Staffordshire, Southern (UK Parliament constituency)

Stone (UK Parliament constituency)

Stone 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.

Boundaries

Stone is one of the largest geographically in England. It covers from Balterley, Madeley in the North to the west of Newcastle-under-Lyme. It then runs south and out to the outskirts of Market Drayton, running down to the northern edge of Newport. The boundary heads north alongside the western boundary of Stafford around the north of Stafford and down its eastern boundary. It runs across the north of Abbots Bromley before reaching its eastern end. It continues to the west of Uttoxeter in the Burton constituency. It then extends eastwards between the Burton constituency and up to Cheadle and to the south of Stoke-on-Trent. Currently within the constituency are the towns of Eccleshall and Stone.

There are various alterations to the constituency shape in boundary changes to be put place in time for the Next United Kingdom general election. Stone takes the areas covered by the Bradley, and Salt and Enson civil parish from the neighbouring Stafford constituency. In turn, the civil parishes of Hixon, Ellenhall, and Ranton, move back from Stone to Stafford. In the largest alteration, the north-eastern parishes covering Kingsley, Oakamoor, Alton, Farley, and Cotton, are all moved to the altered Staffordshire Moorlands.

Members of Parliament

MPs 1918-1950

Election Member Party
1918 Sir Smith Hill Child, Bt. Coalition Conservative
1922 Sir Joseph Lamb Conservative
1945 Hugh Fraser Conservative
1950 Constituency abolished

MPs 1997-present

  • Constituency re-created, 1997

Election Member Party
1997 Bill Cash Conservative
2001
2005

Election results

See also

References

  • Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949. 3rd edition, Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  • (2003). The Times House of Commons 1929, 1931, 1935. Politico's (reprint). ISBN 1-84275-033-X.
  • (1945). The Times House of Commons 1945.

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