Cannock Chase CLP covers Cannock Chase Constituency. The constituency contains three towns and several pit villages, Cannock, Rugeley, and Hednesford, with the Chase itself situated between Hednesford and Rugeley. Prior to 1997, Cannock and Hednesford were part of the Cannock and Burntwood constituency, while Rugeley was part of the Mid Staffordshire constituency. Between 1997 and 2010 the village of Huntington was part of the constituency though it was part of South Staffordshire local government district.
The seat was created for the 1997 election; the Labour Party held the seat for 13 years until Aidan Burley of the Conservative Party was elected at the 2010 general election with a large 14% swing, the second largest Labour to Conservative swings in the election.
In 2017 we increased our share of the vote to 37.4 %, the highest it has been since 2005 but Conservative MP Amanda Milling was elected with an increased majority.