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Encyclopedia > Stourbridge (UK Parliament constituency)

Stourbridge 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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Election results

General Election 2005: Stourbridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lynda Waltho 17,089 41.0 −6.1
Conservative Diana Coad 16,682 40.0 +2.4
Liberal Democrats Chris Bramall 6,850 16.4 +4.3
UKIP Daniel Pui Chai Mau 1,087 2.6 +0.7
Majority 407 1.0
Turnout 41,708 64.7 +2.9
Labour hold Swing −4.3
General Election 2001: Stourbridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Debra Shipley 18,823 47.1 N/A
Conservative Stephen Eyre 15,011 37.6 +1.8
Liberal Democrats Chris Bramall 4,833 12.1 -2.2
UKIP John Knotts 763 1.9 N/A
Socialist Labour Party Mick Atherton 494 1.2 N/A
Majority 3,812 9.5
Turnout 39,924 61.8 -14.7
Labour hold Swing

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. ... Lynda Waltho is the Labour MP for Stourbridge. ... 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. ... 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. ... Debra Ann Shipley (born 22 June 1957) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... 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. ... This article is about the Socialist Labour Party founded by Arthur Scargill in 1996. ... 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


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Following a review by the Boundary Commission for England, at the next general election the boundaries of the Burton constituency will be amended slightly, with the Needwood ward (containing the village of Barton-under-Needwood) being transferred to the Lichfield constituency.
From 1950 until 1997, the seat was held by the Conservative Party; the brewing industry of Burton upon Trent traditionally being a strong supporter of the Conservatives.
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The Stourbridge Canal was formerly used for the transportation of coal.
The glass manufacturing industry was established in Stourbridge by Hungarian immigrants in about 1557.
To Winchester, Linn mart, Bristol fair, Stourbridge, and Bartholomew's in London Town.
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