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General Election 2024: Mansfield Constituency Spotlight

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

Mansfield – General Election 2024

Candidates:

Zen Bilas (Ind)

Ben Bradley (Con)

Peter Michael James Dean (Socialist Lab)

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Wesley Milligan (Ind)

Karen Rachel Mary Seymour (Trade Union and Socialist Coalition)

Philip Shields (Green)

Matt Warnes (Reform)

Michael Wyatt (Lib Dem)

Steve Yemm (Lab)


Mansfield – Election Results 2019

Mansfield Election Results 2019

In the 2019 general election, Ben Bradley retained his seat as the winning candidate for the Conservative Party with a significant majority of 16,306 votes. The Conservative Party maintained control with a voter turnout of 63.9%. The detailed results for the top candidates were as follows:

  • Ben Bradley (Conservative): 31,484 votes (63.9%)
  • Sonya Ward (Labour): 15,178 votes (30.8%)
  • Sarah Brown (Liberal Democrat): 1,626 votes (3.3%)
  • Sid Pepper (Independent): 527 votes (1.1%)
  • Stephen Harvey (Independent): 458 votes (0.9%)

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Mansfield Overview

Mansfield has a population of 111,120 with a high density of 1,449 people per square kilometer. The constituency covers an area of 76.7 square kilometers, ranking it the 285th smallest. The land use is varied, with 40% built-up areas, 46% agricultural land, and 10% forest or semi-natural environments.

Mansfield Parliamentary Constituency Map

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Mansfield

 

Broadband Coverage

Mansfield enjoys excellent broadband coverage, surpassing the national average in both gigabit and superfast broadband availability. Gigabit broadband is available to 87.6% of the constituency, compared to the UK average of 78.5%. Superfast broadband coverage is even more impressive, with 99.0% availability in Mansfield, higher than the UK’s 96.8%.

Unemployment Benefits

As of May 2024, the claimant rate in Mansfield is 4.0%, with 2,705 individuals claiming unemployment benefits. This rate indicates the proportion of residents aged 16-64 who are receiving benefits. The increase in the claimant rate is partly attributed to the rollout of Universal Credit, which requires more claimants to actively seek employment.

House Prices

House prices in Mansfield have shown a steady upward trend. In September 2023, the median house price in the constituency was £175,000. This is lower than the regional average of £239,950 and the national average of £285,000. Over the past years, house prices in Mansfield have continued to rise.

School Funding

For the academic year 2022-23, funding per pupil in Mansfield was £5,422, ranking the constituency 243rd out of 533 in England. This funding is slightly below the previous year’s figure, indicating a stable trend in educational investment.

Road Traffic Collisions and Casualties

In 2022, Mansfield recorded four fatal road traffic collisions and 34 serious injuries. The map of the constituency highlights the locations of these incidents, showing a distribution across various areas.

 

Population by Age

The age distribution in Mansfield is as follows:

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

Country of Birth

According to the 2021 census data, the majority of Mansfield’s residents were born in the UK, with a small percentage from EU countries and the rest of the world.

Universal Credit Rollout

As of November 2023, 10,741 households in Mansfield claimed Universal Credit, with 74% of the caseload rollout complete. The number of claimants has seen a significant increase since the introduction of Universal Credit, reflecting broader economic trends.

Child Poverty

Child poverty remains a pressing issue in Mansfield. In 2021/22, 28.0% of children aged 0-15 were living in households with income below 60% of the median. This rate is higher than the regional average of 25.4% and the national average of 20.1%.

Voter Turnout and Candidate Demographics

In the most recent election, the voter turnout in Mansfield was 63.9%, slightly lower than the national average of 67.3%. The electorate numbered 77,131, with 49,273 valid votes cast. The candidates were predominantly male, with three male and two female candidates.


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