Hazel Grove (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
|Electorate||62,422 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Bredbury, Romiley, Hazel Grove, Marple and Offerton|
|Member of Parliament||William Wragg (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
The constituency was established in time for the February 1974 general election, having previously formed part of the Cheadle constituency. It covers the south-eastern edge of the Greater Manchester conurbation and an area of countryside to the east bordering the Peak District.
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, but its boundaries were unchanged.
Boundaries adjusted to take account of revision of local authority wards.
At its first election in February 1974, the seat was won by Michael Winstanley of the Liberal Party, who had been the MP for Cheadle between 1966 and 1970. Winstanley only held it for a few months because, at the general election in October 1974, he lost to the Conservatives' Tom Arnold.
Arnold held the seat until 1997, although (with the exception of the 1979 election) this was with small majorities over the local Liberals/SDP-Liberal Alliance/Liberal Democrats' candidate. At the 1997 general election, Arnold stood down and the seat was taken by Andrew Stunell of the Liberal Democrats. Stunell held the seat until his retirement in 2015, although with reduced majorities.
The Conservative share of the vote fell in Hazel Grove in both the 2001 and 2005 general elections, from a (winning) peak under Tom Arnold of 44.8% in 1992 to a low of 29.7% in 2005. Following three failed attempts to increase the share of the vote (1997, 2001 and 2005), this decline was reversed in the 2010 election by Annesley Abercorn, who achieved a 33.6% share of the vote (+3.9%) and a 2.4% swing from the Liberal Democrats to the Conservatives.
Members of Parliament
|February 1974||Michael Winstanley||Liberal|
|October 1974||Tom Arnold||Conservative|
|1997||Andrew Stunell||Liberal Democrats|
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||Lisa Smart||17,169||38.8||+5.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Lisa Smart||14,533||32.9||+6.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Lisa Smart||11,330||26.2||-22.6|
|Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats||Swing||+15.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Andrew Stunell||20,485||48.8||−0.7|
|Liberal Democrats hold||Swing||−2.4|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Andrew Stunell||19,355||49.5||−2.5|
|Liberal Democrats hold||Swing||−1.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Andrew Stunell||20,020||52.0||−2.5|
|Liberal Democrats hold||Swing||-3.4|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Andrew Stunell||26,883||54.5||+11.4|
|Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative||Swing||+12.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Andrew Stunell||23,550||43.1||+1.1|
|Natural Law||Michael Penn||204||0.4||New|
Elections in the 1980s
Major boundary changes occurred at this election. The vote changes compare with estimates for the 1979 election on the same boundaries.
Elections in the 1970s
|Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||+4.3|
|Liberal||Michael Winstanley||26,966||46.3||+1.7 (est.)|
|Liberal win (new seat)|
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in Greater Manchester
- History of Parliamentary constituencies and boundaries in Cheshire
Notes and references
- A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
- 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.
- As both top parties locally lost share to Labour, this swing is (Lib Dem-Lab)
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