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.
Stone is one of the largest geographically in England. It covers from Balterley
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
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
- Constituency re-created, 1997
- 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.