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 The Wrekin
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Peter Bradley Labour 19,532 47.1 +0.2
Jacob Rees-Mogg Conservative 15,945 38.4 -1.8
Ian Jenkins Liberal Democrat 4,738 11.4 -1.4
Denis Brookes UK Independence 1,275 3.1  
Majority 3,587 8.6
Turnout 41,490 63.0 -12.2
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 1.0% from Conservative to Labour

Description
The constituency currently called The Wrekin should not be confused with the seat of the same name prior to the boundary changes which took effect in 1997.

The old seat was dominated by the town of Telford, which now has its own constituency, and was a marginal Labour seat even in some years when the Tories were in government. The new one is pretty rural and was something of an unexpected Labour gain in the Tory massacre of 1997.

The main communities in this seat which were in the old Wrekin constituency are Wellington, Donnington and Hadley. There are not the major housing estates which are now in the Telford constituency (although a relatively high proportion of the population live in council houses) but there are more affluent and rural parts of east Shropshire. The seat also includes Newport, Albrighton, Shifnal and Wellington.

Lilleshall is home to the FAs National School of Football Excellence along with The National School of Gymnastics and is one of the top sports injury centres in the country.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 The Wrekin
Labour gain from Conservative
Name Party Votes %
Peter Bradley Labour 21,243 46.9
Peter Bruinvels Conservative 18,218 40.2
Ian Jenkins Liberal Democrat 5,807 12.8
Majority 3,025 6.7
Turnout 45,268 75.2
 
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