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Encyclopedia > Telford (UK Parliament constituency)
Telford
Borough constituency

Telford shown within Shropshire, and Shropshire shown within England
Created: 1997
MP: David Wright
Party: Labour
Type: House of Commons
County: Shropshire
EP constituency: West Midlands

Telford 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 borough constituency (in Scotland, a burgh constituency) is a type of parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom. ... Image File history File links TelfordConstituency. ... map of admin county File links The following pages link to this file: Shropshire Adams Grammar School Categories: GFDL images ... Shropshire (abbreviated Salop or Shrops) is a traditional, ceremonial and administrative county in the West Midlands region of England. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the British Isles Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st UK... 1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... David Wright can refer to: David Wright (politician), a British politician. ... Political parties in the United Kingdom lists political parties in the United Kingdom. ... The Labour Party has been the principal left wing political party of the United Kingdom since the early 20th century (see British politics). ... In the United Kingdom each of the electoral areas or divisions called constituencies elects one or more members to a parliament or assembly. ... The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, and is now the dominant branch of Parliament. ... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... Shropshire (abbreviated Salop or Shrops) is a traditional, ceremonial and administrative county in the West Midlands region of England. ... The European Parliament is the parliamentary body of the European Union (EU), directly elected by EU citizens once every five years. ... West Midlands is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... A constituency is any cohesive corporate unit or body bound by shared structures, goals or loyalty. ... British House of Commons Canadian House of Commons In some bicameral parliaments of a Westminster System, the House of Commons has historically been the name of the elected lower house. ... The Houses of Parliament, seen over Westminster Bridge 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 plurality voting system, also known as first past the post, is a voting system used to elect a single winner in a given election. ...

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Boundaries

Telford is made up of several old industrial towns near the river Severn and on the eastern flanks of the Wrekin (including Madeley, Dawley and the small townships in the Ironbridge Gorge) and numerous New Town developments (although not all of the Telford New Town developments are in the constituency; the northern parts of the New Town are in the Wrekin constituency) including Woodside. It also includes the commuter town of Priorslee. All of the constituency is covered by Telford and Wrekin Borough Council. The Severn is the name of a river in the United Kingdom. ... The Wrekin is a prominent elevation capped by a hill fort almost 8 hectares (80,000 m²) in size, located within in the English county of Shropshire. ... Madeley is a district of Telford, in Shropshire. ... Dawley is a town in Shropshire, England, and now forms part of the new town of Telford, which was originally in 1963 going to be named Dawley New Town before in 1968 it was decided to name the town Telford after the engineer and road builder Thomas Telford. ... The Ironbridge Gorge looking east towards the Iron Bridge that gave the gorge its name View of the Warfage taken from the centre of the bridge Map sources for Ironbridge Gorge at grid reference SJ672033 The Ironbridge Gorge is a deep gorge formed by the river Severn in Shropshire, England. ... Map sources for Telford at grid reference SJ6909 Telford is a new town in Shropshire, England, part of the unitary authority of Telford and Wrekin. ... The Wrekin is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Telford and Wrekin is a borough in the West Midlands region of England. ...


Boundary changes for the next election realign the constituency boundaries to fit with the Borough's new wards and as a result Telford will gain Ketley from The Wrekin. Map sources for Ketley at grid reference SJ676109 Ketley is a suburb of the new town of Telford in Shropshire, England. ...


History

Telford was created in 1997 from the core of the old Wrekin constituency and has been held by the Labour Party since it's creation. Despite it's reputation, not all of Telford is solidly working class and there is a sizeable Tory vote in middle class areas like Priorslee. The Labour Party has been the principal left wing political party of the United Kingdom since the early 20th century (see British politics). ...


Members of Parliament

1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Bruce Grocott, Baron Grocott, PC (born November 1, 1940), is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... The Labour Party has been the principal left wing political party of the United Kingdom since the early 20th century (see British politics). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... David Wright (born December 22, 1966, Telford) is a politician in the United Kingdom, and Labour Party member of Parliament for Telford. ... The Labour Party has been the principal left wing political party of the United Kingdom since the early 20th century (see British politics). ...

