How League One clubs constituencies voted in General Election including Birmingham City, Wrexham, Leyton Orient and more

Sir Keir Starmer (L) and Rishi Sunak (R) will battle it out in July in the 2024 General Election. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool/Getty Images)Sir Keir Starmer (L) and Rishi Sunak (R) will battle it out in July in the 2024 General Election. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Sir Keir Starmer (L) and Rishi Sunak (R) will battle it out in July in the 2024 General Election. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool/Getty Images) | Getty Images
A General Election has been announced for July - here’s how the constituencies of 2024/25 League One clubs voted back in 2019.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced earlier this week that a General Election would be taking place in early July.

A date of Thursday, July 4, has been put in to the calendar. It's not ideal for those who supporting the England national team as it is around the same time that the EURO 2024 quarter-finals are taking place and you'd expect the Three Lions to be competing in them.

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Football and politics shouldn't mix is often a saying used by those who want to get away from day-to-day life and just focus on the sport. Politics however is everywhere, even in the sport itself with the governing bodies such as the EFL, FA, FIFA and UEFA all making decisions that have an impact on the beautiful game.

The UK Government had been hoping to bring in a Football Governance Bill, which would see an independent regulator take charge of the five professional leagues in English football. It's something that will be on the back burner for the time being but might be returned to further on down the line when everything is settled.

Birmingham City's St Andrew's is based in the constituency of Birmingham Ladywood and it's current MP is Labour's Shabana Mahmood. She has been the member of Parliament for the ward since winning in the 2010 General Election, though her majority slightly decreased from 69.5% to 69.7% in the last Election.

Three candidates have so far been listed for the 2024 General Election with the Liberal Democrats putting forward Lee Dargue, Akhmed Yakoob is an Independent and Irene Yoong-Henery is representing Reform UK. Below, we take a look at how the constituencies of the teams playing in the 2024/25 League One voted.

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Out of all the 24 clubs in the division, the largest majority is in fact in Birmingham, Ladywood with Mahmood boasting a majority of 69.7%. The smallest majority is Wrexham with Sarah Atherton of the Conservatives having a majority of just 6.3% over Labour.

In total, there was a return of 11 Labour MPS and 13 Conservatives, however a by-election took place in May of this year, which saw Blackpool South go from Conservative to Labour. *Remember, this is not the club’s stance, but those who live in the area of where the football ground is based at.

League One clubs constituencies voting in the General Election 2019

Barnsley - Labour - Barnsley North - Majority of 9.7%

Birmingham City - Labour - Birmingham, Ladywood - Majority of 67.9%

Blackpool - Conservative - Blackpool South - Majority of 11.3%. (A by-election was held in May 2024, and Chris Webb (Labour) won with a majority of 41.4%. 

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Bolton Wanderers - Conservative - Bolton West - Majority of 18%

Bristol Rovers - Labour - Bristol West - Majority of 37.4%

Burton Albion - Conservative - Burton - Majority of 29.8%

Cambridge United - Labour - Cambridge - Majority of 18%

Charlton Athletic - Labour - Greenwich and Woolwich - Majority of 34.7%

Crawley Town - Conservative - Crawley - Majority of 16.8%

Exeter City - Labour - Exeter - Majority of 18.5%

Huddersfield Town - Labour - Huddersfield - Majority of 11.8%

Leyton Orient - Labour - Leyton and Wanstead - Majority of 46.7%

Lincoln City - Conservative - Lincoln - Majority of 6.9%

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Mansfield Town - Conservative - Mansfield - Majority of 33.1%

Northampton Town - Conservative - Northampton South - Majority of 11.5%

Peterborough United - Conservative - North West Cambridgeshire - Majority of 40.3%

Reading - Conservative - Reading West - Majority of 8.2%

Rotherham United - Labour - Rotherham - Majority of 8.7%

Shrewsbury Town - Conservative - Shrewsbury and Atcham - Majority of 19%

Stevenage - Conservative - Stevenage - Majority of 17.9%

Stockport County - Labour - Stockport - Majority of 24.1%

Wigan Athletic - Labour - Wigan - Majority of 14.9%

Wrexham - Conservative - Wrexham - Majority of 6.3%

Wycombe Wanderers - Conservative - Wycombe - Majority of 7.7%

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