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Nottingham North
Borough constituency
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Nottingham North shown within Nottinghamshire, and Nottinghamshire shown within England
Created: 1955
MP: Graham Allen
Party: Labour
Type: House of Commons
County: Nottinghamshire
EP constituency: East Midlands

Nottingham North is a borough 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.

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Boundaries

The constituency covers the north-western part of the City of Nottingham. The majority of the seat consists of large council estates and residential areas such as Bulwell; unemployment is high. It is the most working-class of the Nottingham constituencies, and thus unsurprisingly the safest for the Labour Party. It is also the only city constituency in the United Kingdom to contain a coal mine (albeit now disused).

Unemployment

The decline of coalmining and the textile industry in the area during the final three decades of the 20th century has brought mass unemployment to Nottingham North, with 12.8% of its residents being registered unemployed by the depth of the current recession in 2009. [1]

Members of Parliament

In an upset, Richard Ottaway gained the seat for the Conservative Party in their landslide election year of 1983. Graham Allen regained the seat for Labour in 1987, and has held it since.

Election Member Party Notes
1955 James Harrison Labour Died in office May 1959; seat remained vacant until general election in October
1959 Bill Whitlock Labour
1983 Richard Ottaway Conservative Later MP for Croydon South since 1992
1987 Graham Allen Labour Present incumbent

Election results

General Election 2010: Nottingham North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Simon Brindley
Conservative Martin Curtis
Labour Graham Allen
Liberal Democrat Tim Ball
UKIP Irenea Marriot
Majority
Turnout
General Election 2005: Nottingham North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham Allen 17,842 58.7 −5.8
Conservative Priti Patel 5,671 18.7 −5.1
Liberal Democrat Tim Ball 5,190 17.1 +6.5
UKIP Irena Marriott 1,680 5.5 N/A
Majority 12,171 40.1
Turnout 30,383 49.1 +2.4
Labour hold Swing −0.3
General Election 2001: Nottingham North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham Allen 19,392 64.5 -1.2
Conservative Martin Wright 7,152 23.8 +3.5
Liberal Democrat Rob Lee 3,177 10.6 +2.6
Socialist Labour Andrew Botham 321 1.1 N/A
Majority 12,240 40.7
Turnout 30,042 46.7 -16.2
Labour hold Swing

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Coordinates: 53°00′N 1°11′W / 53.00°N 1.19°W / 53.00; -1.19

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