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« Reply #50 on: July 22, 2015, 04:08:53 am »
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Ian Austin   (Labour - Dudley North)

Former PPS to Gordon Brown. Elected in 2005, he's been met with a Tory underperformance all three times.
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« Reply #51 on: July 23, 2015, 05:29:12 am »
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Richard Bacon (Conservative - South Norfolk)

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« Reply #52 on: July 24, 2015, 07:15:13 am »
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Adrian Bailey (Labour - West Bromwich West)

Contested four parliamentary elections and one European election in the 1970s, losing them all. Finally elected to the slightly amusingly named West Bromwich West in 2000. His constituency seems to always give a respectable vote to right-of-the-Tories parties; the NF did well there in the 1970s - most notably in the 1973 by-election for the predecessor seat of West Bromwich (in which future Speaker Betty Boothroyd was elected) when they got (if I'm not mistaken) their highest ever share in a Westminster election of 16% or so. The National Democrats also broke 10% in 1997; presumably some Tories didn't think Boothroyd was right-wing enough. More recently the BNP have done relatively well and UKIP scored 25% this year.

Interestingly, Bailey's first-ever defeat was to the well-known Tory right-winger Gerald Nabarro.
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« Reply #53 on: July 24, 2015, 01:43:36 pm »
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1959-64 was for a different constituency: he narrowly gained Nottingham West in one of the biggest upsets of the election (Labour did terribly in Nottingham that year, I think partly due to a nasty row between the city council and the local police chief) and then inevitably lost it in 1964. There is actually an MP who served in the 1960s who's still in the Commons, but he's had interrupted service: David Winnick was elected for Croydon South (which is mostly in the current Croydon Central) in 1966, lost it in 1970, and was then out of the Commons until he regained Walsall North for Labour in 1979. Winnick was the defeated candidate in the 1976 by-election there, a by-election triggered by the resignation of John Stonehouse (who famously faked his own death in 1974 in order to escape from the consequences of his fraudulent business activities). Stonehouse was first elected for the Wednesbury constituency at a by-election in 1957: the defeated Conservative candidate was Peter Tapsell.

The continuous requirement stopped Tony Benn from being Father of the House himself; he lost his seat in Labour's 1983 blowout and won a by-election a few months later. Which reminds me, we're not far from his son, I believe.
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« Reply #54 on: July 24, 2015, 01:57:58 pm »
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Ian Austin   (Labour - Dudley North)

Former PPS to Gordon Brown. Elected in 2005, he's been met with a Tory underperformance all three times.

The West Midlands Labour Right machine politician's West Midlands Labour Right machine politician and probably not someone to bump into in a dark alley. I suspect he would regard that description as a compliment as well. His handling of certain contentious issues in his constituency in the last parliament was not liked in some quarters (even described by some as foolish), but it seems to have paid off electorally: he had a good result in May (notable as other Dudley Borough results were dismal) even if most of the increase in his majority happened because of certain surreal events regarding the original Tory candidate. Anyway I don't know whether 2005 was exactly a Tory underperformance: it's more that Labour underperformed in 1997 and 2001 because obvious parachute Ross Cranston was not well liked.
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« Reply #55 on: July 24, 2015, 02:12:48 pm »
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Adrian Bailey (Labour - West Bromwich West)

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The largest town in his constituency is Tipton. 'nuff said.
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« Reply #56 on: July 25, 2015, 05:13:14 am »
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Steven Baker (Conservative - Wycombe)

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« Reply #57 on: July 25, 2015, 05:17:49 am »
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Adrian Bailey (Labour - West Bromwich West)

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The largest town in his constituency is Tipton. 'nuff said.

Not for non-Brits.

West Bromwich West sounds like a parody of British constituency names.
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« Reply #58 on: July 25, 2015, 07:13:01 am »
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Not for non-Brits.

Probably for non-Midlanders actually. Like many other Black Country towns Tipton has a bit of a reputation for insularity and has had a far-right undercurrent for ages, much of which stems from a no-longer-exactly-what-you'd-call-healthy-frankly working class Tory tradition and specifically what happens when you combine that with, you know, lots of non white people living in other towns nearby.
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« Reply #59 on: July 26, 2015, 06:18:46 am »
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Harriet Baldwin (Conservative - West Worcestershire)

Economic Secretary to the Treasury.
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« Reply #60 on: July 27, 2015, 04:55:18 am »
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Stephen Barclay   (Conservative - North East Cambridgeshire)

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« Reply #61 on: July 28, 2015, 03:24:29 am »
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Hannah Bardell (SNP - Livingston)

Robin Cook's old seat.
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« Reply #62 on: July 29, 2015, 05:30:30 am »
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John Baron (Conservative - Basildon and Billericay)

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« Reply #63 on: July 29, 2015, 11:08:39 am »
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