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 Shrewsbury & Atcham
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Paul Marsden Labour 22,253 44.6 +7.6
Anthea McIntyre Conservative 18,674 37.4 +3.4
Jonathan Rule Liberal Democrat 6,173 12.4 -12.6
Henry Curteis UK Independence 1,620 3.2 +2.3
Emma Bullard Green 931 1.9  
James Gollins Independent 258 0.5  
Majority 3,579 7.2
Turnout 49,909 66.6 -8.6
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 2.1% from Conservative to Labour

Description
Shrewsbury is in the county of Shropshire and also an important market town. In addition, it is home to the headquarters of the borough council, the county council and the local health authority, all of which provide much employment. It is dominated by 15th Century black and white Tudor housing and narrow cobbled streets. In 1083 an Abbey church was founded by the Normans here, which is still a place of worship today. It is also famous for its annual flower show; and in the summer, the town’s streets are bedecked with flowers - for 28 years, the late Percy Thrower of Blue Peter fame was the Parks Superintendent.

Atcham is a large village south east of Shrewsbury and is included in the constituency’s name to recognise that its borders mirror that of the local authority of the same name.

There are many jobs in tourism here, as well as in the service sector. Agriculture used to be more important than it is now, although there is still a large cattle market in Shrewsbury.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Shrewsbury & Atcham
Labour gain from Conservative
Name Party Votes %
Paul Marsden Labour 20,484 37.0
Derek Conway Conservative 18,814 34.0
Anne Woolland Liberal Democrat 13,838 25.0
Dylan Barker Referendum 1,346 2.4
D Rowlands UK Independence 477 0.9
Alan Dignan Independent 257 0.5
Alan Williams Independent 128 0.2
Majority 1,670 3.0
Turnout 55,344 75.2
 
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