.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Barry Stamp
votes = 6,390
percentage = 14.0
change = +4.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Frederick Goode
votes = 1,507
percentage = 3.3
change = -1.9
Election box majority
votes = 2,121
percentage = 4.7
change = -6.7
Election box turnout
votes = 45,554
percentage = 64.7
change = -0.6
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -3.3

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Stafford [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/vote2001/results_constituencies/constituencies/533.stm BBC 2001 General Election Site] ]
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = David Kidney
votes = 21,285
percentage = 48.0
change = +0.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Philip Cochrane
votes = 16,253
percentage = 36.6
change = -2.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Jeanne Pinkerton
votes = 4,205
percentage = 9.5
change = -1.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Earl of Bradford
votes = 2,315
percentage = 5.2
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Rock 'n' Roll Loony Party
candidate = Michael Hames
votes = 308
percentage = 0.7
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 5,032
percentage = 11.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 44,366
percentage = 65.3
change = -12.2
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Elections of the 1990s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: Stafford [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/election97/constituencies/533.htm BBC 1997 General Election Site] ]
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = David Kidney
votes = 24,606
percentage = 47.5
change = +12.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = David Cameron
votes = 20,292
percentage = 39.2
change = -8.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = P.A. Hornby
votes = 5,840
percentage = 10.6
change = -5.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = S.R. Culley
votes = 1,146
percentage = 2.2
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Official Monster Raving Loony Party
candidate = Michael Hames
votes = 248
percentage = 0.5
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 4,314
percentage = 8.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Elections of the 1980s

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Bill Cash
votes = 18,713
percentage = 40.4
change = -10.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Social Democratic Party (UK)
candidate = David Dunn
votes = 14,733
percentage = 31.8
change = +7.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Michael Poulter
votes = 12,677
percentage = 27.4
change = +3.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politics)
candidate = Christopher Teasdale
votes = 210
percentage = 0.4
change = N/A
Election box majority
votes = 3,980
percentage = 8.6
change = -17.9
Election box turnout
votes = 46,333
percentage = 65.6
change = -10.9
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 70,635

* Death of Sir Hugh Fraser 6 March 1984

References

*
* "Britain Votes/Europe Votes By-Election Supplement 1983-", compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Parliamentary Research Services 1985)
*Rayment

ee also

* Stafford by-election, 1984
* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Staffordshire


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