| County constituency |
for the House of Commons
|Electorate||70,022 (December 2010) |
|Major settlements||Long Eaton and Ilkeston|
|Member of Parliament||Maggie Throup (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Derbyshire South East and Ilkeston |
Erewash ( /ˈɛrəwɒʃ/ ) is a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2015 by Maggie Throup, a Conservative. [n 1]
1983–1997: The Borough of Erewash wards of Breaston, Cotmanhay, Dale Abbey, Derby Road East, Derby Road West, Draycott, Ilkeston Central, Ilkeston North, Ilkeston South, Kirk Hallam North, Kirk Hallam South, Long Eaton Central, Nottingham Road, Ockbrook and Borrowash, Old Park, Sandiacre North, Sandiacre South, Sawley, Victoria, West Hallam, and Wilsthorpe.
1997–2010: The Borough of Erewash wards of Abbotsford, Breaston, Cotmanhay, Dale Abbey, Derby Road East, Derby Road West, Draycott, Ilkeston Central, Ilkeston North, Ilkeston South, Kirk Hallam North, Kirk Hallam South, Long Eaton Central, Nottingham Road, Ockbrook and Borrowash, Old Park, Sandiacre North, Sandiacre South, Sawley, Victoria, West Hallam, and Wilsthorpe.
2010–present: The Borough of Erewash wards of Abbotsford, Breaston, Cotmanhay, Derby Road East, Derby Road West, Draycott, Hallam Fields, Ilkeston Central, Ilkeston North, Kirk Hallam, Little Hallam, Long Eaton Central, Nottingham Road, Old Park, Sandiacre North, Sandiacre South, Sawley, and Wilsthorpe.
Following their review of parliamentary representation in Derbyshire, the Boundary Commission for England created a Mid Derbyshire constituency. This took electoral wards from the existing Erewash seat, as well as making some minor alterations in neighbouring constituencies.
The constituency covers most of the borough of Erewash, between the cities of Derby and Nottingham. The largest towns in the constituency are Long Eaton and Ilkeston. The constituency has returned a government MP since its creation. As an area which is neither especially wealthy nor especially poor, Erewash is described by political commentators as a "key marginal seat" in general elections.[ citation needed ]
|Liberal Democrats||James Archer||2,487||5.1||+2.6|
|Liberal Democrats||Martin Garnett||1,243||2.5||−0.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Martin Garnett||1,658||3.4||−14.1|
|Conservative||Jessica Lee ||18,805||39.5||+10.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Martin Garnett||8,343||17.5||+4.0|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing|
|Liberal Democrats||Martin Garnett||7,073||14.0||+2.5|
|Monster Raving Loony||Jon "R. U. Seerius" Brewer||287||0.6||−0.3|
|Church of the Militant Elvis||David Bishop||116||0.2||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Martin Garnett||5,586||11.5||+2.9|
|Monster Raving Loony||Jon "R. U. Seerius" Brewer||428||0.9||New|
|Socialist Labour||Peter Waldock||401||0.8||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Martin Garnett||5,181||8.6||−5.0|
|Socialist Labour||Matthew Simmons||496||0.8||New|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing|
|Liberal Democrats||Philip Tuck||8,606||13.6||−5.7|
|Independent Labour||William Camm||4,158||7.5|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Long Eaton is a town in the Erewash district of Derbyshire, England, just north of the River Trent, about 7 miles (11 km) south-west of Nottingham and some 8½ miles (13.7 km) south-east of Derby. The town population was 37,760 at the 2011 census. It has been part of Erewash borough since 1 April 1974, when Long Eaton Urban District was disbanded.
Erewash is a local government district with borough status in Derbyshire, England, to the east of Derby and the west of Nottingham. The population of the district as taken at the 2011 Census was 112,081. It contains the towns of Ilkeston, Long Eaton and Sandiacre and fourteen civil parishes.
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Sawley is a village and civil parish within the Borough of Erewash, in southeast Derbyshire, England. With a slightly higher than average number of people over 65, the population of just the civil parish was measured at 6,629 as at the 2011 Census.
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Sawley Cricket Club is an amateur cricket club based in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, England. The club has a history dating back to the early 19th century.
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Coordinates: 52°54′N1°19′W / 52.90°N 1.32°W