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General Election 2024: Broxtowe Constituency Spotlight

Broxtowe – As the country gets ready for the general election on 4 July, the voters in Broxtowe prepare to choose their MP.

Broxtowe  – General Election 2024

Candidates:

Juliet Campbell (Lab)

James Collis (Lib Dem)

Dr John Doddy (Ind)

Darren Henry (Con)

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Teresa Needham (Green)

Joseph Oakley (Reform)

Maqsood Syed (Workers Party of Britain)


Broxtowe  – Election Results 2019

In the 2019 general election, Darren Henry of the Conservative Party won the seat with a majority of 5,331 votes, retaining party control. The turnout was 75.7%. The breakdown of votes for the top parties was as follows:

  • Conservative (Con): 26,602 votes
  • Labour (Lab): 21,271 votes
  • The Independent Group for Change (IGC): 4,668 votes
  • Green Party (Green): 1,806 votes
  • English Democrats: 432 votes
  • Independent: 321 votes
  • Church of the Militant Elvis Party: 172 votes

Darren Henry was not an MP before the election. The majority percentage was 9.6%, and the constituency had a valid vote count of 55,272 out of an electorate of 73,052.

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Broxtowe 2019

Broxtowe Overview

Broxtowe, part of the East Midlands, has a population of 97,470. The area spans 65.8 square kilometers, making it the 271st smallest constituency by area. The population density is high at 1,481 people per square kilometer. Land use in Broxtowe includes 37% built-up areas, 54% agricultural land, and 5% green areas or leisure facilities.

Broxtowe Parliamentary Constituency Map

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Broxtowe

Population by Age

  • 0 to 17 years: 18%
  • 18 to 24 years: 9%
  • 25 to 34 years: 13%
  • 35 to 49 years: 18%
  • 50 to 64 years: 20%
  • 65 and over: 21%

Country of Birth

Most residents of Broxtowe, as well as in the East Midlands and England & Wales, were born in the UK. Smaller portions of the population are from EU countries and the rest of the world.

Universal Credit Rollout

As of November 2023, 5,302 households in Broxtowe are claiming Universal Credit (UC), with 73% of the caseload rollout complete. The graph indicates a significant rise in claimants from 2016 to 2024, reflecting broader economic trends.

Child Poverty

In 2021/22, the relative child poverty rate in Broxtowe was 17.9%, lower than the regional (25.4%) and national (20.1%) averages. This figure represents children aged 0-15 living in households with income below 60% of the median before housing costs are considered.

Unemployment Benefits

As of May 2024, the claimant rate for unemployment benefits in Broxtowe is 2.5%, with 1,550 claimants. The graph shows an increase in claimants during the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by a decline.

House Prices

In September 2023, the average house price in Broxtowe was £255,000, higher than the regional (£239,950) but lower than the national (£285,000) averages. The median house price trend demonstrates a steady rise over the years.

School Funding

For the academic year 2022-23, the funding per pupil in Broxtowe was £5,179, ranking 444th out of 533 constituencies in England. This is a slight increase from the previous year, with funding levels close to regional and national averages.

Road Traffic Collisions and Casualties

In 2022, Broxtowe reported 4 fatal, 33 serious, and a number of slight casualties from road traffic collisions. A map highlights the locations of these accidents within the constituency.

Broadband Coverage

Broxtowe has excellent broadband coverage, with 94.8% of the constituency having access to gigabit broadband, significantly higher than the national average of 78.5%. Additionally, 99.4% have access to superfast broadband compared to the national average of 96.8%.


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