Election results

General Election 2005: Telford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Wright 16,506 48.3 −6.3
Conservative Stella Kyriazis 11,100 32.5 +5.1
Liberal Democrats Ian Jenkins 4,941 14.4 +1.5
UK Independence Tom McCartney 1,659 4.9 +1.3
Majority 5,406 15.8
Turnout 34,206 57.7 +5.7
Labour hold Swing −5.7
General Election 2001: Telford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Wright 16,854 54.6 -3.2
Conservative Andrew Henderson 8,471 27.4 0.0
Liberal Democrats Sally Wiggin 3,983 12.9 +1.1
UK Independence Nicola Brookes 1,098 3.6 N/A
Socialist Alliance Mike Jeffries 469 1.5 N/A
Majority 8,383 27.2
Turnout 30,875 52.0 -13.7
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1997: Telford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bruce Grocott 21,456 57.8 N/A
Conservative Bernard Gentry 10,166 27.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Nathaniel Green 4,371 11.8 N/A
Referendum Party C. Morris 1,119 3.0 N/A
Majority 11,290 N/A
Turnout 65.6 N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A

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See also

Constituencies in the West Midlands
Labour

Birmingham Edgbaston | Birmingham Erdington | Birmingham Hall Green | Birmingham Hodge Hill | Birmingham Ladywood | Birmingham Northfield | Birmingham Perry Barr | Birmingham Selly Oak | Birmingham Sparkbrook and Small Heath | Burton | Cannock Chase | Coventry North East | Coventry North West | Coventry South | Dudley North | Dudley South | Halesowen and Rowley Regis | Newcastle-under-Lyme | North Warwickshire | Nuneaton | Redditch | Stafford | Staffordshire Moorlands | Stoke-on-Trent Central | Stoke-on-Trent North | Stoke-on-Trent South | Stourbridge | Tamworth | Telford | Walsall North | Walsall South | Warley | Warwick and Leamington | West Bromwich East | West Bromwich West | Wolverhampton North East | Wolverhampton South East | Wolverhampton South West | Worcester The ceremonial county of Shropshire, (which includes the unitary authority of Telford and Wrekin), is divided into 5 Parliamentary constituencies - 1 Borough constituency and 4 County constituencies. ... The Labour Party has been the principal left wing political party of the United Kingdom since the early 20th century (see British politics). ... Edgbaston constituency shown within Birmingham Birmingham Edgbaston is a constituency located in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham. ... Birmingham Erdington is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Birmingham Hall Green is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Hodge Hill constituency shown within Birmingham Birmingham Hodge Hill is a constituency in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Birmingham Ladywood is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Birmingham Northfield is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Birmingham Perry Barr is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Birmingham Selly Oak is a constituency located in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham. ... Birmingham Sparkbrook and Small Heath is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Burton is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Cannock Chase is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Coventry North East is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Coventry North West is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Coventry South is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Dudley North is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Dudley South is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Halesowen and Rowley Regis is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Newcastle-under-Lyme is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... North Warwickshire is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Nuneaton is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Redditch is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Stafford is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Staffordshire Moorlands is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Stoke-on-Trent Central is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Stoke-on-Trent North is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Stoke-on-Trent South is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Stourbridge is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Tamworth is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Walsall North is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Walsall South is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Warley is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Warwick and Leamington is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... West Bromwich East is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... West Bromwich West is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Wolverhampton North East is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Wolverhampton South East is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Wolverhampton South West is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Worcester is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ...

Conservative

Aldridge-Brownhills | Bromsgrove | Leominster | Lichfield | Ludlow | Meriden | Mid Worcestershire | North Shropshire | Rugby and Kenilworth | Shrewsbury and Atcham | South Staffordshire | Stone | Stratford-on-Avon | Sutton Coldfield | The Wrekin | West Worcestershire The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the right-of-centre in the United Kingdom. ... Aldridge-Brownhills is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Bromsgrove is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Leominster is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Lichfield is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Ludlow is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Meriden is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Mid Worcestershire is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Shropshire North is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Rugby and Kenilworth is a Parliamentary constituency in Warwickshire, England. ... Shrewsbury and Atcham is a constituency (and a borough - see Shrewsbury and Atcham) represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... South Staffordshire is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Stone is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Stratford-on-Avon is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Sutton Coldfield is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The Wrekin is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... West Worcestershire is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ...

Liberal Democrat

Birmingham Yardley | Hereford | Solihull The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... Yardley constituency shown within Birmingham Birmingham Yardley is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Hereford is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom comprising the City of Hereford and most of South Herefordshire, including Ross-on-Wye but excluding Ledbury and Much Marcle which are in the Leominster constituency. ... Solihull is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ...

Health Concern

Wyre Forest Independent Kidderminster Hospital and Health Concern (often known by the shorter name Health Concern) is a political party based in Kidderminster, England. ... Wyre Forest is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ...

West Midlands European constituency: Conservative (3) | Labour (2) | UKIP (1) | Liberal Democrats (1)

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