South West Staffordshire (UK Parliament constituency)


South West Staffordshire was a parliamentary constituency in Staffordshire. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post system.

South West Staffordshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
CountyStaffordshire
1974 (1974)1983
Number of membersOne
Replaced bySouth Staffordshire
Created fromWolverhampton North East, Brierley Hill and Cannock (parts)

History


The constituency was created for the February 1974 general election, and abolished for the 1983 general election.

Boundaries


The Rural Districts of Cannock and Seisdon.

Members of Parliament


ElectionMemberParty
Feb 1974 Patrick Cormack Conservative
1983 renamed South Staffordshire

Election results


General election February 1974: South West Staffordshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patrick Cormack 23,878 48.84
Labour Ivor Wymer 14,120 28.88
Liberal Eric Freeman 10,408 21.29
English National David Maxwell 482 0.99
Majority 9,758 19.96
Turnout 48,888 80.74
Conservative win (new seat)
General election October 1974: South West Staffordshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patrick Cormack 22,604 49.11 +0.27
Labour Ivor Wymer 15,065 32.73 +3.85
Liberal Anthony Lambert 8,355 18.15 -3.14
Majority 7,539 16.38 -3.58
Turnout 46,024 75.40 -5.34
Conservative hold Swing -1.79
General election 1979: South West Staffordshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patrick Cormack 32,153 60.39 +11.28
Labour GJ Lane 14,720 27.65 -5.08
Liberal R Fox 5,460 10.25 -7.90
National Front J Thomas 912 1.71 New
Majority 17,433 32.74 +16.36
Turnout 53,245 79.02 +3.62
Conservative hold Swing +8.18

References