Cheadle (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
|Population||91,023 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||71,797 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme, Bramhall|
|Member of Parliament||Mary Robinson (Conservatives)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Bucklow, Knutsford and Macclesfield|
It is a marginal seat between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats. From 1970 until 2001 it was held by the Conservatives, after which it was held by the Liberal Democrats from 2001 until the 2015 general election when it was taken back by Conservatives.
Cheadle was created as a county constituency under the Representation of the People Act 1948, for the 1950 general election. it covered a predominantly urban and relatively affluent area in the south-eastern suburbs of the Manchester conurbation.
The growth of the suburbs of Manchester led to a rapidly rising electorate from the late 1950s and by the 1970 election there were 107,225 electors and some reduction was inevitable. At the February 1974 general election the seat was re-classified as a borough constituency and split in two, with the eastern parts forming the new Hazel Grove constituency.
As a result of changes to the county boundaries which came into effect on 1 April 1974, the constituency crossed between Greater Manchester and Cheshire. Realigning with the county boundaries in 1983, the constituency was redrawn, losing Wilmslow to Tatton, whilst gaining back Bramhall from Hazel Grove.
Cheadle and Gatley previously part of the abolished constituency of Bucklow, Hazel Grove and Bramhall transferred from Knutsford, and Bredbury, Romiley and Marple transferred from Macclesfield. Also included Mellor (now part of the Urban District of Marple), which was previously in the Derbyshire constituency of High Peak.
1955–1974: As above except the part of Bredbury ward added to the County Borough of Stockport by the Stockport (Extension) Order 1952, which was transferred to Stockport South (Statutory Instrument 1953/742).
1974–1983: The Urban Districts of Cheadle and Gatley, and Wilmslow.
From 1 April 1974 until the next boundary review came into effect for the 1983 general election, the constituency comprised parts of the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport in Greater Manchester (Cheadle and Gatley) and parts of the expanded Borough of Macclesfield in Cheshire (Wilmslow), but its boundaries were unchanged.
Boundaries adjusted to take account of revision of local authority wards.
Members of Parliament
From 1974, (when half of the seat was split off to create the Hazel Grove constituency), Cheadle had safe Conservative majorities until the 1997 election, when the Liberal Democrats reduced the margin to around 3,000 votes. Patsy Calton scraped home in 2001 by a majority of 33 votes, the narrowest in the House of Commons, but returned with a much safer 4,000 votes in 2005. She died on 29 May 2005, triggering a by-election in July 2005, where Mark Hunter was elected with a majority of 3,657. Although held by Hunter in 2010, the Conservatives regained the seat in 2015 and held it in 2017 and 2019, albeit with reduced majorities on each occasion.
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||Tom Morrison||23,358||41.8||+5.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Mark Hunter||19,824||36.3||+5.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Mark Hunter||16,436||31.0||−16.1|
|Above and Beyond||Drew Carswell||208||0.4||New|
|Independence from Europe||Helen Bashford||76||0.1||New|
|Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats||Swing||+9.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Mark Hunter||24,717||47.1||−0.7|
|Liberal Democrats hold||Swing||−0.6|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Mark Hunter||19,593||52.2||+3.3|
|Alliance for Change (UK)||John Allman||81||0.2||New|
|Liberal Democrats hold||Swing||+0.6|
|Liberal Democrats||Patsy Calton||23,189||48.9||+6.5|
|UKIP||Vincent L. Cavanagh||489||1.0||−0.4|
|Liberal Democrats hold||Swing||+4.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Patsy Calton||18,477||42.4||+4.7|
|Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative||Swing||+2.95|
Elections in the 1990s
The Cheadle constituency underwent minor boundary changes after the 1992 general election and as such the change in share of vote is based on a notional calculation.
|Liberal Democrats||Patsy Calton||19,755||37.7||+8.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Patsy Calton||16,726||30.0||−5.9|
|Labour||Sandra R. Broadhurst||6,442||11.5||+2.4|
|Natural Law||Phillipa M. Whittle||168||0.3||New|
Elections in the 1980s
The boundaries of the constituency changed in 1983. Changes in the vote are based on the estimated results for 1979 had the 1983 boundaries been in operation then.
|Liberal||Paul R. Clark||19,072||37.3||+9.0|
Elections in the 1970s
After the 1970 general election, boundary changes created the Hazel Grove constituency which reduced the size of the Cheadle one. The previous Member of Parliament for Cheadle, Dr Michael Winstanley became the first member returned by Hazel Grove.
|Liberal||Christopher Green||21,332||38.5||+2.3 (est.)|
|Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||+3.3|
Elections in the 1960s
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing||+6.7|
Elections in the 1950s
|Labour||Harry V. Stone||10,966||22.1||−2.9|
|Liberal||George Edward Samways||8,801||16.6|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in Greater Manchester
- History of Parliamentary constituencies and boundaries in Cheshire
Notes and references
- "Cheadle: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
- "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.
- Statham, Nick (8 May 2015). "Cheadle constituency results: General Election 2015 – Tories take seat from the Liberal Democrats". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
- Craig, Fred W. S. (1972). Boundaries of parliamentary constituencies 1885-1972. Chichester: Political Reference Publications. ISBN 0-900178-09-4. OCLC 539011.
- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1983" (PDF).
- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1995".
- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007".
- "Cheadle 1950–". Hansard 1803–2005. UK Parliament. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 3)
- "Statement of persons nominated 2019" (PDF).
- "Liberal Democrats select local Councillors Lisa Smart and Mark Hunter to fight for Hazel Grove and Cheadle – Stockport Liberal Democrats". stockportlibdems.org.uk. 19 July 2016. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
- Mary Robinson MP [@MaryRobinson01] (23 April 2017). "Absolutely delighted to have been readopted by Cheadle Conservatives to be the Conservative Party candidate in the…" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- "Labour Cheadle (@cheadlelabour) – Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Cheadle parliamentary constituency – Election 2015 – BBC News". BBC News. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "UK General Election results April 1992". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
- "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
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