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General Election 2024: Gedling Constituency Spotlight

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

Gedling  – General Election 2024

Candidates:

Dominic Berry (Green)

Simon Christy (Reform)

Tad Jones (Lib Dem)

Irenea Marriott (Ind)

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Michael Payne (Lab)

Tom Randall (Con)


Gedling  – Election Results 2019

In the 2019 general election, Tom Randall of the Conservative Party won the seat with a narrow majority of 679 votes, gaining the seat from Labour. The turnout was 70.0%. The breakdown of votes for the top parties was as follows:

  • Conservative (Con): 22,718 votes
  • Labour (Lab): 22,039 votes
  • Liberal Democrat (LD): 2,279 votes
  • Brexit Party: 1,820 votes
  • Green Party: 1,097 votes

Tom Randall was not an MP before the election. The majority percentage was 1.4%, and the constituency had a valid vote count of 49,953 out of an electorate of 71,336.

 

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Gedling 2019

Gedling Overview

Gedling, located in the East Midlands, has a population of 95,040. The area covers 38.1 square kilometers, making it the 190th smallest constituency in terms of area. The population density is 2,495 people per square kilometer. The main land use in Gedling includes 59% built-up areas, 34% agricultural land, and 3% forest or semi-natural areas.

Gedling Parliamentary Constituency Map

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Gedling

Population by Age

  • 0 to 17 years: 20%
  • 18 to 24 years: 6%
  • 25 to 34 years: 13%
  • 35 to 49 years: 19%
  • 50 to 64 years: 21%
  • 65 and over: 21%

Country of Birth

Most residents in Gedling, as well as in the East Midlands and England & Wales, were born in the UK. A smaller percentage comes from EU countries and the rest of the world.

Universal Credit Rollout

As of November 2023, 6,540 households in Gedling are claiming Universal Credit (UC), with 71% of the caseload rollout complete. The trend indicates a rise in UC claimants from 2016 to 2024, reflecting broader economic conditions and impacts of the pandemic.

Child Poverty

In 2021/22, the relative child poverty rate in Gedling was 21.1%, slightly higher than the national average (20.1%) but lower than the regional average (25.4%). This 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 Gedling is 3.1%, with 1,845 claimants. The graph shows an increase during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a subsequent decline.

House Prices

In September 2023, the average house price in Gedling was £226,000, lower than both the regional (£239,950) and national (£285,000) averages. The median house price trend shows a consistent rise over the years, indicating steady demand.

School Funding

For the academic year 2022-23, the funding per pupil in Gedling was £5,372, ranking 275th out of 533 constituencies in England. This is an increase from the previous year, with funding levels slightly above the regional and national averages.

Road Traffic Collisions and Casualties

In 2022, Gedling reported no fatal casualties, 30 serious, and 85 slight casualties from road traffic collisions. A map highlights the locations of these accidents within the constituency.

Broadband Coverage

Gedling has excellent broadband coverage, with 96.0% of the constituency having access to gigabit broadband, significantly higher than the national average of 78.5%. Additionally, 99.7% have access to superfast broadband compared to the national average of 96.8%.


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