Ashfield


General Election result, June 2001

Labour hold
Geoff Hoon Labour 22,87558.1%
Julian Leigh Conservative 9,60724.4%
Bill Smith LibDem 4,42811.3%
Charlie Harby Ind 1,4713.7%
George Watson Socialist Alliance 5891.5%
Katrina Howse Socialist Labour 3801.0%

Electorate 73,428; Turnout 53.6%; Majority 13,268 (33.7%)

Swing: 5.6% to Con from Lab; Declared: 3.31am


General Election result, May 1997

Labour hold.
G Hoon Labour 32,979 65.17%
M Simmonds Conservative 10,251 20.26%
W Smith LibDem 4,882 9.65%
M Betts Referendum 1,896 3.75%
S Belshaw BNP 595 1.18%

Electorate: 72,299; Turnout: 69.99%; Lab majority 22,728 (44.91%)

Swing from Con to Lab of 11.30%


Information collated by Brian Jarvis

MP'S SINCE 1945:

1945-53 Seymour Cocks Labour
1953-66 W.N. Warbey Labour
1966-77 David Marquand Labour
1977-79 Tim Smith Conservative
1979-92 Frank Haynes Labour
1992- Geoff(rey) hoon Labour

GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS SINCE 1970 (BROXSTOWE 1970-83)

1970
Electorate 67,623 Turn out 70.2%
  Marquand, D  Labour   32,372 68.2%
  Kemm, R  Conservative  15,089 31.8%
       maj  17,283 

1974 (FEB)

Electorate 74,095 Turn out 82.0%

  Marquand, D  Labour   35,994 59.3%
  Kemm, R   Conservative  14,206 23.4%
  Fliant, H   Liberal   10,534 17.3%
       maj 21,788 35.9%

1974 (OCT)
Electorate 74,683 Turn out 74.7%

  Marquand, D  Labour   35,367 63.4%
  Kemm, R   Conservative  12,452 22.3%
  Flint, H  Liberal   7,959 14.3%
       maj 22,915 41.1%

1977 By-election caused by the appointment of David Maquand to EEC
Commission.

Electorate 76,251 Turn out 59.7%
  Smith, T  Conservative  19,616 43.1%
  Cowan, M  Labour   19,352 42.5%
  Flint, H  Liberal   4,380 9.6%
  Herrod, G   National Front  1,734 3.8%
  Hall, J   SWP    453 1.0%
        maj 264 0.6%
1979
Electorate 77,878 Turn out 80.6%
  Haynes, D   Labour   33,116 52.8%
  Smith, T  Conservative  25,319 40.4%
  Flint, H  Liberal   3,914 6.2%
  Annable, W  National Front   397 0.6%
       maj 7,797 12.4% 
1983
Electorate 68,791 Turn out 74.8%
  Haynes, D   Labour   21,859 42.5%
  Seligman, R  Conservative  15,772 30.7%
  Stein, F  Liberal   13,812 26.8%
       maj 6,087 11.8%
1987
Electorate 70,937 Turn out 77.2% 
 Haynes, D   Labour   22,812 41.7%
 Coleman, C  Conservative  18,412 33.6%
 Stein, F   Liberal   13,542 24.7%
       maj. 4,400 8.1%
1992 
Electorate 72,528 Turn out 80.4%
 Hoon, G   Labour   32,018 54.9%
 Robertson, L  Conservative  19,031 32.6%
 Turton,J   Liberal Democrat  7,291 12.5%
       maj. 12,987 22.3%

Ashfield is a collection of established mining communities, bordering Derbyshire. However, mining has been in decline in this part of Nottinghamshire for some years, and other traditional industries, such as textiles, are increasing in importance.

The main towns are, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Kirkby-in-Asfield and Selston.


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