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Coventry North East is one of three Parliamentary seats that cover the city of Coventry. It comprises six electoral wards; Foleshill, Henley, Longford, Lower Stoke, Upper Stoke and Wyken. Each ward is distinct in nature with its own unique characteristics. Collectively the six wards make the constituency of Coventry North East culturally rich and diverse.

According to the Office of National Statistics, the population of Coventry North East was estimated to be 111,436 in 2010, with 72,652 of that number aged between 16-64. About 15% of Coventry North East’s economy is made up of businesses in the retail sector, with the production and construction industries forming the second and third largest sectors in the constituency.

The constituency includes University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust and the Ricoh Arena; the home of Coventry City Football Club and the Midlands venue that hosted Olympics football matches in 2012.

Election History

2010

Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Bob Ainsworth 21,384 49.3%
Conservative Hazel Noonan 9,609 22.1%
Liberal Democrat Russell Field 7,210 16.6%
BNP Tom Gower 1,863 4.3%
Socialist Alternative Dave Nellist 1,592 3.7%
Majority 11,775
Turnout 43,383

2005

Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Bob Ainsworth 21,178 56.94%
Conservative Jaswant Singh Birdi 6,956 18.70%
Liberal Democrat Russell Field 6,123 16.46%
Socialist Alternative Dave Nellist 1,874 5.04%
UKIP Paul Sootheran 1,064 2.86
Majority 14,222
Turnout 37,195

2001

Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Bob Ainsworth 22,739 61.0%
Conservative Gordon Bell 6,988 18.8%
Liberal Democrat Geoffrey Sewards 4,163 11.2%
Socialist Alternative Dave Nellist 2,638 7.1%
BNP Edward Sheppard 737 2.0%
Majority 15,751
Turnout 37,265

1997

Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Bob Ainsworth 31,856 66.3
Conservative Michael Burnett 9,287 19.3
Liberal Democrat Geoffrey Sewards 3,866 8.0
Liberal Nick Brown 1,181 2.5
Referendum Party Ron Hurrell 1,125 2.3
Socialist Labour Hanna Khamis 597 1.2
Rainbow Dream Ticket Christopher Sidwell 173 0.4
Majority 22,569
Turnout  

1992

Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Bob Ainsworth 24,896 52.5
Conservative K.R.Perrin 13,220 27.9
Liberal Democrat V.J.McKee 5,306 11.2
Independent Labour John Hughes 4,008 8.5
Majority 11,676
Turnout 47,430
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