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 Telford
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
David Wright Labour 16,854 54.6 -3.2
Andrew Henderson Conservative 8,471 27.4 0.0
Sally Wiggin Liberal Democrat 3,983 12.9 +1.1
Nicola Brookes UK Independence 1,098 3.6  
Mike Jeffries Socialist Alliance 469 1.5  
Majority 8,383 27.2
Turnout 30,875 51.9 -13.7
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 1.6% from Labour to Conservative

Description
This seat was created at the pre-1997 boundary review, in order to give Telford a seat of its own, having previously been part of the seat called The Wrekin. The constituency is on the east of Shropshire, and has by far the smallest acreage of the five constituencies in the county.

Telford was designated a New Town, but it is actually based on some of the oldest industrial communities in the country. Iron was smelted with coke by Abraham Darby at Coalbrookdale from 1709 and perhaps the most famous place within the seat is a mile away at Ironbridge.

It is so called because the world’s first iron bridge was built there in 1779 by Abraham Darby III (grandson of the above) and today the Ironbridge Gorge Museums commemorate this genesis of the Industrial Revolution.

Furthermore, the Ironbridge Gorge on the banks of the River Severn has been designated a World Heritage Site.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Telford
Labour hold
Name Party Votes %
Bruce Grocott Labour 21,456 57.8
Bernard Gentry Conservative 10,166 27.4
Nathaniel Green Liberal Democrat 4,371 11.8
Christopher Morris Referendum 1,119 3.0
Majority 11,290 30.4
Turnout 37,112 65.6
 
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