Milton Keynes (UK Parliament constituency)


Milton Keynes (UK Parliament constituency)
Milton Keynes
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County Buckinghamshire
Major settlements Milton Keynes
1983 (1983)1992 (1992)
Number of members One
Replaced by North East Milton Keynes and Milton Keynes South West
Created from Buckingham

Milton Keynes was a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1983 until 1992.

It covered the north Buckinghamshire Borough of Milton Keynes, including Milton Keynes itself (and thus its older settlements such as Bletchley and Wolverton) together with Newport Pagnell, Olney and the rural area to the north of Milton Keynes.

The Borough of Milton Keynes was established in 1974, seven years after the new town was first designated. Before 1983, the Borough was part of the Buckingham constituency; however, its population had expanded to such an extent that a new constituency was created. The sitting Buckingham MP, William Benyon of the Conservative Party, was elected for the new seat, and was its only ever MP.

In 1992, in a rare interim review of constituency boundaries, Milton Keynes was split into two separate constituencies: North East Milton Keynes and Milton Keynes South West.

Contents

Members of Parliament

Election Member [1] Party
1983 William Benyon Conservative
1992 constituency divided

Elections

General Election 1987: Milton Keynes
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Benyon 35,396 47.8
Social Democrat Bill Rodgers 21,695 29.3
Labour Y V A Brownfield-Pope 16,111 21.8
Green A H Francis 810 1.1
Majority 13,701 18.5
Turnout 74,012 76.3
General Election 1983: Milton Keynes
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Benyon 28,181 48.0
Social Democrat J M Nightingale 16,659 28.3
Labour J Thakoordin 13,045 22.2
Ecology A H Francis 494 0.8
BNP Ronald G W Rickcord 290 0.5
Majority 11,522 19.6
Turnout 58,669 74.0

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