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Encyclopedia > Halesowen and Rowley Regis (UK Parliament constituency)

Halesowen and Rowley Regis is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. A constituency is any cohesive corporate unit or body bound by shared structures, goals or loyalty. ... In some bicameral parliaments of a Westminster System, the House of Commons has historically been the name of the elected lower house. ... The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative institution in the United Kingdom and British overseas territories (it alone has parliamentary sovereignty). ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... The first-past-the-post electoral system is a voting system for single-member districts, variously called first-past-the-post (FPTP or FPP), winner-take-all, plurality voting, or relative majority. ...

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Boundaries

Member of Parliament

  • Sylvia Heal, Labour Party (1997-present)

Sylvia Lloyd Heal (born 20 July 1942) is a British politician. ... The Labour Party is a centre-left or Democratic Socialist political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics), and one of the United Kingdoms three main political parties. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Reef. ...

Election results

General Election 2005

General Election 2005: Halesowen and Rowley Regis
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sylvia Heal 19,243 46.6 -6.4
Conservative Les Jones 14,906 36.1 +1.9
Liberal Democrats Martin Turner 5,204 12.6 +2.2
UKIP Nikki Sinclaire 1,974 4.8 +2.4
Majority 4,337 10.5
Turnout 41,327 62.9 +3.1
Labour hold Swing -4.2
Source BBC (2005)

The United Kingdom general election of 2005 was held on Thursday, 5 May 2005 and won by the Labour Party, led by Tony Blair. ... The Labour Party is a centre-left or Democratic Socialist political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics), and one of the United Kingdoms three main political parties. ... Sylvia Lloyd Heal (born 20 July 1942) is a British politician. ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the centre-right in the United Kingdom. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a social liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... The United Kingdom Independence Party (commonly known as UKIP, pronounced you-kip) is a right-wing political party that aims at British withdrawal from the European Union. ... The Labour Party is a centre-left or Democratic Socialist political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics), and one of the United Kingdoms three main political parties. ...

General Election 2001

General Election 2001: Halesowen and Rowley Regis
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sylvia Heal 20,804 53.0 -1.1
Conservative Leslie Jones 13,445 34.2 +1.4
Liberal Democrats Patrick Harley 4,089 10.4 +1.9
UKIP Alan Sheath 936 2.4 N/A
Majority 7,359 18.8
Turnout 39,274 59.8 -13.5
Labour hold Swing

The UK general election, 2001 was held on 7 June 2001 and was dubbed the quiet landslide by the media. ... The Labour Party is a centre-left or Democratic Socialist political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics), and one of the United Kingdoms three main political parties. ... Sylvia Lloyd Heal (born 20 July 1942) is a British politician. ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the centre-right in the United Kingdom. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a social liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... The United Kingdom Independence Party (commonly known as UKIP, pronounced you-kip) is a right-wing political party that aims at British withdrawal from the European Union. ... The Labour Party is a centre-left or Democratic Socialist political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics), and one of the United Kingdoms three main political parties. ...

Politics and history of the constituency

References

  • BBC (2005). Election 2005 - Halesowen & Rowley Regis (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/vote2005/html/288.stm). Retrieved May 9, 2005.

 
 

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