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General Election 2024: Nottingham South Constituency Spotlight

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

Nottingham South – General Election 2024

Candidates:

Shaghofta Naz Akhtar (Ind)

Paras Ghazni (Workers Party of Britain)

Lilian Greenwood (Lab)

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Mykel Hedge (Reform)

Christina Morgan-Danvers (Lib Dem)

Zarmeena Abdul Quraishi (Con)

Dr Mohammed Sayeed (Ind)

Cath Sunderland (Green)


Nottingham South  – Election Results 2019

In the 2019 general election, Lilian Greenwood retained her seat as the winning candidate for the Labour Party with a substantial majority of 12,568 votes. The Labour Party maintained control with a voter turnout of 60.6%. The detailed results for the top candidates were as follows:

  • Lilian Greenwood (Labour): 26,586 votes (55.2%)
  • Marc Nykolyszyn (Conservative): 14,018 votes (29.1%)
  • Barry Holliday (Liberal Democrat): 3,935 votes (8.2%)
  • John Lawson (Brexit Party): 2,012 votes (4.2%)
  • Cath Sutherland (Green): 1,583 votes (3.3%)
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Nottingham South 2019

Nottingham South Overview

Nottingham South has a population of 119,910 with a high density of 3,678 people per square kilometer. The constituency covers an area of 32.6 square kilometers, ranking it the 163rd smallest in the country. The land use is predominantly built-up areas (76%), with green areas or leisure facilities making up 12%, and agricultural land comprising another 12%.

Nottingham South Parliamentary Constituency Map

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Nottingham South

Broadband Coverage

Nottingham South boasts excellent broadband coverage, significantly surpassing the national average in both gigabit and superfast broadband availability. Gigabit broadband is available to 98.0% of the constituency, compared to the UK average of 78.5%. Superfast broadband coverage is even higher, with 99.8% availability in Nottingham South, much higher than the UK’s 96.8%.

Unemployment Benefits

As of May 2024, the claimant rate in Nottingham South is 3.9%, with 3,600 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 Nottingham South have shown a steady upward trend. In September 2023, the median house price in the constituency was £220,000. This is lower than the regional average of £239,950 and the national average of £285,000. Over the past years, house prices in Nottingham South have continued to rise.

School Funding

For the academic year 2022-23, funding per pupil in Nottingham South was £5,794, ranking the constituency 77th out of 533 in England. This funding level indicates strong investment in education within the constituency, remaining stable compared to the previous year.

Road Traffic Collisions and Casualties

In 2022, Nottingham South recorded one fatal road traffic collision and 62 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 Nottingham South is as follows:

  • 0-17 years: 17%
  • 18-24 years: 30%
  • 25-34 years: 14%
  • 35-49 years: 15%
  • 50-64 years: 12%
  • 65 and over: 11%

Country of Birth

According to the 2021 census data, the majority of Nottingham South’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, 9,127 households in Nottingham South claimed Universal Credit, with 72% 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 Nottingham South. In 2021/22, 32.8% 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 Nottingham South was 60.6%, slightly lower than the national average of 67.3%. The electorate numbered 79,485, with 48,134 valid votes cast. The candidates were predominantly male, with three male and two female candidates.


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