Warley (UK Parliament constituency)

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Warley
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
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Boundary of Warley in West Midlands
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Location of West Midlands within England
County West Midlands
Electorate 63,024 (December 2010) [1]
Major settlements Smethwick, Brandhall, Langley Green
Current constituency
Created 1997
Member of Parliament John Spellar (Labour)
Number of membersOne
Created from Warley East, Warley West

Warley is a constituency [n 1] in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament. The constituency was established in 1997, and has been represented since that date by John Spellar, a member of the Labour Party. [n 2]

Contents

Members of Parliament

ElectionMember [2] Party
1997 John Spellar Labour

Constituency profile

The constituency has a wide range of housing on the gently hilly West Midlands terrain, with fast transport links to Birmingham, Dudley and Wolverhampton. Workless claimants, registered jobseekers, were in November 2012 significantly higher than the national average of 3.8%, at 7.7% of the population based on a statistical compilation by The Guardian however female unemployment, reflecting a central West Midlands pattern, perhaps with more women homemakers, unusually exceeded male unemployment at 10.1%. [3]

Boundaries

Warley is one of four constituencies covering the Metropolitan Borough of Sandwell, covering the south and south-east of the borough. It covers much of the former County Borough of Warley, including the town of Smethwick as well as Brandhall and Langley Green.

It consists of The Metropolitan Borough of Sandwell wards of Abbey, Bristnall, Langley, Old Warley, St Paul's, Smethwick, and Soho and Victoria.

History

Creation and forerunners

The constituency was formed in 1997, and is for the most part the former Warley East constituency. John Spellar of the Labour Party has represented Warley since 1997, having previously represented Warley West. Warley East and Warley West had been held by Labour since their creation in 1974. Minor parts of the seat around Oldbury had been in the quite marginal Labour-Conservative seat of Oldbury and Halesowen before 1974.

Results of winning party

The 2015 result made the seat the 34th-safest of Labour's 232 seats by percentage of majority. [4] The elections have to date resulted in the Labour incumbent, Spellar, gaining more than 50% of votes cast.

Opposition parties

The candidates fielded by the Conservative Party have taken the runner-up position since the seat's creation. Third place has varied between two parties to date in the seat's history.

Turnout

Turnout has ranged from 54.1% in 2001 to 65.1% in 1997.

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

General election 2019: Warley [5] [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour John Spellar 21,901 58.8 Decrease2.svg8.4
Conservative Chandra Kanneganti10,39027.9Increase2.svg1.7
Brexit Party Michael Cooper2,4696.6Increase2.svg6.6
Liberal Democrats Bryan Manley-Green1,5884.3Increase2.svg2.3
Green Kathryn Downs8912.4Increase2.svg1.0
Majority11,51130.9Decrease2.svg10.1
Turnout 37,23959.7Decrease2.svg3.4
Labour hold Swing Decrease2.svg5.1
General election 2017: Warley [7] [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour John Spellar 27,004 67.2 Increase2.svg 9.0
Conservative Anthony Mangnall 10,52126.2Increase2.svg 6.8
UKIP Darryl Magher1,3493.4Decrease2.svg 13.1
Liberal Democrats Bryan Manley-Green7771.9Decrease2.svg 0.2
Green Mark Redding5551.4Decrease2.svg 2.5
Majority16,48341.0
Turnout 40,20663.1
Labour hold Swing Increase2.svg 9.0
General election 2015: Warley [9]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour John Spellar 22,012 58.2 Increase2.svg 5.3
Conservative Tom Williams7,31019.3Decrease2.svg 5.5
UKIP Pete Durnell6,23716.5Increase2.svg 9.6
Green Robert Buckman1,4653.9Increase2.svg 3.9
Liberal Democrats Catherine Smith8052.1Decrease2.svg 13.4
Majority14,70238.9
Turnout 37,82959.3
Labour hold Swing Increase2.svg 5.4
General election 2010: Warley [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour John Spellar 20,240 52.9 Decrease2.svg 2.0
Conservative Jas Parmar9,48424.8Increase2.svg 1.9
Liberal Democrats Edward Keating [11] 5,92915.5Increase2.svg 2.3
UKIP Nigel Harvey2,6176.8Increase2.svg 4.7
Majority10,75628.1
Turnout 38,27060.6Increase2.svg 3.4
Labour hold Swing Decrease2.svg 1.9

Elections in the 2000s

General election 2005: Warley [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour John Spellar 17,462 54.4 Decrease2.svg 6.1
Conservative Karen Bissell7,31522.8Steady2.svg
Liberal Democrats Tony Ferguson4,27713.3Increase2.svg 2.7
BNP Simon Smith1,7615.5Steady2.svg
Socialist Labour Malcolm Connigale6372.0Decrease2.svg 4.2
UKIP David Matthews6352.0Steady2.svg
Majority10,14731.6
Turnout 32,08757.1Increase2.svg 3.0
Labour hold Swing Decrease2.svg 3.0
General election 2001: Warley [13]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour John Spellar 19,007 60.5 Decrease2.svg 3.3
Conservative Mark Pritchard 7,15722.8Decrease2.svg 1.3
Liberal Democrats Ron Cockings3,31510.6Increase2.svg 0.8
Socialist Labour Harbhajan Dardi1,9366.2Steady2.svg
Majority11,85037.7
Turnout 31,41554.1Decrease2.svg 10.9
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s

General election 1997: Warley [14]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour John Spellar 24,813 63.8 Steady2.svg
Conservative Christopher Pincher 9,36224.1Steady2.svg
Liberal Democrats Jeremy Pursehouse3,7779.7Steady2.svg
Referendum Krishna Gamre9412.4Steady2.svg
Majority15,45139.7Steady2.svg
Turnout 38,89365.0Steady2.svg
Labour win (new seat)

See also

Notes and references

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. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  2. Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 1)
  3. Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
  4. List of Labour MPs elected in 2015 by % majority UK Political.info. Retrieved 2017-01-29
  5. "Statement of persons nominated - Warley" (PDF). Sandwell Council. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  6. "Warley parliamentary constituency - Election 2019". BBC News . Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  7. "Statement of persons nominated - Warley". Sandwell Council. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  8. "Warley results". BBC News . Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  9. "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  10. "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  11. http://www.libdems.org.uk/people_detail.aspx?name=Edward_Keating&pPK=ccb5560a-22a3-4102-82ad-f4938901de91
  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′N1°59′W / 52.48°N 1.99°W / 52.48; -1.99

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