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South East Staffordshire (UK Parliament constituency)

South East Staffordshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
County Staffordshire
Number of members One
Replaced by Tamworth, Lichfield

South East Staffordshire was a parliamentary constituency which returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was created for the 1983 general election, and abolished for the 1997 general election, when it was replaced by the new Tamworth constituency.


  • Boundaries 1
  • Members of Parliament 2
  • Elections 3
    • Elections in the 1990s 3.1
    • Elections in the 1980s 3.2
  • Notes and references 4


The Borough of Tamworth; and the District of Lichfield wards of Alrewas, Bourne Vale, Fazeley, Little Aston, Mease Valley, Shenstone, Stonnall, Tame, and Whittington.

The main settlement in the constituency was the town of Tamworth. On the seat's abolition for the 1997 general election, it transferred to the new seat of the same name.

Members of Parliament

Election Member[1] Party
1983 Sir David Lightbown Conservative
1996 Brian Jenkins Labour
1997 constituency abolished: see Tamworth and Lichfield


Elections in the 1990s

By-election 1996: South East Staffordshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Jenkins 26,155 60.1 +22.0
Conservative T. James 12,393 28.5 −22.2
Liberal Democrat J. Davy 2,042 4.7 −4.9
UKIP A. Smith 1,272 2.9 N/A
David Sutch 506 1.2 N/A
Independent Conservative L. Tucker 123 0.3 N/A
L!VE TV News Bunny 85 0.2 N/A
Majority 13,762 31.6
Turnout 43,497 62.0 −20.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing −22.1
General Election 1992: Staffordshire South East[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 7,192 12.5 −8.0
Turnout 57,603 82.0 +1.6
Conservative hold Swing −4.3

Elections in the 1980s

General Election 1987: Staffordshire South East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 10,885 20.45 −2.1
Turnout 53,219 80.4 +3.9
Conservative hold Swing −4.6
General Election 1983: Staffordshire South East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 10,898 22.5 N/A
Turnout 48,434 76.5 }
Conservative win (new seat)

Notes and references

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 4)
  2. ^
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