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Luton South (UK Parliament constituency)

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County  Bedfordshire
Major settlements  Luton
European Parliament constituency  East of England
Major settlement  Luton
Electorate  65,889 (December 2010)
Created  1983
Member of parliament  Gavin Shuker
Number of members  1
Luton South (UK Parliament constituency)
Created from  Luton East, Luton West and Bedfordshire South
Replaced by  Luton East, Luton West, South Bedfordshire

Luton South is a constituency in Bedfordshire represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Gavin Shuker of the Labour Party and the Co-operative Party.

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History

This seat was created in 1983, primarily from the former seat of Luton East.

The constituency and its predecessors the Luton East and Luton constituencies had been called a bellwether (they had elected an MP from the winning party in each election since the 1951 general election). Margaret Moran, who was the Labour MP from 1997, announced that she would stand down at the 2010 general election due to controversy over her expenses claims. Bellwether status ended in 2010 general election, when the constituency elected a Labour MP while the Conservatives were the largest party in the House of Commons.

Boundaries

1983-1997: The Borough of Luton wards of Biscot, Crawley, Dallow, Farley, High Town, Putteridge, Saints, South, and Stopsley, and the District of South Bedfordshire wards of Caddington and Slip End.

1997-2010: The Borough of Luton wards of Biscott, Crawley, Dallow, Farley, High Town, Putteridge, South, and Stopsley, and the District of South Bedfordshire wards of Caddington and Slip End.

2010-present: The Borough of Luton wards of Biscot, Crawley, Dallow, Farley, High Town, Round Green, South, Stopsley, and Wigmore, and the District of South Bedfordshire ward of Caddington, Hyde and Slip End.

NB: the latter ward now forms the bulk of the South East Bedfordshire ward of the Central Bedfordshire unitary authority, the former wards having been abolished at the conversion to unitary councils in Bedfordshire in 2009.

References

Luton South (UK Parliament constituency) Wikipedia


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